We have been described by unit trust companies in Malaysia as having an intimate knowledge of the unit trust industry and have been described by a client as being pretty much the standard bearer in terms of knowledge and experience in unit trusts matters and with expertise extending well beyond that. Partner Christopher Foo, who heads our unit trusts & investment funds practice group, has been recognised as a leading lawyer in capital markets.
RDL has been at the forefront of unit trust work for many years. It is probably true to say that most of the substantial documents used in the industry in Malaysia are RDL proto-types. Many foreign entities intending to distribute their investment products and services have made us their ﬁrst point of reference in respect of Malaysian investment matters.
Our team has experience in everything that can be done by a law ﬁrm in so far as the unit trust and fund management industries are concerned, including the following:
We were the ﬁrst in the market to advise on and attend to Capital Guaranteed Funds, Structured Product Funds, Restricted Investment Schemes (now known as Wholesale Funds) and Multi-Class Funds. Documentation in respect of the ﬁrst 5 out of 9 Private Retirement Schemes (PRSs) launched in Malaysia was prepared by us; we also led the industry in the drafting of vesting schedules for PRSs.