Wong Chin Chin

Wong Chin Chin

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Chin Chin is a practitioner in mergers and acquisitions, take-overs, equity capital markets, corporate real estate, joint ventures, commercial contracts and general corporate advisory.

Chin Chin has been involved in a broad range of corporate work and has, amongst others, advised financial institutions, insurance companies (general, life and takaful), manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and speciality traders, logistics, travel and leisure operators and renewable energies companies on their mergers and acquisitions transactions. She has also advised on matters pertaining to the privatisation of companies via selective capital reduction, take-overs, acquisition of assets and transfer of listing status. Further, she has advised in the debt restructuring of numerous corporations via schemes of arrangements. In the equity capital markets space, she has acted for both issuers and underwriters in several initial public offerings and in the rights issue of shares and/or warrants of public listed companies.

Chin Chin is an independent non-executive director of Well Chip Group Sdn Bhd and serves as the Chairman of its Nomination Committee and also as a member of its Audit and Risk Management Committee and Rumuneration Committee.

  • LL.B. – The University of Sydney
  • Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (1990)
  • Malaysian Bar (1991)
  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Mandarin
  • M&A Deal of the Year (Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2021) – CP group’s acquisition of Tesco PLC’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia
  • Recognised as a distinguished practitioner by Asialaw Leading Lawyers
  • Acknowledged as a key partner of the firm in Corporate/M&A transactions by Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Acknowledged as a highly regarded practitioner by the IFLR1000
  • Recognised as one of Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal
  • Recognised as a ranked practitioner by Chambers & Partners
Market Leading Experience
  • Disposal by AffinHwang Investment Bank Berhad of all of its interest in AffinHwang Asset Management Berhad to CVC Capital Partners
  • Disposal by Tesco PLC’s disposal of its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia to the CP group
  • Disposal by OSK Holdings Berhad of shares in OSK Investment Bank Berhad in connection with the merger of investment banking businesses between the OSK Investment Banking Group and the RHB Banking Group
  • Acquisition by Affin Holdings Berhad of 100% interest in Hwang-DBS Investment Bank Berhad and HDM Futures Sdn Bhd, 70% interest in Hwang Investment Management Berhad and 49% interest in Asian Islamic Investment Management Sdn Bhd from Hwang-DBS (Malaysia) Berhad
  • Acquisition by WCT Holdings Bhd of 60% interest in Subang Skypark Sdn Bhd — operator of the Skypark Terminal (formerly Terminal 3) of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor
  • Concession agreement with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Segi Astana Sdn Bhd for the privatisation of the construction, development and financing of the Integrated Complex (“Integrated Complex”) at KLIA-2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia, on a build-operate-transfer model
  • Corporate reorganisation of Alliance Financial Group Bhd involving the transfer of its listing status to Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd
  • Corporate reorganisation of WCT Berhad involving the transfer of its listing status to WCT Holdings Berhad
  • Privatisation of Wing Tai Holdings Berhad, Leader Universal Holdings Berhad, Pacificmas Berhad, Mamee-Double Decker (M) Berhad
  • Initial public offering of UOA Development Berhad
  • Initial public offering of Sona Petroleum Berhad (which is a special purpose acquisition company)
  • Listing of stapled securities (comprising the stapling of ordinary shares in KLCC Property Holdings Berhad and units in KLCC Real Estate Investment Trust)
  • Reverse take-over of Tekala Corporation Berhad by WMG Holdings Bhd
  • Renounceable rights issue of new ordinary shares in Public Bank Berhad to raise gross proceeds of approximately RM4.8 billion
  • Acquisitions and long term leases of sites for hypermarket operators
  • Acquisition of land banks for property developers
  • Sale and lease back of commercial properties involving Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Advising Keppel Group entities in its setting up of a SPV in Malaysia for the purposes of building, operating and managing a data centre for a Microsoft entity in Malaysia and building an electricity substation for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (the “Services”), including advising on regulatory / licensing requirements in respect of the Services, legal due diligence and reviewing lease / sub-lease documents / the data centre tenancy agreement in relation to the land on which the data centre and electricity substation will be situated

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