Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand

Partner

  • Education: University of Wales, LLB Hons • BPP Law School, Bar Finals (Honours)
  • Admitted: England and Wales, 2007 • Malaysia, 1994
  • Year joined: 2016
  • Year became partner: 2016

Overview

Azlinda is a partner in the corporate team. She specialises in public and private mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital markets (ECM) transactions and has broad experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions throughout Asia. Azlinda has worked principally for Asian clients in relation to their investments in and out of UK and capital fundraise by Asian entities on the London Stock Exchange. Her current clients includes Asian sovereign funds and government linked entities, Asian HNWs and Family Offices. Azlinda is a barrister with Gray's Inn.

Chambers Global (2016) quoted Azlinda as highlighted by sources for her strength in handling multi-jurisdictional work. She maintains a particular focus on matters involving Malaysia. Clients enthuse that 'her in-depth understanding, diligence and dedication really impressed us.'

In 2015 Azlinda won the ‘Multi-Jurisdictional Lawyer of the Year’ 2015 M&A Award, 'Best Asia Focus Corporate Lawyer 2015' for Aquisition International and 'Deal Maker of The Year Award 2015' for Finance Monthly.

In 2014, Azlinda was included in UK's The Lawyer Hot 100 List and shortlisted in The Lawyer Awards 2014 for Client Partner of the Year Category. She was also named in the annual Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer List 2014 and 2015.

Legal 500 (2012), (2014), (2015) and (2016) ranked Azlinda under 'Flotations: small & midcap' category for her 'strong connections in Southeast Asia' and quoted her as 'highly regarded' within that category. Chambers Global (2012-15), ranked Azlinda both as a Malaysian 'Expert Based Abroad' within the field of 'Banking & Finance: Capital Markets' and as a UK 'Foreign Expert' within the field of 'Capital Market: Equity'.

Highlights

Selected ECM work

  • Acted for Beaufort Securities for secondary placing for MySQUAR Plc, a Myanmar based social media and entertainment platform.
  • Acted for a South Korean technology company on its AIM Admission and Placing and restructuring of its global IP assets.
  • Acted for SP Angel Corporate Finance as nominated adviser to Green & Smart Plc, a Malaysian renewable company on its AIM Admission and Placing.
  • Acted for SP Angel Corporate finance as the nominated adviser on AIM Admission and placing of MySQUAR Plc, a Myanmar based social media and entertainment platform.
  • Acted for Aquatic Foods Group Plc, a Chinese frozen food supplier, on its AIM Admission and £9.3 million placing.
  • Acted for London Nusantara Plc, a Malaysian oil palm plantation investment company on its ISDX admission and subscription.
  • Acted for JQW Plc, a Chinese B2B e-platform business, on its AIM admission and £6.7 million placing.
  • Acted for Allenby Capital Ltd as the nominated adviser to RapidCloud International Plc, a Malaysian cloud computing business on its AIM Admission and Placing.
  • Acted for Camkids Group Plc, a Chinese designer, manufacturer and distributor of children’s outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment, on its AIM Admission and £6.4 million placing.
  • Acted for Advanced Oncotherapy Plc, an AIM listed company with a portfolio of innovative cancer services to capture opportunities in the cancer diagnosis and treatment market, on the sale of its subsidiary, The Healthcare Property Company Ltd, a developer and investor in primary healthcare real estate, to Mobi Capital Limited.
  • Acted for a Vietnam property investment fund in its private placing/fundraising raising USD130Million to invest in commercial and property projects throughout Vietnam.
  • Acted for Uranium One, a major TSX listed company with mining assets in Kazakhstan and Russia with market capitalisation of CND1 Billion on a proposed dual listing on LSE Main Market.
  • Acted on a reverse takeover of an AIM shell by China Food Plc (client), a PRC food company with holding company in Singapore raising GBP26 Million and its re-admission to AIM Market.
     

Selected Cross border acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures work

  • Acting for Felda Investment Corporation, in relation to restructuring and refinancing of their UK real estate investments valued at £350 Million.
  • Acting for MARA Incorporated Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian government fund in relation to divestment of their UK real estate assets valued at £40 Million.
  • Acted for Toshiba Machine for restructuring of its European assets.
  • Acted for Eastern & Oriental Plc on its joint venture with Malaysian Tabung Haji fund for development of London mixed development project valued at £500 Million.
  • Acted for Eastern & Oriental Berhad, a Malaysian property conglomerate, on its acquisition of London commercial and residential assets for £57 million and development Financing of £120 million.
  • Acted for High Net Worth Asian individuals, on the acquisition of a majority interest in Linley, a bespoke luxury furniture designer which was started in the 1970s by Viscount David Linley, Princess Margaret’s son, who is still involved in the business. Linley have shops in Harrods, Belgravia and Burlington Arcade, London.
  • Acted on a joint venture for an offshore concession worth USD100 Million involving a Malaysian GLC and a Norwegian company.
  • Acted for Malaysia Airports Berhad on a joint venture with an Indian company for the privatisation of Maldives International Airport.
  • Acted for for Perbadanan Nasional Berhad, a Malaysian GLC for acquisition of F&B businesses in UK.
  • Acted for Perbadanan Nasional Berhad, a Malaysian government fund in disposal of its UK asset for undisclosed sum.

Publications and speaking engagements

Publications

  • 'Raising your profile on the Main Market or AIM on the London Stock Exchange', A Guide to International Financial Centres-What Chinese Investors Need To Know - Longtail, February 23, 2011
  • 'Global Overview, Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2012'Canada Law Business Research Limited, July 12, 2012

Speaking engagements

Azlinda is frequently invited to speak at seminars in China and South East Asia on Asian companies raising funds in the UK.

  • Listing in London Workshop in Guangzhou (September 2014)
  • AIM For Asia Roundtable in Guernsey (June 2014)
  • MATRADE Exporters Forum in Kuala Lumpur (March, 2014)
  • ALB Summit in Kuala Lumpur (August, 2013)
  • London Stock Exchange Listing in London Forum at the Hong Kong Technology Park (May, 2013), Bangkok (2012), Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur (2011, 2008) and Guangzhou (2009).

Memberships

  • Honourable Society of Gray's Inn (Barrister)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), CF30
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Member
  • Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI), MCSI

 

On a personal note

    

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