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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, Kung Suan Im, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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Kung Suan Im

Tel:
Work +603 6209 8243
Email:
Web:
www.zulrafique.com.my
Zul Rafique & Partners

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Islamic Finance, Capital Markets

Position

Partner (Banking & Finance and Capital Markets).

Suan Im specialises in corporate banking & finance and capital markets. Her practice includes acting for lenders, financial institutions, arrangers and corporate borrowers on domestic and cross border corporate loans, corporate Islamic financing, syndicated loans, project financing, ship financing, conventional debt securities and Islamic finance (including Sukuk). Suan Im is named as a leading banking lawyer in 2017 by the IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific.

Suan Im advised the financiers on the multi-currency Islamic medium term notes programme of up to MYR7.0 billion which was the first Sukuk lodged under the Securities Commission Malaysia's Lodge and Launch Framework 2015. This transaction also won the Debt Market Deal of the Year at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) South East Asia Law Awards 2015 and Debt Market Deal of the Year as well as Malaysia Deal of the Year at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2015.

Career

Suan Im has been a partner at ZUL RAFIQUE & partners since 2002.

Languages

English and Bahasa Malaysia

Member

Malaysian Bar

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from University of Malaya.

Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from University of Hull, United Kingdom.


Malaysia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

With excellent cross-border experience, the team at Zul Rafique & Partners provides transactional and regulatory advice to a range of lenders and borrowers. Ashela Ramaya acted for a very large syndicate of arrangers and lenders on Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang's RM 2.2bn financing of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang elevated expressway by way of an Islamic term facility. Corporate finance specialist Loh Mei Mei heads the practice; Chan Kwan Hoe, Kung Suan Im and Celine Rangithan are also active in the space. Senior associate Iris Koh Siau Wei is noted for her experience in bilateral and syndicated financing as well as complex project and offshore financing.

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    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.
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    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.
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