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

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Banking and finance Tier 1

Rahmat Lim & Partners' banking and finance offering is directed by experienced capital markets practitioner Wan Kai Chee. In broad terms, the firm advises (in both domestic and international capacities), on matters such as unsecured bilateral loans through to the most complex syndicated transactions. More specifically, areas covered include: licensing, securities, futures, asset management and commodity trading. Notably, it has dedicated fintech, regulatory and Islamic finance teams that impart advice on equity crowdfunding, capacity/netting and ijarah, istisna', mudharabah, murabahah and musharakah principles. Recommended lawyers:  Azman bin Othman Luk, Kelvin Loh and Soh Yin Chuin.

Practice head(s):


Experienced in banking matters, in both bond markets and syndicated loans. Especially outstanding in structuring leveraged financing transactions, sustainable financing transactions‘.

Creative mindset in structuring, able to think out of the box. Stand-out partners are: Azman, Kelvin Loh‘.

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Moy Pui Yee directs the corporate and M&A offering at Rahmat Lim & Partners. The team includes Ang Sinn E, foreign investments practitioners Chen Lee Won and Chan Weili, financial services specialist Chia Chee Hoong and take-overs expert Ho Wei Lih. Described as providing an 'impeccable' approach, it handles matters such as regional joint ventures, share and business acquisitions, corporate re-organisations, privatisations, leveraged buyouts and capital restructuring. A recent standout case concerns the firm's work for YTL Cement on a 51% share acquisition in Lafarge Malaysia. Other notable clients within the portfolio include Jollibee Foods Corporation, Carousell Pte. Ltd and major telecoms company StarHub.

Practice head(s):


I have worked with three Malaysian law firms for one particular project, but out of those firms, RL&P’s stood out for meeting a deadline they promised (and quality of the work was outstanding). Most of all, I can trust them, so do not need to worry whether they correctly reflected our position or not. Furthermore, if an instruction is unclear they reach out first and clarify the matter promptly‘.

The best team I have ever worked with in my career. Out of all the firms I know, I am confident that Rahmat Lim & Partners provided the best customised legal service. For more than three months, we often worked until between 2~3 am (Malaysian time) and also had teleconferences due to urgent matters. I have never seen them late or make any complaints. Instead, they provided the quality of service expected from them. If I am to work on a Malaysian project in the future, I already know who I would like to work with. The team’s work ethic and attitude is impeccable‘.

Projects and energy Tier 1

Rahmat Lim & Partners is known for its assistance to clients on infrastructure projects across Asia and the Middle East, with advice given on infrastructure developments, such as the construction of ports, monorails and airports. On the energy side, the firm advises on petrochemical plants and gas fired power plants. Chong Yee Leong heads up the projects and international arbitration team. He focuses on oil and gas and power projects in Malaysia and Singapore. Co head Kamilah Kasim undertakes contentious and non-contentious work relating to infrastructure projects across the region.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Rahmat Lim & Partners advises clients on corporate real estate matters, international arbitration and construction projects. Chong Yee Leong is experienced in international arbitration, representing clients in energy, oil and gas, power and infrastructure disputes in Singapore, Malaysia and the wider region. Lee Yee Ling is active on corporate real estate matters such as real estate acquisitions and divestments and commercial leasing. Her clients include developers, corporations, property funds and property investors. Kamilah Kasim is recommended for her projects and infrastructure work, on both the transactional and disputes sides.

Antitrust and competition Tier 2

The Regulatory and Compliance team at Rahmat Lim & Partners has a strong track record defending clients in antitrust investigations pursed by MyCC. Azman bin Othman Luk oversees the offering and provides particular expertise in banking and finance matters such as syndicated financing and LBO transactions. More broadly, the firm helps to mitigate infringement risk by regularly reviewing clients’ business practices. It also assesses vertical and horizontal arrangements (involving joint ventures, and distribution agreements) in order to circumvent potential breaches of the law. Industries served include: automotive, pharmaceutical, heavy equipment, building materials, property development, and hospitality.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

GrabCar Sdn. Bhd.

My E.G. Services Berhad

Capital markets Tier 2

Rahmat Lim & Partners' capital markets offering is directed by experienced FinTech practitioner Wan Kai Chee. The practice is particularly known for its work in REITs, IPOs, secondary issuances, employee share schemes and warrants. The team includes corporate finance expert Zandra Tan and debt capital markets specialist Kelvin Loh. Notably, the firm also handles Islamic matters and recently supported the issuance of medium term notes based on the principle of Sukuk Murabahah (via a Tawarruq arrangement) for Edra Solar.  

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Rahmat Lim & Partners' dispute resolution offering is jointly led by 'fearless' corporate banking specialist Jack Yow and infrastructure expert Chong Yee Leong. It handles cases in areas such as minority oppression, shareholder disputes, employment and professional negligence, and it counts liquidators, blue chip companies and accounting firms within its client portfolio. The team includes experienced engineering lawyer Allen Choong, the energy-focused Kamilah Kasim, international arbitration practitioner Chong Boon Leong, admiralty lawyer Daphne Koo and Yap Yeow Han (known for representing financial institutions, property developers and contractors). A key highlight for the firm is its representation of Standard Chartered Bank in a claim against Perfect Channel for trade loan default.

Practice head(s):


Extreme pragmatism, very solid analytical expertise, strong confidence to foreign parties not familiar with the Malaysian court system, and clear focus on the key topics. All always gave us a very clear feeling that we will be treated in the most professional manner and created trust in the unfamiliar legal system‘.

