Mr Chan Kwan Hoe > Zul Rafique & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Zul Rafique & Partners

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Islamic Finance and Capital Markets


Chan Kwan Hoe is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice group.

Kwan Hoe’s main area of practice is corporate banking, syndications, project financing and capital markets financing. His work covers conventional financing as well as financing under Shariah principles. He has advised on the issuance of bonds and sukuk by local and foreign issuers in Malaysia and the issuance of asset-backed securities involving the securitisation of property and receivables in Malaysia.


Kwan Hoe was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2003.


English, Bahasa Malaysia


Malaysian Bar


Kwan Hoe holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Sheffields and a Masters in Law (LLM) from the University College London. He is also a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Capital markets

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.

Malaysia > Islamic finance

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.

Malaysia > Banking and finance

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.