Mr Kelvin Loh > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners
SUITE 33.01, LEVEL 33, THE GARDENS NORTH TOWER
MID VALLEY CITY, LINGKARAN SYED PUTRA
59200 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia
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Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Islamic Finance

Position

Kelvin is a Partner in the Financial Services Department.

Career

Kelvin’s primary areas of practice are debt capital markets, Islamic finance, and banking and finance. He has led numerous bond and Sukuk transactions (both in Ringgit and in foreign currency), including convertible and exchangeable bonds, guaranteed bonds, listed convertible loan stocks and Basel III-compliant bonds. Kelvin’s debt capital markets practice includes structured finance, asset securitisation, listed convertible preference share issuances, and the provision of financial regulatory advice. Kelvin also regularly advises on syndicated loans, project finance (including cross-border project finance for the real estate, telecommunications, and oil and gas sectors), and debt restructurings.

Kelvin has been recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Islamic Finance in IFLR1000 and a Recommended lawyer in Banking and Finance and Capital Markets in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He is also a Recognised Practitioner in Chambers Asia-Pacific. Kelvin has been endorsed by peers and clients in IFLR1000 as being “proactive, knowledgeable and experienced in banking matters”, and is praised by sources to have “in-depth knowledge and experience in advising on financing/loan transactions”. According to The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, he has been endorsed by peers and clients alike as “competent and knowledgeable”.

Kelvin joined the Firm in 2012 after more than 12 years of legal practice in corporate, financial services and real estate law with another Malaysian firm.

Languages

English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Education

Kelvin graduated with a double degree in Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Finance) and LLB (Hons) from The University of Sydney, Australia. He was called to Malaysian Bar in 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

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.