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 > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Celine Rangithan – Zul Rafique & Partners

With a fine record in securing big-ticket engagements from Malaysia’s largest banks, as well as an array of international corporations, the practice at Zul Rafique & Partners showcases expertise in cross-border financing, asset-based securitisation transactions, Islamic financing, and offshore lending. The firm boasts a wealth of experience in advising on debt capital raising exercises, securitisation, and continues to work on medium term note programmes. Loh Mei Mei leads the team and is regularly consulted by regulatory authorities and corporations to provide insight on innovative products, policy guidelines, and financing structures. Celine Rangithan is well-versed in investment banking matters and Sukuk issuances. Chan Kwan Hoe, Ashela Ramaya, and Kung Suan Im are key members of the department.

Malaysia > Capital markets

Zul Rafique & Partners has a fine track record in advising its bank of clients on the full spectrum of financing matters, both conventional and Islamic. Engaged by Malaysia’s major banks and financial institutions, the group frequently handles debt capital raising exercises, asset-backed securitisation matters, offshore lending, and corporate debt rescheduling concerns. Recent standout work includes the team’s provision of advice to HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad on the establishment of a RM1bn sustainability-linked Sukuk issuance. Loh Mei Mei, an industry veteran, leads on banking and finance matters and has demonstrated expertise in syndications, structured finance, and corporate banking. Kung Suan Im, Ashela Ramaya, Celine Rangithan, and Chan Kwan Hoe, also collectively lead the team and boast a wealth of capital markets experience between them.

Malaysia > Islamic finance

With strong foundations in banking and finance and debt capital markets, Zul Rafique & Partners’ Islamic finance practice is well-equipped to advise an array of local and international financial institutions. The firm frequently advises on Islamic medium-term notes programmes and commercial papers, in addition to structures involving Shariah principles such as Musyarakah, Mudharaba, Murabaha, Istisna, and Ijarah. Expert Loh Mei Mei leads the team alongside Ashela Ramaya, Kung Suan Im, Celine Rangithan , and Chan Kwan Hoe, all of whom have demonstrable experience in sustainability-linked Sukuks.