DEEPAK SADASIVAN
Managing Partner
Email: deepak.sadasivan@asl.com.my

 

 

 

 

 

Deepak is recommended as a leading lawyer in a number of legal publications, including: The Legal 500, which named him as a leading individual for Banking and Finance in Malaysia, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, IFLR 1000, Chambers and Partners in the areas of Banking & Finance and Islamic Finance in Malaysia, as well as Who's Who Legal for his expertise in Capital Markets - Islamic Finance.

In the first 5 years of his practice, he was extensively involved in corporate work including acquisitions, listings, joint ventures and corporate restructuring exercises, as well as corporate and commercial litigation. Since 1999, he has been primarily involved in capital markets and finance work, and has advised extensively on numerous transactions involving project finance, Islamic finance, derivatives, structured finance and securitisation.

His experience includes banking work such as capital market financing, security documentation, straight financing, corporate work such as acquisitions, listings, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate and commercial litigation work.  He is particularly experienced in structuring and documenting Islamic financing transactions.

His early finance experience included acting for arrangers, lenders, underwriters and agents in relation to loan facilities taken by both the Government of Malaysia and corporations and advising on the recapitalisation of various Malaysian financial institutions during the 1997 – 1998 Asian financial crisis.

His Islamic finance experience includes advising on the world's first exchangeable Sukuk (and also the largest ever exchangeable issuance in Malaysia); advising on the first Islamic stapled securities transaction in Malaysia; advising on the first municipal bonds in Malaysia (being also the first bonds to employ a parallel Mudharabah Islamic structure) and advising on the template documentation for an Islamic Derivatives Master Agreement.

He is also extensively involved in project finance work having advised on the financing of several significant infrastructure and energy projects in Malaysia, including the privatisation of water supply in Malaysia, coal fired power plants and the development of expressways in Malaysia.

 

Bar Admissions and Professional Qualifications
Bar of England and Wales, Lincoln’s Inn (1993)
Malaysian Bar (1994)

Legal Education
King’s College, London (LL.B Hons)
King’s College, London (LL.M)