Muhammad Akmal Md Yasin

Muhammad Akmal Md Yasin

Muhammad Akmal Md Yasin graduated from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) with a LL.B (Hons) in January 2021.

He has undergone three internships starting at the High Court of Seremban, Attorney General Chamber, Putrajaya and Messrs Nik Safia & Co. respectively. Throughout his internship at Messrs Nik Safia & Co., he was exposed mainly in conveyancing and general litigation matter such as assisting lawyer to prepare documents, liaising matters with clients and preparing research materials.

During his studies days, Akmal was actively participated in programs and events organized by the UUM law school. He was the Exco of Multimedia and Publicity for UUM Law Students’ Society 2017/2018 tenure and the Vice Director for the UUM Legal Delegation to Jogjakarta, Indonesia in 2017. He also was one of the players for UUM Ens Legis FC that had won the UKM Perundang Cup in 2018.

Akmal is currently part of the Global Financial Services & Banking Practice Group under the supervision of our Managing Partner, Encik Lutfi Abdull Mutalip.

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Muhammad Akmal Md Yasin

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5055

E-mail:
akmal@azmilaw.com

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Thomas Low Yong Xin

Thomas Low Yong Xin

THOMAS LOW YONG XIN graduated from University of Liverpool with a LLB (Hons), class two, division one (2:1) in 2018. He has further obtained the Master of Laws (LLM) qualification, specialising in International Commercial Law from Cardiff University in 2019. Additionally, he has recently completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Cardiff University.

He has undergone two internships with Messrs Manjit Singh Sachdev, Mohammad Radzi & Partners in 2017 as well as Messrs Azmi & Associates in 2019. During the tenure of his internships, he assisted Messrs Manjit Singh Sachdev, Mohammad Radzi & Partners in conveyancing works such as drafting Sale and Purchase Agreement and securities documents. On the other hand, he actively participated and assisted Messrs Azmi & Associates’ partners and associates in legal research and legal transcription tasks.

Thomas is currently part of the Projects Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari.

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Thomas Low Yong Xin

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5070

E-mail:
thomas.low@azmilaw.com

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Mohamad Aqiff Hakim Mohamad Ariff

Mohamad Aqiff Hakim Mohamad Ariff

Mohamad Aqiff Hakim Mohamad Ariff graduated from the National University of Malaysia with a LL.B (Hons) in 2020.

He was attached as a legal intern at the Parliament of Malaysia from June 2019 until September 2019. During his internship, he was assigned to several divisions such as Office of Legal Advisor, Research Division, House of Representatives Management Division and Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He managed to gain exposure and experience on legal research, translation works of official public documents and liaising with prominent officers in the Malaysian civil service.

During his university years, he was involved as a delegate for the ALSA National Conference in 2016. He was also an active member in activities organized by the UKM Law Students Society. He has also completed a project paper which touches upon the Malaysian Parliament’s effectiveness in providing check and balance on the powers of the executive body in Malaysia. Other than that, he was also appointed as a Coach by ITF Selangor for the 2019 Asia-Pacific ITF Taekwon-Do (School) Championship.

He is currently part of the Special Advisory & Consultancy under the supervision of our Senior Consultant, Tuan Haji Mohd Rasheed Khan.

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Mohamad Aqiff Hakim Mohamad Ariff

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5047

Mobile Phone:
+6011 2307 4657

E-mail:
aqiffhakim@azmilaw.com

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Vanessa Iskandar Ng

Vanessa Iskandar Ng

Vanessa Iskandar Ng graduated with 1st honours from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in 2020.

She was an avid mooter and represented UiTM in various moot competitions such as the first ICC-KLRCA Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot (2017), 12th LAWASIA International Moot Malaysia National Rounds (2017), 14th International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition (2017) and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2019). She is also fluent in Mandarin.

