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

Malaysia > Banking and finance Tier 1

Zul Rafique & Partners‘ team of banking and finance lawyers has extensive expertise in conventional and Islamic financing transactions, and is consequently well-equipped to provide transactional and regulatory support to financial institutions and to borrowers including multinationals and domestic public companies. Recent caseloads include offshore lending, domestic and offshore syndication, asset-backed securitisation, project financing and corporate debt rescheduling. Loh Mei Mei is recommended for conventional and Islamic financing transactions in Malaysia; she jointly leads the team with corporate banking specialists Kung Suan Im and Ashela Ramaya and Chan Kwan Hoe.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very good teamwork. Efficient and very responsive. ’

‘Attentive and very responsive. Always willing to go above and beyond to assist the client. Able to provide reasonable alternatives to resolve issues. Good coordination and systematic in their approach. ’

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)

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia

Cathay United Bank

Natixis

ING Bank N.V. (Labuan)

Bahrain Mumtalakat

Allied Irish Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised RHB Investment Bank Berhad on the establishment of perpetual Sukuk Musharakah programme of up to RM1.0bn in nominal value by PESTECH International Berhad for, inter alia, refinancing of existing financing/borrowing, capital expenditure, working capital and general corporate purposes.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad on Sapura TMC Sdn Bhd’s refinancing exercise coordinated by Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad comprising a multi-currency conventional facilities of up to RM3.4bn and issuance of Sukuk Murabahah under an existing Multi-Currency Sukuk Programme of up to RM7m.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Public Investment Bank Berhad on the revisions to the Islamic mediumterm notes programme of RM4.5bn in nominal value established by Sime Darby Property Berhad to permit the issuance of ASEAN Sustainability SRI Sukuk Musharakah.

Malaysia > Capital markets Tier 1

The capital markets practice at Zul Rafique & Partners has strong capital-raising offerings for clients across the insurance, finance, telecoms, oil and gas, real estate and healthcare industries, as well as manufacturing and education. Key ECM work encompasses IPOs, secondary fundraising, restructuring and advice on continuing listing requirements. Debt-side work covers Sukuk issuances, medium term notes and commercial papers programmes, bonds issuances and asset-backed securitisation. The practice has a large team of specialists to draw on, headed by Ashela Ramaya, Chan Kwan Ho , Celine Rangithan and Jerry Ong .

Key clients

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

Standard Chartered Bank Group

Maybank Group

Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad

Affin Group

HSBC Group

CIMB Bank Group

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)

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia

Cathay United Bank

Natixis

ING Bank N.V. (Labuan)

Bahrain Mumtalakat

Allied Irish Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Genting Malaysia Berhad and GENM Capital Labuan Limited on GENM Capital Labuan Limited’s offering of up to US$1.0 Billion pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad and HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad on Gamuda Land (T12) Sdn Bhd’s Islamic medium-term notes programme and an Islamic commercial papers programme with a combined aggregate limit of up to RM2.0 billion.
  • Advised AmBank Islamic Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd on Swift Haulage Sdn Bhd’s unrated Islamic medium-term notes programme of up to RM500 million.

Malaysia > Islamic finance Tier 1

The Islamic finance group at Zul Rafique & Partners advises Syariah-compliant transactions, with areas of expertise covering complex Sukuk, Isistna, Murabahah and Ijarah. Ashela Ramaya recently advised on Sime Darby’s RM800m Sukuk Musharakah issuance; she jointly heads the team with Loh Mei Mei, Kung Suan Im, private debt securities expert Chan Kwan Hoe and Celine Rangithan, who regularly advises on restructuring and project finance transactions.

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)

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia

Cathay United Bank

Natixis

ING Bank N.V. (Labuan)

Bahrain Mumtalakat

Allied Irish Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Public Investment Bank Berhad on revisions to the Islamic Medium Term Notes programme of RM4.5 Billion in nominal value established by Sime Darby Property Berhad to permit the issuance of ASEAN Sustainability SRI Sukuk Musharakah.
  • Advised Maybank Investment Bank Berhad on Kulim Technology Park Corporation Sdn Bhd’s issuance of Islamic commercial papers and Islamic medium-term notes.
  • Advised AmInvestment Bank Berhad on George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad’s Islamic commercial papers programme of up to RM100 million in nominal value and an Islamic medium-term notes programme of up to RM500 million in nominal value.

