Putri Norlisa Najib


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Putri began her legal career in 2005 at Eversheds LLP, London UK where she trained and practised as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales with a specialisation in banking. Upon her return to Malaysia she was called to the bar in 2009.

Within banking and finance, she features regularly in local and cross border deals acting for both lender and borrower respectively for different types of financing structures such as project finance, shipping finance, acquisition finance, property finance and Islamic finance.

Whilst Putri’s main area of focus is banking and finance, she remains active in other various corporate exercises which include mergers and acquisitions, joint venture agreements, capital market transactions and on the formation and implementation of long-term incentive plans. In addition to these, she also advises on regulatory requirements in Malaysia ranging across different industries such as manufacturing sectors including chemicals, life sciences and medical technology, machinery and metal and services sectors including healthcare services, business services and oil and gas for both local and international clients.

  • LL.B. (Hons) – University of Nottingham, 2003
  • LL.M. (Hons) – University of Nottingham, 2004
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2007)
  • Malaysian Bar (2009)
  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal in 2020 and 2021
  • Leading Lawyer in Financial and Corporate in 2017 and Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in 2018 by IFLR 1000
  • Recognised in Legal 500 for Banking and Finance
Market Leading Experience
  • Advising Kerian Solar Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company formed by a French energy giant ENGIE Energie Services S.A. and Malaysian company TTL Energy Sdn Bhd in relation to project financing of up to RM342 million to finance the development, construction and operation of 100MWac of a Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Perak under the Third Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic plants scheme by Energy Commission of Malaysia.
  • Advising the finance parties (Unicredit Bank Austria AG, Erste Group Bank AG, ING-DiBA Austria, Niederlassung der ING-DiBa AG, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. and Singapore Branch, Raiffeisen Bank International AG) in respect of a USD200 million revolving credit facility to be arranged by UniCredit Bank Austria AG for SapuraOMV Upstream Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company of Sapura Energy Berhad and OMV Aktiengesellschaft.
  • Advising Pengerang Terminals (Two) Sdn Bhd (SPV sponsored by Petroliam Nasional Berhad, Dialog Group Berhad, Koninjlijke Vopak (Royal Vopak) and State Secretary, Johor) on its USD1.25 billion project financing, which involves the construction of the storage capacity for crude, refined products, petrochemical products and liquefied petroleum gas and a deepwater jetty as part of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang, Johor, which was awarded Petchem Deal of the Year and Asia Pacific Downstream Oil & Gas Award by international publications.
  • Advising Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn. Bhd. (SPV sponsored by Asia Minerals Limited, Nippon Denko Company Limited, Carbon Capital Corporation Sdn Bhd, Shinsho Corporation and Chuo Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd) in relation to the cross-border project financing provided by a consortium of lenders for the Samalaju Manganese Smelter Project located in Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Advising Groupe Solmax Inc, the world’s leading geosynthetics manufacturer in the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics and its subsidiaries located worldwide, from its parent, Koninklijke Ten Cate, from a Malaysian law perspective.
  • Advising Petronas Chemicals Group from a Malaysian law perspective on the proposed acquisition of 100% shares in Da Vinci Group B.V. (the manufacturers of the silicone and silanes based product/polymers) from its shareholders including, amongst others, funds managed by Bencis Capital Partners for a purchase consideration of EUR 163 million in cash.
  • Advising Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., a Japanese electric and electronics equipment company, from a Malaysian law perspective on the joint venture exercise (in relation to the combination of assets and operations) with Superior Essex Inc., a US company, who is the largest global manufacturer of magnet wire with manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide.
  • Advising on the issuance of a RM2 billion Sukuk by Kapar Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd, a 60% owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Bhd, a special purpose vehicle owned by Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Malakoff Corporation Berhad respectively, which is in the business of generation supply and sale of electricity energy and generating capacity.
  • Advising on the USD358 million project financing to be utilised for expansion, redevelopment, management, operation and maintenance of Male International Airport in the Republic of Maldives.
  • Advising The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and Yapi Ve Kredi Bankasi A.S. (“YKB”) in relation to the project financing of up to EUR 341 million and EUR 80 million in connection with the acquisition of Sabiha Airport in Turkey by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad group of companies whereby the shares of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Uluslararasi Havalimani Yatirim Yapim Ve Isletme A.S. (“ISG”) and LGM Havalimani Isletmeleri Ticaret Ve Turizm A.S. were acquired from GMR Group and Limak Group. Separately, also acted as Malaysian counsel to YKB on a letter of credit facility of up to EUR 135 million granted to ISG pursuant to the acquisition.
  • Advising on the SGD470 million and RM450 million credit facility for the Integrated Healthcare Holdings Sdn Bhd group vide its subsidiaries arranged by CIMB Bank Berhad, DBS Bank Ltd, Labuan Branch, Bank of America, National Association, Deustche Bank AG, Singapore Branch, Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch, Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC in connection with, amongst others, the dual listing of IHH Healthcare Berhad on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and the Main Board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
  • Advising Malayan Banking Berhad in the structuring and implementation of the first recurrent and optional dividend reinvestment plan in Malaysia which won the Best Corporate Finance Deal of the Year for 2011, awarded by the The Edge.

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