In 2017, she and her team emerged as the champion in the 14th International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition and represented UiTM at the 16th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot competition which took place at the University of Hong Kong. Her team also emerged as the first runner-up in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, National Rounds in 2019.

She did her internship at Izral Partnership in 2019, mainly assisting the partners and legal associates of the firm with research on various areas of law as well as transcribing and translating documents.

Vanessa is now part of the Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group under the supervision of the Partner, Melinda Marie D’Angelus.

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Vanessa Iskandar Ng

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5074

Mobile Phone:
+6012 281 3350

E-mail:
vanessa.ng@azmilaw.com

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Izzati Asyiqin Adzhar

Izzati Asyiqin Adzhar

Izzati Asyiqin Adzhar graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a First Class LL.B (Hons) in 2019. Having a keen interest in corporate and commercial laws, she later pursued LL.M in Business Law in International Islamic University Malaysia and graduated in 2020 where she was awarded as the Best Student for Master of Laws programme session 2019/2020.

She was exposed mostly to corporate and commercial courses such as Mergers and Acquisition, Corporate Finance, Corporate Law, Commercial and Consumer Law, Securities Law, Taxation Law etc. She was also exposed to courses on Islamic Law contracts and transactions.  During her postgraduate studies, she wrote several research papers and case studies such as “Analysis on Taxation of Illegal Income in Malaysia, New Zealand and United Kingdom”, “Case Study on Declaration of Dividend of Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) and Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT)”, “Examining the Protection of Shareholders in Schemes of Arrangement and Compulsory Acquisition of Shares” and “Case Study: Boardroom Tussle in Protasco Berhad and Med-Bumikar Mara Sdn Bhd.”

During her undergraduate year, she was attached to Messrs. Faizah Aishah Rahman & Associates as a legal intern in 2018. She undergone her internship with Puan Aishah Dato’ Abdul Rahman. During the tenure of the internship, she has explored mainly litigation and conveyancing work. She carried out several research tasks to help the partners to draft legal arguments in some ongoing cases. She was also taught to draft legal document in most litigation cases.

Some of her notable assignments during his tenure in Azmi & Associates include:

⊕ Assisted in advising, drafting and reviewing Share Sale Agreement;

⊕ Assisted in reviewing and drafting of a number of Sale and Purchase Agreement;

⊕ Assisted in reviewing and drafting of a number of Lease, Tenancy and Sub tenancy Agreement; and

⊕ Assisted in drafting of Supplier Agreement and Distribution Agreement.

She underwent her pupillage at our JB Office under the supervision of Partner, Syed Muhammad Ridza Syed Abdullah. She was also exposed to corporate matters under our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali.

She is currently part of the Senior Partner’s Office under the supervision of our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali.

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Izzati Asyiqin Adzhar

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5086

E-mail:
izzatiasyiqin@azmilaw.com

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Mahadi Abdullah

Mahadi Abdullah

Mahadi grew up in Penang, Malaysia and attended the Hutchings Primary School and the Methodist Boys’ Secondary School. He then had his tertiary education in the United States of America and graduated from Brandeis University, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree in 1976 under the Wien International Scholarship Program. After graduation, he worked for a commercial bank and a Nomura-affiliated investment bank and completed his Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers, London in 1981. He graduated from the University of London with a LL.B. (Hons) degree in 1994 and completed his Certificate in Legal Practice, Malaysia in 2010. He has been admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

He was in the service of PETRONAS, the national petroleum company of Malaysia, for 33 years and has broad experience in both the legal and commercial aspects of the Malaysian and international oil and gas industry, having held positions in the international marketing, corporate planning, finance, oil downstream planning and legal services divisions of PETRONAS.

