Mr Wan Kai Chee > Rahmat Lim & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Rahmat Lim & Partners
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Work Department

Capital Markets, FinTech, Investment Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Regulatory & Compliance


Kai Chee is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department.


Kai Chee’s areas of expertise span capital markets, investment funds, private equity, fintech, and mergers and acquisitions.

He has been involved in mergers, restructurings, schemes of arrangement and vestings, capital reductions, initial public offerings, take-overs, acquisitions, and other corporate exercises.

He has experience in cross-border and domestic transactions, and also advises on foreign direct investment into Malaysia, joint venture/shareholder arrangements, various commercial contracts, company and securities laws, fund and collective investment scheme formation, and Labuan and insurance laws. Listings he has worked on include the establishment of real estate investment trusts (REITs), and listings in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

Kai Chee is recognised as Highly Regarded in Capital Markets by IFLR1000.

He was a partner with another large Malaysian law firm before joining Rahmat Lim & Partners in 2011.


English and Bahasa Malaysia.


Kai Chee graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) degree from King’s College London in 1996. He is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1998 and the Singaporean Bar in 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and finance

The practice at Rahmat Lim & Partners has great expertise in high-value domestic and cross-border finance matters, particularly debt restructuring, syndicated lending and loan facilities, as well as maintaining a dedicated fintech practice. Wan Kai Chee leads the team, which acts for domestic and international banks and investment funds including RHB, Malayan Banking, and CIMB. ‘Thorough’ managing partner Azman bin Othman Luk and Soh Yin Chuin advised Malayan, Maybank Islamic, and RHB on the MYR1.84bn debt restructuring of Nam Cheong Group, a complex matter requiring both restructuring existing and establishing new financing provisions.

Malaysia > Capital markets

The financial services practice Rahmat Lim & Partners has broad experience of capital markets instructions; it is frequently instructed to advise on IPOs, Sukuk offerings, and on establishing and listing real estate investment trusts. Wan Kai Chee heads up the practice which also includes Kelvin Loh, who focuses on debt capital markets transactions, and Zandra Tan, who handles a combination of equity and debt market work.

Malaysia > TMT

Rahmat Lim & Partners has experience across the entertainment, IT and telecoms sectors within which it advises its clients on a range of contractual, intellectual property, capital markets and corporate transactions. The practice combines strength from its intellectual property team, which is led by Pauline Khor, with its regulatory and compliance and financial services expertise, for which Wan Kai Chee is a key name to note.