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Senior Associates 1

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HAJI MOHD RASHEED KHAN MOHD IDRIS

Education:
Barrister-at-Law, Inn's School of Law, London, Lincoln's Inn, London.

Working Experiences:
Served as Trust Officer in the Official Administrator and Public Trustee’s Office for 3 years, joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Services for 4 years as Magistrate, Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Assistant Registrar of the High Court. He was also the Legal Advisor of Shell Malaysia and has worked in the offices of Shell International, London and The Hague.

Practice Areas:
Energy and Power Related Transactions, Oil and Gas, Construction, Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisition, Corporate Restructuring, Reorganizations, Real Estate Transactions, Trusts, Joint Ventures.

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JASWANDAR SINGH A/L MEHAR SINGH

Education:
LL.B (Hons) from University of London, CLP (Malaya)

Working Experiences:
First served Bumiputra Commerce Bank Bhd in various positions namely Accountant, Relief Manager and Senior Auditor. Later then served Utama Merchant Bank Bhd, a bank within the Utama Group as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser.

Practice Areas:
Debt and equity instrument, restructuring and fund raising for troubled bank funded debts

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SYED MUHAMMAD RIDZA SYED ABDULLAH

Education:
LL. B (Hons) The National University of Malaysia

Working Experiences:
He completed his chambering with under the guidance of Mr L. Parthiban of Messrs L. Parthiban & Asssociates and was call to the Bar in April 2000 and gained significant exposure and experience in conveyancing practices during his term with Kushairi & Co.

Seeking new perspective of law from a corporate point of view, he joined Johor Corporation and Johor Port Berhad as their Legal Officer. He then returned to practice with Messrs Abdul Hakim Abdul Rahman & Co and headed the conveyancing section of the firm. He was responsible for the management of the firm’s resources in handing developer projects such as Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad, Kejora, Uda Land and others.

He was also in charge for the preparation of loan documentations for consumers and commercial (both convensional and Islamic) for financial institutions such as Bank Islam, Maybank, SME Bank, AgroBank and others. He was also responsible in drafting agreements such as Joint Venture Agreement, Production Agreement and Operators Agreement as requested by bodies like Pertubuhan Peladang Negeri Johor, Persatuan Nelayan and others.

Practice Areas:
Property & Conveyancing, Financial Services, Islamic Banking, Corporate & Commercial

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SUHARA MOHAMAD SIDIK

Education:
LL.B. (Honours), International Islamic University Malaysia

LL. B. (Shariah) (Honours), International Islamic University Malaysia
Master of Business Administration (Corporate Governance), Universiti Putra Malaysia

Grad. ICSA, Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators


Working Experiences:

Suhara has more than 10 years working experience. She started her practice with Azmi & Associates where she was involved in corporate & commercial matters. She later joined Shook Lin & Bok in 2010 where she was involved in corporate finance matters focussing on sukuk. Before rejoining the firm in 2016, Suhara was with Abdul Raman Saad & Associates where was involved in corporate finance matters focusing on real estate investment trust (REIT).

Practice Areas:
Mergers and Acquisition, Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Conveyancing, Corporate Governance.

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LEE KIN HING

Education:
Master of Laws (LLM), BPP Law School, Holborn, London, UK (2010)
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (2010)
Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn, England & Wales (2007)
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB), Anglia Ruskin University, UK (2001)

Working Experiences:
Lee Kin Hing has had more than 10 years of experience in legal practice in Malaysia and the UK. Kin Hing previously spent 8 years in London practising in refugee, nationality and asylum laws under the then UK Legal Services Commission’s (now UK Legal Aid Agency) Community Legal Services scheme and representing appellants in immigration tribunals across England & Wales. He was accredited as a senior caseworker and supervisor under the England & Wales Law Society’s immigration & asylum accreditation scheme. Upon his return to Malaysia he spent 4 years at Azmi & Associates before he joined another one of the largest firms in Malaysia being part of its infrastructure and project development department.