Mahadi gained management insights and perspectives on, inter alia, corporate governance, human resource management, dispute management, incident management, construction and project management and the operations and maintenance of oil and gas assets whilst being the Company Secretary/Legal Advisor of PETRONAS Gas Berhad, a Malaysian public-listed company, and later as the PETRONAS shareholder nominee Director of Dragon LNG Ltd, a United Kingdom joint venture company which owns and operates a LNG regasification terminal in Milford Haven, Wales. Apart from projects in Malaysia and the UK, he has also experience in energy, oil, gas and petrochemical projects in Canada, Australia, Uzbekistan, Sudan, India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and other South-East Asian countries.

His main experience and expertise is in the Energy, Oil & Gas, Projects, Engineering & Construction and Joint Ventures practice areas, although due to his long career he is also familiar with the law relating to human resources management, companies and corporate governance, international trade and real estate.

Membership:

  • Association of International Energy Negotiators [AIEN] (previously known as AIPN).
  • Society of Construction Lawyers, Malaysia
    Malaysian Petroleum Club, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Alliance Francaise, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Putrajaya Lake Club
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Mahadi Abdullah

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5000

Mobile Number:
+6012 205 7382

E-mail:
mahadi@azmilaw.com

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Rohamina Jamil

Rohamina Jamil

Rohamina is a senior associate in the Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking Practice Group. She holds LL.B (Hons) from University of Reading, Certificate in Legal Practice and LL.M from King’s College London.

Rohamina joined Azmi & Associates as a legal intern and underwent her pupillage in the firm under the supervision of the Managing Partner. She was an Associate in the firm before joining Bursa Malaysia Berhad in April 2020.

Rohamina pursued her LLM in September 2020 and re-joined Azmi & Associates upon returning from London.

Rohamina has been exposed to various corporate banking matters, including cross-border transactions and banking/financing products developments which include the following:

⊕ Advising a development financial institution in relation to the upsizing of the Multi-currency Medium Term Notes (MMTN) from USD1.5 billion to USD3 billion.

⊕ Advising lenders in relation to the extension of the existing Bridging Loan of USD1 billion granted to a subsidiary of MISC Berhad.

⊕ Advising lenders on the release of existing 1st and 2nd lien collateral by a Texas-based offshore drilling contractor in Malaysia and issuance of USD350 million Senior Secured First Lien Notes.

⊕ Advising the Issuer, Bondholder and Trustee in relation to the principal deferment of the Fixed Rate Serial Bonds at nominal value of up to RM738 million.

⊕ Advising the Government of Malaysia in relation to the Islamic financing facility of RM577 million granted to a statutory body.

⊕ Advising Sarawak Energy Berhad and its subsidiaries in relation to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Schedules with two counterparties banks.

⊕ Advising Shoraka Global Resources Sdn Bhd in setting up its commodity trading platform.

⊕ Involved in the development of the Islamic products for United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and involved in the drafting of the template documents for the products.

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Rohamina Jamil

Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5068

Mobile Phone:
+6019 – 304 6858

E-mail:
rohamina@azmilaw.com

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Zhilal Adnan

Zhilal Adnan

Zhilal Adnan graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia, with a First Class in a Bachelor of Law, LL.B (Hons) which he received in 2020. He also has a First Class in a Bachelor of Law (Shariah) LL.B(S) (Hons) which he received in 2021.

He was later called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya in 2022.

Throughout his years of study, he gradually developed his interest and passion in banking and finance practices apart from corporate areas. 

Some of Zhilal’s most notable matters include:

⊕ Assisting in several mandatory licenses application and other related manufacturing applications for foreign company in Malaysia including business premise license, income tax registration, and Employee Provident Fund’s registration.

⊕ Assisting in a sale and purchase of property involving a foreign-controlled company in Malaysia and related taxation issues in relation to the purchase of the property.

⊕ Assisting in the preparation of a strategy paper in advising several foreign companies on the issue of default of contractual duty involving a big-scale glove company.

⊕ Assisting in benchmarking reviews on remuneration policy of directors between several remarkable multinational companies in Malaysia.

⊕ Assisting in the preparation of legal advisories in relation to cyber-attacks and ransomware issues involving one of the prominent companies in Malaysia.

