Firm Profile > Zul Rafique & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Zul Rafique & Partners
D3-3-8 SOLARIS DUTAMAS
NO 1 JALAN DUTAMAS 1
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Banking and finance Tier 1

Five partners direct the banking and finance offering at Zul Rafique & Partners: Loh Mei Mei, Kung Suan Im, Ashela Ramaya, Chan Kwan Hoe and Celine Rangithan. Described as: 'very well versed in finance transactions', it holds Bank of China, HSBC Group and Cathay United as key clients. Matters handled include: Islamic financing, offshore lending, international issuance of debt instruments, domestic syndication, asset-backed securitisation and project financing. A characteristic highlight is the firm's work for Genting Malaysia on a Senior Secured Bridge Term Loan Facility of USD350 million.

Testimonials

Zul Rafique is very well versed in finance transactions and their responses are always prompt and on-point‘.

We sought quotes from a number of firms in Malaysia and were consistently impressed with the responsiveness, thoroughness and insight of Zul Rafique. Their core strengths have been responsiveness, breadth of expertise and technical ability. There were a number of aspects in our transactions which were not straightforward and Zul Rafique was able to discern the material issues and propose pragmatic solutions‘.

Ashela Ramaya is our main contact. She is responsive, technically strong and very capable‘.

Both Celine and Ashela are very prompt, responsible and very commercial‘.

Key clients

Maxis Berhad, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Measat Satelite Systems Sdn Bhd

Standard Chartered Bank Group (Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad)

Maybank Group (Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad, Maybank International (L) Ltd, other Malayan Banking Berhad branches, ie China, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi)

Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad

Affin Group (Affin Bank Berhad, Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad)

HSBC Group (HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad)

CIMB Bank Group (CIMB Bank Berhad, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, CIMB Bank (L) Ltd)

OCBC Group (OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Berhad, Oversea-Chinese Banking Limited Corporation, Labuan Branch)

Genting Berhad

RHB Group (RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, RHB Bank (L) Ltd)

MIDF Group (MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, MIDF Investment Bank Berhad)<p

Capital markets Tier 1

Capital markets issues at Zul Rafique & Partners are handled by the firm's banking and finance Group. Counting Bahrain Mumtalakat and Allied Irish Bank as recent client wins, it is also known for its work on behalf of HSBC, Bank of China and Standard Chartered. It covers: Islamic financing, cross-border lending, issuance of debt instruments, offshore syndication and asset-backed securitisation. A recent standout case is its role in advising CIMB Investment Bank on a medium term notes programme granted to Semangkuk 2. This high value deal involved the acquisition of industrial warehouses and logistic properties in Malaysia. Recommended lawyers: Loh Mei Mei, Kung Suan Im, Ashela Ramaya, Chan Kwan Hoe and Celine Rangithan.

Key clients

Maxis Berhad, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Measat Satelite Systems Sdn Bhd

Standard Chartered Bank Group (Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad)

Maybank Group (Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad, Maybank International (L) Ltd, other Malayan Banking Berhad branches, ie China, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi)

Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad

Affin Group (Affin Bank Berhad, Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad)

HSBC Group (HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad)

CIMB Bank Group (CIMB Bank Berhad, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, CIMB Bank (L) Ltd)

OCBC Group (OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Berhad, Oversea-Chinese Banking Limited Corporation, Labuan Branch)

Genting Berhad

RHB Group (RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, RHB Bank (L) Ltd)

MIDF Group (MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, MIDF Investment Bank Berhad)<p

Islamic finance Tier 1

Headed by Loh Mei Mei, the Islamic finance team at Zul Rafique & Partners assists clients with a broad range of Sharia principles. Specifically, this includes: Musyarakah, Mudharaba, Murabaha, Istisna, Wakalah, Musawamah and Ijarah matters. A notable recent case concerns the firm's work for Maybank and United Overseas on an unrated medium term notes programme (up to RM682.5 Million). The firm also includes corporate banking specialist Kung Suan Im, debt capital market expert Celine Rangithan and Sukuk practitioners Ashela Ramaya and Chan Kwan Hoe.

