JHJ is extremely well-versed in the intricacies of the banking and finance industry from the regular financial institutions, to credit card companies, credit unions, consumer finance companies, investment funds, insurance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds and government-led entities. JHJ is competent in safeguarding the interests of financial institutions in all financial transactions and the key to our success has been our high attention to detail and keen ability to spot commercial issues. Our problem-solving approach is the reason why we have been trusted by our clients together with our responsiveness and the quality of service.
Corporate and Securities
We help clients structure, manage and resolve corporate and securities matters, starting from consultation on corporate structuring, to the assessment and management of relevant legal risks, to the successful execution of commercial transactions. Our clientele ranges from SMEs to MNEs and GLCs, with our counsels regularly engaged for legal advisory services on matters related to securities offerings and disclosure issues, corporate control and take-over concerns, corporate reorganizations and restructuring, winding-up as well as equity and debt financing, amongst others.
We have recently been involved in a major exercise to standardize the tender documentation process for the corporate arm of the Government’s railway services. Our team was also engaged by the Selangor State Government’s water management division to advise on various corporate matters including the listing exercise of their corporate arm.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We assist clients in formulating strategies for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), specializing in M&As for the banking and finance industry. With years of M&A experience under our belt, we are prepared to help our clients through every stage of the process, from pre-transaction planning, finding willing buyers, submitting bids, negotiations and conducting or providing due diligence, to following up with post-closing matters and handling post-closing disputes, if necessary.
Our clients include government contractors, technology companies, telecommunications companies, healthcare firms, automobile, utility, transportation and energy companies, professional service entities, manufacturers, banks and bank holding companies, service and leasing companies, savings and loan institutions, construction companies and many others.
We advise on a wide range of matters relating to domestic and cross-border financial transactions involving retail and institutional funds, public and private equities, bonds, real estates, conventional and Islamic financing. Our team is widely recognised for the range of transactions we are able to undertake, which includes:
Financing and operating leases, including contract-hire leasing and hire purchase facilities, and related residual value arrangements
Loan finance, including limited recourse loan structures, discounted receivable purchase structures, securitization of receivables, and other such forms of financing in the context of leasing related transactions.
Vendor leasing programs particularly with lessors and their customers in the computer industry in relation to both hardware and software both hardware and software
Advising providers and users of asset finance on all aspects of their business, including licensing, maintenance, procurement, regulatory and competition matters
Compliance and Regulatory Issues
We work closely with financial regulatory bodies and keep very well abreast of the latest regulatory developments including the Banking and Financial Institutions Act and all subsidiary and regulatory provisions thereunder.