Muhammad Nabil Abdul Razak

Muhammad Nabil Abdul Razak

Muhammad Nabil graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons) in 2020.

He joined Azmi & Associates as a pupil and he was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 26 November 2021.

He was later retained by the Firm and is now an associate in the Mergers, Acquisitions practice area and advises on aviation, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate as well as compliance matters.

Some of Nabil’s most notable assignments include:

⊕ Assisted FWD Takaful Berhad in drafting an endowment agreement in relation to its endowment and collaboration with a private institution.

⊕ Assisted and advised Tenaga Nasional Berhad in the preparation and review of the constitution of Zero Emission Vehicle Association, a society comprising members from BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) ecosystem which aims to promote the use of BEV towards reducing carbon emission.

⊕ Assisted and advised Westfield Star Sdn Bhd in drafting and reviewing a sale and purchase agreement for the disposal of a US-registered helicopter.

⊕ Assisted Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) in reviewing and updating its module on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (MACC Act) including Section 17A to be in line with the MACC Act as well as incorporating industry-specific corruption scenarios.

⊕ Advised University Malaysia Kelantan in relation to its Investment Policy and Investment Guidelines (Polisi Pelaburan dan Garis Panduan Pelaburan) to ensure the compliance with Surat Pekeliling Am Bil. 3 Tahun 1998 of the Government of Malaysia.

He is currently part of the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Norhisham Abd Bahrin.

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Muhammad Nabil Abdul Razak

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5040

E-mail:
nabilrazak@azmilaw.com

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Mohd Irwan Ismail

Mohd Irwan Ismail

Mohd Irwan Ismail graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide, Australia which he obtained in December 2013.

Upon returning to Malaysia, he worked in a number of different companies with diverse backgrounds including with UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad. While working full-time, he also pursued his Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) to which he obtained in 2016.

He later did his pupillage in Bell Herng & Aliman and was retained thereafter. He was later called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya in December 2017.

He later joined as an Associate with Azmi & Associates and is in the Litigation practice group.

Some of Mohd Irwan’s most notable matters include:

⊕ Successfully resisting an appeal in the Court of Appeal representing the original landowner with a team of lawyers in a fraud and conspiracy to defraud matter involving a piece of land which had been fraudulently transferred twice from the original landowner.

⊕ Acting as a main person-in-charge in the first case of its kind in Malaysia in representing a state water operator against a multinational company to claim for capital contribution in supplying enormous water supply involving a relatively new statute (Water Services Industry Act 2006), various state enactments and a constitutional amendment.

⊕ Successfully resisting an appeal in the Court of Appeal with a team of lawyer involving a peculiar interlocutory application for the interpretation and setting up of parameter of a previous order made by the Court of Appeal by a different bench.

⊕ Handling a significant role in a complex assessment of damages against an established bank involving a series of restructuring schemes.

⊕ Representing clients in judicial review applications against decisions of a tribunal and land enquiry under the Land Acquisition Act 1960.

⊕ Representing clients in numerous interlocutory applications including striking out application, summary judgment application, Order 14A application, application for expungement of hearsay evidence and ex parte

He is currently part of our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim.

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Mohd Irwan Ismail

Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5067

Mobile Phone:
+6019 424 0194

E-mail:
irwan.ismail@azmilaw.com

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Gabriel Yee Full Yek

Gabriel Yee Full Yek

Gabriel Yee Full Yek graduated from University of Bristol with a LLB Law (Hons) in 2018 and completed his Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in BPP University London in 2019.

He was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2019 as a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

He commenced his pupillage at Azmi & Associates in January 2020 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in January 2021.

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

⊕ Assisted in advising, drafting and reviewing Shareholders Agreement and Share Subscription Agreement in relation to a joint venture between a local company and a Malaysian company listed in the Bursa’s Ace Market;

⊕ Assisted in advising and drafting Master Investment Agreement for a Labuan licensed investment bank;

⊕ Assisted in conducting a competition law due diligence on a Sarawak state-owned company to ensure that their operations are in comply with the Malaysia Competition Law;

⊕ Conducting a legal due diligence and assisted in the preparation of loan and security documents in relation to the project financing facilities granted by Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad to its borrowers;

⊕ Assisted in advising Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad on the update of its existing US$3,000,000,000 Multicurrency Medium Term Notes in 2021.