Malaysia > Labour and employment Tier 1

Zul Rafique & Partners handles a broad array of employment matters spanning trade disputes, investigations, establishment of pension funds, and retrenchments to employment aspects of corporate restructurings.  Client list features a mix of major corporations in banking, insurance, transport, telecoms, energy and private individuals. The team is led by four partners – P Jayasingam leads on litigation; Wong Keat Ching leads on disciplinary matters; Thavaselvi Pararajasingam has ‘an eye for details that made a difference to the outcome of the case’ and specialises in constructive dismissal; and Alvare Teoh advises on misconduct and investigations.

Testimonials

‘An extremely hard working team, skilled at mining information from witnesses .’

‘Thavaselvi has an eye for details that made a difference to the outcome of the case. ’

‘The employment and industrial relations practice is top-notch and with a strong depth of knowledge and experience.’

Thorough with advice and willing to listen to client’s view.’

Mr P. Jayasingam and Thanaselvi Pararajasingam are meticulous, frank in their responses and offers practical advice. Overall, we are very pleased with their services.’

Key clients

Petroliam Nasional Berhad

Tenaga Nasional 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

Gabungan AQRS

MCC Overseas (M) Sdn Bhd

Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad

Putrajaya Properties Sdn Bhd

Johnson Matthey Sdn Bhd

S P Setia Berhad

Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Standard Chartered Global Business Services Sdn Bhd

Advantage Partners

Epicor Software (M) Sdn Bhd

Liberty Insurance Berhad

Roca Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd against a former employee in an unfair dismissal claim and succeeded at the Court of Appeal.
  • Successfully defended CIMB Bank Berhad in an unfair dismissal claim by a formal branch manager of the bank who was charged for gross misconduct.
  • Successfully acted for PwC in an unfair dismissal claim relating to  its trainee programme.

Malaysia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Zul Rafique & Partners‘ corporate real estate practice group advises on a broad range of transactional work, including property acquisition and divestments, property developments and joint ventures, commercial leasing, property management and financing. The group has a strong offering in leasing, agricultural land and acquisition of retail and commercial real estate for REITs. Leong May Ling advises on joint venture agreements and development rights agreements, acting for developers, investment companies and individuals. She jointly heads the team with Ainal Marlinda Md Said, who focuses on conveyancing, Islamic estate planning and related transactions.

Testimonials

‘I have worked with the partners from ZRP namely Ms. Leong May Ling and Pn. Ainal Marlinda. They possess outstanding knowledge of corporate real estate including housing developers’ projects.’

Not only are they good in giving advice to their clients, they also make sure of the accuracy and quality of their drafting of agreements/letters/documents so that the client’s interests are protected. ’

Key clients

KLCC PROPERTY HOLDINGS BERHAD

SIME DARBY PROPERTY BERHAD

TROPICANA CORPORATION BERHAD

CAPITALAND MALAYSIA MALL TRUST

Core Precious Development Sdn. Bhd.

Senai Airport City Sdn. Bhd.

PNB DEVELOPMENT SDN. BERHAD

TRX CITY SDN. BHD.

HAP SENG CONSOLIDATED BERHAD

GABUNGAN AQRS BERHAD

MEDIA PRIMA BERHAD

MCIS INSURANCE BERHAD

PETRONAS DAGANGAN BERHAD

SP SETIA BERHAD

UEM SUNRISE BERHAD

PR1MA Corporation Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA HOLDINGS BERHAD

Work highlights

  • Advised Sime Darby Brunsfield Resort Sdn. Bhd. in the disposal of nine stratified office lots measuring approximately 102,299 square feet in total area to Sekhar Assets Sdn. Bhd. at the sale consideration of RM85.0 million.
  • Acted for Senai Airport City Sdn. Bhd. in the disposal of three parcels of vacant industrial freehold land.
  • Advised Perangsang Hotel and Properties Sdn. Bhd. in the disposal of a 15 storey hotel building.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Jerry Ong and David Lee Lai Huat  lead the corporate and M&A team at Zul Rafique & Partners. The practice handles cross-border and domestic mergers, joint ventures and restructurings. Corporate liability and risk management is another strong offering.

Practice head(s):

Malaysia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Zul Rafique & Partners represents clients in a broad range of civil, commercial and corporate claims, encompassing securities and derivative actions, debt recovery claims, insolvency litigation and shareholder disputes. Other core specialisms cover media and defamation cases, public and administrative law mandates, and insurance and coverage disputes. T. Kuhendran leads the specialist construction dispute resolution and arbitration team, while P Jayasingam  heads up the general litigation and employment and industrial relations practice groups.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Very responsive and puts every effort to ensure that the client has the best case presented in court. Excellent pre-trial preparatory work with client.’

‘My dealings are primarily with P. Thavaselvi. She gives 110% to her clients in terms of responsiveness and effectiveness of advice rendered.’

