Area of Practice

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate Finance


KUNG SUAN IM is a Partner in the Banking and Finance practice group. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from the University of Malaya and a Master of Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Hull. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya in 1990.
Suan Im practices all areas of banking and finance, including corporate banking, syndications, project financing, acquisition financing, debt capital market financing, Sukuk, other capital market financing works and cross border financing. Over a period of 25 years of active practice, her experiences in these areas cover both conventional and Islamic financings, representing local and foreign financial institutions and corporates.
She is named in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 as Recommended Lawyer for Banking & Finance and Capital Markets/Islamic Finance for Malaysia, and ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 - Leading Individual (Band 3) in Banking & Finance for Malaysia.

Transactional experiences:

  • Advised the lead arrangers in relation to the Sukuk Murabahah programmes of up to RM2.0 billion established by a wholly owned subsidiary of Gamuda Berhad and guaranteed by Gamuda Berhad, to fund the development of Gamuda Cove, a new mixed development township in Southern Klang Valley.
  • Advised a bank on a sustainability-linked MYR term loan facility to a Malaysian subsidiary of StarHub, a leading homegrown Singapore telco company which is eligible for interest saving if able to achieve pre-agreed sustainability performance targets, scored against CDP, the global benchmark on the management of climate-related impact.
  • Advised local and foreign banks in a multi-currencies financing comprising term loans and unrated Sukuk Murabahah, totalling RM10.3 billion, for a wholly owned subsidiary of Sapura Energy Berhad, guaranteed by Sapura Energy Berhad, whose largest shareholder is Perbadanan Nasional Berhad.


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Since 1990



LLB (Hons) (University of Malaya)
MBA (University of Hull)
Advocate & Solicitor (High Court of Malaya)