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FAZRIN AZWAR BIN DATO’ HAJI MOHD NOR (Managing Partner)

He has approximately 26 years of experience in the legal industry. He was attached to the High Court of Malaya under Yang Arif Justice Dato’ KC Vohrah before he chambered at Messrs. Adnan Sundra & Low. He was called to the Malaysian BAR in 1991. Among his legal portfolio were matters involving civil litigation, conveyancing, banking and corporate. He was the Managing Partner of Messrs. Azwar & Chen in 1999 and Messrs. Michael Chen Gan Muzafar & Azwar.

In 2005, he founded and became the Managing Partner of Messrs. Azwar & Associates. He has therefore more than 23 years experience as an Advocate and Solicitor. He currently specializes in corporate law, Corporate Restructuring, Listing and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Throughout the years, he has gained experience and good contacts in the corporate arena in his dealings with government agencies such as, amongst others, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the Finance Ministry, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Securities Commission. He has also gained useful insight into related areas such as the Venture Capital industry, merchant banking, corporate secretarial work, market research which proves beneficial in his day to day legal work.

In legal practice, he has been involved in areas such as corporate, banking and conveyancing. His other areas of experience lie in property transaction, corporate law practises and joint ventures. He has been involved in the corporate world in his early days since 1991. He acts as a consultant to trading, manufacturing and telecommunications industry. Some of the companies that he has acted as consultant for are SPRINT Communications Company LP and Alcatel Systems (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Currently he also acts as advisor to various companies involved in manufacturing and the auto trade.

He is a MITI recognized bumi investor and is an investor in various listed and non-listed companies. He sits on the Board of Directors of several companies listed on the Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad.


ROHAIZA BINTI TAN SRI MOHAMED BASIR (Partner)

She was called to Malaysian Bar some 26 years ago. Chambered at Messrs Rashid and Lee, she was called to the Malaysian BAR in 1991 and started her working career as a Legal Assistant with Messrs Rashid and Lee.

From 1993 , she was a Legal Assistant with Messrs Allen and Gledhill. In 2010, she joined Messrs Azwar & Associates under its former name as a Partner.

Her areas of experience lie in the banking and unit trust sector, corporate law and conveyancing.


CHEAH SIN CHIN (Partner)

He has more than 18 years experience in legal industry. He was attached with the legal firm Messrs Adnan Sundra & Low from 1999 till 2013 (except 2001-2002). He read law at the University of Sheffield, UK and Bond University, Australia where he graduated on the Vice Chancellor’s List in 1998. He qualified for admission to the Queensland Bar in 1998 and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1999.

Practice Areas:

Dispute resolution

Corporate, banking and commercial litigation and arbitration.  He has a number of reported cases including in the appellate courts. More recent cases include, The Bank of East Asia Ltd Singapore Branch v Axis Incorporation Bhd (No 2) [2009] 6 MLJ 564; CIMB Bank Bhd v Dato’ Tio Sian Pah [2011] 4 CLJ 505.

Public law

Judicial review, particularly on revenue and securities law matters. A more recent reported case is Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad v Gan Boon Aun [2009] 6 MLJ 695. Constitutional law in particular, human rights and fundamental rights, for instance, the right of an accused person to be to be presumed innocent - PP v Gan Boon Aun & Anor  [2012] 9 CLJ 622 where s122(1) of the Securities Industry Act 1983 was declared unconstitutional.

Corporate restructuring

Schemes of arrangements pursuant to s.176 of the Companies Act, including the debt restructuring of Axis Incorporation Berhad, Intrakota Komposit Sdn Bhd and Heveaboard Berhad. See for example -  Intrakota Komposit Sdn Bhd & Anor v Sogelease Advance (M) Sdn Bhd [2004] 8 CLJ 276.

White Collar Crime

Defence work against prosecution of securities law infringement, notably PP v Gan Boon Aun (KL J. No. 62A – 302 – 2007) and PP v Koh Tee Jin & Ors (KL J. No. 1-62A-(290-281)-3/2013) for accounting fraud and PP v Dato’ Aw YM (KL J. No. 62-350-2009) for CBT.

Commercial Documentation

Preparation of agreements and related documentation for mergers and acquisitions, IT services, infrastructure projects etc. Has advised in transactions with Prasarana Negara Berhad, Langkawi Development Authority, NCR, NEC, Toshiba, POS Malaysia Bhd and many others.


