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 (including Islamic Finance)

Rahmat Lim & Partners is renowned for its specialism in the banking and finance arena, with demonstrated expertise in cross-border lending, acquisition and leveraged financing, debt restructuring transactions, and complex syndicated deals. Regularly engaged by reputable local and international financial organisations, the practice, headed by Wan Kai Chee, is also well-versed in sustainability-linked loans, fintech projects, and Sukuk issuances. Managing partner Azman bin Othman Luk has a wealth of experience in debt capital markets and securities regulation, while Kelvin Loh leads numerous bond transactions and frequently advises on Islamic financing facilities. Geraldine Su is often instructed by major corporations and private equity firms in multi-jurisdiction finance transactions, and Syed Rashid bin Rahim Alsree advises on bilateral and syndicated loans, as well as Islamic financing mandates. Florence Yong is another key contact in the group.

Malaysia > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Wan Kai Chee – Rahmat Lim & Partners

The financial services department at Rahmat Lim & Partners is spearheaded by Wan Kai Chee, who has a wealth of experience in handling cross-border and domestic transactions, private equity, and mergers. Standout work includes activity in the renewable energy debt capital markets space, demonstrated in the firm’s involvement in the issuance of Sukuk by the project owner of a photovoltaic plant. The team has know-how in equity capital markets, investment funds, and Islamic finance, frequently acting on IPOs, real estate investment trusts, bond and note issuances, and advising on compliance concerns. Kelvin Loh is experienced in convertible and exchangeable bonds, whilst Zandra Tan and Livia Hong are notable members of the group.

Malaysia > TMT

Rahmat Lim & Partners pulls together a well-regarded offering with particular strengths in the negotiating and drafting of sector-specific commercial agreements for issues such as the licensing of telecoms networks, outsourcing and biotechnology. The team is also well-placed to advise on fintech matters with equity crowdfunding platforms and online payment systems standing out as recent areas of activity. A quarter of partners head up the practice: Azman bin Othman Luk has significant experience of advising on banking and finance transactions; Wan Kai Chee and Moy Pui Yee are equipped to advise on M&A work; and Pauline Khor is an IP expert with a contentious and non-contentious portfolio of work. Zandra Tan is singled out for her capital markets knowledge. Karen Foong and Penny Wong are further names to note.

Malaysia > Islamic finance

Rahmat Lim & Partners has established itself as a leader in the banking and finance and capital markets spheres, allowing it to benefit from a steady pipeline of Islamic finance engagements. Led by Wan Kai Chee, who principally focuses on fintech and investment funds, the firm has demonstrable experience in Islamic finance contracts, including financing under the principles of Ijarah, Mudharabah, and Musharakah. Acting for major regional banks including the likes of Maybank Investment and RHB, the team also counts Sukuk issuances and medium-term notes programmes within its scope of work. Kelvin Loh, Azman bin Othman Luk, and Syed Rashid bin Rahim Alsree are key members of the department.