Nik Amalia Suraya Nik Muhammad Saifuddin

Nik Amalia Suraya Nik Muhammad Saifuddin

Nik Amalia Suraya Nik Muhammad Saifuddin graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2022 from the International Islamic University Malaysia and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in September 2023.

Her journey in the field of law officially began with an internship in 2021 at Messrs Salehuddin Saidin & Associates, where she primarily focused on the Criminal Defence Division assisting matters involving white collar crimes, anti-money laundering, sexual offences, and capital offences.

In 2022, she joined Azmi & Associates as a Trainee Solicitor for her pupillage where she assisted in numerous litigation matters and made significant contributions that resulted in favorable outcomes for her clients including obtaining an Order for Recognition and Enforcement of an Arbitral Award following the dismissal of a Setting Aside application by the counterparty, as well as obtaining a judgment in favor of a taxpayer in a tax appeal before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax (SCIT) for the alleged non-deductible expenses in the sum of RM 850,000.00.

Upon completion of pupillage, she was further retained as an Associate under the leadership of our Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim in the Litigation, Arbitration, & Dispute Resolution Practice Group that specializes in various aspects of general and civil litigation, with a particular focus on contractual and tort claims, tax law, medical law, corporate law, construction law, land law, estate and administration matters, and execution proceedings.

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Nik Amalia Suraya Nik Muhammad Saifuddin

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5070 

E-mail:
nikamalia@azmilaw.com

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Nur Hashima Edhan

Nur Hashima Edhan

Nur Hashima Edhan graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Law LL.B (Hons) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2022.

She is also a recipient of the Best Student (Academic) Award, Best Student for Company Law, and Best Student for Professional Practice Award from her university.

Previously, she has ventured into internships and legal attachment programmes in two law firms. In 2021, she had undergone her internship with Azmi & Associates where she assisted two departments namely, Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute resolution Department and Corporate and Commercial Department. Meanwhile, in 2018 she was attached with Syed Faisal & Co in Johor Bahru she was involved with litigation.

During her university days, she was also involved and led her teammates in various competitions and events. In 2021, she was a semifinalist for the (KL Bar-LIAAM) e-Moot Court Competition 2021. In 2019, she had also represented IIUM in the Harun M. Hashim National Client Consultation Competition in 2019 and in the International Humanitarian Law Role-Play Competition. She is also active in leading IIUM organizations where she had served as a board member for IIUM Moots and Client Consultation Club as the Vice President for Client Consultation and the Vice Secretary for two consecutive years.

She joined the Firm in July 2022 and currently is part of Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate practice group under the supervision of our partner, Norhisham Abd Bahrin.

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Nur Hashima Edhan

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5075 

E-mail:
hashima.edhan@azmilaw.com

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Muhammad Haikal Muhammad Suhaimi

Muhammad Haikal Muhammad Suhaimi

Muhammad Haikal Muhammad Suhaimi graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2021.

He was then called to the Malaysian Bar and was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in August 2022.

During his time as an undergrad, he was actively involved and has dedicated a lot of his time in joining mooting competitions such as the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2019, the Cyber Law Moot Court Competition 2019 and the RWC-NAMCO Sports Arbitration Mooting Competition 2021 to name a few. During his final year, Haikal served as the Director of the Publication & Media Department for the IIUM Moots Club. Besides mooting, Haikal was also a delegate representing his university for a Malaysia – Thailand cultural exchange program held at the Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand back in 2018.

Upon graduation and to kick-start his legal journey, Haikal joined Messrs Zain Megat & Murad as a Pupil-in Chambers from October 2021 to July 2022 and was attached to the Construction Dispute Resolution team where he was exposed to numerous construction disputes files ranging from adjudication proceeding matters, arbitration disputes as well as post-adjudication litigation disputes. Apart from the construction files, Haikal also dedicated his precious time in assisting with commercial litigation disputes as well as banking & debt recovery matters.

He joined the Firm as an Associate in October 2022 and is currently part of our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Mohd Wafiy Azman.

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Muhammad Haikal Muhammad Suhaimi

Associate

Direct Line:
+607 224 5000

E-mail:
haikal@azmilaw.com

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Siti Basira Mohd Rofi

Siti Basira Mohd Rofi

Siti Basira Mohd Rofi graduated from Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a First Class LL.B (Hons) in 2020 and was awarded as the best student for Civil Procedure in the same year.