He is currently in our Senior Partner’s Office, under the supervision of our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali.

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Zhilal Adnan

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5078

E-mail:
zhilal@azmilaw.com

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Wan Nur Dania Afrina Wan Fauzie

Wan Nur Dania Afrina Wan Fauzie

Wan Nur Dania Afrina Wan Fauzie graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a LL.B (Hons) in 2019 and a LL.BS (Hons) in 2020.

She joined Azmi & Associates in October 2020 to undertake pupillage under the tutelage of En. Mohd Sallahudin Abdullah in corporate and conveyancing matters. She was later called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in December 2021.

Some of Dania’s most notable assignments include:-

⊕ Assisted a private limited company in drafting a due diligence report for a restructure of shareholding;

⊕ Assisted a public listed company in financial services and its subsidiaries in a project forensic;

⊕ Assisted an Abu Dhabi-based holding company in financial services in drafting and reviewing Shareholders’ Agreement and Pre-Emptive Rights Sale Agreement;

⊕ Assisted an intellectual property agency in drafting and reviewing Chilled Water Supply Agreement and Vehicle Parking Agreement;

⊕ Assisted a Malaysian airport company in drafting and reviewing Development Agreement and Land Lease Agreement;

⊕ Assisted a public listed company and one of Malaysia’s leading property developers in legal services for a housing project;

⊕ Assisted a property development and energy services company in drafting Joint Venture Agreements and Sale and Purchase Agreements of several lands;

⊕ Assisted one of the largest fund management companies in Malaysia in a perfection of transfer exercise for approximately 100 housing units.

⊕ Assisted a real estate investment holding company in drafting and reviewing a number of Tenancy Agreements for three (3) shopping centres in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor;

⊕ Assisted a public listed company in conducting a due diligence exercise for approximately 3000 sublessees of lands; and

⊕ Assisted a public listed electricity company in legal and advisory services for a transfer of 132 pieces of land.

Dania is currently attached to the Projects Practice Group under the supervision of our Partners, Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari and Sallahudin Abdullah.

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Wan Nur Dania Afrina Wan Fauzie

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5054

E-mail:
daniaafrina@azmilaw.com

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Umar Izat Nubli

Umar Izat Nubli

Umar Izat Nubli graduated from Universiti Teknologi MARA with a LL.B (Hons) in 2019.

He then commenced his pupillage in November 2019 at Wong & Partners and was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya in December 2020.

He joined Azmi & Associates in May 2021 to join our Mergers and Acquisitions practice area.

Some of his notable assignments include:

⊕ assisted in the renewal and added value application of licensed manufacturing warehouse by A.Schulman Thermoplastic Compounds Sdn. Bhd.;

⊕ assisted in conducting due diligence for the acquisition of AXA Affin Life Insurance and AXA Affin General Insurance by Generali Asia N.V.;

⊕ assisted in drafting Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Policy for Louis Vuitton (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.;

⊕ assisted in preparing legal opinions for Airbnb on issues regarding the operation of Short Term Rental Accommodation in Malaysia pre-COVID-19 and during COVID-19;

⊕ assisted in preparing legal opinion in connection with the provision of regulatory advice in respect of the provision of mobile phone repair and replacement services by Amtrust Mobile Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. to the customers of Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn. Bhd. for Samsumg Care+;

⊕ assisted in conducting due diligence for the Islamic Medium Term Notes Facility of up to RM535.0 million in aggregate nominal value to be established by AZRB Capital Sdn. Bhd.;

⊕ advising in the acquisition of shares in a State-linked waste management company;

⊕ advising MARA Corporation Sdn Bhd in relation to the restructuring of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)’s subsidiaries; and

⊕ advising Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA), for restructuring of RISDA’s subsidiary companies.

He is currently attached to the Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Sharizan Sarif.

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Umar Izat Nubli

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5039

E-mail:
umar.izat@azmilaw.com

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