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Key clients

Maxis Berhad, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Measat Satelite Systems Sdn Bhd

Standard Chartered Bank Group (Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad)

Maybank Group (Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad, Maybank International (L) Ltd, other Malayan Banking Berhad branches, ie China, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi)

Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad

Affin Group (Affin Bank Berhad, Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad)

HSBC Group (HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad)

CIMB Bank Group (CIMB Bank Berhad, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, CIMB Bank (L) Ltd)

OCBC Group (OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Berhad, Oversea-Chinese Banking Limited Corporation, Labuan Branch)

Genting Berhad

RHB Group (RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, RHB Bank (L) Ltd)

MIDF Group (MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, MIDF Investment Bank Berhad)<p

Labour and employment Tier 1

The labour and employment team at Zul Rafique & Partners advises clients on industrial matters such as strikes and picketing. In addition, it handles non-contentious issues such as the establishment of pension funds, share option schemes and various remunerative utilities. It is led by Jayasingam A/L Poopalasingam, Wong Keat Ching and the 'highly skilledThavaselvi Pararajasingam, respective specialists in litigation, disciplinary matters and constructive dismissal. A notable highlight concerns its successful defense of Public Bank Berhad in the Industrial Court, a case concerning false representation in support of a renovation loan. The firm's client portfolio includes PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia Airlines and AEON Credit Service.

Testimonials

Messrs Zul Rafique is one of the top tier firms if not the top in many diverse fields of law . I have experience working with them for the past 20 years as a litigation lawyer and now as in house counsel. They are obviously highly knowledgeable in Employment matters and have a commercial sense which is valuable especially to our organization‘ .

The team takes time to understand the situation and explain it in layman’s terms‘.

P. Thavaselvi is a highly dedicated lawyer and highly skilled in her field. She is also very responsive and available at all hours of the day. She has a good balance of commercial sense and is ready at hand with advice whenever approached‘.

Keat Ching and her team know our firm well. They are very professional in responding to our queries, and give us reliable and sound advice‘.

Keat Ching – is a subject matter expert in her field is able to understand the problems and provide advice accordingly‘.

Over the years, they have gained our trust in partnering with us to manage sensitive and confidential matters. They have also obliged our request to run knowledge sharing workshops to up-skill my team in IR matters and correspondingly we have been happy to share our workplace practices and policies with them‘.

Key clients

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Genting Plantations Berhad

Public Bank Berhad

PricewaterhouseCoopers

KLCC Property Holdings Sdn Bhd

Sime Darby Berhad

Sime Darby Property Berhad

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd

CIMB Bank Berhad

RHB Bank Berhad

Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd

Rhombus Connexion Sdn Bhd

AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad

Megasteel Sdn Bhd

Gamuda Engineering Sdn Bhd

Malaysia Airlines Berhad

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Zul Rafique & Partners offers services on property acquisitions and divestments, property developments and joint ventures, commercial leasing, and property management. Leong May Ling is active on the transfer of assets and development agreements while Ainal Marlinda Md Said is noted for her real estate planning work. Tang Ai Leen  has joined Wong & Partners.

Key clients

TRX City Sdn Bhd

Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad

CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust

Royal Group, Royal & Sons Organisation Pte Ltd, Singapore

KLCC Property Holdings Berhad

UEM Sunrise Berhad

Microsoft Payments (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Putrajaya Holdings Berhad

Sime Darby Property Berhad

I & P Group Sdn Bhd

PNB Development Sdn Bhd

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate and M&A team at Zul Rafique & Partners has experience assisting local and international clients on a broad range of deals. In particualr, it assists with cross-border and domestic mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, takeovers and restructuring. The group is led by Jerry Ong and David Lee Lai Huat and covers  industries such as insurance, finance, telecommunications, real estate and education. &nbsp; &nbsp;

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Made up of two specialisms - construction and general litigation, the dispute resolution team at Zul Rafique & Partners represents clients such as AirAsia, PETRONAS and Sapura Industrial. The group is headed by Jayasingam P and T Kuhendran and handles civil claims, derivative actions, product liability, administrative law, defamation, insolvency and restructuring. Arbitration in relation to engineering is also pursued, an area in which it has represented a substantive number of HNW individuals. 'Strong team leader' Farah Shuhadah Razali is the name to note for winding-up matters.

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Testimonials

The team is made up of personnel with diverse characters and dynamics which makes every meeting pertaining to any case or matter at hand a smooth and efficient one even to discuss the most complex and critical issues‘.

Those who who we have worked with have given a very personalised approach to our requirements and their ability to perform detailed level of background checks prior to each meeting definitely impressed us. They are able to come up with a summary of the situation at hand and the proposed resolutions for our consideration. Farah Shuhadah Razali is definitely a strong team leader of her own team‘ .

