Sharizan Sarif

Sharizan Sarif

Sharizan Sarif graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2004.

After graduation, he joined SME Bank Berhad for about 2 years as Assistant Legal Manager, where he advised on all aspects of corporate financing offered by the bank and the overall operation of the bank.

He left the bank to undertake his pupillage at Azmi & Associates under the supervision of Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali. He was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in January 2009.

He was seconded twice to Gas and Power Business (Legal) Department, PETRONAS and was stationed at Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, Bintulu, and secondly at KLCC to assist procurement team on contracts related to floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG).

He attended International and Executive Legal Education (IELE) training on American laws at Berkeley School of Law, University of California, U.S.A.

He is now pursuing Professional Certificate in Islamic Finance from International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) which was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).

He has advised and involved in various corporate and commercial work, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint venture arrangement and concession arrangement, including:

⊕ acquisition by Midea Group, China’s leading electrical household manufacturer of 51% shares in a Malaysian company;

⊕ acquisition by Saraya Co. Ltd, Japanese’s leading manufacturer of healthcare hygiene solutions, of 100% shares in a Malaysian company involved in the manufacturing and distribution of household cleaning products;

⊕ advising Kobelco group of companies, one of Japan’s leading steelmakers, for its acquisition of a business from a Malaysian company;

⊕ acquisition by Global Maritime Ventures Berhad (GMV) of 35% shares in Syarikat Borcos Shipping Sdn Bhd, a company involved in the business of providing marine transportation and support services for the offshore oil and gas industry;

⊕ disposal of substantial minority shares in Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian leading provider of offshore helicopter transportation services, to KKR, a leading global investment firm based in New York;

⊕ disposal of 30% shares in a developer of a hydroelectric project at Sungei Brook, Kelantan (under the Small Renewable Energy Power Programme), to ESB International, an energy company based in Ireland;

⊕ advising MARA Corporation, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)’s investment holding company, for restructuring of MARA’s subsidiary companies;

⊕ advising Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad for setting up of a joint venture company (JVCo) with an Australian and an American entities, and for the purchase by the JVCo of a biodiesel plant worth USD22 million, to be refurbished and retrofitted to operate on new technology;

⊕ restructuring of two joint venture companies based in Sarawak and Kedah respectively for BERNAS, a client involved in procurement, processing and distribution of paddy in Malaysia;

⊕ restructuring exercise for Malayan Banking Berhad in respect of its subsidiary involved in the insurance and takaful businesses;

⊕ advising Zecon Berhad on a concession agreement for construction of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital, for a construction cost of RM606 million;

⊕ advising AWC Berhad on a concession agreement in relation to provision of building maintenance and support services for Federal Government’s buildings for southern region’s states and the state of Sarawak;

⊕ advising Johor Corporation (JCorp) in relation to joint venture with Dubai-based Oilfields Supply Center Limited, for construction, management and operation of common user supply base at Tanjung Langsat Port, Johor;

⊕ advising corporatization of State of Kedah’s water supply department;

⊕ advising TNB for water rights agreement for Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Scheme;

⊕ advising TNB Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd for the supply of chilled water to Muzium Sultan Alam Shah, Shah Alam to be used for its air conditioning system;

⊕ advising Johor Corporation (JCorp) for the drafting of agreement in relation to the granting of RM50 million fund by Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputra (TERAJU), and arrangement with entrepreneurs based on Shariah concept of musharakah; and

⊕ advising Damansara Assets Sdn Bhd for the appointment of consultant for facilities management and property management in respect of KOMTAR JBCC.

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Sharizan Sarif
Partner


Direct Line:
+603 2118 5019

Mobile Phone:
+ 6013 352 5400

E-mail:
sharizan@azmilaw.com

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Pierre Brochet

Pierre Brochet

Pierre was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1996, as a French avocat in Paris in 1998 and as a registered foreign qualified lawyer in Malaysia in 2018. Pierre holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College London, a Maîtrise en droit in Business and Tax Law from the University of Paris Sceaux and a Licence in Law from the University of Paris Sceaux and the University of Edinburgh.

Pierre Brochet is a senior lawyer with over 20 years of experience London, Wall Street and Emerging Markets private practice experience. He has acted as a French and an English counsel for private and listed companies and well-known multinational companies and global investment banks on a wide range of transactions, in Europe, the USA and Southeast Asia.

Pierre was a partner at US firms McDermott Will & Emery and Greenberg Traurig in Paris and London from 2008 to 2015, and was previously an associate at White & Case and Clifford Chance in New York and London.

