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D3-3-8 SOLARIS DUTAMAS, NO 1 JALAN DUTAMAS 1, 50480 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
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Work +60 3 6209 8228
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Fax +60 3 6209 8221
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www.zulrafique.com.my

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners is a Kuala Lumpur-based law firm that was formed in December 1999. The firm, now one of the largest in Malaysia, boasting 34 partners, 60 Associates and three consultants, is led by founder and Managing Partner, Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique, who also spearheads the Corporate Department.

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):

  • 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
  • Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year 2013, 2010 – ALB SE Asia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • 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
  • Deals of the Year 2010 (Ijarah Deal of the Year; Mergers & Acquisitions Deal of the Year)

    – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News

  • Malaysian Arbitration Advisory Firm of the Year 2010 – Corporate INTL Magazine
  • Malaysian Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2010 – Global Law Experts
  • Deals of the Year 2011 (Ijarah Deal of the Year, IPO / Equity Deal of the Year)

    – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News

  • ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Deal of the Year 2011 – Asian-MENA Counsel
  • Deals of the Year 2012 (Project Finance Deal of the Year / Restructuring Deal of the Year)

    – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News

  • Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2013 (Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence)

    – Chambers and Partner

  • ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL External Counsel of the Year 2013 – Asian-MENA Counsel
  • Corporate Finance Deal of the Year 2013 – Islamic Finance News
  • Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year 2014 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Equity Market Deal of the Year 2014 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year 2017, 2015 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year 2015 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Malaysia Deal of the Year 2015 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Busines
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year 2015 – ALB SE Asia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Best Law Firm in Trade Finance 2016 – Islamic Finance News Law Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • Malaysia 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
  • African Deal of the Year 2016 – Islamic Finance News Awards – Islamic Finance News
  • ALB Employer of Choice 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 – Asian Legal Business
  • Asian-mena Counsel & In-House Community Firm of the Year 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

    – Asian-mena Counsel

  • Asia Deals of the Year 2017– Asia Business Law Journal
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2018 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) 2018 – ALB Malaysia Law Awards – Asian Legal Business
  • Number of lawyers: 94
  • Number of consultants: 3
  • Languages
  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Mandarin and other local Chinese and Indian dialects
  • Member
  • TAGLaw
  • Nextlaw Global Referral Network

Above material supplied by Zul Rafique & Partners.

Legal Developments by:
Zul Rafique & Partners

  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT – REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
    - Zul Rafique & Partners

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  • Call for AML Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.Β  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
  • Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
  • The Financial Services Act 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
  • Adjudication in Malaysia – the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.
  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT – REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
  • FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

    Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (β€œFGVH”) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
  • Competition...Friend or Foe?

    The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.