Key clients

AirAsia Berhad

LGM Properties Corp

Nationwide Express Holding

PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corp

Hwang Capital (Malaysia) Bhd

East Coast Economic Region Development Council

PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad

Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd

Sapura Industrial Berhad

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

PC Manufacturing Solutions Holdings Sdn Bhd

Iskandar Investment Bhd

NAZA TTDI

CMC Engineering Sdn Bhd

Projects and energy Tier 3

Zul Rafique & Partners' broad practice provides expertise in electricity, water and public projects, with the matters led by Lukman Sheriff Alias while the infrastructure work is undertaken by Tunku Alizan RM Alias. He advises clients on the development of oil terminals and industrial facilities.

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TMT Tier 4

The TMT team at Zul Rafique & Partners is headed by Darren Kor Yit Meng: 'known for his legal knowledge and client responsiveness'. The team has extensive experience representing major communication providers (both fixed and mobile) and counts Telekom Malaysia as a key client (it successfully defended the company in an access dispute matter initiated by YTL Communications).

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Testimonials

Darren Khor is known for his legal knowledge and client responsiveness‘.

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners (ZRp) was formed in December 1999. As a result of significant growth achieved since its inception, ZRp is now a large, broad-based commercial legal practice.

Our vision is to provide our clientele with a solution-oriented, comprehensive and integrated range of professional legal services and in the process, we strive relentlessly to surpass our exacting standards of service. We believe that being forward-looking and dynamic is our strength, and our commitment has always been to attain the highest standards in quality, client service and ethics.

Our vision together with our proactive methods of resolving issues of our clients have garnered us several awards conferred by various business and legal publishing houses, in particular the Asian Legal Business (ALB), Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the Islamic Finance News (IFN):

  • ALB Employer of Choice 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 – Asian Legal Business
  • Asian-mena Counsel & In-House Community Firm of the Year 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 – Asian-mena Counsel
  • Equity Market Deal of the Year 2020, 2014 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) 2018 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2018 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Busines
  • Asia Deals of the Year 2017– Asia Business Law Journal
  • African Deal of the Year 2016 – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016 – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Malaysia Deal of the Year 2016 – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Best Law Firm in Trade Finance 2016 – Islamic Finance News Law Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year 2015 – ALB SE Asia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Malaysia Deal of the Year 2015 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year 2015 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year 2017, 2015 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year 2014 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year 2013, 2010 – ALB SE Asia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Corporate Finance Deal of the Year 2013 – Islamic Finance News
  • Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2013 (Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence) – Chambers and Partners
  • Deals of the Year 2012 (Project Finance Deal of the Year / Restructuring Deal of the Year)
  • ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Deal of the Year 2011 – Asian-MENA Counsel
  • Deals of the Year 2011 (Ijarah Deal of the Year, IPO / Equity Deal of the Year) – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Malaysian Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2010 – Global Law Experts
  • Malaysian Arbitration Advisory Firm of the Year 2010 – Corporate INTL Magazine
  • Deals of the Year 2010 (Ijarah Deal of the Year; Mergers & Acquisitions Deal of the Year) – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • South East Asia Deal of the Year 2010 – ALB SE Asia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Malaysia Deal of the Year 2007 – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Law Firm of the Year (Malaysia) 2008, 2006, 2005, 2002 – IFLR Asian Awards – International Financial Law Review
  • Law Firm of the Year (Malaysia) 2005 – Inaugural SE Asia Deals of the Year – Asian Legal Business
Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Dato' Zulkifly Rafique zul@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8200
Projects & Corporate Advisory (Head of Department) Khairuzzaman Muhammad zaman@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8232
Employment and Industrial Relations (Head of Department); Litigation (Head of Department) P Jayasingam jaya@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8260
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Head of Department); Capital Markets (Head of Department) Jerry Ong jerry@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8218
Infrastructure and Construction (Head of Department) Tunku Alizan alizan@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8229
Banking & Finance (Head of Department); Capital Markets Loh Mei Mei lmm@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8244
Energy & Utilities (Head of Department) Lukman Sheriff Alias lukman@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8213
Construction Dispute Resolution (Head of Department) T Kuhendran devan@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8265
Infrastructure & Construction Ermira Faridah Mohd Said ermira@zulrafique.com.my 603-2035 0014
Communications and Multimedia (Head of Department); Intellectual Property (Head of Department) Darren Kor Yit Meng darren@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8247
Banking & Finance Kung Suan Im suanim@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8243
Corporate Real Estate (Head of Department) Tang Ai Leen aileen@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8257
Employment & Industrial Relations Wong Keat Ching keat_ching@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8381
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Cathryn Chay cathryn@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8316
Construction Dispute Resolution Michele J Chong michele.chong@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8382
Communications & Multimedia Farah Mohamed Said farah@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8247
Employment & Industrial Relations Thavaselvi Pararajasingam selvi@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8269
Banking & Finance Ashela Ramaya ashela@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8250
Infrastructure & Construction Tengku Ieras Tengku Alaudin ieras@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8230
Corporate Real Estate Leong May Ling mayling.leong@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8255
Banking & Finance Chan Kwan Hoe chan_kwanhoe@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8242
Banking & Finance Celine Rangithan celine@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8244
Energy & Utilities Hamdi Abdullah hamdi.abdullah@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8315
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions David Lee Lai Huat david.lee@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8216
Litigation Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam idza.hajar@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8281
Infrastructure & Construction Dato Muzaffirah Tun Ahmad Fairuz firah@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8229
Projects & Corporate Advisory Falisa Abu Bakar falisa@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8232
Energy & Utilities Teh Hooi Woon thw@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8215
Corporate Real Estate Ainal Marlinda Md Said ainal.marlinda@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8369
Litigation Farah Shuhadah Razali farah.shuhadah@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8274
Tax Feruz Anwar Seth feruz.anwar@zulrafique.com.my 603-6209 8282
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Hamdi Abdullah  photo Mr Hamdi Abdullah Hamdi Abdullah is a partner in the Energy & Utilities practice group.…
Mr Wilfred Abraham  photo Mr Wilfred Abraham Wilfred Abraham is a consultant to ZUL RAFIQUE & partners. He joined the…
Ms Falisa Abu Bakar  photo Ms Falisa Abu Bakar Falisa Abu Bakar joined as a partner in the Projects & Corporate Advisory…
Ms Idza Hajar Ahmad Izham  photo Ms Idza Hajar Ahmad Izham Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam is a partner in the Litigation and Corporate…
 Tengku Ieras Tengku Alaudin  photo Tengku Ieras Tengku Alaudin Tengku Ieras Tengku Alaudin is a partner in the Infrastructure & Construction practice…
Mr Lukman Sheriff Alias  photo Mr Lukman Sheriff Alias Lukman heads the Energy & Utilities practice group. Lukman has extensive experience…
Mr Shahul Hameed Amirudin  photo Mr Shahul Hameed Amirudin Shahul Hameed Amirudin is a consultant to ZUL RAFIQUE & partners. Shahul…
Ms Cathryn Chay  photo Ms Cathryn Chay Cathryn Chay is a partner in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital…
Ms Michele Chong  photo Ms Michele Chong Michele Chong is a partner in the Construction Dispute Resolution practice group.…
Ms Ermira Faridah  photo Ms Ermira Faridah Ermira Faridah is a partner in the Infrastructure & Construction practice group. Ermira…
Ms Teh Hooi Woon  photo Ms Teh Hooi Woon Teh Hooi Woon is a partner in the Energy & Utilities practice…
Ms Wong Keat Ching  photo Ms Wong Keat Ching Wong Keat Ching is a partner in the Employment & Industrial Relations,…
Mr Darren Kor Yit Meng  photo Mr Darren Kor Yit Meng Darren Kor Yit Meng is a partner in the Communications & Multimedia practice…
Mr Chan Kwan Hoe  photo Mr Chan Kwan Hoe Chan Kwan Hoe is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice…
Mr David Lee Lai Huat  photo Mr David Lee Lai Huat David Lee Lai Huat is a partner in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions…
 Bailey Leong Pui Yee  photo Bailey Leong Pui Yee BAILEY LEONG PUI YEE is a partner in the Litigation practice group. Bailey…
Ms Leong May Ling  photo Ms Leong May Ling Leong May Ling is a partner in the Corporate Real Estate practice group.…
Ms Ainal Marlinda Md Said  photo Ms Ainal Marlinda Md Said Ainal Marlinda is a partner in the Corporate Real Estate practice group. Her…
Ms Loh Mei Mei  photo Ms Loh Mei Mei Loh Mei Mei is the head of the Banking & Finance Practice…
 Farah Mohamed Said  photo Farah Mohamed Said FARAH MOHAMED SAID is a partner in the Communications & Multimedia, Corporate Liability…
Mr Khairuzzaman Muhammad  photo Mr Khairuzzaman Muhammad Khairuzzaman Muhammad is a partner in the Projects and Corporate Advisory practice…
Mr Jerry Ong photo Mr Jerry Ong Jerry heads the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets practice groups. His experience…
Mr Jayasingam P  photo Mr Jayasingam P P Jayasingam (“Jaya”) is the head of the Employment & Industrial Relations…
Ms Thavaselvi Pararajasingam  photo Ms Thavaselvi Pararajasingam Thavaselvi Pararajasingam (“Selvi”) is a partner in the Employment & Industrial Relations and…
 Tunku Alizan RM Alias  photo Tunku Alizan RM Alias Tunku Alizan is the lead partner in the Infrastructure & Construction practice…
Dato Zulkifly Rafique  photo Dato Zulkifly Rafique Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique is the Managing Partner and also the head of…
Ms Ashela Ramaya  photo Ms Ashela Ramaya Ashela Ramaya is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice group.…
Ms Celine Rangithan  photo Ms Celine Rangithan Celine Rangithan is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice group.…
Ms Farah Shuhadah Razali  photo Ms Farah Shuhadah Razali FARAH SHUHADAH RAZALI is a partner in the Litigation practice group.  Farah…
Ms Amylia Soraya bt Aminuddin photo Ms Amylia Soraya bt Aminuddin AMYLIA SORAYA AMINUDDIN is a Partner under the Knowledge Management, Research and Training…
Ms Kung Suan Im  photo Ms Kung Suan Im Kung Suan Im is a Partner (Banking & Finance and Capital Markets).…
Mr Kuhendran T  photo Mr Kuhendran T T Kuhendran is the head of the Construction Dispute Resolution practice group.…
 Susan Tan Shu Shuen  photo Susan Tan Shu Shuen SUSAN TAN SHU SHUEN is a partner in the Construction Dispute Resolution practice…
 Alvare Teoh  photo Alvare Teoh TEOH ALVARE is a partner in the Employment & Industrial Relations and…
Dato Muzaffirah Tun Ahmad Fairuz  photo Dato Muzaffirah Tun Ahmad Fairuz Dato’ Muzaffirah Tun Ahmad Fairuz (Dato’ Firah) is a partner in the Infrastructure…
Ms Au Wei Lien  photo Ms Au Wei Lien Au Wei Lien is a consultant to ZUL RAFIQUE & partners. Wei…
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CLIENT: Anonymous
COMPANY/FIRM: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: Ms Wong Keat Ching from ZRp is a consummate professional with an excellent work ethic. She consistently responds to client’s queries on a timely basis and is detailed and thorough when preparing for trial. She also has a fine sense of understanding and balance between one’s legal rights and the practical alternatives.


CLIENT: Lai Tak Ming, Executive Director Country Head, Human Resource
COMPANY/FIRM: UOB Malaysia
TESTIMONIAL: I’ve been working with Keat Ching of Zul Rafique as my Industrial Relations Legal Counsel in my previous employment and because of the excellent service she have provided over the years, I have again engaged her in my current role with a Financial Institution. Keat Ching and her team has always provided good, thorough advise and have also gone the extra mile in providing impromptu and ad-hoc advise. She is very knowledgeable on the latest IR development in the country and I am comfortable with her views and guidance. She has a good balance between legal considerations and business needs.


CLIENT: Christopher Straughan Manager Human Resources – APAC
COMPANY/FIRM: Hoover Ferguson
TESTIMONIAL: Hoover Ferguson has been working with Zul Rafique & Partners and specifically Wong Keat Ching for more than 3 years. Wong Keat Ching and her team provides excellent advice and is efficient in providing practical solutions to all of our queries. She and her team have demonstrated an excellent understanding on all facets of employee and industrial relations in Malaysia.


CLIENT: Senior Legal Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd
TESTIMONIAL: Ms Farah Shuhadah is very smart, creative, calm and yet bold! All the right ingredients for a great litigator. She will go the extra mile to study the technical aspects of the dispute and understand them perfectly well. I feel very confident and comforted that she handles my case.


CLIENT: Senior Legal Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
TESTIMONIAL: Ms. Farah Shuhadah has provided excellent quality service in delivering practical, comprehensive and clear solutions when dealing with potential or ongoing legal disputes. We truly recognize her efforts, reliability and quick response in ensuring the best possible outcome for the company.


CLIENT: Dato’ Seri Azlan Meah bin Hj Ahmed Meah, Executive Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Berjaya Corporation Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and I was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Dato’ Firah went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm. Thanks Dato’ Firah.


