Xian Ai is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance and Securities practice group and advises clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, capital markets and securities regulation, foreign investments into Malaysia, corporate finance, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and general corporate advisory. Xian Ai has been involved in a wide range of corporate exercises including:
- Equity capital market transactions involving capital raising exercises;
- Mergers & acquisitions involving publicly listed corporations and private corporations, either acting for the seller or the buyer, including advising on foreign direct investment;
- Reorganisation and restructuring of publicly listed corporations and private corporations involving scheme of arrangement, capital reduction and repayment.
Xian Ai joined the firm in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Xian Ai was at a Malaysian boutique law firm. In 2019, Xian Ai was seconded to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in Tokyo, Japan as a foreign legal counsel. In January 2020, she was promoted to Partner in the Corporate Finance & Securities practice group at Zaid Ibrahim & Co.’s main office in Kuala Lumpur.