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 > TMT

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.

Malaysia > Capital markets

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.


Malaysia > Banking and finance

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.