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Our Financial Services Practice represents an integral part of the services offered by Shearn Delamore & Co.

We advise a number of Malaysian and international financial institutions and corporations on various areas of the law including, all aspects of bank financing, Islamic leasing and financing, capital market transactions, securitisation, debt restructuring, structuring derivative transactions based on International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements, mergers and acquisitions involving financial institutions and insurance companies and on regulation and compliance issues arising from the operations of such entities, and collective investment funds and related advice.

Our team comprises lawyers with the necessary banking, capital markets and structured finance experience who work closely with our clients to achieve practical and commercially driven solutions to resolve transactional issues.

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Corporate Banking/Project Finance
We act on bank financing transactions such as secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, refinancing, project finance, trade and asset finance and structured finance. We have experience in a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including energy, utilities, financial services, manufacturing, media, telecommunications, highway, railway and airports.
Debt Capital Markets
Having advised arrangers, financiers, trustees and issuers, we are experienced in various forms of capital fund raising transactions encompassing debt (in the form of bonds, notes, commercial papers or other debt instruments), convertible debt or other equity linked debt issues, whether denominated in Ringgit or foreign currency.
Debt Restructuring
We have acted for companies and creditors in respect of debt restructuring arrangements including advice on standstill agreements, restructuring or settlement agreements and subsequent financing documents pursuant to the restructuring. Together with the lawyers in our Banking and Insolvency Litigation practice, we work with creditors and their advisors in relation to such restructuring or insolvency matters.
We provide the Malaysian jurisdiction close-out netting and collateral opinions to ISDA. Our experience includes advising on structural aspects of derivatives, providing capacity opinions on transactional basis, and regulatory advice in relation to derivative products.
Financial Institutions/Insurance Companies Mergers and Acquisitions
Our experience in this area includes advising on transfers of business of financial institutions, acquisition of shares of financial institutions, joint ventures in financial institutions and bancassurance.
Financial Institutions Regulatory Advice
We provide advice on financial services products to local institutions and foreign clients, compliance requirements on financial institutions, the application of securities laws, laws affecting the provision of financial services in Malaysia and exchange control requirements.
Investment Fund Regulation
We advise on laws applicable to investment products and investors. These include securities laws, exchange control requirements, regulatory requirements affecting specific classes of investors, issue and offering of investment funds in Malaysia and the drafting and review of agreements relating to investment funds.
Islamic Leasing and Finance
We advise on and document various forms of Islamic lease and finance (including the issuance of Islamic debt instruments).
Combined with our experience in project finance, debt capital markets and derivatives, we are well placed to advise arrangers and sponsors in relation to securitisation transactions across a varied range of asset classes.
Christina S C Kow
Pamela Kung
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