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SUITE 33.01, LEVEL 33, THE GARDENS NORTH TOWER, MID VALLEY CITY, LINGKARAN SYED PUTRA, 59200 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Tel:
Work +60 3 2299 3888
Fax:
Fax +60 3 2287 1278
Email:
Web:
www.rahmatlim.com

Wan Kai Chee

Tel:
Work +603 2299 3858
Email:
Web:
www.rahmatlim.com
Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

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

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Education

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.


Malaysia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Frequently acting on high-value matters, the team at Rahmat Lim & Partners has niche strengths in fintech, structured finance and derivatives, and is very experienced in handling matters involving different currencies. Kelvin Loh acted for VTTI as borrower on a $650m loan from a group of international financiers, and advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on their RM1.1bn loan to MFBBCC Retail Mall. 'Thorough' managing partner Azman bin Othman Luk is 'quick to understand business angles', and 'clearly explains issues and addresses concerns'. Group head Wan Kai Chee and maritime and aviation expert Soh Yin Chuin are also recommended.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Rahmat Lim & Partners handles securitisation and debt capital markets work, especially for issuers in the energy industry, as well as IPOs, where it has been active in the retail, technology and financial institutions sectors. Zandra Tan acted for Edra Energy on its issuance of RM5.28bn-worth of sukuk under the Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar principle; Kelvin Loh advised VTTI on its issuance of $260m- and €202m-worth of notes via private placement to foreign investors. Wan Kai Chee heads the group.

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