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

(Hall of Fame)

Azman bin Othman LukRahmat Lim & Partners

Rahmat Lim & Partners is noted for its expertise in large-scale syndicated finance deals, acquisition finance and project finance work. It has experienced further growth in distressed financing and fintech, along with green Sukuks and sustainability-linked loans. Led by Wan Kai Chee, the team continues to be active in infrastructure and project finance in the oil and gas sector. Managing partner Azman bin Othman Luk is active in distressed financings, infrastructure financings and government-related financings, while Kelvin Loh represents a range of international and domestic clients in conventional and Islamic finance transactions. Geraldine Su handles cross-border financings for foreign clients and Syed Rashid bin Rahim Alsree is recognised for acquisition finance; he led the team that advised the banks on the RM2bn Shariah-compliant syndicated financing to Malayan Cement to finance the acquisition of a series of companies owned by YTL Cement.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech)

Rahmat Lim & Partners regularly advises on, negotiates and drafts a broad spectrum of commercial agreements relating to the construction, provision and licensing of telecoms networks. The practice’s clients range from venture capitalists, traditional fund managers and international banks to fintech companies and technology service providers. Banking and finance expert Azman bin Othman Luk co-heads the team alongside Wan Kai Chee, whose area of practice covers fintech, and M&A expert Moy Pui Yee. Head of the firm’s IP and technology team, Pauline Khor, is another key contact.