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 is recognised by the International Financial Law Review as a “Notable Practitioner” for M&A in Malaysia and receives positive client feedback in the same publication as having “In-depth industry knowledge. Good turnaround times”.

AsiaLaw, a leading international legal publication quoted clients feeback that “Skrine is the leading legal team specialised in the oil and gas and energy sector in Malaysia”, “with in depth knowledge of the industry and vast working experience in the many large transactions in Malaysia and in the Southeast Asia region.” Another client respects practice head Fariz Aziz’s “extensive contacts and up to date knowledge of the oil and gas industry in Malaysia”. The client adds: “He is always available to attend to queries.”

  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

  • Advised International Petroleum Corporation (formerly known as Lundin Petroleum Corporation) on its divestment of interest in Lundin Services Limited which owns the floating processing storage and offloading vessel known as FPSO Bertam.
  • Advising China Machinery Engineering Corporation on its investment into several solar power generation projects in Malaysia.
  • Advising Schlumberger on various matters relating to its Malaysian operations.
  • Acted as lead counsel for Reach Energy Berhad on its USD154.9 million acquisition of a 60% indirect interest in five subsoil assets in Kazakhstan.
  • Advised PTT plc, the national oil company of Thailand on the Malaysian law aspects of 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.
  • 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 for Halliburton on its joint venture with Dialog Group Berhad and subsequent entry by the joint venture entity into an oilfield services agreement with PETRONAS Carigali valued at USD1.2 billion in order to enhance the oil recovery at the Bayan Field, offshore Malaysia.
  • 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 for GE Oil and Gas in respect of its joint venture with SapuraKencana (now known as Sapura Energy) for the establishment of SapuraKencana GE Oil & Gas Services Sdn Bhd which will provide of after-sale services of rotating oil and gas equipment that GE’s Oil and Gas business division has sold or will sell to its customers.
  • Acted by PTTEP, the exploration and production arm of Thailand’s national oil company 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.

 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

Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018

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We are pleased to announce that Skrine has once again been named Malaysia Law Firm of the Year. The award was conferred at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018 on 8th May 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018

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Skrine has been ranked as Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Maritime Law Firm of the Year.

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The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.

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The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine is pleased to announce that the Firm has achieved seven Tier 1 practice area rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Our Tier 1 rankings are in the following areas: 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Labour and Employment

Skrine was also listed as one of the leading firms in the areas of Projects & Energy, and Shipping. 

Four Skrine partners were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective areas. 

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