The team’s strength lies in its responsibility to its client’s interest which urge it to conduct extensive research to advance the points in favour of its client and to assist in rebutting the opponent’s points. The team should be applauded on its willingness to make the effort and to spend the time beyond the call of duty to listen to/read its client’s view and to consider the points raised by its client so as to put together a case which is the most advantageous to the client. The team interacts well with one another, with the junior supporting the senior and acts with courtesy and consideration to the opponent‘.

Rahmat Lim & Partners has a team of committed lawyers that is able to combine rigorous analysis with astute advice to manage its clients’ legal issues. The team is efficient and able to offer alternative resolutions, if necessary‘.

The team put their hearts into my case, they studied the situation with empathy and compassion and found all the right legal grounds to defend my case. They prioritise helping me to defend and resolve the matter and always look for mediation route that is less taxing to me mentally and financially. They have given me a sense of security with proper legal standing‘.

The partner, Jack Yow, heads the litigation team. Despite being very busy with his work, he takes the trouble to go through the cases handled by him and to understand and appreciate the facts and the law applicable thereto so as to be able to advance the best possible case for his client. He is fearless in advocating the points that need to be advocated and values the law and doing what is right above money and self-interest‘.

Jack Yow is very humble and helpful. His vast experience and enormous legal knowledge enable him to give pragmatic advice. The way he looks into the case is very different from the rest, he is able to immerse himself into the problems I faced and tackled it skilfully‘.

Jack Yow and Daphne Koo listen well, grasp issues and communicate opinions without imposing their views. As a client, I appreciated the discussions on issues and the law, and feel ownership in the decisions taken. We saw this team take down a high powered legal team of a competitor efficiently and effectively‘.

Mr Jack Yow and Ms Daphne Koo stand out for their competent work in the drafting and presentation of the legal arguments in a clear and persuasive manner‘.

Intellectual property Tier 2

The full-service intellectual property team at Rahmat Lim & Partners handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Lead Pauline Khor is expert in ancillary rights, litigation, advising on anti-counterfeiting strategies and the management of portfolios.

Labour and employment Tier 2

Advising companies on all aspects of employment law and industrial Relations, the team at Rahmat Lim & Partners maintains a strong relationship with Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore. This means that clients can benefit from extensive legal resources for matters such as EPF and SOCSO contributions, union recognition, disciplinary actions, terminations of service and misconduct. Lead partner Jack Yow, a 'well-rounded' expert in industrial relations, advises on the legal implications of poor performance, redundancy, voluntary separation schemes and restructuring. The firm recently represented Kontron Design Manufacturing Services in an unfair dismissal claim at the Industrial Court.

Practice head(s):


Very efficient and quality service provided. The capability of the lawyer helped our company succeed in a key labour case‘.

The L&E team under Jack Yow is supportive, particularly during the recent pandemic of which the team is clear and responsive to various L&E issues arise, well done‘.

The lawyer was well-versed in the legal knowledge required by our company. Very professional service given in a timely manner‘.

Jack Yow is a seasoned L&E lawyer coupled with his strong litigation background make him the right fit we look for in term of balancing company interest while juggling the human element when it comes to L&E disputes. A well-rounded L&E lawyer‘.

Shipping Tier 4

Rahmat Lim & Partners' shipping practice undertakes work on sale, registration and de-registration of vessels. On the contentious side, litigators deal with the repossession of vessels and arbitration relating to casualties. Daphne Koo is a specialist on admiralty and maritime law while Chong Boon Leong appears in the Singaporean and Malaysian courts on international arbitration matters. Soh Yin Chuin focuses on maritime matters, advising lenders and trusts.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

TMT Tier 4

Three partners lead the TMT section at Rahmat Lim & Partners: Pauline Khor, Azman bin Othman Luk and Wan Kai Chee. Their respective areas of expertise are intellectual property and ancillary rights, financial transactions and capital markets. The team assists in both contentious and non-contentious matters and can handle complex issues such as large-scale outsourcing with  international elements. Clients also benefit from advice on commercial agreements, research and development and distribution. Recent areas covered include app technology, healthcare and flexible working.

Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Joycelyn Ang  photo Ms Joycelyn Ang Joycelyn is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Real Estate Department.
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.
 Kwong Chiew Ee  photo Kwong Chiew Ee Chiew Ee is a Partner in the Litigation 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.
Mr Wan Kai Chee  photo Mr Wan Kai Chee Kai Chee is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Financial Services…
Ms Kamilah Kasim  photo Ms Kamilah Kasim Kamilah is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Energy, Infrastructure &…
Ms Pauline Khor  photo Ms Pauline Khor Pauline is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property &…
Ms Amelia Koo  photo Ms Amelia Koo Amelia is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Real Estate Department.
Ms Daphne Koo  photo Ms Daphne Koo Daphne is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department.
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.
Mr Lim Teong Sit  photo Mr Lim Teong Sit Teong Sit is the Chairman and Senior Partner of the Firm. He…
 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.
Ms Chan Weili  photo Ms Chan Weili Weili is a Partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department.
 Tan Yan Yan  photo Tan Yan Yan Yan Yan is a Partner in the Financial Services 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 Yap Yeow Han  photo Mr Yap Yeow Han Yeow Han is a Partner in the Firm’s Projects & International Arbitration Department.
Mr Soh Yin Chuin  photo Mr Soh Yin Chuin Yin Chuin is a Partner in the Firm’s Financial Services Department.
 Raymond Yong photo Raymond Yong Raymond Yong is a Partner in the Firm’s Regulatory & Compliance Department.
Mr Jack Yow  photo Mr Jack Yow Jack is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution…