Zul Rafique & partners
Total number of professionals: 92
Number of partners: 33
Number of associates: 59
Principal office: Kuala Lumpur
Zul Rafique & partners is a Kuala Lumpur-based law firm formed in December 1999. As a result of significant growth achieved since its inception, it is now a large, broad-based commercial legal practice.
Our practice areas are as follows:
Banking & finance: The firm has a dedicated team of lawyers with extensive experience and expertise in domestic and international financing transactions covering both conventional and Islamic. The team plays an important role in the development of the financing and debt capital market.
Capital markets: The firm provides comprehensive advice on the law and practice associated with capital-raising exercises. It has represented issuers, principal advisers, underwriters and trustees on a full range of capital markets transactions in various industries such as insurance, banks and financial institutions, telecommunications, oil and gas, manufacturing, healthcare, real estate and education.
Communications & multimedia: The firm advises on communications and multimedia matters, information and communications technology matters, e-commerce, corporate commercial matters, data protection, privacy laws and competition laws.
Construction & dispute resolution: The firm oversees arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods involving commercial, non-commercial and construction or engineering disputes.
Corporate/mergers & acquisitions: The firm assists clients to mitigate risks by identifying and advising potential issues affecting a transaction and proposing practical solutions to address those issues to enable clients to achieve their commercial goals.
Corporate real estate: The firm has extensive experience in handling and advising on land related transactions for the corporate clientele.
Employment & industrial relations: The firm 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.
Energy & utilities: The firm serves industry sectors such as the electricity, water and public works.
Infrastructure & construction: The firm has substantial experience in providing legal advice in the infrastructure and construction industry, with projects ranging from residential, commercial developments to multi-billion ringgit oil terminal and industrial facilities.
Intellectual property: The firm handles all aspects of intellectual property law relating to trademarks and service marks, geographical indications, copyright, trade secrets, and confidential information. This includes registration, advisory, litigation, commercial transactions and IP audits.
Litigation: The firm represents clients in the full spectrum of civil, commercial and corporate dispute claims.
Oil & gas: The firm provides a broad range of legal services to serve the needs of oil & gas companies, contractors, service companies, financial institutions, insurance companies and governmental bodies.
Projects & corporate advisory: The firm provides expert advice on a wide range of project and corporate matters including regulatory strategy, licensing requirements, concession agreements, drafting of project documentation, tender reviews, and other projects or construction-related legal documentation.
Key practice areas
Banking & finance; capital markets; communications & multimedia; construction dispute resolution; corporate/mergers & acquisitions; corporate real estate; employment & industrial relations; energy & utilities; infrastructure & construction; intellectual property; litigation; oil & gas; projects & corporate advisory.