She was an active student participating in various voluntary community works and organised few events with I Can Malaysia IIUM. She was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 29th March 2021 after completing her pupillage in Messrs Syariman Othman & Co. at Alor Setar. During her pupillage, she was exposed to litigious matters and entrusted to assist in preparing written submission including for an appeal case at the Court of Appeal.

She started practicing as an associate with Messrs Ezrilaw Firm in August 2021 and was actively involved in a wide spectrum of corporate banking work which include drafting and perusing security documents. During her tenure, she had attended to reviewing secretarial matters for compliance with the Companies Act 2016 and advising the financial institution on various legal issues. She had worked with a wide range of corporate entities including small medium enterprises and cooperatives. She is also experienced in Islamic finance, retail and land-related matters during her year with Messrs Ezrilaw Firm. She was trusted to attend meetings related to transaction worth more than 10 million.

From her experience, she had developed an interest in corporate and commercial transactions and desires to pursue complex domestic and cross-border transaction. She is now part of our Azmi & Associates’ Penang Office.

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Siti Basira Mohd Rofi

Associate

Direct Line:
+604 375 0120

E-mail:
basira.rofi@azmilaw.com

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Nasbal Harun

Nasbal Harun

Nasbal Harun graduated from Universiti Malaya with a LL.B (Hons) in 2015.

Passionate towards litigation practise, Nasbal spent the term of his pupillage at Messrs Shaikh David Raj (now known as Messrs Shaikh David & Co) and was actively involved in Banking Litigation, Insurance disputes as well as Shipping & Maritime. He was admitted to the role of Advocates and Solicitors by the Malayan High Court in April 2017.

Thereafter, he proceeded to complete his pupillage in Sabah under Messrs Zainal & Associates and Messrs Ken Yong & Co and gained exposure in general banking litigation, general litigation as well as criminal defence. He was admitted to the role of Advocates of the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak in September 2018.

Nasbal joined Messrs Haniff Khatri as a Legal Associate in December 2018. Under the guidance of Mr. Haniff Khatri, he was actively involved in matters involving constitutional issues as well as public interest litigation.

Thereafter, he joined Messrs S.L. Leong, Kartina & Partners as a Legal Associate in December 2020 gaining exposure in Construction, Debt Recovery, Contractual and Commercial disputes and in February 2022, Nasbal joined Messrs Rao & Kamal and was involved in matters involving city townhall disputes, accident cases as well as employment disputes. He also acted for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in debt recovery and meter-tampering actions.

Nasbal joined Azmi & Associates in November 2022 and was dedicated to Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group (3) under the supervision of our Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim. His notable assignments include :-

• Obtained an Order staying the execution of Bankruptcy Order including the gazettement of the same which resulted in the setting aside of the Bankruptcy Order against the client;

• Provided extensive research and drafted the cause papers for Judicial Review against the smoking ban in eateries [Mohd Hanizam Yunus Dan Lain-Lain v Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia [2020] 9 MLJ 273];

• Substituted 7-years imprisonment sentence imposed on the client with a Bond of Good Behaviour;

• Opposing Judicial Review applications as appeals to Appeal Boards by dissatisfied developers and residents against the decision of the city townhall council;

• Involved in the preparation for trial for malicious prosecution suit initiated by a political figure against the Government of Malaysia which resulted in the Court awarding a Judgment in the sum of RM300,000.00 towards the client.

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Nasbal Harun

Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5056

Mobile Phone:
+6017 224 4176

E-mail:
nasbal.harun@azmilaw.com

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Muhamad Zuraidi Zulkifli

Muhamad Zuraidi Zulkifli

Zuraidi Zulkifli graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia with a LL.B (Hons) in 2016.

Upon graduation, he joined the Firm in March 2016 to undertake his pupilage under the supervision of our Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar in March 2017 and retained as an Associate in Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group 3. Throughout his tenure, he had involved in a broad range of general litigation matters and disputes.

In December 2018, he left the Firm and pursued his Master’s Degree in University of Malaya. He completed his Master’s Degree in Commercial Law in August 2020.