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

Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn Bhd

Ferrier Hodgson MH Sdn Bhd

Exyte Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Public Bank Berhad

PR1MA

Telekom Malaysia

Gadang Holdings Bhd

MTD Group

SGC ETEC E&C (M) Sdn Bhd

Pharmaniaga

Boustead Petroleum Marketing Sdn Bhd

Nationwide Express Holdings Berhad

Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad

CHEP (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Telekom Sales & Services Sdn Bhd

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd

Radimax Group Sdn Bhd

Cita Kapital Sdn Bhd

Medivest Sdn Bhd

Lola Rose Jewellery Limited

Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Successfully obtained an order to enforce an adjudication decision granted in favour of the main contractor i.e. the client (plaintiff) in the sum of MYR10,053,537.15, and successfully resisted the employer (defendant)’s application to set aside the same.
  • Acted for Bank Rakyat in a claim against their former chairman and managing directors and several other individuals/entities for, among others, breach of fiduciary duties and recovery of an approximate sum of RM14,000,000 which the Bank contends was wrongfully paid out to third parties.
  • Succeeded in obtaining Letters of Administration from the High Court in Labuan for a client in Indonesia whose father had passed away leaving assets in the form of shares in a Labuan company.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech) Tier 4

Zul Rafique & Partners’ communications and multimedia practice group advises on a range of fixed and mobile communications, information and technology matters, e-commerce, data protection and privacy. Team lead Darren Kor Yit Meng advises on regulatory issues including licensing and universal service obligations, network roll-outs and procurement.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

A very commercial approach/mindset on top of solid legal advisory; Very responsive with a quick turn-around of documents and agreements‘.

Very experienced partner and associates, and able to provide a detailed explanation and suggest a solution in a holistic manner. They are equipped with the latest updates, and are on top of their game with a good network locally and abroad‘.

Darren Kor Yit Meng is a regulatory expert. He provides excellent advice and strategy, and is able to accommodate our schedule‘.

Key clients

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd

Axiata Group Berhad

EdgePoint Infrastructure Sdn Bhd

Perak Intergrated Networks Services Sdn Bhd

Persatuan Syarikat-Syarikat Konsesi Lebuhraya Malaysia

Work highlights

  • Advising Telekom Malaysia Berhad on negotiating and drafting its access agreement in compliance with instruments issued under the Communications and Multimedia Act.

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):

