Mr Azman bin Othman Luk > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners
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Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Regulatory & Compliance, Restructuring & Insolvency, Islamic Finance, Maritime & Aviation


Azman is the Managing Partner of Rahmat Lim & Partners and Co-Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department.


He concentrates primarily on banking and finance transactions including syndicated and structured financing, securities regulation and debt capital markets, LBO transactions, strategic investments, and restructurings. He also advises on financial and capital markets regulation.

Azman is consistently recognised as a Leading Individual in Banking & Finance and Capital Markets by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific and as a Leading Lawyer in Banking & Finance and Capital Markets in the IFLR 1000. He has in various editions of Chambers Asia-Pacific been endorsed by peers and clients as being “very focused and client-friendly“, and “really seriously very good for banking and capital market transactions“, as well as being noted for the fluent structuring of Shariah-compliant transactions.

After being called to the Bar of England & Wales, Azman undertook a nine-month stint as a pupil in the chambers of R Neville Thomas QC. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1993 and joined Rahmat Lim & Partners in 2011.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association


Azman graduated in law from Durham University, England in 1989, and holds an LL.M. in corporate and commercial law from the University of London.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Azman bin Othman LukRahmat Lim & Partners

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.

Malaysia > Antitrust and competition

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.

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.