In February 2019, he joined Attorney General’s Chamber as a Deputy Public Prosecutor. He has conducted numerous criminal prosecutions in the Magistrate Courts, Sessions Courts and the High Court. He was a team member in the prosecution of former First Lady of Malaysia for anti-money laundering and corruption case.

He was awarded the Excellent Service Award in 2021 by the Attorney General’s Chamber in recognition of his excellence in service as a Deputy Public Prosecutor.

He rejoined the Firm in December 2022 as Senior Associate 2 and is part of our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group (3) under the supervision of the Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim.

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Muhamad Zuraidi Zulkifli
Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5067

Mobile Phone:
+6014 505 9474

E-mail:
zuraidi@azmilaw.com

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Mohd. Shah Hashim

Mohd. Shah Hashim

Mohd. Shah obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is an Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya and is a Licensed Company Secretary and a Trade Mark and Industrial Design Agent.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar in September 1984 and was in private practice in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Private Conveyancing, Banking Documentations, Government Licensing and Private Clients.

In September 1996, he joined Nestlé Malaysia as a Legal Manager and was appointed as the head of the Legal Department of the Nestlé Group of Companies in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998. His areas of responsibilities were Legal, Company Secretarial and Government Relations. Mohd. Shah was the Executive Director, Legal & Secretarial of the Nestlé Group of Companies until 30 June 2013.

During his tenure, he has been exposed and participated in various areas of legal and commercial transactions affecting the food industry, including, manufacturing, warehousing, sales and marketing, purchases of landed properties, sale and purchase of shares, licensing of intellectual properties and applications of various types of licences and fiscal incentives from the regulatory authorities.

Mohd. Shah served as the Company Secretary of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad and all of its subsidiaries and associated companies. He advises the Board of Directors on all aspects and was responsible to ensure adherence to integrity, compliance and governance of the Companies to related corporate compliance and governance requirements. In 2011/2012, he was instrumental in the setting up of a comprehensive and all-encompassing Corporate Compliance Framework for the Nestlé Group of Companies in Malaysia and Singapore.

He was also involved as an industry representative in various dialogues and discussions with the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism on the drafting of the Competition legislation since 1998, including participating in a PEMANDU Lab, prior to the passing of the Competition Act 2010.

In his capacity as the Executive Director, Legal and Secretarial of Nestlé Malaysia, he initiated a Companywide awareness program to train every employee on the impact of the Competition Act 2010, on the business operations of the Nestlé Group of Companies in Malaysia. He also had the opportunity to supervise the drafting and filing of an application for an individual exemption under the Competition Act 2010, including attending to dialogues with the Malaysia Competition Commission. In the area of Competition Law, his main interest is in the area of Competition Law Training, Competition Law Audit and Investigation and Competition Law Advocacy.

He has held various industry positions, and these include, Chairman of FMM Food Manufacturing Group, Member of FMM Branding & Intellectual Property Committee, Vice-Chair of FMM Ethical Business Practice Committee, Vice-Chairman of ICC Malaysia, Trustee representing ICC Malaysia in ASEAN CSR Network, Country Chair for Malaysia in ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance and Industry Representative in JAKIM Halal Certification Advisory Council.

He is experienced in all aspects of In-House legal issues for a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry, Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance and Compliance requirements affecting Public Listed Companies and various aspects of the Competition Act 2010 affecting Companies with dominant market positions in Malaysia. His passion are in the areas of Compliance, Governance and Integrity.

He was attached to a small banking law firm from 2013 to 2016. He served as the Company Secretary of Asian Finance Bank, now known as MBSB Bank from September 2016 to February 2018.

He serves as Prudenz Corporate House as Chief Operating Officer, on part time basis, since July 2018. Mohd. Shah currently sits as Director of a number of companies.

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Mohd. Shah Hashim

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2110 5888

Mobile Phone:
+6017 322 4621

E-mail:
mohd.shah@azmilaw.com

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Sherena Khairul Suman

Sherena Khairul Suman

SHERENA KHAIRUL SUMAN graduated from University of Cardiff with a LL.B (Hons) in 2018 and proceeded to complete the BPTC at City, University of London. Having being called to the Bar of England and Wales and she is a member of Middle Temple. She also continued to pursue her LL.M at the City, University of London focusing on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing.