  • Malaysia Law Firm Awards 2022 (Banking & Finance) – Asia Business Law Journal
  • ALB Employer of Choice 2022, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 – Asian Legal Business
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2022 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • IFN Deal of the Year 2020 (Real Estate Deal of the year) – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Equity Market Deal of the year 2020, 2014 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Asian-mena Counsel & In-House Community Firm of the Year 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 – Asian-mena Counsel
  • 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
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Dato' Zulkifly Rafiquezul@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8200
Projects & Corporate Advisory (Head of Department) Khairuzzaman Muhammadzaman@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8232
Employment and Industrial Relations (Head of Department); Litigation (Head of Department) P Jayasingamjaya@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8260
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Head of Department); Capital Markets (Head of Department) Jerry Ongjerry@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8218
Infrastructure and Construction (Head of Department) Tunku Alizanalizan@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8229
Banking & Finance (Head of Department); Capital Markets Loh Mei Meilmm@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8244
Energy & Utilities (Head of Department) Lukman Sheriff Aliaslukman@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8213
Construction Dispute Resolution (Head of Department) T Kuhendrandevan@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8265
Communications and Multimedia (Head of Department); Intellectual Property (Head of Department) Darren Kor Yit Mengdarren@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8247
Banking & Finance Kung Suan Imsuanim@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8243
Employment & Industrial Relations Wong Keat Chingkeat_ching@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8381
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Cathryn Chaycathryn@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8316
Construction Dispute Resolution Michele J Chongmichele.chong@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8382
Communications & Multimedia Farah Mohamed Saidfarah@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8247
Employment & Industrial Relations Thavaselvi Pararajasingamselvi@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8269
Banking & Finance Ashela Ramayaashela@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8250
Corporate Real Estate Leong May Lingmayling.leong@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8255
Banking & Finance Chan Kwan Hoechan_kwanhoe@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8242
Banking & Finance Celine Rangithanceline@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8244
Energy & Utilities Hamdi Abdullahhamdi.abdullah@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8315
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions David Lee Lai Huatdavid.lee@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8216
Litigation Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzamidza.hajar@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8281
Energy & Utilities Teh Hooi Woonthw@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8215
Litigation Farah Shuhadah Razalifarah.shuhadah@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8274
Tax Feruz Anwar Sethferuz.anwar@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8282
Employment & Industrial Relations Teoh Alvareteoh_alvare@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8268
Construction Dispute Resolution Susan Tan Shu Shuensusan.tan@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8265
Litigation Bailey Leong Pui Yeebailey.leong@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8327
Intellectual Property; Knowledge Management Amylia Soraya Aminuddinamylia.soraya@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8225
Corporate Real Estate Ahmad Khusyri Abdul Majidkhusyri.majid@zulrafique.com.my603-6209 8331
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Ms Cathryn Chay  photo Ms Cathryn Chay Cathryn Chay is a Partner in the Corporate Finance practice group. She obtained…
Ms Michele J Chong photo Ms Michele J ChongMichele Chong is a Partner in the Energy & Utilities practice group. She…
Ms Teh Hooi Woon  photo Ms Teh Hooi Woon Teh Hooi Woon is a Partner in the Energy & Utilities practice group.…
Ms Wong Keat Ching  photo Ms Wong Keat Ching Wong Keat Ching is a Partner in the Employment & Industrial Relations, Litigation…
Mr Darren Kor Yit Meng  photo Mr Darren Kor Yit Meng Darren Kor Yit Meng heads the Communications & Multimedia and the Intellectual Property…
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 practice group, with…
Ms Bailey Leong Pui Yee  photo Ms 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 and Head of the Corporate Real Estate…
Ms Loh Mei Mei  photo Ms Loh Mei Mei Loh Mei Mei is the Head of the Banking & Finance practice group.…
Ms Farah Mohamed Said  photo Ms 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 group.…
Mr Jerry Ong photo Mr Jerry OngJerry heads the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and the Capital Markets practice groups in…
Mr Jayasingam P  photo Mr Jayasingam P P Jayasingam (“Jaya”) is the Head of the Litigation and Employment & Industrial…
Ms Thavaselvi Pararajasingam  photo Ms Thavaselvi Pararajasingam Thavaselvi Pararajasingam (“Selvi”) is a Partner of the Litigation and Employment & Industrial Relations…
Tunku Alizan RM Alias  photo Tunku Alizan RM Alias Tunku Alizan is the lead Partner in the Infrastructure & Construction practice group.…
Dato Zulkifly Rafique  photo Dato Zulkifly Rafique Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique is the Managing Partner and also the Head of the…
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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. She obtained…
Ms Amylia Soraya bt Aminuddin photo Ms Amylia Soraya bt AminuddinAMYLIA 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 in the Banking and Finance practice group.…
Mr Kuhendran T  photo Mr Kuhendran T T Kuhendran is the Head of the Construction Dispute Resolution practice group.…
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Ms Alvare Teoh  photo Ms Alvare Teoh TEOH ALVARE is a partner in the Employment & Industrial Relations and…
Ms Au Wei Lien  photo Ms Au Wei Lien Au Wei Lien is a Consultant to ZUL RAFIQUE & partners. A Barrister-at-Law…
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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.


Legal Alliance

Zul Rafique & Partners (ZRp) is a member firm of Meritas Global Network. Founded in 1990, Meritas is a premier global alliance of independent law firms. As an invitation-only legal alliance, Meritas seeks to uphold the highest standards of legal advice and client service. Meritas member firms are continuously monitored and measured to ensure they meet the network’s high standards which includes client and member evaluations. As such, only firms that meet their strict criteria are given the opportunity to join. Meritas’ disciplined, analytical approach assures clients receive prequalified legal assistance and exceptional service, every time. As a member firm, ZRp is able to leverage the global reach and local expertise of top-rated and prominent member firms worldwide to facilitate our clients’ needs.

China Desk

Further, as one of the largest independent law firms in Malaysia with over 90 lawyers, ZRp recognises the significance of recent developments in China including the introduction of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative and have established a China Desk dedicated to support and provide legal services to Chinese clients and corporations.

Our dedicated ZRp China Desk team, drawn from across our various practice groups, are equipped with the necessary cultural knowledge, language skills and legal experience in order to best cater to our clients’ needs. Our lawyers have also advised a wide range of clients from listed companies to private investors in Chinese investment projects, cross-border transactions, international arbitration and legal disputes as well as issues in and out of China.

Awards and Achievements

In addition, some of our globally-recognised awards in the past year (2021/2022) include:

Asialaw Profiles 2022

Zul Rafique & Partners maintains a solid reputation for its banking and finance, capital markets, construction and employment expertise. It has a standout banking practice, highly respected for its handling of complex debt restructuring, asset-backed securities, Islamic and project finance. The firm is also especially skilled in debt capital markets work, particularly with sukuks.

