Adrian Chair

Managing Partner

Kuala Lumpur

+603 6419 0586

Highly regarded

Bahasa Malaysia

Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Energy and infrastructure
Project development
Project finance

Adrian has close to 20 years of experience in the legal industry and has led many headlining transactions and industry firsts in energy and utility, oil & gas, petrochemicals, rail, healthcare, education, FMCG, and led on complex cross border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. He has served many of his clientele, including international or large local corporates for more than 10 years.

  • Advised QL and Maxincome Resources Sdn Bhd (the master franchisee) in the franchise arrangement with Japan’s FamilyMart Co., Ltd to bring the world’s second largest convenience-store chain into Malaysia;
  • Advised on the M+S joint venture for development of iconic developments in Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia (SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year);
  • Advised the project developer on the establishment and development of LEGOLAND Malaysia, Malaysia’s first themed attraction of international acclaim;
  • Advised on the sale of a significant stake in Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (master developer of Medini township in Iskandar Malaysia) to Mitsui & Co., Ltd;
  • Advising the project developer on the establishment of Marlborough College Malaysia.

  • M&A
  • Project finance
  • Project development
  • Energy and infrastructure 
  • Capital markets
  • Telecommunications

  • Oil and gas
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Government and public policy
  • Financial services
  • Consumer goods and services

  • Bar of England and Wales, 1996
  • Malaysian Bar, 1997

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Leicester, 1995