He is currently an associate attached to the Capital & Debt Markets Practice Group under the supervision of our Co-Deputy Managing Partner, Serina Abdul Samad and Partner, Moo Eng Thing.

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Gabriel Yee Full Yek

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5041

Mobile Phone:

E-mail:
gabrielyee@azmilaw.com

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Farah Adibah Suhaime

Farah Adibah Suhaime

Farah Adibah Suhaime graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a first class degree in LL.B (Hons) in 2020.

Upon completing degree, she joined Azmi & Associates in November 2021 as a pupil, and was later admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in October 2021.

Among her key assignments are as follows:

⊕ Conducted a due diligence exercise for the proposed investment pursuant to a management buyout of a public company.

⊕ Advised a foreign client in relation to its proposed subscription of shares in an international courier service company.

⊕ Advised Russian party on the transfer of its property in Malaysia.

⊕ Advised on investment of a government fund into a company for small and medium enterprises purposes.

⊕ Assisted in reviewing employment contracts.

⊕ Assisted in drafting a sale and purchase agreement.

She currently advises on mergers & acquisitions, corporate commercial, conveyancing and corporate finance and she is part of the Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Suhara Mohammad Sidik.

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Farah Adibah Suhaime

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5092

E-mail:
farahadibah@azmilaw.com

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Fairuz Hanim Abdul Latiff

Fairuz Hanim Abdul Latiff

Fairuz Hanim graduated from the International Islamic University of Malaysia with a First Class LL.B (Hons) in 2019.

She did her pupillage at Messrs Ram Reza & Muhammad, and was later called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in 2020. In 2021, she further practised in Messrs Ganeson Gomathy Fadzlin M. Nava & Co, before joining Azmi & Associates in October 2021 and is now part of the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group under the supervision of our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali and Senior Associate, Hassan Shah.

Among her experience in commercial advisory and dispute related assignments include: –

⊕ Acted for and advised property developers in respect of various disputes involving investors, regulatory bodies and foreign as well as local purchasers in relation to various service apartments and college projects in Kuala Lumpur and Cyberjaya.

⊕ Acted for employers and contractors in claims relating to progress payments, quantum meruit claims, call on performance bonds, defective works, back-to-back payment, enforcement of parent company guarantees, project delays, and claims for Liquidated Ascertained Damages (LAD).

⊕ Advised and acted for a consortium of oil and gas contractors including a public listed corporation in respect of disputes involving the procurement, construction and commissioning of petroleum pipelines.

⊕ Involved in advising a financial institution in relation to shariah-compliant investments in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

⊕ Advised an Australian corporation in relation to the establishment of a Labuan Islamic foundation.

⊕ Involved in advising a major Malaysian shipyard corporation in relation to rental disputes with a government body.

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Fairuz Hanim Abdul Latiff

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5045

Mobile Phone:
+6018 246 4385

E-mail:
fairuz.hanim@azmilaw.com

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Shardha Lim Yuet Ying

Shardha Lim Yuet Ying

SHARDHA LIM YUET YING graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a LLB (Hons) in 2017.

She was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and attained a Masters in Legal Practice in 2018. She was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in August 2020.

During her studies in the UK, she was an active volunteer in the Bristol Employment Tribunal Service and the Bristol Law Centre where she served as an Administrator in the Welfare and Benefits department. She also received guidance and mentorship under His Honour Judge Neil Bidder QC and Leslie Blohm QC in which she had the opportunity to undertake Marshalling duties in both the Cardiff and Bristol Crown Courts. Before leaving the UK, she gained work experience in a legal services firm, Lyons Davidson Solicitors, Bristol for 3 months.

She joined Azmi & Associates in July 2019 to undertake pupillage under the tutelage of Farah Nadiah Zainudin where she provided assistance in the corporate and litigation departments. In September 2020, she joined the Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Jonathan Law Ngee Song.

Some of Shardha’s notable assignments to date are as follows:

⊕ Conducted legal due diligence and verification on documents in relation to a share consolidation exercise for Perak Transit Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market in Bursa Malaysia.

⊕ Conducted legal due diligence and verification on documents in relation to a bonus issue of free warrants exercise for Perak Transit Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market in Bursa Malaysia.

