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Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)

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Lilian heads the Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance practice at Zaid Ibrahim & Co.

She has advised Malaysian and international financial institutions and project sponsors on single bank and syndicated term and multi-facility loans, banking regulations and other general banking matters.  She has extensive experience in advising, structuring, negotiating and documenting project finance transactions, Islamic finance transactions, debt and equity linked security issues, bank capital instruments, asset-backed securitisation transactions, structured notes and other structured finance transactions.  Lilian’s experience also includes advising local and international lenders on the financing of some of the largest infrastructure projects in Malaysia based on conventional and Islamic financing structures. Lilian has led many award winning capital market deals, the most recent being the 2018 award for Project & Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year by Islamic Finance News for her role in the world’s largest green SRI sukuk, Quantum Solar Park’s RM1 billion Green SRI Sukuk.

Under her leadership, the Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance practice at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. has consistently been ranked in the top tier in Capital Markets and Banking & Finance in international publications such as Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR. Lilian is recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance in IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms every year since 2006. Lilian has also been named in Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in the Capital Markets field since 2013 and also is one of only four Malaysian lawyers named in IFLR1000’s Women Leaders Guide 2018 – an elite cohort of the 300 leading female transactional experts in local markets globally.




Lilian started her career in legal practice at Shook Lin & Bok in January 1992.  In 1995, Lilian joined the firm as an associate and she was made a Partner in 1998.


  • English
  • Malay


  • Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia​

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Islamic finance

(Leading individuals)

Lilian LiewZaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)

Malaysia > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Lilian LiewZaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)’s extensive resources and long history in banking and finance, has enabled it to develop a rich and varied practice, covering multiple clients and a range of financing products and structures. The firm also offers extensive regulatory advice and is well connected across the ASEAN region. Lilian Liew leads the debt capital markets and structured finance practice, which includes Chin Sook Kwan, David Lee and Loo Tatt King.

Malaysia > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Lilian LiewZaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)

The offering at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) is co-headed by Chin Sook Kwan and Lilian Liew, who is praised for her ‘unparalleled negotiating skills’. The team is noted for its capability in debt capital markets work and is well-equipped to deal with high-value and often international transactions involving high-yield, convertible and exchangeable bonds, commercial papers and medium tone notes, under conventional, as well as Islamic principles of law, an area with its own dedicated sub-team. Furthermore, the practice is at the forefront of developing securitisation and structured finance law.