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The Firm

Rahmat Lim & Partners is an award-winning, full-service law firm in Malaysia which is dedicated to the provision of high-quality legal services. With its extensive experience and premier client base, the firm's partners and practices have been consistently recognised and ranked as leaders in the market and have won various awards since the firm was established in 2010.

The firm is, first and foremost, a Malaysian law firm, but takes pride in having a distinctive global approach and perspective, and aims to provide effective domestic and cross-border solutions for its local and international clients.

The firm's lawyers have advised on many of the nation's largest and most high-profile transactions, and offer quality services to clients requiring representation across a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Its Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Real Estate practices are all ranked in international and regional legal publications.

While its lawyers are drawn from diverse backgrounds, Rahmat Lim & Partners stands firmly on the principles of integrity, excellence and professionalism. These core values form the foundation of its culture, and enable it to act as trusted legal advisors to its clients.

The firm is uniquely placed as an associate firm of Allen & Gledhill LLP, an award-winning full-service commercial law firm, which has offices in Singapore and Myanmar. Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore and South-east Asia with over 450 lawyers across its network of associate firms and offices, Allen & Gledhill is consistently ranked as a market leader in Singapore for every major practice. Rahmat Lim & Partners' associate firm in Myanmar, Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), is a fully licensed law firm which provides Myanmar legal and tax advice, and issues Myanmar legal opinions.

Furthermore, the firm has strong working relationships with a network of leading law firms worldwide and serves both local and international clients on cross-border transactions globally, including China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States of America as well as the regions of Europe and the Middle East. This experience allows it to take on an effective lead counsel or project manager role in multi-jurisdictional transactions.


  • Contacts
  • Lim Teong Sit (Chairman and Senior Partner)
  • Azman bin Othman Luk (Managing Partner)
  • Number of lawyers: 91
  • Languages
  • English
  • Malay
  • Mandarin

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