⊕ Conducted legal due diligence and verification on documents in relation to a bonus issue of shares and warrants exercise for BP Plastics Holding Bhd, a company listed on the Main Market in Bursa Malaysia.

⊕ Conducted legal due diligence on Pitahaya (M) Sdn Bhd and its parties acting in concert and verification of documents in relation to the unconditional mandatory takeover offer to acquire all remaining ordinary shares in Pimpinan Ehsan Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market in Bursa Malaysia.

⊕ Conducted legal due diligence in connection with the proposed acquisition of shares in solar power providers with solar power plants located in Perlis and Terengganu.

⊕ Represented a Kuala Lumpur based boutique property developer in the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur (Commercial Division) in which leave was successfully obtained to conduct share capital reduction pursuant to Section 116 of the Companies Act 2016.

⊕ Assisted in a dispute settlement between a Gibraltar based global healthcare trading company and a Malaysian rubber product manufacturer.

⊕ Assisted US based attorneys, Nixon Peabody LLP, in relation to an investigation initiated by the US Department of Justice on a Malaysian rubber product manufacturer.

⊕ Successfully applied for the grant of Letter of Administration for the appointment of an Administrator on a deceased’s estate from the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur.

⊕ Assisted in the conveyance of multiple properties as part of a debt restructuring exercise for a rubber product manufacturer that was previously listed on the Main Market in Bursa Malaysia

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Shardha Lim Yuet Ying

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5062

Mobile Phone:
+6011 2711 6213

E-mail:
shardhalim@azmilaw.com

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Lim Sheh Ting

Lim Sheh Ting

Sheh Ting graduated from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2006 with honours in the Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B). She pursued and obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M) with specialisation in Commercial Law in the same university the following year. 

She thereafter obtained the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia and she was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2010. She has received several awards for her academic achievement including the merit scholarship from the university where she took up her pre-university courses as well as her law degree.

Sheh Ting’s area of practice encompasses real estate, conveyancing, banking and finance. During her tenure of practice in the legal profession, she handles a broad range of matters including corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals, property development and construction, joint venture, projects for residential land, strata and individual title, industrial estates, commercial buildings, hotels and rural properties, property financing, corporate finance, project finance, Islamic banking, syndicated lending and retail loan matters.

She has been actively involved in undertaking various legal assignments including those local companies to public listed companies and foreign multinationals to offer full range of service and practical advice to the needs of the clients in the property, banking and finance, both from the local to the national level.

Her past notable assignments include:

Real Estate

⊕ Acting for a leading private healthcare provider in Malaysia, pertaining to a project for constructing and developing a private specialist hospital(s) located at Sepang, Malaysia.

⊕ Advising a reputable developer on the Joint Development Agreement for a construction and development project located at Plentong, Johor Bahru, with the minimum guaranteed entitlements up to RM120 million to the land owner.

⊕ Providing legal advisory to a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Minister of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc.) on a Joint Venture Agreement in respect of a construction and remaining development of a project of land at Rawang, Gombak with the development cost of RM175 million.

Financial Services

⊕ Advising and assisting with an unrated medium-term notes programme of RM1,000.0 million in nominal value (“MTN Programme”) to be established by an issuer (“MTN Programme”) whereby a few reputable investment banks in Malaysia shall act as JPA, JLA and the joint lead managers for the MTN Programme(s).

⊕ Handling and advising the contract financing program and revolving credit facilities up to RM140 million granted by a reputable foreign bank to an engineering, construction & property development company in relation to LRT 3 project.

⊕ Acting as leading counsel for a syndicated term financing of USD1.0 Billion granted by a syndicate of lenders comprising off-shore banks and local commercial banks for the purpose of buying back the equity interest in the owner and lessor of Asia-Pacific’s first deepwater semi-submersible floating production system (semi-FPS).

⊕ Acting as leading counsel for a financing facility of USD376 million granted by one of the largest financial services companies in Japan to a leading international shipping line of Malaysia for the purpose to finance the acquisition cost of the liquefied natural gas vessels from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea.

⊕ Acting as local counsel for a syndicated loan of USD 315 million granted by a syndicate of lenders comprising off-shore banks and local commercial banks for the development and production of petroleum resources from the Berantai field.

