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Zul Rafique & Partners' Banking & Finance team, Ashela Ramaya, Chan Kwan Hoe and Isabella Ng Ling Ling acted as the solicitors for the Syndicate Lenders - comprising, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia Berhad and Malayan Banking Berhad in relation to a secured loan facility of up to MYR2.15 Billion (“Facility”), granted to LQ Retail Sdn Bhd for a period of five years, for the development of the “Lifestyle Quarter” at the Tun Razak Exchange (“TRX”) in Kuala Lumpur.

Read more: Zul Rafique & Partners Advises The Lenders on The Project Financing of MYR2.15 Billion For The...


Zul Rafique & Partners is very excited to announce that the firm has been ranked as a Top Tier Firm by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific for 2019. Zul Rafique & Partners Attorney Wong Keat Ching received the recognition of Dispute Resolution Star, and Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam received the recognition of Future Star.

Additional Firm Rankings 

  • Commercial and Transactional: Tier 4
  • Construction: Tier 1
  • Labor and Employment: Tier 2
  • White Collar Crime: Recommended

Read more: Zul Rafique & Partners Ranked as Top Tier Firm by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific


Asian Legal Business has named Zul Rafique & Partners ALB Employer of Choice for 2019. This is the firm’s ninth time being named ALB Employer of Choice since 2009.


National law firm Piper Alderman has announced the lateral appointment of a real estate team in Brisbane.

Warren Denny (Partner), Kylie Maxwell (Special Counsel), Lyndal Draper (Special Counsel), Alexandra Gaggin(Lawyer) and Caitlyn Slater (Paralegal) join Piper Alderman from 1 April.

Mr Denny joins Piper Alderman after more than 30 years at international firm K&L Gates and its predecessor firms. He is an accredited Property Law specialist and has been recognised by The Best Lawyers in Australiain the field of Real Property Law since 2015.

The team provides specialised advice on strata title residential, commercial and mixed use developments, aged care, receiver and mortgagee sales, joint venture agreements, title structures, development and fund through agreements, put and call options, staged developments and real estate dispute resolution.

Read more: Piper Alderman appoints real estate team in Brisbane, Australia


Piper Alderman has advised Toronto-based battery minerals company, Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. ("Cobalt 27") (TSXV: KBLT) (OTCQX: CBLLF)(FRA: 27O) on the takeover by scheme of arrangement of Highlands Pacific Limited ("Highlands") and its financing. The transaction value of the scheme of arrangement (which completed on 17 May 2019) is circa $130m.

Cobalt 27 was Highlands’ largest shareholder and this arrangement has seen Cobalt 27 acquire the remaining Highlands shares for an all-cash offer price of A$0.105 per share. A further A$0.01 per share is payable under the scheme if the price of nickel exceeds an agreed threshold before 31 December 2019.

Read more: Australian firm, Piper Alderman, advises Cobalt 27 on $130m takeover of Highlands Pacific