Ms Celine Rangithan > Zul Rafique & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Zul Rafique & Partners

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Islamic Finance and Capital Markets


Celine Rangithan is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice group.

Celine’s legal practice covers all areas of banking and finance transactions focusing on debt capital market financing, syndications, project financing, acquisition financing, and cross-border transactions, both conventional and Islamic. She is frequently involved in cross-border financing transactions. She advises a wide variety of clients, namely financial institutions (both local and foreign), trust companies, financial advisers, and corporate clients (both local and foreign), on the legal aspects of banking and finance and debt capital market, which includes on numerous occasions, advising financial institutions on their proposed structure of the transactions.

Celine has advised on numerous award-winning transactions. She has also been ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 and has been noted as Recommended Lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 under Banking and Finance for Malaysia.



Having graduated with LLB (Hons) in 2002, Celine commenced her pupillage at ZUL RAFIQUE & partners in 2003, and upon being called to the West Malaysian Bar in 2004, continued her practice at ZUL RAFIQUE & partners. Celine was made partner in 2013. Celine used to serve on the Corporate Commercial Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council and now occasionally provides talks and gives presentations to clients, both in Malaysia and overseas.


English and Bahasa Malaysia


Malaysian Bar


Celine holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of London. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Capital markets

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 > Islamic finance

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.