Chung Swee Loong is the Joint Managing 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.
In 2019, Swee Loong was recognised by Asia Business Law Journal as one of Malaysia's best private practice lawyers in "The A-List: Malaysia's Top 100 Lawyers". Swee Loong has been acknowledged annually by Asialaw Leading Lawyers as a highly recommended Asia Pacific-focused lawyer in Banking for the past 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, Islamic Finance and Capital Markets since 2014.
Among his recent notable transactions, Swee Loong advised the joint principal advisers and bookrunners in the Islamic medium-term notes programme established by OSK I CM Sdn Bhd for a combined limit of RM1.8 billion, besides advising the joint lead arrangers and joint lead managers in the Sukuk Programme of up to RM1.5 billion based on the Shariah principle of Ijarah established by ALSREIT Capital Sdn Bhd. He 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) in a deal which was recognised as Star Deal of the Year (Asia Business Law Journal Deals of the Year 2017). Swee Loong also 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 won 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 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.