Given the massive advantage & benefits the country offers – such as low corporate taxes, trained & inexpensive labor, easy business registration process, no linguistic barriers, and strategic location – Malaysia has emerged as asought- after country for businesses to operate in today. This has led to a very competitive business atmosphere across all industries, thus demanding that businesses strive to take appropriate measures to maintain their presence amongst their competitors.
In a dynamic & competitive market like Malaysia, it is commonplace for businesses to have legal issues, and the need to document their contractual relationship and at times even to resolve conflicts with their customers, fellow businesses, business partners, or even the governments. As a result, Corporate Legal Consultants are in great demand in recent times.
Although there are a host of companies operating in the corporate law space in Malaysia, not all of them understand the various intricacies involved in the process and thus fail to satisfy their client’s needs & demands. Kuala Lumpur-based Nik Hussain & Partners (NHP) is one legal firm that aims to stand a notch higher than the rest of the firms in the market through its business expertise, thorough legal knowledge, and industry best practices.
Specialized Service Offerings
As an end-to-end corporate legal consulting firm, NHP offers a wide range of services in the areas of Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Trademark. Some of its main areas of excellence include capital market transactions, litigation, commercial banking, and conveyancing, with an added focus on Islamic Finance.
The firm is also empanelled with numerous Islamic banks and even offers services pertaining to drafting a variety of financial documents such as facilities agreements, trade financing general agreements, and security documents to secure Islamic trade finance facilities granted to various corporations. “We offer a variety of services in corporate advisory and are well-renowned in the business fraternity for our services in the takeover of companies, disposal & acquisition of real estate, and commercial & corporate banking.
Over the years, we have helped our clients to successfully conclude a considerable number of transactions. Our dedication and commitment to securing the best deals in the interest of our clients, our hands-on approach, and our close attention to detail in the provision of our services are some of the factors that make us a preferred corporate legal consulting partner in the region”, says Dato’ Yeap Yu Lin, Partner, Nik Hussain & Partners.
Cross-border Service Approach
NHP follows a fastidious approach when it comes to services to its clients, wherein it first conducts a conflict check to understand the case better before taking up the case. Later, it talks to the client, makes a detailed analysis of all the aspects pertaining to that case, finalizes the deal, and then proceeds further with negotiating the terms with the other party. Keeping client satisfaction as paramount, the company goes that extra mile and even works closely with many legal firms both within Malaysia and abroad, thus acting as a cross-border legal service partner for its clients.
“We have been providing legal services to Taiwanese, Hong Kong, and Mainland China clients, particularly in their investments and business operations, whether through their subsidiaries or joint ventures in Malaysia. The diverse expertise that members of our team possess acts as a catalyst for our firm’s growth and reputation in the industry. While some of us have expertise in takeovers & due diligence, some specialize in real estate, and others in banking & finance. This has enabled us to cover every aspect of corporate and commercial transactions”, adds Yu Lin.
Our dedication & commitment to securing the best deals for our clients, hands-on approach, & close attention to details make us a preferred corporate legal consulting partner in the region
Dato’ Yeap Yu Lin, Partner
Owing to such fine practices, NHP today boasts of a clientele that includes some of Malaysia’s leading BFSIs, public & private corporations, developers, businesses, and private individuals, many of who have been associated with the firm since its inception – a testament to NHP’s pledge to provide quality, trusted and dependable legal and practical solutions. Furthermore, the firm has even been recognized as the ‘Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ by the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2020.
The Way Forward
When questioned about the future roadmap, Yu Lin says, “We have had many good years and I think our clientele has grown considerably. Previously, we had branches in Melaka, Johore Bahru, and Kelantan. Our branches were carried on by the local partners in those towns, but we decided to concentrate in the Klang Valley as that is the central location where the corporate deals are happening. Going forward, we plan to expand our clientele through word-of-mouth publicity from our existing clients. Also, we aspire to train more professionals who possess the necessary leadership, managerial and technical skills to take over our organization in the long run.”
Specializing in commercial banking and corporate affairs, Yu Lin has wide knowledge in the areas of merchant banking, capital market instruments, and financing of privatization projects such as highways, electricity generation plants, and ports. Additionally, she has also been actively engaged in drafting principal Islamic Banking Documents and is the Legal Advisor to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor (SPCA) as well.