Mr Wan Kai Chee > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Capital Markets, FinTech, Investment Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Regulatory & Compliance


Kai Chee is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department.


Kai Chee’s areas of expertise span capital markets, investment funds, private equity, fintech, and mergers and acquisitions.

He has been involved in mergers, restructurings, schemes of arrangement and vestings, capital reductions, initial public offerings, take-overs, acquisitions, and other corporate exercises.

He has experience in cross-border and domestic transactions, and also advises on foreign direct investment into Malaysia, joint venture/shareholder arrangements, various commercial contracts, company and securities laws, fund and collective investment scheme formation, and Labuan and insurance laws. Listings he has worked on include the establishment of real estate investment trusts (REITs), and listings in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

Kai Chee is recognised as Highly Regarded in Capital Markets by IFLR1000.

He was a partner with another large Malaysian law firm before joining Rahmat Lim & Partners in 2011.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Kai Chee graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) degree from King’s College London in 1996. He is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1998 and the Singaporean Bar in 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and finance

The banking and finance at Rahmat Lim & Partners handles a broad variety of domestic and cross-border lending, ranging from unsecured bilateral loans to complex syndicated transactions. The group regularly acts for Malaysian and international financial institutions as well as public and private corporations, handling asset financing, structured financing and debt restructuring transactions. Other core strengths include acquisition and leveraged financing, financial services regulatory and fintech. Team lead Wan Kai Chee has a broad practice spanning restructurings, capital reductions, foreign investment and fund and collective investment scheme formation. Managing partner Azman bin Othman Luk focuses on banking and finance transactions, and also advises on financial and capital markets regulation.

Malaysia > Capital markets

The capital markets practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners acts on a broad spread of debt- and equity-side issuances. Recent work includes bond and note issuances, including Islamic medium-term notes programmes, with a specialist offering in funding renewable energy projects through debt capital raisings. The team has a strong offering when it comes to REITs, and also works on IPOs, secondary issuances, employee share schemes and warrant issuances. Wan Kai Chee heads the firm’s wider financial services department, his practice spanning capital markets, investment funds, private equity, and fintech.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech)

The TMT practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners stands out for its fintech work, advising a range of venture capitalists, traditional fund managers, global banks, start-ups and technology service providers. The group also negotiates commercial agreements relating to telecoms provision and licensing, outsourcing, research and development. Wan Kai Chee, who also heads the firm’s financial services department, is a key name here. Azman bin Othman Luk heads the firm’s regulatory and compliance department, and Pauline Khor leads the IP and technology team. Karen Foong focuses on advising financial institutions and corporations on licensing, regulatory and compliance matters.