ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ award-winning Banking & Finance practice group comprises a dedicated team of lawyers with extensive experience and expertise in domestic and international financing transactions covering both conventional and Islamic financing. This expertise enables us to advice on all the relevant aspects of a financing transaction in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Our vision together with our proactive methods of resolving issues of our clients have garnered us several awards conferred by various business and legal publishing houses, in particular the Asian Legal Business (ALB), Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the Islamic Finance News (IFN).
Quote from Islamic Finance News 2016 in awarding ZUL RAFIQUE & partners the winner for the Trade Finance Law Firm of the Year 2016 in the Islamic Finance News Law Awards:
“ZUL RAFIQUE & partners are the perfect example of a local firm that has expanded its capabilities to a global standard, performing intricate and complex transactions at an exceptionally high quality and ideally demonstrating the strength and capabilities of the Malaysian market. Its sterling work has not only assisted its local and regional markets to develop, but have supported cross-border trade and development to the benefit of the entire industry.”
We also play an important part in the development of the financing and debt capital market and are frequently consulted by clients to provide advice on new innovative products and financing structures. Our extensive experience allows us to stay in the forefront of new developments and to continue to offer our clients the best possible service.
Our areas of practice include:
“I find the service and quality from Zul Rafique & Partners to be excellent. They can sort out tricky issues and will go way beyond." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2023
"The team is very responsive and the lawyers are experts in their line." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2023"
"“Dedicated and proficient in handling the deal.” - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023
“Standout banking group, providing expert advice on all aspects of conventional, Islamic and debt-related financial transactions. Especially skilled in complex debt restructuring, asset-backed securities and project finance, with extensive knowledge of Shari’a-compliant structures. Acts for prominent Malaysian and international borrowers and lenders.” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018: Banking & Finance – Band 1
“The lawyers' dedication and reliability is appreciated by clients, who report that "they are extremely thorough in their work" and "provide a very consistent level of service." Clients also praise the team's technical proficiency, noting the "quality of advice and problem solving during structuring, along with the quality of its legal documents.” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018: Banking & Finance – Band 1
“Known to provide comprehensive advice to both domestic and international financial institutions, the team at ZUL RAFIQUE & partners is noted for its extensive experience in Islamic finance issues. It has the capacity to take on matters spanning a range of Shari'a principles including wakala, murabaha and ijara, among others. Project finance, asset-backed securities and debt restructuring are also key areas of expertise.” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018: Islamic Finance – Band 2
“One client praises the team "for their commendable services in the finance and banking area.". Another source highlights the "technical expertise and the sense of responsibility from partners when supervising their deal team on transactions."” – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018: Islamic Finance – Band 2
“ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ banking and finance practice was at the top of its game last year – the firm was involved in a number of eye-catching international syndicated facilities and acquisition financings.” – IFLR1000 2017 – Tier 1
“Under the leadership of Loh Mei Mei, ZUL RAFIQUE & partners is commended for its ‘technical expertise paired with a great sense of responsibility from partners when supervising the team’” –Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 – Tier 1
“The range of work delivered by ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ range of dependable work including acquisition, project and Islamic finance makes it an outstanding practice.” – Asialaw 2018 – Outstanding
“ZUL RAFIQUE & partners excels at debt capital markets, in addition to syndicated loans…..The practice is also highly capable in Islamic finance.” – Asialaw 2018 – Outstanding