  • Banking & Finance: Outstanding
  • Capital Markets: Outstanding
  • Banking & Financial Services: Highly Recommended
  • Capital Markets: Outstanding
  • Technology & Telecommunications: Notable
  • Construction: Highly Recommended
  • Corporate/M&A: Recommended
  • Real Estate: Highly Recommended
  • Labour and Employment: Outstanding
  • Energy: Recommended
  • Infrastructure: Recommended
  • Dispute Resolution: Recommended

IFLR1000 31st Edition 2021/2022

  • Tier 1: Banking and Finance
  • Tier 1: Capital markets: Debt
  • Tier 2: Capital markets: Equity
  • Tier 3: M&A
  • Tier 2: Project Development: Infrastructure

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific

  • Tier 1: Construction
  • Tier 1: Labour and Employment
  • Tier 3: Commercial and Transaction
  • Recommended: White Collar Crime

IFN Deals of the Year Awards

Real Estate Deal of the Year 2020

Zul Rafique & Partners successfully advises Boustead Holdings Berhad for a proposed disposal of 102,910,000 shares

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ Projects & Corporate Advisory together with the Capital Markets team, David Lee Lai Huat, Khairuzzaman Muhammad, Sheree Shezleen Salehaldin (since left), Lee Yee Fern, Evelyn Ng and Anthony Christopher Crimson advised Boustead Holdings Berhad (BHB), which entered into a share sale agreement with UON Holding (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (UON) for the proposed disposal of 66.41% stake held by BHB in the University of Nottingham in Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (UNIM) to UON.

Zul Rafique & Partners successfully obtained a Final Award in favour of the Claimant in the sum of RM 27 million against the Contractor

Kuhendran, Michael Koh and J. Agesh from ZUL RAFIQUE & Partners’ Construction Dispute Resolution Practice Group, acting for a company (“Claimant”) in an arbitration proceeding, have successfully obtained a Final Award in favour of the Claimant in the sum of RM27 million against the contractor (“Respondent”).

Case Update | Zul Rafique & Partners’ succeeds in setting aside a series of extensions of a Judicial Management Order.

Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam, Nan Muhammad Ridhwan Rosnan and Nur Fatin Hafiza Hasham (assisted by Muhammad Hibri Nazim, a Pupil-in-Chambers) from Zul Rafique & Partners’ Litigation Practice Group representing Seriemas Development Sdn Bhd (“Intervener”), have successfully set aside a series of extensions of a Judicial Management Order granted for Macro Resources Sdn Bhd (“Applicant”) in the High Court of Shah Alam.

Zul Rafique & Partners advices UOB Malaysia on landmark first tranche financing in the form of an MYR800 million receivables purchase arrangement to Ericsson Malaysia.

Our team led by Loh Mei Mei and Chan Kwan Hoe from Zul Rafique & Partners’ Banking and Finance Department recently advised on the landmark first tranche financing provided by UOB Malaysia in the form of an MYR800 million receivables purchase arrangement (RPA) to Ericsson Malaysia which will enable the latter to deliver the initial phases of Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB)’s nationwide 5G network rollout. Zul Rafique & Partners has also been appointed to act for the lead arranger and syndicate banks for the additional MYR2.3 billion syndicated RPA.

Zul Rafique & partners’ Corporate Real Estate team advises Tropicana Senibong Sdn. Bhd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana Corporation Berhad) in relation to an unincorporated joint venture with Puncak Alam Housing Sdn. Bhd.

Leong May Ling and Connie Ho Suk Mun from ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ Corporate Real Estate practice group have advised and acted for Tropicana Senibong Sdn. Bhd. (“TSSB”) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“TCB”)) in relation to a joint venture agreement with Puncak Alam Housing Sdn. Bhd. (“Proprietor”) for the development of residential homes on three (3) parcels of leasehold lands measuring approximately 362.742 acres in area, located in Mukim of Ijok, District of Kuala Selangor, State of Selangor Darul Ehsan (“Lands”) (“Joint Venture”).

Zul Rafique & Partners advises on Malaysia’s first Sustainability-Linked Sukuk Wakalah issuance

Our Partner, Celine Rangithan together with associates, Isabella Ng Ling Ling and Christin Wong Tsui Yuan from Zul Rafique & Partners’ Banking & Finance practice group have advised and acted for HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad on the issuance of Malaysia’s first Sustainability-Linked Sukuk Wakalah by Yinson Holdings Berhad pursuant to its Islamic Medium Term Notes Programme of up to RM1 billion in nominal value.