Pierre Brochet joined Azmi & Associates in 2018 as a registered Foreign Qualified Lawyer for the following permitted practice areas: Corporate Finance, Capital Market, Banking & Finance and Derivatives. Azmi & Associates is the first law firm in Malaysia to have been granted a licence by the Bar Council of Malaysia to employ a Foreign Qualified Lawyer.

Some of Pierre’s most notable matters include:

⊕ Advised a global automobile manufacturer on the acquisition of the minority interest of its joint venture partner in an assembly plant in Malaysia.

⊕ Advised a global construction group on the establishment of a joint venture for the development of luxury hospitality projects in Indonesia.

⊕ Advised a Singaporean portfolio manager on a first-loss capital fund arrangement with a US asset manager for currency/ forex trading.

⊕ Advised a global components and parts supplier to the commercial vehicle industry on a European and Asian working capital multi-currency revolving credit facility.

⊕ Advised a European manufacturer of savoury snacks on a syndicated multicurrency revolver and senior debt to refinance its acquisition of a snack business.

⊕ Advised a global golf equipment company on a senior note offering secured by European and Asian collateral.

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Pierre Brochet
Special Advisor, Banking & Finance

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5160

Mobile Phone:
+ 6012 374 3481

E-mail:
pierre.brochet@azmilaw.com

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Fadzlin Roslee

Fadzlin Roslee

Fadzlin had her primary and secondary education in SK USJ 12 and SMK USJ 12 respectively, and had pursued her tertiary education in International Islamic University Malaysia (“IIUM”). She chambered under the tutelage of Mr. Lee Kin Hing and was admitted into the roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya on the 4th of October 2019. Apart from legal career, she has a keen interest in the arts and writes poetry in her free time. Several of her works had been performed at art festivals and published in literary books and magazines.

Following her call to the Bar, she was retained in the firm as an Associate under the wing of Ms. Melinda Marie D’Angelus in the Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group 4. The Practice Group takes on general litigation matters but with a focus in Industrial Relations, Insolvency and Construction.

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Fadzlin Roslee

Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5048

Mobile Phone:
+6018 385 8745

E-mail:
fadzlin@azmilaw.com

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Nur Izzatie Azlan

Nur Izzatie Azlan

Nur Izzatie Azlan graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2018 with a First-Class Honours in LL.B (Hons.).

Izzatie was the recipient of the Best Student award for the subject of Civil Procedure and the Rector’s List award. Apart from her academic achievements, she has also been actively involved in various human rights related projects under the United Nations.

She was called to the Malaysian Bar in August 2019. She 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.

Some of Izzatie’s assignments to date are as follows:

⊕ Advised an acquisition of shares of up to RM710 million in an aviation company.

⊕ Advised a state-owned enterprise on its proposed corporate transactions involving its public listed subsidiary particularly on the approval from the Minister of Finance under the Incorporation (State Legislatures Competency) Act 1962.

⊕ Advised Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank) on its new business model on debt recovery including on the relevant service agreement pursuant thereto.

⊕ Advised Film Organisation for National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) on the ASEAN-ROK Film Partnership and the Establishment of the ASEAN-ROK.

⊕ Advised Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MTDC) on various investment arrangement and investment documents for various funds established by MTDC.

⊕ Assisted in the acquisition of a Malaysian medical service company by a US public listed company.

⊕ Conducted legal due diligence exercise in relation to recurrent related party transaction for MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad.

⊕ Provided legal advisory in relation to employment laws to Blue Umbrella Sdn Bhd.

⊕ Provided legal advisory in relation to the creation of share pledge in Labuan entity.

⊕ Assisted in the acquisition of business by Groupe’ Lactalis, a French group (the 2nd largest dairy company in the world).

⊕ Provided legal advisory in relation to the validity of promissory note to one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer.

⊕ Advised Nordox AS, a Norwegian company which manufactures cupruous oxide, in relation to the registration of pesticide under the Pesticides Act 1974 and incorporation of company in Malaysia.

⊕ Provided various legal services relating to investment including legal advisory in relation to issues related to distribution of dividend and preference share under Companies Act 2016 to Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd.

⊕ Provided various legal services to Bray Controls Southeast Asia Sdn Bhd.

⊕ Provided legal advisory in relation to Islamic endowment fund to one of the Islamic state agencies.

⊕ Provided strategic legal advisory in relation to recovery of monies to one of the government bodies.

