LI-HIAN obtained Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting) from Monash University, Australia, in 1993, and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in 1995 from the same university. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as advocate and solicitor in May 1997 and has been a partner since 2001.
Li-Hian has vast experience in the corporate IT industry, and was in 1999 appointed as group international corporate counsel of the BizTone.com Group of Companies, heading the legal department internationally as senior management and reporting to the Board of Directors consisting of venture capital investors. Besides managing technology development and procurement, Li-Hian advised in the areas of intellectual property protection, employment and business management. He has had dealings with a number of private investment and venture capital fund managers, including Prudential-Bache Investments; Nomura-Jafco Investment (Asia) Ltd; First Media LP (Investment Company of the Marriot family); Credit Suisse First Boston (Hong Kong) Limited; Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation (US); Credit Suisse First Boston (Singapore) Limited; Asia Technology Ventures Limited / Asia Technology Investment Group (ATIG); The Asia Java Fund; Baring Private Equity Partners (HK and Singapore); Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; JP Morgan; SoutheastAsia Investment Holding Corp.; and Sandstone Ventures Limited, just to name a few. He now advises a number of large venture capital investors in investments, mergers & acquisitions, technology procurement, employment, company restructuring, share issues, corporate governance and IPO planning.
Li-Hian is currently advising a number of large and established clients in several large property transactions and corporate dealings, providing cutting edge corporate and financial services solutions in many instances.
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LI-LI also graduated from Monash University with Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting) in 1994 and with Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Honours) in 1996.
Li-Li was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor in December 1997. Thereafter, she practised in the areas of conveyancing, banking, commercial laws, and corporate finance, and was involved with many exercises involving public listed companies.
Some of the work Li-Li has undertaken include the following:-
(i) KarenSoft Technology Berhad in its listing on the Mesdaq Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”);
(ii) Megan Media Holdings Berhad in its listing on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia;
(iii) acquisition by Diperdana Holdings Berhad of a multinational stationery conglomerate, Pelikan Holding AG, and the divestment of Diperdana’s core business to Konsortium Logistik Berhad;
(iv) the restructuring of Kelanamas Industries Berhad with MP Technology Resources Berhad;
(v) the proposed restructuring of Omega Holdings Berhad with Selayang Budi Sdn. Bhd.;
(vi) rights issues undertaken by Country Heights Holdings Berhad, Mitrajaya Holdings Berhad, Polyglass Fibre (M) Berhad and Woodlandor Holdings Berhad;
(vii) acquisition by Bonia Corporation Berhad of its subsidiary Dominion Directions Sdn. Bhd, and the acquisition by PCCS Group Berhad of its Cambodian subsidiary.
(viii) advising in various areas of corporate and commercial laws ranging from cross-border and local mergers and acquisitions to advising and drafting of agreements in respect of logging concessions, joint ventures, technology transfer, asset leasing and long term supply of products.
Other work include:
(i) Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in relation to its acquisition of lands throughout Malaysia for its hypermarkets
(ii) Sapura Telecommunications Berhad in their acquisition of several subsidiaries.
(iii) asset-backed securitisation exercises.
(iv) advising corporate and individual clients.
(v) helping an established law firm based in Petaling Jaya form its corporate finance department.
(vi) listing of three companies in the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia – two in the manufacturing sector and the other in the landscape industry;
(vii) proposed restructuring of Autoways Holdings Berhad with Prompt Capital Sdn. Bhd.;
(viii) rights issue undertaken by Mah Sing Group Berhad and various other acquisitions by the latter company involving issuance of circulars to shareholders as well as the transfer of the company to the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia;
(ix) implementation of the employee share option schemes by Mah Sing Group Berhad and Furniweb Industrial Products Berhad.
In the exercises listed above, Li-Li worked closely with the advisers for the exercises such as CIMB Berhad, AmMerchant Bank Berhad, Alliance Merchant Bank Berhad, RHB Sakura Merchant Bank Berhad, Aseambankers Berhad, Utama Merchant Bank Berhad, Affin Merchant Bank Berhad, PM Securities Berhad, OSK Securities Berhad and K&N Kenanga Bhd.
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Both Li-Hian and Li-Li possess more than 7 years experience in legal practice. Combined, it is the vision of the partners of Liew Chambers that the corporate department of the firm will grow in the coming years.
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