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Hoh Kiat Ching

 

Overview

In the Corporate arena, Kiat Ching has advised on and been involved in the incorporation, take-over, merger and restructuring of companies, the formation of joint ventures and privatisation exercises (including the privatisation of a Malaysian utility company). Cross-border transactions include the simultaneous voluntary take-over of two Malaysian public listed companies by a foreign corporation, the acquisition of a substantial stake in a Singaporean public listed company by a Malaysian public listed entity, and the acquisition of a substantial stake in a major Malaysian bank by a foreign financial institution.

Kiat Ching’s portfolio includes corporate and retail banking documentation as well as advisory work, and corporate debt restructuring. Kiat Ching has undertaken project financing (both conventional and Islamic, and via the debt capital market) for major infrastructure and concession projects, including project financing for the construction of power plants, university campuses and hospitals and the expansion of palm-oil refineries. She has also been involved in ship financing.

Kiat Ching together with Jal Othman contributed a chapter on the regulatory framework for Sukuk issuances to the Malaysian Sukuk Market Handbook published by RAM Rating Services Berhad as a guidebook to the Malaysian Islamic capital market.

Leading Lawyer : Banking – IFLR 1000[2015]

Hoh Kiat Ching was listed under the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 as a recommended laywer in the area of Corporate and M&A.

Kiat Ching was rated in The Legal 500 [2009/2010] in the areas of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets, and in IFLR 1000 [2011] in Banking & Project Finance.

“Partners Jal Othman and Hoh Kiat Ching advised the financiers, facility agent, the security agent and the project agent regarding the grant of an Islamic financing facility of up to RM310 million ($97 million) to finance the construction costs of a generation plant for the supply of chilled-water cooling energy and electricity. The plant will provide cooling energy to an air transportation hub in Malaysia.” – IFLR 1000 [2012]

“Jal Othman and Hoh Kiat Ching advised three financial institutions on a RM458m syndicated Islamic lending facility to part-finance a hospital construction project” – Legal 500 Asia Pacific [2013]

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