Firm Profile > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Banking and finance Tier 1

The practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners has great expertise in high-value domestic and cross-border finance matters, particularly debt restructuring, syndicated lending and loan facilities, as well as maintaining a dedicated fintech practice. Wan Kai Chee leads the team, which acts for domestic and international banks and investment funds including RHB, Malayan Banking, and CIMB. 'Thorough' managing partner Azman bin Othman Luk and Soh Yin Chuin advised Malayan, Maybank Islamic, and RHB on the MYR1.84bn debt restructuring of Nam Cheong Group, a complex matter requiring both restructuring existing and establishing new financing provisions.

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The M&A practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners counts both domestic and international public and private organisations and financial institutions among its client roster, which is assists with a full range of corporate transactions. Moy Pui Yee – who attracts praise for her 'excellent commercial judgement and negotiation skills' – heads up the group which includes Ang Sinn E, Chen Lee Won and Ho Wei Lih, the latter of whom heads up the China practice group and frequently assists on inbound transactions from China and Hong Kong. The M&A team is also able to leverage the firm's strong financial services and banking sector expertise which is a particular focus for Chia Chee Hoong. Recently promoted partner Chan Weili has experience across a range of sectors, including aviation.

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Rahmat Lim’s corporate M&A team provided excellent, responsive service with great turnaround times and very calm work under pressure.

Ms Chen Lee Won is so so good and quick to counter requests by buyer to the advantage of me , the seller to ensure I get the best and non compromising in an amicable manner.

I can be rest assured knowing Chen Lee Won and her team are on my file.

Chee Hoong was extremely knowledgeable on all the specific matters from clearing house requirements through to overseas restrictions.

Chee Hoong was one of the most accessible partners I have ever dealt with, even when presented with a complicated issue he would require minimal time to prepare and then immediately propose to jump on a call with us to advise accordingly.

The team has good bench strength with some talented associates and drew on great expertise from other areas within the firm, particularly antitrust. Great value for money.

Moy Pui Yee brought outstanding experience, gravitas and a market-leading profile to the transaction.

Moy Pui Yee has a terrific profile within the Malaysian business and legal community.

Projects and energy Tier 1

Rahmat Lim & Partners combines its projects and international arbitration teams to offer clients advice through every stage of infrastructure, energy and construction projects. Chong Yee Leong, who focuses on of energy, oil and gas, power and infrastructure-related international arbitration, heads up the team alongside Kamilah Kasim, who handles a range of contentious and non-contentious instructions.

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Kamilah Kasim has broad experience in the construction industry in South East Asia, he is able  to assist client to evaluate the commercial issues constructively.

Kamilah has strong negotiation and persuasion skills during contract negotiation.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Rahmat Lim & Partners' real estate team has a client roster that includes domestic and international property investors, financial institutions, property developers, corporates and government-linked companies. It has experience handling all stages of real estate development projects and 'is very well versed in project contracts and quick in responding to queries with concrete advice'. Lee Yee Ling leads the corporate real estate practice, while Kamilah Kasim heads the energy, infrastructure and projects team, and Allen Choong specialises in dispute resolution and projects. Other names to note include Amelia Koo, who handles transactional real estate matters, and Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani, who has 'in-depth knowledge of the industry' and 'is very experienced in handling project contracts'.

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The team has the ability to provide practical commercial advice (and solutions) along with technical legal advice.  Very reasonable rates considering the high level of service and expertise provided.

This practice and its staff emit very sincere, responsible and thoughtful vibes when they are servicing our account and that trail is also apparent in their work.

It is rare to find a practice that does their work with a commercial mindset, maintaining a delicate balance between our legal and commercial needs.’

They are innovative and good at troubleshooting. They have the ability to think out of the box to come up with a solution/compromise to achieve a win-win situation for all parties.

Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani and associate Tee Zhi Lun are both extremely responsive, knowledgeable and able to provide both practical commercial advice along with technical legal knowledge.

Amelia Koo is a seasoned veteran whose experience in this field is invaluable.

Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Rahmat Lim & Partners' regulatory and compliance team has expertise across a range of competition and antitrust matters, including antitrust complaints and investigations, exception applications and compliance advice. Its impressive client roster includes key names across a range of industries including technology, insurance and automotive. Azman bin Othman Luk, who has particular banking and finance sector expertise, heads up the regulatory practice. Raymond Yong left the team.

