ZUL RAFIQUE & partners

Arbitration

We oversee arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods involving commercial, non-commercial and construction or engineering disputes.

We advise and represent sophisticated commercial entities and high net-worth individuals on issues that may arise during the currency of the project in order to avoid claims, disputes and arbitration.

Our practitioners are on arbitration and mediation panels and have significant experience in dealing with institutional arbitrations under the auspices of the following:

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Banking & Finance

We are recognised as a top tier firm and market leader in the financing and debt capital market practice in Malaysia. We frequently work on novel and landmark transactions and are adept to handling innovative and challenging deals. Our lawyers are renowned for their high-quality of service and amiable approach with our clients. We believe in working closely with our clients to assist them in meeting their business objectives.

We act for all types of clients including leading international and domestic financial institutions and major corporations in their various capacities ranging from lenders, financiers, arrangers to issuers, borrowers, guarantors, security providers and investors and are therefore able to advise from any perspective of a ...

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Capital Markets & Corporate Finance

We provide comprehensive advice on the law and practice associated with capital-raising exercises. Our Capital Markets & Corporate Finance practice group has represented issuers, underwriters and trustees in the issuance of private debt securities. These include asset-backed securitisation, commercial papers and medium term notes and programmes (both conventional and under Islamic Syariah principles), convertible exchangeable bonds and other hybrid papers.

We also advise on initial public offerings, both local and international placements, rights issues, private placements and other fund-raising exercises such as the creation and issuance of corporate securities ...

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Commercial & Corporate Advisory

Our Commercial & Corporate Advisory practice group provides advice on an extensive scope of corporate matters including incorporation of local companies, registration of businesses and the establishment of foreign branch companies and representatives or regional offices for foreign parties.

We provide documentation expertise and advice relating to corporate restructuring and business-unit rationalisation, venture capital participation, agreements between shareholders in corporations and other arrangements between business partners under various forms of business organisations such as joint ventures, partnerships and unincorporated bodies and associations. In addition, we advise on issues pertaining to...

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Communications & Multimedia

Our Communications & Multimedia practice group focuses on information technology, internet-related laws, data protection and privacy laws.

As one of the first legal firm to practise in the field of communications and multimedia in Malaysia, we have extensive experience in representing major communications (fixed and mobile) and multimedia providers in various matters. We advise on licensing issues, competition law and other regulatory compliance; drafting of interconnect and access agreements; provision of high speed broadband services and other communications services.

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Corporate Real Estate

We have extensive experience in handling and advising on land-related matters. Our expertise covers a wide range of matters including:

  • Sale and purchase of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural land
  • Leases and tenancies of various real properties including agreements to lease for buildings under construction
  • Consumer, retail and business financing
  • Land related issues including issues relating to transfers, leases, charges and other dealings of lands...
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Employment & Industrial Relations

Our Employment & Industrial Relations practice group offers specialised services on a broad range of employer-employee issues including terms and conditions of service; employee handbooks and manuals; collective agreements and trade disputes; disciplinary actions and dismissals; voluntary separation schemes; retrenchment; and issues surrounding corporate restructuring of businesses.

Our service is characterised by the solutions-oriented approach when dealing with our clients’ problems. A large part of our work involves rendering advice to management and human resource departments on day-to-day personnel issues. We recognise the need to provide holistic solutions which are legally sound and in ...

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Energy & Utilities

In this practice group, we serve industry sectors such as electricity, water and public works. We are dedicated to keeping abreast with the current legislative and regulatory framework as well as the core legal issues related to each industry. Our awareness of the growing momentum of industry restructuring and privatisation allows us to provide relevant and effective advice. Our areas of involvement are:

  • Purchasing and divestiture of businesses and other assets
  • Licensing and tariff collection
  • Energy purchasing
  • Federal, state and local government powers and functions
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Infrastructure & Construction

Our Infrastructure & Construction practice group has built a solid reputation on a strong legal foundation and extensive industry experience. We have substantial experience in providing legal advice in the infrastructure and construction industry. Our projects range from residential, commercial development to Multi-billion Ringgit oil terminal and industrial facilities, including the development and augmentation of government initiated economic corridors, high-speed broadband rights and infrastructure, bridges and airport facilities. Our clients include property and project owners, developers, concessionaire holders, employers, operators, contractors and consultants.

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Intellectual Property

We handle various aspects of intellectual property law including trade-marks and service marks, copyright, trade secrets, confidential information and internet-related issues. Essentially, our practice includes registration, advisory, litigation and enforcement, audits and surveys.

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Litigation

We have been ranked as one of the top-tier litigation firms by international publications due to the vast level of knowledge and experience of our practitioners.

We represent clients in the full spectrum of:

  • Civil claims
  • Commercial claims
  • Corporate dispute claims 

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice group advises both local and foreign clients on structuring and negotiating shares; business and assets acquisitions and disposals; takeovers and mergers of corporations and businesses, demergers, consolidations and vesting; and management buyouts.

Based on our extensive expertise in more than just a few industries, we have drawn from the wealth of such experience and are able to provide significant industry insights into the transactions at hand.

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Oil & Gas

Our Oil & Gas practice group provides a broad range of legal services to serve the needs of oil & gas companies and other players in the industry such as oil & gas contractors, service companies, financial institutions, insurance companies and governmental bodies. The practice group offers advisory services in respect of the following:

  • Investment and acquisition in oil & gas assets
  • Upstream oil & gas exploration, development and production activities
  • Joint development of oil & gas resources in Overlapping Claim Areas, Unitization arrangement
  • Midstream and downstream oil & gas activities/operations
  • Natural Gas/LNG import, export, trading, LNG Regasification Terminal Operation, pipeline operation...
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