Shook Lin & Bok



Practice area

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Financial and corporate

Shook Lin & Bok is best known for its finance practice acting for domestic banks on debt restructuring, loan facilities and project finance matters including applying shariah-compliant structures. The firm also has experience and capacity in the project development and M&A space.

An interesting mandate saw Shook Lin & Bok successfully assist Peoplender in the company’s application to be licensed by the Securities Commission as a peer-to-peer operator. The client was among the first batch of applicants to apply for the licence under the new guidelines issued by the Securities Commission.

In the capital markets, Shook Lin & Bok advised Mumtaz Rakyat Sukuk, a funding conduit of Bank Rakyat Malaysia, to launch its maiden Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated sukuk murabaha Programme.

Staffing changes include the departures of banking and finance head Wing Yong Lai and M&A department head Patricia David Saini who set up their own practices namely WY Lai & Associates and CS Saini & Associates respectively.

Key clients include, Lembaga Pembiayaan Perumahan Sektor Awam (LPPSA), Nurolamin Bin Abas and Fardan Bin Abdul Majeed, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment and Mumtaz Rakyat Sukuk.