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

Rahmat Lim & Partners
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Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Islamic Finance


Kelvin is a Partner in the Financial Services Department.


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.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


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 > Banking and finance

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 > Capital markets

The ‘knowledgeable’ financial services offering at Rahmat Lim & Partners is led by Wan Kai Chee. The equity markets sub-team counts IPOs across Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong in its workload. Elsewhere, the debt capital markets practice acts on bond and notice issuances and medium term notes programmes. Most notable is the team’s activity in renewable energy debt capital, as demonstrated by its advice on the issuance of sukuk by the project owner of a solar photovoltaic plant. Kelvin Loh, who is noted for his expertise in bond and Sukuk transaction work, is another key contact in the group.