FAA Apr_2016 Fariz Abdul Aziz
Partner, Corporate Division
SKRINE


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  Overview  

Fariz Abdul Aziz is a partner in the Corporate Department of Skrine. Fariz’s main area of focus is on oil & gas, energy, cross border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and corporate restructurings. He regularly represents leading foreign multinationals on their inward bound transactions, divestments as well as Malaysian operations. Fariz has also recently been advising Malaysian entities on their outward investment.

Prior to joining Skrine, Fariz’s practice included advising on debt and equity capital markets transactions including initial public offerings, securitizations and privatisations. Fariz was also appointed as a Facilitator for the Prime Minister’s Department’s Performance Management & Delivery Unit’s (PEMANDU) Corridors & Cities Lab covering the Manufacturing and Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Entry Point Projects in the East Coast Economic Region.

Fariz graduated from King’s College London and was called to the Bar of England & Wales. He was subsequently admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and is now a Partner in Skrine.

  Further Details  

Areas of Practice

Acquisitions, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Capital Markets, Foreign Investments, General Corporate Advisory, Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Malaysia
  • Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Qualifications

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-At-Law Lincoln’s Inn, London
  • Bachelor of Laws, Kings College London

  Experience  

Energy and Oil & Gas

  • Advising China General Nuclear Power Corp on its strategic sell down in its Malaysian power assets.
  • Advised PTT plc on its acquisition of a 10 percent stake in liquefaction plant MLNG Train 9.
  • Advised the Energy Commission on the establishment of the end-user electricity tariff stabilisation fund.
  • Advising Reach Energy Berhad on its proposed USD154.9 million acquisition of a 60% indirect interest in five subsoil assets in Kazakhstan.
  • Acted as Malaysian counsel for Murphy Oil Corporation in respect of the sale of 30% of its oil & gas assets in Malaysia to PT Pertamina in a deal valued at USD2 billion.
  • Acted as Malaysian counsel for Newfield Exploration Company in respect of its disposal of its oil & gas assets in Malaysia to SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad for USD896 million.
  • Acted by PTTEP in connection with certain procurement related matters relating to its Malaysian operations.

Corporate and M&A

  • Acted for Permodalan Nasional Berhad in connection with its acquisition of the SILK Highway.
  • Acted for Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government linked private equity firm in its acquisition of a strategic stake in Al-Ikhsan Sports, a multi-brand sport apparel retailer.
  • Acted for Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government linked private equity firm in its acquisition of a mobile transaction gateway operator.
  • Acted for Essentra Plc in respect of the acquisition of the entire assets and liabilities of Abric Berhad, a global leader in the manufacture of security seals.
  • Acted as Malaysian counsel in respect of Malaysian aspects of global merger between the publishing business of Pearson plc and Random House.
  • Advised the Employees Provident Fund in its joint venture with UK-based CVC Capital Partners and Johor Corp for the RM5.12 billion buyout offer for KFC Holdings (M) Berhad and QSR Brands Berhad.
  • Acted for shortlisted foreign bidder for the proposed acquisition of Silterra from Khazanah National Berhad.

 Publications 

  • Lab Facilitator for the Performance Management & Delivery Unit’s (PEMANDU) Corridors & Cities Lab covering the Manufacturing and Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Entry Point Projects in the East Coast Economic Region.
  • Co-Author, Malaysian Chapter of the Energy Regulation and Markets Review (6th Edition)
  • Author, Malaysian Chapter of The Oil & Gas Review (4th Edition)
  • Co-Author, Malaysian Chapter of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2014 (8th Edition)
  • Author, Malaysian Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2014 (9th Edition)
  • Co-Author, Malaysian Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2015 (10th Edition)

 

 
ACCOLADES & AWARDS

Skrine Retains Who’s Who Legal Accolade for Malaysia

On 15th May 2017, the Who’s Who Global Awards was held in London, United Kingdom and Skrine was conferred the Award:

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

Skrine previously received this Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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SKRINE Clinches Top Honours at ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017

On 6th April 2017, the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards was held and SKRINE was named

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

SKRINE also bagged 5 other awards

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Asialaw Profiles 2017

The Asialaw Profiles has ranked Skrine as Outstanding Firm and particularly highlighting the following practice areas:

Outstanding Firm

  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT, Telco & Media
  • Project & Infrastructure

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