CLIENT: Mohd Fauzie Bin Zainor, Senior Manager, Corporate Department
COMPANY/FIRM: Berjaya Corporation Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: Dato’ Muzaffirah and her team are some of the most amazing lawyers out there. I have known her and her colleagues both as a client. I can’t say enough good things, honest, reliable, professional, and gets the job done. She helped me fast and in a very cost-effective way. Thank you, Dato’ Firah & The Great Zul Rafique law firm!


CLIENT: Shashitharan Nair, Senior Manager, Corporate Services & Information
COMPANY/FIRM: Berjaya Corporation Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: Dato’ Firah is no ordinary person, her loyalty runs in her bloodstream, she is just, sharp and committed till resolving matters at hand. Known her for almost 10 years, you can bend the law but you can’t break her spirit and determination. Highly recommended for all levels!


CLIENT: Mohd Taufik Mohd Fuad, Senior Manager, Corporate Services & Information
COMPANY/FIRM: Berjaya Corporation Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: Dato’ Firah is very pleasant to deal with, always efficient and highly-motivated at all times. We’ve got so many things moving very fast with her advice & recommendation. Cheers to many more collaborations in the future.


CLIENT: Team Head, Debt Capital Markets
COMPANY/FIRM: Maybank Investment Bank
TESTIMONIAL: The team led by Ms Loh Mei Mei is well experienced in corporate bonds and Sukuk transactions. The team is proactive in highlighting potential issues and solutions, always ready to provide advice and solutions from a legal perspective and continuously produce commendable work quality in a timely manner. ZRp remains one of our preferred choices as legal counsel for our DCM transactions.


CLIENT: Chan Weng Fai, Director-Corporate Finance
COMPANY/FIRM: KSK Group Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: It was a pleasure for me working with Jerry Ong on a few corporate transactions. Valued his legal inputs as well as his commercial approach towards each transaction. Always responsive, responsible and hands-on with focus on the end game for our benefit especially during negotiation sessions. He is quick to grasp on the intricacies of each transaction and comes up with holistic solutions for us. Jerry has a touch of business savviness, not just a lawyer, making him unique. Excellent client experience.


CLIENT: Associate Director, Institutional and Product Development
COMPANY/FIRM: Guidance Investments Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: Mei Mei is a true specialist in her area of practice. Diligent, innovative and knowledgeable – traits which are assuring to the client, she and her team have the ability to strike an equilibrium between the key ingredients of legal requirements, regulatory obligations, commercial needs as well as practicality in the sound advice and solutions that were offered to address complex legal and structural issues which we encountered to bring to the fore a novel sukuk structure of which there has been no precedence. Always making time for the client, it has always been a pleasant and enlightening experience to work with Mei Mei and her team.


CLIENT: General Counsel, Legal
COMPANY/FIRM: Axiata Digital
TESTIMONIAL: Jerry Ong brings with him many years of experience on advising on complex and intricate corporate transactions. His in-depth practical knowledge of M&A, corporate finance and corporate governance have greatly assisted us in maneuvering across deep and unknown waters. He is easy to deal with and ever available for quick discussions at short notice. Turnaround times are quick too. With his familiarity with the laws and operational knowledge of how the boardroom and transactions actually work, he is able to break down his explanation and advice in simple, easy to understand terms. He takes a very pragmatic and practical approach on his counsel to solve issues and with a lot of commercial sense and understanding built into it. This makes his advice relatable and easy for management to understand, which I think is key to a successful counsel engagement.


CLIENT: Jennifer Chong, General Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: KSK Group Berhad
TESTIMONIAL: We have had a truly great experience working with Jerry on some of our corporate transactions. The thing that stood out for us with Jerry was the fact that he was not only legally competent but has such good business and commercial acumen and mindset and gave very practical recommendations. He is very committed and always willing to go the extra mile with swift and prompt response which is given in a simple and yet easy to understand legal explanation. He provides solutions in a holistic angle and yet at the same time he has such an amazing attention to details. Highly recommended.


CLIENT: Corporate and Investment team
COMPANY/FIRM: Anonymous
TESTIMONIAL: We have the fortune of working with Jerry Ong for several occasions on acquisition deals, relying on his extensive legal experience that is balanced by practical commercial wisdom, and backed by skillful business negotiation prowess. Quick to capture the issues and undercurrents at hand, time and time again, he has enabled us to achieve outcomes that advances our transactional interest and objectives. Further, with quick response time and always prepared with comprehensive research beforehand, he is an excellent lawyer to have at your side for deals.