Subsequently he joined a boutique litigation firm and undertook corporate litigation works specialising in breach of director fiduciary duties, recovery of secret profits, compliance with the Companies Act, liquidation proceedings and mareva injunction application. During his limited period of litigation practice, he represented corporate clients both at the High Court and the Court of Appeal levels. Following 18 months of legal practice focusing solely on corporate litigation, he re-joined Azmi & Associates’ Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate (“MAC”) department. 

Practice Areas: 
Mergers & acquisitions, project finance, cross-border syndicated financing, construction (non-contentious), corporate commercial, corporate governance & advisory and foreign investments.

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WAN NURETA WAN ABD MUTTALIB

Education:
Bachelor of Laws (LLb, Honours), International Islamic University Malaysia

Working Experiences:
She started her practice with Messrs Wan Abd Muttalib & Co after her chambering in 1995. Thereafter, she worked with Messrs Hisham, Sobri & Kadir specializing in corporate muamalat & litigation from 1997 – 1999. She returned to Messrs. Wan Abd Muttalib & Co as Managing Partner in 1999 – 2016. While she was there, she undertook various land/real estate development projects and joint venture. She also heavily involved in banking/finance. At the initial stage of practice, she involved more on civil litigation especially running down, banking claims and land matters.

Practice Areas:
Estate Administration and Planning, Citizenship, Adoption, Conveyancing & Banking/Finance.

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DR. NOORFAJRI ISMAIL

Education:
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), the National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Masters of Law, the National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), University of Malaya
Professional Certificate of Adjudicator, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
Certificate of Mediator, Malaysian Mediation Centre

Working Experiences:
Dr. Noorfajri has diversity knowledge of laws with various working experience for more than 10 years. He started his career with Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service as a Magistrate for 3 years. He was called to the Malaysian Bar and joined Sumali Alwi & Co. where he was involved in general litigation and real estate matters. He then joined Faculty of Law, the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2008 teaching undergraduate and postgraduate law students in Administration of Criminal Justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business and Insolvency Law. After almost 10 years stint in academic profession, he come back to legal profession by joining Azmi & Associates from September 2018 where he is involved in general litigation and corporate affairs practice. He is also an Accredited Construction Adjudicator and Panel of Adjudicators of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) (formerly known as KLRCA) since 2014 and has been appointed by the Director of AIAC pursuant to section 23 of Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012 (Act 746) (Malaysia) in a few cases that relates to construction payment disputes.

Practice Areas:
Construction Projects and Payment Adjudication, Alternative Dispute Resolution, General Litigation, Quasi-Criminal, Corporate, Commercial & Competition.

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OMAR SAIFUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ

Education:
LL. B (Hons) Business Law, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP)
Diploma in Public Management, Institiut Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN).

Working Experiences:
Omar Saifuddin has more than 21 years working experience. He started work in 1993 as an Administrative & Diplomatic Officer and was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Entrepreneur Development  before he joined Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) as a Legal Officer in 1997. He left TM in 2012 and his last position was as Senior Corporate Counsel (AGM), Global Products and Services. In TM, he was involved in the drafting, review and negotiations of various agreements to be entered by TM and/or its Group of Companies including agreements with other telecommunications operators/service providers and customers. He had experience in managing legal matters of TM’s international subsidiaries and was fortunate to be involved in major cross-border transactions in various countries in Asia and Africa. Upon completion of his chambering with Ghazali Ariff & Partners in 2013, he worked with Nasira Aziz & Co and Haq & Salleh where he handled construction, telecommunications, mergers & acquisitions, corporate, commercial, conveyancing, property and banking matters. As a legal practitioner, he has represented local and foreign telecommunications service operators/providers in negotiations of access and/or service agreements with other providers/operators and customers, including liaising with Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on regulatory and licensing matters. Prior to joining Azmi & Associates, he was a Partner with Nasira Aziz & Co.

Practice Areas:
Telecommunications, Technology, Mergers and Acquisition, Corporate & Commercial.

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