Chung Swee Loong is a Senior Partner at Albar & Partners. He co-heads the firm's Banking & Finance and Debt Capital Markets practice. With a track record of having advised on notable structures in banking & finance (both conventional and Islamic Finance), debt capital markets, asset backed securitisation and project finance, some of Swee Loong's transactions have set benchmarks in South East Asia.
Swee Loong has been acknowledged annually by Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey as a highly recommended Asia Pacific-focused lawyer in Banking for over a decade. Since 2012, he was ranked as a Band 1 Banking lawyer by Chambers Asia Guide. Swee Loong was listed as a "Market Leading Lawyer" for Capital Markets and Project Finance by Asialaw Profiles since 2015. Within the Islamic finance space, he was regarded by Islamic Finance News as a Leading Lawyer for Islamic project finance (2009) and M&A (2012). The Expert Guide series have featured Swee Loong as a leading lawyer for Islamic Finance (2010), Capital Markets (2011), Banking & Finance and Transactional Lawyers (2012, 2017 and 2018), Best of the Best: Islamic Finance (2013 & 2015). The Legal500 also recognises Swee Loong as a Leading Individual in Banking since 2013.
Swee Loong represented the principal adviser and lead arranger in an unrated Islamic medium-term notes programme issuance of up to RM10 billion established by Maxis Broadband Sdn. Bhd. based on the Shariah principle of Murabahah (via a Tawarruq arrangement). The deal was recognised as "Star Deal of the Year" (Asia Business Law Journal Deals of the Year awards 2017). He advised the issuer in the inaugural Sukuk Programme of up to RM2 billion for Senior and Subordinated Sukuk Murabahah established by Danajamin Nasional Berhad, Malaysia's first financial guarantee insurer, which was recognised as "Commodity Murabahah Tawarruq Deal of the Year" (IFN Deals of the Year Awards 2017). He led the issuer in a RM7 billion in nominal value (or in USD equivalent) multi-currency Islamic medium-term notes programme established by a Malaysian oil & gas corporation, which was the first Sukuk lodged with the Malaysian Securities Commission under the Malaysian Guidelines on Unlisted Capital Market Products under the Lodge and Launch Framework 2015. He also represented the same corporation in its senior multi-currency syndicated facilities of up to USD5.5 billion obtained from regional and international lenders, which was recognised as "Malaysia Deal of the Year" and "Debt Market Deal of the Year" (ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2015).
Swee Loong graduated with double degrees, a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws, from the University of Sydney, Australia. He was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia in 1990 and as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1991.