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Work +60 3 2299 3888
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Fax +60 3 2287 1278
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www.rahmatlim.com
Rahmat Lim & Partners, Zandra Tan, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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Zandra Tan

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Work +603 2299 3868
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Rahmat Lim & Partners

Work Department

Capital Markets, Islamic Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Investment Trusts

Position

Zandra is a Partner in the Firm's Financial Services Department.

Career

Zandra has extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets-related work including initial public offerings (IPO), equity and debt securities offerings and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Zandra also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, privatisation of public companies, corporate debt restructurings, foreign investments, joint ventures and other general corporate exercises. Some of the significant transactions that she has been involved in include advising three of the largest REITs IPOs in Malaysia, and the disposal of the business, assets and liabilities of one of the largest listed toll expressway operators in Asia.

Zandra is recognised as a Notable Practitioner for capital markets in IFLR1000. She has been described by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as “meticulous, sharp and provides great support from ‘start to finish’”.

Prior to joining Rahmat Lim & Partners, Zandra was a partner in the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions practice at another large Malaysian law firm for more than eight years.

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Education

Zandra is a graduate of the University of Hull, England, and was called to the Bar of England & Wales as a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, United Kingdom in 1991. In 1992, she was admitted to the Malaysian Bar.


Malaysia

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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