Sharifah Dalilah Albar is a leading Partner with a practice focus on Banking and Islamic Finance, Debt Capital Market and Project Finance. Dalilah has advised a multitude of clients, both local and international financial institutions, financial advisers, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a variety of finance issues both in conventional and Islamic transactions (on a bilateral, syndicated and club-lending basis), multi-facility loans, bridging loans, project financing and asset financing.
Her experience also includes cross-border financing, offshore lending and securitisation. Dalilah's practice canvasses advising on debt capital market instruments and she has handled hybrid and derivative products, capital raising exercises and advising in the issuance of commercial papers, medium-term notes and Sukuk programmes.
Dalilah has been featured as a "Notable Practitioner" by IFLR1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms since its 2018 edition until current. She had been involved in several notable deals including advising the principal adviser and the joint lead arrangers in the issuance of Sukuk of up to RM245 million Sukuk in nominal value by Sinar Kamiri Sdn Bhd under the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar based on Securities Commission's Sustainable and Responsible Investment Sukuk Initiative to part finance the construction of a solar photovoltaic energy generating facility in Perak, Malaysia. She represented the principal adviser and lead arranger in the establishment of multiple tranche medium-term note programme for issuance of unrated medium-term notes of up to RM5 billion in nominal value by IGB REIT Capital Sdn Bhd in connection with the injection of the Midvalley Megamall and the Gardens Mall into IGB REIT.
Dalilah's recent transactions include advising the joint principal advisers and joint lead arrangers in the Islamic medium-term notes programme established by OSK I CM Sdn Bhd for a combined limit of RM1.8 billion and advising CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad in the acquisition financing of 17 properties (comprising of KFC and Pizza Hut outlets) located in various parts of Malaysia by Al-Salam REIT (through its trustee, Amanah Raya Trustess Berhad).
Previously Dalilah represented the principal advisers and joint lead arrangers in the unrated medium-term notes programme for issuance of unrated medium-term notes of up to RM1 billion in nominal value by Southkey Megamall Sdn Bhd to part finance the development and construction of The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey in Johor, Malaysia. She also acted for Liannex Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd to negotiate the multi-million Ringgit part financing for its acquisition of a group of companies from local oil and gas giant, Yinson Holdings Berhad, under the latter's internal corporate restructuring exercise.