Mr Jerry Ong > Zul Rafique & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Zul Rafique & Partners

Work Department

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets


Jerry heads the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and the Capital Markets practice groups in ZUL RAFIQUE & Partners.

His experience encompasses various aspects of corporate/commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, business acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, foreign direct investments, private equity investments, corporate restructurings and reorganisations as well as equity capital markets transactions.

Jerry has advised on some of the landmark transactions in Malaysia including those involving competitive sales. Due to his expertise and in-depth knowledge, he is frequently consulted by local and foreign clients in various industries such as insurance, banks and financial institutions, telecommunications, oil and gas, manufacturing, healthcare, real estate and education.


Jerry was called to the English Bar in 1990 and admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1991

He has been a partner of ZUL RAFIQUE & partners since its formation in 1999. He commenced practice at a leading Malaysian law firm in 1991.

Jerry has been recommended in several legal publications, among others, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific and IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers as a leading lawyer/individual in Malaysia under Corporate/M&A and/or Capital Markets.

Jerry has been commended by clients that he “reviews issues from all angles and is very responsive” and “understands commercial issues and finds solutions” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2018). “The ‘responsive’ Jerry Ong inspires confidence in his clients when advising on complex transactions” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2011). He is praised for his “sound knowledge of the law and commercial sense” and as a “good and persistent negotiator” and “smart and popular with clients” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 & 2017).


English and Bahasa Malaysia


Member of Malaysian Bar and International Bar Association


Jerry graduated with a LLB (Hons) from King’s College London and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the National University of Malaysia.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Jerry OngZul Rafique & Partners

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 .

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Jerry OngZul Rafique & Partners

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.