Memberships

⊕ Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

⊕ Member of Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) (2015-2017)

⊕ Member of the UK Alumni Network (UKAN)

⊕ Member of Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur, French Culture and Language Centre in Kuala Lumpur

Publication

⊕ Lim Sheh Ting (2007), “Administration under the revised procedures introduced by the Enterprise Act 2002: Past and Future”, The University of Sheffield, UK

⊕ Lim Sheh Ting and Mohd Rasheed Khan (2010), “Winds of Change in Petronas”, @azmilaw Newsletter Issue Number 24, Volume 4/2010

⊕ Lim Sheh Ting and Noreeta Mohd Nor (2014), “Acquisition of Property by Foreign Interests in Malaysia”, Asian Legal Business (ALB), April 2014 Asia Edition, Thompson Reuters.

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

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Lim Sheh Ting
Partner

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5015

Mobile Phone:
+ 6012 526 1186

E-mail:
shehting@azmilaw.com

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Natalia Izra Dato’ Nasaruddin

Natalia Izra Dato’ Nasaruddin

Natalia Izra received her American High School Diploma from Brussels American High School, Brussels, Belgium and obtained her LL.B Hons in Second Class (Upper) from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom in 1999. She then subsequently obtained the Certificate of Legal Practice in 2002.

Her pupillage was carried out in Shearn Delamore in 2002 and she was then called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2003.

Prior to joining Azmi & Associates, Natalia was a Partner in the Dispute & Resolution Practice Group at Zul Rafique & Partners. She has also served as an associate in Raja, Darryl & Loh as well Zaid Ibrahim & Co, amongst others. She joined Zul Rafique & Partners in 2008 and became a partner in the said firm in 2013. Natalia was nominated as the Woman Lawyer of The Year at the 6th Annual ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019.

Natalia’s area of specialisation is in general civil litigation. Throughout her practice she has handled disputes relating to amongst others the following matters: banking, probate, land, tenancy as well as tortious claims in respect of personal injury and defamation.

She has acted as both lead and co-counsel in respect of a variety of different types of disputes in the civil courts (at the subordinate, High Court and the appellate levels) in Malaysia.

During the tenure of her career, Natalia has acted as counsel or co-counsel in amongst others, the following cases: –

⊕ Advised and acted as counsel for a number of financial institutions in respect of both conventional and Islamic banking claims;

⊕ Advised and acted as lead counsel for a local university in a substantial number of cases involving breach of scholarship agreements;

⊕ Advised and acted as co-counsel for a well-known bus operator in a suit it lodged against its’ counter-party in a joint venture agreement. Prior to the trial, an injunction was successfully obtained to prevent the counter-party from  disrupting service to hundreds of passengers at a low-cost flight terminal;

⊕ Advised and acted as lead counsel for a local airlines company in a trial revolving a claim lodged against it by a former service provider;

⊕ Advised and acted as co-counsel / counsel for a petrol station operator in respect of a nuisance claim lodged against it by neighboring individuals;

⊕ Advised and acted for an entity in a matter which involved acts of fraud  committed against it that in turn led to lands being unlawfully transferred to third parties;

⊕ Advised and acted as counsel for a dredging company in a matter involving a ship collision resulting in damage to the claimant’s property;

⊕ Advised and acted as counsel for an individual sued by a corporate entity on the basis of amongst others, breach of fiduciary and/or directors’ duties. The claim against the said individual was dismissed at the conclusion of trial;

⊕ Advised and acted as counsel for a communications service provider in a claim lodged against it by an individual for mental distress;

⊕ Advised and acted as co-counsel for a multinational company in a claim lodged against it by another entity to lift the veil of incorporation vis-a-vis the said multinational;

⊕ Advised and acted as counsel for a multinational company in a land valuation suit against a local government authority; and

⊕ Advised and acted as counsel for a trading conglomerate in a suit against its former solicitor for the latter’s acts of fraud and financial misappropriation.

She has conducted various talks for clients and external organisations regarding issues surrounding contractual and/or tortious disputes. In addition, she also assisted in the drafting of the Rules of Court 2012.

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Natalia Izra Dato’ Nasaruddin
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5024

Mobile Phone:
+ 6012 603 8000

E-mail:
natalia.izra@azmilaw.com

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Mohd Zam Mustaman

Mohd Zam Mustaman

Mohd Zam graduated with LL.B (Hons.) from the University of Wales at Cardiff in 1989 and was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in 1993.

