Ms Zandra Tan > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners
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Work Department

Capital Markets, Islamic Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Investment Trusts


Zandra is a Partner in the Firm’s Financial Services Department.


Zandra has extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets-related work including initial public offerings (IPO), equity and debt securities offerings and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Zandra also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, privatisation of public companies, corporate debt restructurings, foreign investments, joint ventures and other general corporate exercises. Some of the significant transactions that she has been involved in include advising three of the largest REITs IPOs in Malaysia, and the disposal of the business, assets and liabilities of one of the largest listed toll expressway operators in Asia.

Zandra is recognised as a Notable Practitioner for capital markets in IFLR1000. She has been described by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as “meticulous, sharp and provides great support from ‘start to finish’”.

Prior to joining Rahmat Lim & Partners, Zandra was a partner in the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions practice at another large Malaysian law firm for more than eight years.


English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Cantonese.


Zandra is a graduate of the University of Hull, England, and was called to the Bar of England & Wales as a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, United Kingdom in 1991. In 1992, she was admitted to the Malaysian Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Capital markets

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.