Constance Low Yit Chen

Constance Low

Key Practice Areas:

Constance began her legal practice at Linklaters LLP in 2007 in New York City and London. Her areas of practice include projects and infrastructure work, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments into Malaysia, corporate reorganisations, swaps and derivatives, and general corporate and commercial law.

She has advised both local and foreign clients in the establishment of joint venture arrangements and the acquisition and disposal of companies in a broad range of industries.

Her projects and infrastructure experience includes advising on concession arrangements in various industries including the district cooling, electricity and transportation sectors and advising on renewable energy and solar energy projects. Her work in these areas involves advising on concession agreements, power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, chilled water supply agreements, and electricity supply agreements.

She has also been involved in financing transactions, and has advised on swaps and derivatives, ISDA agreements on hedging arrangements and repos.

  • LL.B. (Hons) – King’s College London, 2004 – First Class Honours
    • Laws Exhibition Prize – Top 4 candidates in 2nd year
    • Strand Trust Prize – Top student in 1st year
    • Highest marks in Personal Taxation, Evidence and Contract Law
  • LL.M. – Columbia University School of Law, New York City, 2007
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Barrister-at-law of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bar of England and Wales (2005)
  • Malaysian Bar (2006)
  • New York Bar (2008)
  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Mandarin
  • One of the key lawyers on the award-winning transaction recognised as the SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year awarded by an international publication, involving a joint venture to develop iconic developments in Singapore and Malaysia with a gross development value of USD10 billion
Market Leading Experience

Corporate & Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advising on a joint venture to develop iconic developments in Singapore and Malaysia with a gross development value of USD10 billion, which won SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year awarded by an international publication.
  • Advising on a USD2.13 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets in Malaysia, Malaysia’s largest ever upstream transaction and the largest upstream transaction in Southeast Asia in the past 5 years.
  • Advising a listed corporation on Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad in its acquisition of equity interests in three Feed-in Approval Holders which collectively own and operate four solar projects in Selangor, Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and its vicinity.
  • Advising on the sale of a significant stake in a master developer with a total acreage of more than 2,000 acres to an international conglomerate, and shareholding arrangement moving forward.
  • Advising Japanese corporations on joint ventures to develop and lease built-to-suit industrial facilities in industrial and logistics hubs in Selangor and Johor and the property purchase transactions in relation thereto.
  • Advising a Bursa listed corporation in its venture capital investment.
  • Advising a global leader in audio systems in the sale of its manufacturing and development operations in Malaysia.
Energy, Infrastructure & Construction
  • Advising on the development of a 100MW large scale solar photovoltaic plants under the third Large Scale Solar tender exercise where the consortium was successfully awarded the project by the Energy Commission, including on the EPCC contract, O&M contract, power purchase agreement, land lease agreement and project financing.
  • Advising on a large cross border rail project between Malaysia and a neighbouring country.
  • Advising on various bids for district cooling and electricity distribution concessions including for a premier integrated development in a major city in South East Asia, and a district cooling concession in an international airport.
  • Advising on a bid for a waste-to-energy concession.
  • Advising various multinational companies on solar lease agreements to lease solar equipment, private power purchase agreements, including under the Net Energy Metering scheme.
  • Advising various foreign multinational energy companies on their potential investment and participation in solar projects in Malaysia, including the regulatory and contractual framework in Malaysia and structuring options.

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