Mohd Zam has immense experience in the corporate and legal sector. He is also registered as a Licensed Company Secretary (LS 0009020-2006).

Prior to joining Azmi & Associates, Mohd Zam held several top positions in the Johor Corporation Group of Companies:

1. Property Manager of its subsidiary property and facility management company (1984-1987)

2. The General Manager of its Property & Land Division, the Legal & Corporate Affairs Division and the Legal & Corporate Services Division (from 1995 to 2005). He was involved in a number of corporate exercises and strategic projects with the Johor Corporation Group:

(a) Kotaraya Urban Renewal Project;

(b) Pasir Gudang Town Centre Project;

(c) Corporate acquisition of Damansara Realty Berhad, the QSR Group of Companies, the Johor Corporation Group’s Corporate Restructuring Master Plan, Wakaf An-Nur (world’s first corporate wakaf), the Pasir Gudang First World Islamic Municipal Bond, the founder Director of the Tg Langsat Port Sdn Bhd and the Al Aqar REIT Bhd (world’s first Islamic Healthcare REIT).

3.  Director of Johor Land Berhad, EPA Plantation Sdn Bhd, Harta Consult Sdn Bhd and a number of other companies in Malaysia, Indonesia and India.

Mohd Zam Mustaman is a member of several professional bodies namely:

1. Chartered Surveyor (6547611-2014);

2. Certified International Business Valuer (MAL00059-2017);

3. Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia (RISM)(F4907-2012);

4. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom (RICS) (6547611-2014);

5. Malaysian Institution of Professional Property & Facility Manager and (MIPPFM) (PM 0430-2012);

6. International Certified Valuation Specialists, USA (ICVS)(MAL00059-2017);

7. Business Valuers Association of Malaysia (BVAM 055-2018).

Mohd Zam joined Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), the federal agency responsible for the development of the economic corridor of Iskandar Malaysia in October 2012 as Senior Vice President, Business Development Unit. His last position in IRDA was Lead, Delivery Excellence and he left the company in December 2019.

He is also registered as a Real Estate Agent (E-0579-1986) and Property Manager (PM 1339-2018) under the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents & Property Managers, Malaysia (BOVEAP).

He is currently the Senior Associate 1 cum Senior Advisor for the Johor Bahru office.

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Mohd Zam Mustaman
Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+ 607 224 5000

Mobile
+6012-773 2962

E-mail:
zam.mustaman@azmilaw.com

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Serina Abdul Samad

Serina Abdul Samad

Serina graduated in 1992 with an LL. B Business Law (Hons) from Coventry University, England. She became a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1992 and was admitted to the English Bar in 1993. She read in the chambers of Philip Nainan in Johor Bahru and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 27 August 1994.

Early in her career she joined Messrs KM Chye & Partners in January 1995 and underwent training in Singapore with Messrs Khattar Wong & Partners, in the field of conveyancing and banking and later in 1996 in the field of shipping. She joined Messrs Hisham, Sobri & Kadir in 1999. Serina was involved in various corporate and commercial matters, in particular, due diligence work on companies applying for listing on the Main and Second Boards of the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

Serina then became one of the founding partners of Azmi & Associates in 2000, and is responsible for the development of the Capital & Debt Markets Practice Group and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Some of her most notable assignments include:

⊕ Advised Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad on the restructuring of the water supply industry in Selangor Darul Ehsan, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

⊕ Advising a Malaysian fund management company on the establishment of a Shariah-compliant wholesale fund under the Lodge and Launch Framework.

⊕ Advised and provided legal services to Naza Group in relation to the share sale transaction with France’s Groupe PSA in relation to car assembly plant in Gurun.

⊕ Advising Larkin Sentral Property Berhad in relation to the waqf shares offering of up to 850 million new ordinary shares in Larkin Sentral Property Berhad to institutions and individuals at a subscription price of RM0.10 per issue share to be subsequently endowed (via waqf) to Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad.

⊕ Acted for Social Security Organisation (Socso) on matters relating to the purchase of a commercial building in Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

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Serina Abdul Samad
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5003

Mobile Phone:
+6019-270 6196

E-mail:
serina@azmilaw.com

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