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Capital markets Tier 2

The financial services practice Rahmat Lim & Partners has broad experience of capital markets instructions; it is frequently instructed to advise on IPOs, Sukuk offerings, and on establishing and listing real estate investment trusts. Wan Kai Chee heads up the practice which also includes Kelvin Loh, who focuses on debt capital markets transactions, and Zandra Tan, who handles a combination of equity and debt market work.

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Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution team at Rahmat Lim & Partners has experience across a full range of contentious matters and attracts praise for its 'knowledge of the local environment'. Practice head Jack Yow focuses corporate, banking, industrial relations and employment law litigation, while Chong Yee Leong heads the projects and international arbitration practice, which includes Kamilah Kasim and 'strong junior partner' Allen Choong who has particular projects disputes and international arbitration experience. Other names to note include Chong Boon Leong for arbitration and arbitration-related disputes and commercial litigators Daphne Koo and Yap Yeow Han.

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The firm has deep resources and able to staff a full team to deal with our matter. Junior members have been well trained and able to assist with the matter effectively.

They have good availability and attention to the clients, as well as agility in preparing the required legal documentation.

Chong, Boon Leong provides sound legal advice and is able to connect and engage parties involved effectively.

Allen Choong keeps on top of multiple work streams and gives the client timely updates on progress.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Rahmat Lim & Partners' full-service intellectual property team 'provides creative solutions' that are 'cost-effective'. The group handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters and counts Pfizer, The Walt Disney Company and Mars Incorporated among its clients. With 'vast experience' practice head Pauline Khor is 'a great asset as a legal adviser' both in litigation, on advising on anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy programmes and management of portfolios.

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The team is great in investigation and raid action and has strong connection with local enforcement agencies.

The lawyers are always accessible and provide quality legal advice promptly.

Pauline Khor is great in expertise and personality.

They provide creative solutions to cater to your business needs, the lawyers are always accessible and provide quality legal advice promptly.

Key clients

USG Boral Building Products Sdn. Bhd.

The Walt Disney Company

Mars Incorporated & Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Pfizer, Inc.


Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

U Mobile Sdn Bhd

Dunlopillo Holdings Sdn Bhd

SCG Group of Companies

DSM IP Assets B.V.

Labour and employment Tier 2

Rahmat Lim & Partners leverages its strong litigation and dispute resolution practice in employment and labour matters. Practice head Jack Yow advises on a range of contentious issues and frequently defends large corporates in claims by employees and former employees.

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TMT Tier 3

Rahmat Lim & Partners has experience across the entertainment, IT and telecoms sectors within which it advises its clients on a range of contractual, intellectual property, capital markets and corporate transactions. The practice combines strength from its intellectual property team, which is led by Pauline Khor, with its regulatory and compliance and financial services expertise, for which Wan Kai Chee is a key name to note.

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Shipping Tier 4

The maritime practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners assists both local and international clients with corporate, commercial and contentious matters. The group works closely with the firm's banking team in restructuring and financing transactions. Soh Yin Chuin and Daphne Koo are key names to note for finance mandates and litigation, respectively.

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Singapore presence and Singapore-style service levels are helpful and unusual for Malaysian firms.’

Soh Yin Chuin is responsive and knowledgeable.


The Firm

Rahmat Lim & Partners is an award-winning, full-service law firm in Malaysia which is dedicated to the provision of high-quality legal services. With its extensive experience and premier client base, the firm’s partners and practices have been consistently recognised and ranked as leaders in the market and have won various awards since the firm was established in 2010.

The firm is, first and foremost, a Malaysian law firm, but takes pride in having a distinctive global approach and perspective, and aims to provide effective domestic and cross-border solutions for its local and international clients.

The firm’s lawyers have advised on many of the nation’s largest and most high-profile transactions, and offer quality services to clients requiring representation across a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Its Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Real Estate practices are all ranked in international and regional legal publications.

While its lawyers are drawn from diverse backgrounds, Rahmat Lim & Partners stands firmly on the principles of integrity, excellence and professionalism. These core values form the foundation of its culture, and enable it to act as trusted legal advisors to its clients.

The firm is uniquely placed as an associate firm of Allen & Gledhill LLP, an award-winning full-service commercial law firm, which has offices in Singapore and Myanmar. Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore and South-east Asia with over 450 lawyers across its network of associate firms and offices, Allen & Gledhill is consistently ranked as a market leader in Singapore for every major practice. Rahmat Lim & Partners’ associate firm in Myanmar, Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), is a fully licensed law firm which provides Myanmar legal and tax advice, and issues Myanmar legal opinions.