⊕ Provided legal services in relation to employee share option and grant scheme to a public listed company.

⊕ Provided advisory to a state-owned company in its acquisition of an equity stake in a project company to develop a power plant in West Malaysia involving Korea Electric Power Corporation.

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Nur Izzatie Azlan
Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5053

Mobile Phone:
+6013 311 1306

E-mail:
nurizzatie@azmilaw.com

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Wan Nur Syuhada Wan Norhaidi

Wan Nur Syuhada Wan Norhaidi

She graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a LL.B (First Class Hons.) in 2018. She has undergone an internship with Nargis Kasam & Associates in June 2015 and Fariz Halim & Co in June 2017. During the tenure of her internship, she has explored mainly in litigation work, where she was trained to write succinctly whilst carrying out research tasks and drafting letters.

She was an active student where she had participated and volunteered for many  events organized by IIUM as well as other organisations, such as being a Main Committee in National Leadership Symposium organized by the United Nations Association Malaysia (UNAM) in 2015, Hult Prize IIUM (2016) , Project For Refugee IIUM, voluntary work for Rohingya Refugees (2016) and participant for Nottingham Model United Nations and Asia Pacific University Model United Nations.

She has passion in Intellectual Property and Corporate. She is now under the supervision of Managing Partner, Mr. Ahmad Lutfi B. Abdull Mutalip.

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Wan Nur Syuhada Wan Norhaidi
Associate

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5051

Mobile Phone:
+ 6013 408 0217

E-mail:
syuhada@azmilaw.com

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Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari

Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari

Zuhaidi was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in 2001 after obtaining his law degree from International Islamic University of Malaysia. He subsequently obtained his MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016.

Zuhaidi joined Azmi & Associates in May 2002 as an Associate under the Mergers, Acquisitions & New Ventures Practice Group and Real Estates Practice Groups. He is a Partner and head of the Projects Practice Group.

Zuhaidi’s core areas are in real estates transactions, project development, mergers & acquisitions, oil & gas, mining and corporate commercial transactions.

Some of the notable real estates development projects that he has advised include KLIA Aeropolis, Subang Aerospace Industrial Park, Kapar i-Zone Industrial Park, Pagoh Education Hub, various asset purchase and leaseback transactions for government-linked companies, plantation and property assets transfer exercise in Sime Darby group of companies, dealings of few office buildings in KL Sentral, advising on tender exercise, joint development agreements, advisory on construction contracts (JKR, FIDIC, PAM) and contract administrations.

In the area of corporate commercial mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and takeovers, he has advised on the acquisition of Taman Desa Medical Center, joint ventures between property players in Iskandar, Kulai, Bangi, Kajang and Kelang, Pre-IPO assets restructuring of FGV Berhad, due-diligence of target companies and plantation lands in Indonesia, management agreements, tender bid agreements and consortium agreements.

In cross border assignments, he has assisted the largest mining group with its headquarters in Belgium in their acquisition of large mining lands in the state of Perak and the setting-up of their Malaysian operation for the extraction of calcium carbonate, the first of its kind in Malaysia, acted as the Malaysian counsel for an Australian bank in the due diligence exercise for the purpose of the syndicated and secured loan facilities up to US$105 million for an Australian mining group for its “rare earth” mining project in Western Australia and the processing plant for the product in Gebeng, Pahang, acted as leading external corporate counsel for the largest polysilicone manufacturer in Japan, for its silica rock project in Malaysia, concluded a long term crude oil lifting contract in the challenged environment of Khartoum, Sudan prior to its referendum which separated North and South Sudan and negotiated exit strategy for a Malaysian based oil & gas service company with a Vietnamese oil company.

He has also completed internship with a prominent Indonesian law firm based in Jakarta, Messrs Irawati Hermawan & Partners in order to be more versatile on business ventures and regulatory regime in Indonesia. On that note, he has strong links and networks with lawyers and consultants in Indonesia, extensively useful in advising Malaysian clients in doing business in Indonesia.

Zuhaidi regularly gives talk in the area of land law, corporate dealings, property transactions and others. He has participated in PEMUDAH roadshow on land dealing and construction issues in order to elevate Malaysia’s standing in the International Finance Corporation’s Doing Business publication, which he has been a permanent correspondent to the publication since 2005. In 2016, he was invited to give a briefing in Tokyo by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the topics of Malaysian infrastructure projects covering MRT, LRT, KTM and the future HSR rail infra.