Sherena is part of the Senior Partner’s Office at Azmi & Associates where she deals with matters of cross-border mergers and acquisition, due diligence reports, oil and gas related advisory and negotiations for take-over of asset and businesses and the drafting of agreements that falls within each purview. During her university years, she was focused on commercial and company law matters as well as fraud and economic crime disputes.

Upon returning to Malaysia, she underwent pupillage at Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co where she worked primarily on general disputes, banking litigation and retail banking matters while assisting on general dispute files. Sherena is a trained litigator from her experiences in the litigation department. Previously, she interned at Messrs Benjamin Dawson and Messrs Ariff Rozhan & Co while completing her LL.B. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in April 2022.

Some of Sherena’s assignments are as follows:-

• Assisted in drafting Share Sale Purchase Agreements, Collaboration Agreements, Joint Venture Agreement, Employment Contracts and Supplemental Agreements.

• Spearheaded cross boarder negotiations involving an oil and gas take-over between client and governmental officials of different nationalities.

• Due diligence and legal advises relating to taking over operatorship of platforms, oil fields and vessel.

• Assisted in advising clients on matters of foreign investment procedures and specially curated investment agreements.

• Assisted with legal advisory for a Korean Company on forming their Joint Venture Company and their potential liabilities with regard to importation of vehicles and liaising manufacturers in Malaysia.

• Advises and liaises with corporate companies on ESG and sustainability related matters together with a team of experienced lawyers.

• Legal Researcher for Court of Appeal and Federal Court cases.

• Headed the retail banking cases involving the lease and auction of properties owned by the bank.

• Frequently liaises with Heads of Government Departments on importation matters and government incentives.

• Managing a portfolio of files and liaising with clients and solicitors for adverse parties / counter parties in particular trial matters for electricity theft, execution proceeding (auction, post auction, post auction and Land Office matter) in Banking and Finance litigation on high profile litigation cases.

• Assisted in Summary Judgment and Default Judgment matters for corporate companies as a process of debt recovery, its cause papers, injunction, and interlocutory relief.

• Frequently assists with corporate development matters with foreign clients and solicitors.

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Sherena Khairul Suman

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5083

E-mail:
sherena@azmilaw.com

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Halimah Saadiyah Abdul Rahman

Halimah Saadiyah Abdul Rahman

Halimah Saadiyah Abdul Rahman has a degree of Bachelor in Law (LL.B) (Hons), 2014, from International Islamic University Malaysia.

Halimah chambered at Messrs. Mohamed Ridza & Co and was admitted to the Bar in January 2015. She subsequently became associate in the same firm and gained exposure in drafting of sale and purchase agreements as well as financing documentation for various financial institutions.

In March 2019, she made a move to join Messrs Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill but later in July 2019, she rejoined Messrs. Mohamed Ridza & Co and continued her practice until December 2020.

Halimah joined Azmi & Associates in October 2021 as a member of the FS1 PG. She has been attending to various Islamic banking and conveyancing transactions.

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Halimah Saadiyah Abdul Rahman

Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5044

Mobile Phone:
+6019 302 8700

E-mail:
halimah.saadiyah@azmilaw.com

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Nafis Zain Safwan Majid Zain

Nafis Zain Safwan Majid Zain

Nafis Zain Safwan Majid Zain graduated from University of Essex with a LLB (Hons) in 2018. He then pursued the Bar Professional Training Course and Master of Laws (BPTC LLM) at The University of Law, London and was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in November 2019. As part of the BPTC LLM, he provided Pro Bono legal services in the field of Immigration under the supervision of the Legal Advice Clinic of The University of Law.

He spent the term of his pupillage at Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners where he gained a growing interest in corporate and commercial law and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in December 2020.

In pursuit of his desire to learn more about the corporate world, he joined Azmi & Associates in August 2021 as an Associate under the Construction & Engineering Practice Group which is spearheaded by our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali. He has since gained experience in several areas of law including Construction, Energy, Oil & Gas and Mergers & Acquisitions.

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Nafis Zain Safwan Majid Zain

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5080

E-mail:
nafis.zain@azmilaw.com

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