Furthermore, the firm has strong working relationships with a network of leading law firms worldwide and serves both local and international clients on cross-border transactions globally, including China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States of America as well as the regions of Europe and the Middle East. This experience allows it to take on an effective lead counsel or project manager role in multi-jurisdictional transactions.


Department Name Email Telephone
Projects & International Arbitration Allen Choong +603 2299 3931
Corporate Real Estate Amelia Koo +603 2299 3890
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Ang Sinn E +603 2299 3879
Financial Services Azman bin Othman Luk +603 2299 3809
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Chan Weili +603 2299 3867
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Chen Lee Won +603 2299 3889
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Chai Chee Hoong +603 2299 3878
Projects & International Arbitration Chong Boon Leong +603 2299 3929
Projects & International Arbitration Chong Yee Leong +603 2299 3928
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Daphne Koo +603 2299 3869
Projects & International Arbitration Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani +603 2299 3808
Financial Services Geraldine Su +603 2299 3840
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Ho Wei Lih +603 2299 3891
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Jack Yow +603 2299 3898
Corporate Real Estate Joycelyn Ang +603 2299 3885
Projects & International Arbitration Kamilah Kasim +603 2299 3930
Regulatory & Compliance Karen Foong +603 2299 3903
Financial Services Kelvin Loh +603 2299 3911
Corporate Real Estate Lee Yee Ling +603 2299 3848
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Lim Teong Sit +603 2299 3828
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Lum Sher Vin +603 2299 3832
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Moy Pui Yee +603 2299 3880
Intellectual Property Pauline Khor +603 2299 3818
Financial Services Soh Yin Chuin +603 2299 3977
Financial Services Syed Rashid bin Rahim Alsree +603 2299 3865
Financial Services Wan Kai Chee +603 2299 3858
Projects & International Arbitration Yap Yeow Han +603 2299 3933
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Yeo Tze Lin +603 2299 3892
Financial Services Zandra Tan +603 2299 3868
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Chong Boon Leong  photo Mr Chong Boon Leong Boon Leong is a Partner in the Firm’s Projects & International Arbitration Department.
Mr Chia Chee Hoong  photo Mr Chia Chee Hoong Chee Hoong is a Partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department.
Mr Allen Choong  photo Mr Allen Choong Allen is a Partner in the Firm’s Projects & International Arbitration Department.…
 Karen Foong  photo Karen Foong Partner
Mr Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani  photo Mr Dzuhairi Jaafar Thani Dzuhairi is a Partner in the Firm’s Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Department.
Ms Kamilah Kasim  photo Ms Kamilah Kasim Kamilah is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Energy, Infrastructure &…
Ms Chen Lee Won  photo Ms Chen Lee Won Lee Won is a Partner in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Department.
Mr Kelvin Loh  photo Mr Kelvin Loh Kelvin is a Partner in the Financial Services Department.
Mr Azman bin Othman Luk  photo Mr Azman bin Othman Luk Azman is the Managing Partner of Rahmat Lim & Partners and Co-Head…
Ms Moy Pui Yee  photo Ms Moy Pui Yee Pui Yee is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Mergers &…
 Syed Rashid bin Rahim Alsree  photo Syed Rashid bin Rahim Alsree Rashid is a Partner in the Financial Services Department of Rahmat Lim…
 Lum Sher Vin  photo Lum Sher Vin Partner
Ms Ang Sinn E  photo Ms Ang Sinn E Sinn E is a Partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department.
 Geraldine Su  photo Geraldine Su Partner
Ms Zandra Tan  photo Ms Zandra Tan Zandra is a Partner in the Firm’s Financial Services Department.
 Yeo Tze Lin  photo Yeo Tze Lin Partner
Ms Ho Wei Lih  photo Ms Ho Wei Lih Wei Lih is a Partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department.
Mr Chong Yee Leong  photo Mr Chong Yee Leong Yee Leong is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Projects &…
Ms Lee Yee Ling  photo Ms Lee Yee Ling Yee Ling is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Corporate Real…
Mr Soh Yin Chuin  photo Mr Soh Yin Chuin Yin Chuin is a Partner in the Firm’s Financial Services Department.
Mr Jack Yow  photo Mr Jack Yow Jack is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution…
Number of lawyers : 92
Contacts : Lim Teong Sit (Chairman and Senior Partner)
Contacts : Azman bin Othman Luk (Managing Partner)