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 5137

Mobile Number:
+6012 205 7382

E-mail:
mahadi@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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Umar Izat Nubli

Umar Izat Nubli

UMAR IZAT NUBLI read law at Universiti Teknologi MARA and graduated with a LL.B (Hons) in 2019.

He served as an intern at the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia in 2017 and Messrs. Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International (Messrs. Wong & Partners) in 2019. He then commenced his pupillage in November 2019 at Messrs. Wong & Partners.

He gained experience in various matters but spent considerable time on corporate and commercial as well as banking and Islamic finance matters. He was involved in, among others, regulatory compliance, licensing, due diligence and drafting of legal documents and legal opinions.

He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in December 2020.

Some of his assignments include:

• advising a renewable energy power producing company for the sale of ordinary shares and issuance of preference shares to an energy business public company in relation to the issuance of RM975.0 million Sukuk;

• advising a multinational oil and gas company in relation to its proposed acquisition of an offshore gas field project in Asia from three (3) international oil and gas companies;

• advising on the structure of a joint venture between a Spain entity and a Malaysian entity in respect of engineering solutions services in the oil and gas industries;

• advising on the structure for a 100% acquisition of a target company by a public listed company for the purpose of expanding its diary business;

• advising Pelaburan MARA Berhad in respect of the acquisition of shares from minority shareholders in a public company involved in the business of financial services;

• advising SAMSUNG SDI Energy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd in relation to the exchange of lands for the production of EV battery cell facility in Negeri Sembilan;

• advising on the divestment of a subsidiary of Ministry of Finance Incorporated;

• advising on the disposal of 51% ordinary shares in a company engaged in the provision of safety consultancy, rig training and coaching in the oil and gas industry;

• advising on the proposed development of a biogas power plant with an installed capacity of 1.2 MW, in the State of Johor; and

• advising Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) in respect of development of three (3) Rumah Selangorku projects.

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Umar Izat Nubli

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5039

E-mail:
umar.izat@azmilaw.com

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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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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

Senior Associate 2

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

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.Senior 

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Fairuz Hanim Abdul Latiff

Senior Associate 2

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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