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D3-3-8 SOLARIS DUTAMAS, NO 1 JALAN DUTAMAS 1, 50480 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
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Work +60 3 6209 8228
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Fax +60 3 6209 8221
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www.zulrafique.com.my

Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Zul Rafique & Partners

With excellent cross-border experience, the team at Zul Rafique & Partners provides transactional and regulatory advice to a range of lenders and borrowers. Ashela Ramaya acted for a very large syndicate of arrangers and lenders on Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang's RM 2.2bn financing of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang elevated expressway by way of an Islamic term facility. Corporate finance specialist Loh Mei Mei heads the practice; Chan Kwan Hoe, Kung Suan Im and Celine Rangithan are also active in the space. Senior associate Iris Koh Siau Wei is noted for her experience in bilateral and syndicated financing as well as complex project and offshore financing.

Leading individuals

Loh Mei Mei - Zul Rafique & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Iris Koh Siau Wei - Zul Rafique & Partners

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Zul Rafique & Partners

Noted for its strength in equity capital markets, Zul Rafique & Partners' practice is led by Jerry Ong, who advised Maxis on the regulatory aspects of its RM1.65bn private placement of shares offered to domestic and international investors. He also acted for CCCG Overseas Real Estate on its RM200m subscription of shares in WCT Precious Development. On the debt capital markets side, Ashela Ramaya and Chan Kwan Hoe advised MIDF Amanah Investment Bank as arranger on PNB Merdeka Ventures' RM2bn green socially responsible investment (SRI) sukuk and its unrelated RM3.65bn sukuk. Loh Mei Mei is highly active in debt capital markets.

Leading individuals

Jerry Ong - Zul Rafique & Partners

Loh Mei Mei - Zul Rafique & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Iris Koh Siau Wei - Zul Rafique & Partners

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Zul Rafique & Partners

Jerry Ong leads the team at Zul Rafique & Partners; he advises clients including OME Acquisition and KSK Group on M&A, and also assisted law firm Al-Tamimi & Company with a transaction it was handling. Associate Ding Mei Sin is active in the space.

Leading individuals

Jerry Ong - Zul Rafique & Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Zul Rafique & Partners

Strong in commercial, banking and public litigation, the team at Zul Rafique & Partners also has niche strengths: Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam has longstanding experience in aviation disputes, and Natalia Izra is increasingly active in contentious Islamic finance work. Senior associate Farah Shuhadah Razail is recommended for oil and gas and public law disputes. Koperasi Maju Ekonomi Pekerja, Telekom Malaysia and the Land Public Transport Commission count among the team's clients. Shahul Hameed Amirudin is now a consultant.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Zul Rafique & Partners

Loh Mei Mei heads the well-resourced practice at Zul Rafique & Partners, which frequently handles high-value Islamically structured financings. Ashela Ramaya advised a very large syndicate of arrangers on a RM2.2bn Islamic financing and a RM2bn sukuk programme to fund the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway project. Issuer clients include MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems and Genting. Celine Rangithan is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Loh Mei Mei - Zul Rafique & Partners

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Zul Rafique & Partners

Petronas, Tenaga Nasional and Genting Plantations are among the clients of Zul Rafique & Partners' 'very efficient' department, which provides 'sound advice' and makes clients feel they are 'in good hands'. Wong Keat Ching advised Seri Pacific on a dismissal case; Thavaselvi Pararajasingam represented Liberty Insurance and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa in unrelated dismissal cases. Pararajasingam and P. Jayasingam acted for S P Setia on a transactional employment matter.

Leading individuals

P. Jayasingam - Zul Rafique & Partners

Thavaselvi Pararajasingam - Zul Rafique & Partners

Wong Keat Ching - Zul Rafique & Partners

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 4

Zul Rafique & Partners

Noted for its expertise in large-scale project finance matters, Zul Rafique & Partners' department has particular experience in infrastructure. Ashela Ramaya advised a large syndicate of arrangers including Affin Hwang Investment Bank and AmInvestment Bank, on the RM4.7bn financing of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Zul Rafique & Partners

Especially active in real estate sales and acquisitions, the department at Zul Rafique & Partners also has a strong line in development work. Tang Ai Leen, who heads the group jointly with Leong May Ling and Ainal Marlinda Md Said, acted for TRX City, the developer of the Tun Razak Exchange complex in Kuala Lumpur, on its sale of a parcel of land in the complex to HSBC. She also advised Saudi Arabia's al Rajhi family on its RM122m acquisition of the Wisma Mont Kiara building. Tropicana Mentari Development is another client.

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Malaysia

Offices in Kuala Lumpur

Legal Developments by:
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  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT ‚Äď REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
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    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
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    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
  • Adjudication in Malaysia ‚Äď the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.
  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT ‚Äď REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
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    Malaysia‚Äôs Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (‚ÄúFGVH‚ÄĚ) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
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    The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.