JASON YEO HONG THIAM (Partner)

He has approximately16 years of experience in the legal industry. He was admitted into the Malaysian Bar and commenced legal practice in 2002  His areas of practice include general civil litigation and banking litigation.

He has extensive experience in the corporate sector advising a listed company where he was primarily responsible to oversee the company’s litigation matters and also advised in corporate agreements, project tenders, dispute resolutions, corporate financing and all ancillary legal matters. 


WONG HENG HUI (Partner)

She has more 11 years of experience in the legal industry. In 2012, she joined Messrs Azwar & Associates as a partner and co-founded and manages the Petaling Jaya office. The same branch was merged with Kuala Lumpur office in 2013.

Her area of expertise covers mainly corporate and commercial, banking and conveyancing & real estate matters.

Experience

Corporate & Commercial

•Corporate exercises involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and rendering legal advice in respect of corporate proposals;
•Supervise, lead and/or involve in the conduct of legal due diligence into the following matters:
i.proposed acquisition of commercial buildings by a foreign investment trust fund;
ii.proposed listing of Malaysian incorporated company(ies) on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad;
iii.proposed acquisitions of Malaysian companies and business interests by foreign investors;

Banking

•Extensive experience in retail and commercial loans;
•Supervise, lead  and/or involve in the conduct of legal due diligence into the following matters:
i.housing loans of a financial institution pursuant to a proposed securitization of housing loans exercise;
ii.non-performing loans (both corporate and consumer portfolios) of a leading financial institution in Malaysia pursuant to a proposed disposal of non-performing loans exercise.

Conveyancing & Real Estate

•Acting for established housing developer’s sale of commercial and residential units;
•Acting for a prominent hypermarket company’s acquisition / leases of various commercial lands and tenancy of commercial buildings in West Malaysia;
•Acting for listed company’s disposal of a commercial building;
•Acting and advising on tenancy agreements of commercial lots in various hypermarkets in West Malaysia;
•Attending to sale and purchase agreements of residential and commercial properties (with or without title) by individuals or companies;
•Involved extensively in a legal due diligence in a proposed acquisition of 10 commercial buildings in Cyberjaya by a foreign investment trust fund and advising on regulatory compliance and drafting all related documents.


EDDIE LAW CHIA HUI (Partner)

He has approximately 10 years experience in legal practice. In 2010, he joinedMessrs Azwar & Associates as a Partner.

His area of expertise is in Corporate, Banking and Conveyancing. Among the areas of his experience includes, amongst others:-

•Corporate exercises involving Mergers and Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings (IPO), Sale and Acquisition of Businesses and Assets, Sale and Acquisitions of Equity/Shares;
•Corporate restructuring / debt restructuring;
•The conduct of legal due diligence, both compliancedue diligence and acquisition due diligence;
•Sale and Acquisition of Real Estate / Commercial buildings, Leasing of Real Estate, Project Management and Property Development Advisory, Tenancy of Real Estate;
•Dealerships, Licensing and / or Franchise Awards;
•Trust Structuring;
•Debt Restructuring Exercise;
•Aircraft Finance and Termination, Release and Discharge of Aircraft Charges;
•Sale and Lease Back of Assets / Real Estates;
•Employment Law / Human Resourcs Matters;
•Confidentiality Advisory,
•Concessions and Sponsorship Matters;
•Hire Purchase Matters;
•Listing of companies in Bursa Malaysia;
•Retail & Commercial loans / financing;
•Sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties (with or without title) by individuals or companies
•Ships/ large vessels financing securitization
•Matters pertaining to Personal Data Protection Regulations;
•Developer advisory / management; and
•Partnership law


VIVIAN CHUA BOON YEAN (Senior Legal Associate)

She has 13 years of experience in legal industry. Her area of practice covers mainly in conveyancing including representing real estate developers in residential project and individuals, sale and purchase, sub-sale and purchase, mortgage of the residential, industrial and commercial buildings (both completed and uncompleted buildings).

Her other areas of practice include mortgages and other legal documents for banks, financial institutions and individuals. Before joining Azwar & Associates, she worked for two local firms as a partner. She is proficient in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.


CHIA VEI NING

She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2013. Her area of practice covers mainly corporate and conveyancing matters.


ROSHINI A/P RAMASAMY

She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in the year 2013. Her area of practice covers mainly civil general litigation matters.