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Practice Areas
Corporate and Commercial

Mergers and acquisitions; private equity; foreign investment and joint ventures; corporate and debt restructuring; securities offerings; financial institutions and insurance regulations; infrastructure and technology projects, energy (oil & gas), natural resources and green technology (solar) and corporate advisory and planning

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Qualifications

• B.A. (Economics), Ohio Wesleyan University
• M.A. (Oxon) (Jurisprudence)
• Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
• Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple

Admission to the Bar

• Malaya (1994)
• Middle Temple (London) (1992)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the Malaysian Bar
• Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
• Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
• Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• Firm Contact Partner – The World Law Group
• Asia Regional Director – The World Law Group

Awards and Recognition

• Asialaw Profiles 2011 - "Over the past year, Ng was instructed as Malaysian counsel to advise 3i Asia in its US$250 million bid for the 42 companies that make up Hanson Quarry Products Group from Heidelberg Cement. Other notable highlights include Ng’s representation of Total in its US$500 million sale of Mapa Spontex Baby Care and Home Care businesses to Jarden Corporation."

• Asialaw Profiles 2012 - "Advised long-time client Texas Instruments on all Malaysian aspects of its US$6.5 billion acquisition of National Semiconductor."

• Asialaw Profiles 2013, 2014 and 2015 - a "Recommended Lawyer".

• Asialaw Profiles 2016 - "Ng Swee Kee recently led a team acting as Malaysian counsel, working in collaboration with Kirkland & Ellis, advising Zebra Technologies Corporation on its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for an all-cash price of US$3.45 billion."

• Asialaw's Leading Lawyers 2014 and 2016 - a "Leading Lawyer" in Corporate/M&A practice.

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "Highly praised for being "flawless in his knowledge of the law and the industry"."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Elicits praise for his “speed, experience, quality of service and loyalty to the customer”. His clients include 3i Asia, Foster Wheeler and AXA Asia Pacific."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Is one of the experienced lawyers at the top of the table in this sector. He wins praise for being "commercially and technically sound" as well as being very active in the market. He led on the Texas Instruments matter." 

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Led on the Texas Instruments transaction and is an especially well-regarded corporate lawyer. Clients laud him as "one of the most famous lawyers in Malaysia" and find him to be "very quick and helpful" in providing his services." 

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 - "Is one of the most well-known names in Malaysia. Clients say: "He is very responsible and very knowledgeable, understands the legal and business aspects of a deal, and provides solutions." He led the firm's work for Thai Beverage and TCC Assets on their USD11.19 billion takeover by Fraser & Neave." 

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Ng Swee Kee enjoys an excellent reputation in the market and is sought after for his extensive experience in acting on major M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He played a leading role in Panasonic's sale of its semiconductor assembly factories." 

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - "Ng Swee Kee is praised by clients as a "very accomplished, very intelligent, very well-respected" practitioner. He is instructed on a range of commercial matters such as restructuring, joint ventures and foreign investment. Of late, he has advised World Triathlon Corporation in relation to its acquisition of Hivelocity Events' assets." 

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "Ng Swee Kee is lauded by sources as "a practical lawyer who understands the need for robust legal advice." He is particularly active on foreign investments, and regularly handles M&A and private equity transactions. Of late, he assisted NV Bekaert in its joint venture with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, in a transaction worth roughly EUR600 million." 

• IFLR 1000 2011 - "The corporate team takes pride in being able to structure transactions, including pre or post-acquisition restructuring to address regulatory compliance issues. Because of his expertise in this area, Ng is regularly instructed by international private-equity firms on transactions in complex situations."

• IFLR 1000 2012 - "Clients recommend Ng for his accessibility: “He makes himself available at all times or informs us of his availability beforehand to prevent any surprises."

• IFLR100 2013 - "Clients recommend Ng for his accessibility:“He makes himself available at all times or informs us of his availability beforehand to prevent any surprises."

• IFLR100 2014 - "Corporate partner Swee Kee Ng led the team acting as Malaysian counsel for TCC Assets and Thai Beverage Public Company on TCC's takeover of Singapore beverage, publishing and real estate conglomerate Fraser and Neave, which has subsidiaries in Malaysia. Swee has been singled out as a client favourite. "Swee Kee Ng is an excellent attorney who provides great customer service. He is always available, and responsive and is very knowledgeable about the law. He is great to work with," says a client."

• IFLR100 2015 - "Swee Kee Ng led a team on the disposal of three Panasonic subsidiaries connected to factories operating semiconductor assembly lines in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Ng also represented Dover Corporation’s subsidiary, OPW, in acquiring UK-based Fibrelite."

• IFLR100 2016 - "Partner Swee-Kee Ng acted as Malaysian counsel (together with Kirkland & Ellis) for Zebra Technologies Corporation in its acquisition of the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. Elsewhere in the food industry, partner Ng advised on the disposal of global cocoa business Archer Daniels Midland Company to Olam International for $1.3 billion."

• IFLR1000 2017 - a "Leading Lawyer" in M&A.

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011 - "Has excellent reputations."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012 - "Acted as local counsel to multinationals on acquisitions and disposals."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 - "Ng Swee Kee led a cross–departmental team advising longstanding client Texas Instruments on its $6.5bn acquisition of National Semiconductor."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - a "Leading Lawyer". "Ng Swee Kee is ‘always available and has an excellent team available’.”

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 - a "Leading Lawyer". "Ng Swee Kee acted for NVM Private Equity on the disposal of Alaric Systems to NCR Corporation, and acted for Panasonic on the sale of its South East Asia subsidiaries."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - "Swee Kee Ng assisted Zebra Technologies in its $3.45bn acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - "Ng Swee Kee assisted NV Bekaert with the merger of its advanced ropes and cords business with that of Bridon, and handled SunEdison’s $63m disposal of the assets and land of its subsidiary SunEdison Kuching to Xi’an Longi Silicon Materials Corporation."

Recognised as,

• one of the "Leaders in their Field" – Corporate/M&A (Malaysia), Chambers Asia Pacific 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

• one of the "Leaders in their Field" – Corporate/M&A (Malaysia), Chambers Global 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

• a “leading individual” / “leading name” in the “Corporate/M&A” section, The Legal 500 – Asia Pacific (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017)

• Asialaw Profiles - a “recommended lawyer” (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)

• a “Leading Lawyer” - Mergers and Acquisitions, IFLR 1000 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)  

• an ‘expert’ (Malaysia) in Who’s Who Legal - Mergers & Acquisitions 2012, 2013 and 2014

Publications

• “Malaysia Chapter - The Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia Pacific” published by Asia Pacific committee and the China law committee of the American Bar Association in 2010
• World Bank Doing Business study on business regulation – Malaysia Chapter (most recently 2011)
• International Bar Association Anti-money Laundering Forum (Malaysia Chapter 2005, 2009 and mist recently March 2011) – The Lawyer's Guide to Legislation and Compliance
• International Insider Dealing – Malaysia Chapter (Edited by Mark Stamp with Tom Jaggers, Linklaters) City and Financial Publishing, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9LG, UK, 2005
• Doing Business 2017 report – Malaysia Chapter published by World Bank Group

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia

Contact

Telephone: +603 2027 2898
Fax: +603 2072 6503
Email: sweekeeng@shearndelamore.com

 
 
 
   
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