WHAT WE OFFER
Within our practice areas, the firm offers the in-depth strength and knowledge of our established partners together with a dedicated and vibrant team of associates, all with specific and sectorial expertise in a diversified market place. We place great importance on having in-depth knowledge of our clients businesses while being aware of current market developments to advise our clients on the best course of action based on their specific needs.
Below is a list of our practices:
Banking and Finance
Banking and Finance is one of the corner-stones on which PNC Law has been founded on. The team takes pride in our grasp of complex structures and our ability to be conscious of the commercial drivers, business objectives and particularly, taking the financing transaction across the line. The wealth of our expertise include acquisition finance, real estate finance, projects and infrastructure finance, shipping and aircraft financing, sub-market financing, export credit and multilateral agencies structured finance, debt restructurings, as well as on derivatives and ISDA documentation. We act both for lenders and borrowers, conventional and Syariah compliant offerings.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Armed with the strength of in-depth local market knowledge, our aim is to offer clients with “peace of mind” to pursue the commercial and strategic objectives through our steady and reassuring thought leadership in the knife-edge environment of a “live” transaction. It is our aim to provide a competitive edge with a clear read of the forces at play, zooming into key considerations, conducting a detailed and proper evaluation risk factors. Crucially, our team weighs in heavily on decisive matters, armed with proposed commercial and legal solutions and risk mitigation strategies.
We take a firm grip on timelines and put form to the fluidity of a transaction as it develops. We adapt and anticipate rather than to just be reactive.
Investments, Corporate and Commercial
Our dynamic set-up is helmed by seasoned and accomplished practitioners, well regarded for their business and commercial acumen, market read and pragmatism. Our team has acted on the full gamut of corporate and commercial transactions with a particular penchant for investments and joint ventures as well as employee incentive schemes. We have structured, overseen and documented big ticket corporate re-organisations, restructuring of business units, divestments, carved out a niche in advising on strategic and catalytic activities with government or government linked sponsors advised on range of activities including distributive trade, franchise and licensing arrangements, agency arrangements, outsourcing, services, supply arrangements, procurement contracts and have a deep understanding of the regulatory and compliance framework in Malaysia.
Projects, Energy and Infrastructure
One of the main features of PNC Law, our practitioners here have vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in projects work having been involved in some of the largest, most audacious and sophisticated projects, including those undertaken by the government or transacted in the public-private sector partnerships (“PPP”) domain. Our goal is to simplify and de-mystify the process and to allow the project proponents to focus on mission critical and value accreting matters. The team is well established in the market place, winning admiration establishing first class, market leading credentials for the good work in the projects, energy and infrastructure space. Our experience includes projects straddle many fronts, including substantial work on rail, power, oil & gas large integrated developments and townships, education, healthcare, airports, utilities and infrastructure and hotels and themed parks.
The strength and utility of the team is evidenced through its ability to advise on the entire project cycle, from inception and concession discussions right through to financial close, developing the attendant project agreements.
Telecommunications and Technology
Our key understanding of the industry and technical prowess allows us to render valuable, timely and decisive advice. Our work in the telecommunications sector include, fixed and mobile solutions, advising on dealings between network operators and virtual network operators, and on spectrum, regulatory and licensing matters. With respect to technology matters and have advised on many forms of technology centric transactions including procurement, development and commercialisation and deployment matters.
We have expertise in the capital markets both locally and internationally having advised issuers, underwriters, financiers and trustees as well as working closely with other advisors located in other key financial markets across the globe. We have acted on award winning and deals of international repute making a sweep of awards across the globe (namely the world’s first Islamic Exchangeable instrument) and award winning bank capital deals, and take pride in our expertise and steady hands in executing cross border Regulation S and Rule 144A offerings.
Corporate Real Estate
Our corporate real estate team has built up its credentials advising both international and local corporates, as well as large family offices on substantial big-ticket property transactions in Malaysia. We are particularly adept in advising on master development work, having advised various master developers and structuring the sale land / lease mechanism, co-investment and branding opportunities, joint developments and other structures.
Advisory and Compliance
Keeping a constant vigil eagle eye on the changing legal and regulatory landscape, we advise on a wide range of issues including close engagement with regulatory bodies, government ministries and agencies, and commissions including Securities Commission, Bursa Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia, Energy Commission, Competition Commission, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, S.P.A.D (Land Public Transport Commission), Economic Planning Unit and various other governmental agencies. We have also advised on recent hot topics like introduction of data privacy laws, competition laws, financial services laws, telecommunications and also work well with specialist expertise as and when required.