Area of Practice

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Islamic Finance


CELINE RANGITHAN is a Partner in the Banking & Finance practice group. Celine’s legal practice covers all areas of banking and finance transactions focusing on debt capital market financing, syndications, project financing, acquisition financing, and cross-border transactions, both conventional and Islamic. She is frequently involved in cross-border financing transactions. Celine has advised on numerous award-winning transactions and first-in-the-market.


  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2024 for Banking & Finance
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 as Leading Individual for Banking & Finance
  • IFLR1000 2023 Edition as a Notable Practitioner in Capital Markets: Debt
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 as Recommended Lawyer in inCapital Markets and Islamic Finance for Malaysia.

Transaction Experience:
  • Yinson Holding Berhad’s Sustainability-Linked Sukuk Wakalah, which is the first Sustainability-Linked Sukuk Wakalah issuance in Malaysia.
  • OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad’s green financing to RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, which is the first green Islamic foreign currency and bank-to-bank facility.
  • Corporate sustainability-linked loan financing to Andante Finance Company Pty Limited, AirTrunk Singapore Pte Ltd, AirTrunk Hong Kong Holding Limited and AirTrunk Singapore Six Pte Ltd, which is the first to use a CUE metric, and is also the first publicly known financing by a data centre company to incorporate a gender pay equity target.
  • Yinson Holdings Berhad’s Subordinated Perpetual Islamic Notes Programme, which won the Islamic Finance News Perpetual Deal of the Year 2022.

What Clients’ Say:
  • “Celine Rangithan is excellent. Commercial and diligent, she makes navigating the entry into Malaysia for our offshore clients easy.” Legal Asia Pacific 2024
  • “Celine is a highly commendable legal counsel with efficient turnaround time of deliverables while maintaining top-notch quality and patience in carving out time to explain things to clients, especially on complex legal matters arising from a transaction.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2024
  • "She is very responsive and able to accommodate urgent tasks. The turnaround is also very fast." Chambers Asia Pacific 2023
  • “Amazing personality with depth on the debt capital matters and able to resolve issues effectively and fast. Always available to listen to issues and provide the best solutions which are a balance to both the banks and the borrower.” IFLR 1000 Asia Pacific 2020
  • “The "extremely helpful"  Celine Rangithan "tells it like it is" and is "able to think outside the box," say enthusiastic clients. Particularly adept in cross-border transactions, she presides over conventional and Islamic debt capital market, project finance and syndicated loan transactions” Chambers Asia Pacific 2018


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Personal Details


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Since 2004



LLB (Hons) (University of London)
Certificate in Legal Practice (Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia)
Advocate & Solicitor (High Court of Malaya)