Soo Ching’s areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, capital markets transactions, setting-up of venture capital and private equity funds as well as banking and finance.
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
In the area of public mergers and acquisitions, Soo Ching has advised in many landmark take-over transactions on public companies listed on Bursa Securities including a take-over and subsequent privatisation of a family-owned property development company and in the area of private mergers and acquisitions she has acted for various private equity/venture capital funds on their investments into investee companies by way of purchase of shares from existing shareholders and/or injection of new capital by way of subscription of new shares. She also advised private equity/venture capital funds on exits by way of trade sales, IPOs or reverse take-over into public companies.
On capital market transactions, she has advised companies on IPOs on various bourses including Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and Alternative Investment Market of London Stock Exchange, plc. In addition, she has also advised public companies on their fund raising exercises which include rights issue of shares/ loan stocks and private placements.
Soo Ching has also been advising general partners of private equity/venture capital funds with setting up of funds in Malaysia and offshores which includes drafting and negotiating on transaction documents between the general partners and their investors.
Her banking and financing experience includes acting for lenders and major corporations on various domestic and international financing transactions including direct and syndicated loans, project financing and mergers and acquisitions financing.
Soo Ching’s expertise has been cited by notable legal publications such as Asialaw Profiles and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific etc.
Soo Ching is a graduate of Sheffield University, United Kingdom and she was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2000.
She also holds a certificate in Islamic Finance Qualification.