Due to his capabilities, Zuhaidi has been recognised as Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2013, Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2014, Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2015, Asia Pacific Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2015 in Corporate, Real Estate & Construction, Asia Pacific Legal 500 Leading Lawyer 2016 and Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2017 in Corporate / M&A.

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Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5006

Mobile Phone:
+ 6012 259 1833

E-mail:
zuhaidi@azmilaw.com

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Khairul Fazli Abdul Kadir

Khairul Fazli Abdul Kadir

Khairul Fazli graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with Second Class Upper LL.B (Hons) in October 2005.

He joined Messrs. Azmi & Associates in November 2005 as a pupil and was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors on 17 November 2006.

He holds different positions in Azmi & Associates from November 2006 to May 2012 before he was promoted to Partner of Messrs. Azmi & Associates and Head of the Multimedia, Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group on 1 June 2012.

He left Messrs. Azmi & Associates in May 2014 to another law firm, where he leads the Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice Group of that firm prior to his resignation on 28 February 2017. He re-joins Messrs. Azmi & Associates on 1 March 2017 as a Partner in charge of Multimedia, Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group.

To date, he has been dealing with various matters relating to intellectual properties, biotechnology, information and communication technology, technology, franchise, corporate and commercial, amongst others, as follows:

⊕ He has attended to the registration of trademarks and industrial designs in Malaysia and foreign jurisdictions for various local as well as foreign companies and provided legal advices and services in respect of copyright and trademark infringement issues. His previous and current clients include Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), MISC Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad, Ayamas Food Corporation Sdn Bhd, DRB-HICOM Berhad, Padiberas Nasional Berhad, KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB), Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Biotropics Malaysia Berhad, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Open University Malaysia and Eastern Pacific Industrial Corporation Berhad (EPIC);

⊕ He assisted companies to conduct intellectual property due diligence on the target companies for the purpose of merger and acquisition as well as investment His clients include Malaysian Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP), Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), Malaysian Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV) and Khazanah Nasional Berhad;

⊕ He assisted research and educational institutions as well as companies in Malaysia in respect of the development and commercialization of their intellectual properties, amongst others, by drafting Licensing Agreement, Option Agreement, Technology Transfer Agreement, Commercialization Agreement, Graduate Research Fellowship Agreement, Scholarship Agreement (Foreign Students), Collaboration Agreement – Student Joint Supervision Program, Consultancy Services Agreement, Collaboration Agreement, Research and Development Agreement, Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement. His clients include Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Sime Darby Research Sdn Bhd and Biotropics Malaysia Berhad;

⊕ He has assisted foreign and Malaysian clients in respect of ICT-related projects, amongst others, by drafting agreements in respect of the data centre and disaster recovery centre, Software Licensing Agreement, Software and Hardware Purchase Agreement, Software and Hardware Maintenance Agreement, Collaboration Agreement, ERP Project Agreement, IVV Services Agreement, Master Services Agreement for Registrar Transfer Agreement, Application Development Tools Supply and Services Agreement, Robo-Advisory Licensing and Services Agreement, CYSECA Software Licensing and Services Agreement, Virtual Private Network Broadband Rental Services Agreement, Telecommunication System Services Agreement, Supply, Delivery, Installation, Customization, Integration, Testing And Commissioning, Training And Warranty (Including Maintenance) of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Including Post Warranty Comprehensive Maintenance Agreement, Consultancy Agreement, Perjanjian Perkhidmatan Sewaan Naiktaraf Sistem Kawalan Pertahanan Internet (IPS) UPMNET and Collaboration Letter in Respect of The Beta Testing. His clients include Network for Electronic Transfers (Singapore) Pte Ltd, BIMB Investment Management Berhad, Pernec Intergrated Network Systems Sdn. Bhd., Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB), Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad and Malaysian Software Testing Board;

⊕ He assisted Malaysian Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV) in respect of the setting up of the Intellectual Property Financing Scheme which includes the review of the relevant documents to reflect the intellectual property elements;

⊕ He has provided the necessary legal assistance to a government-linked company which has been entrusted by the Government of Malaysia in respect of the establishment of the Malaysian Software Testing Hub;

⊕ He has attended to franchise matters (related to Islamic pawnbroking business, Islamic clothing businesses and stationeries business) which include the drafting of the franchise agreement as well as the registration of franchise with the appropriate authority; and

⊕ He has assisted various clients on commercial matters involving collaboration as well as joint venture

He is also the author of several articles on laws relating to franchise, pharmaceutical, personal data protection, domain name, copyright and trademark, which have been published in local as well as international newsletters.

He presented several papers on intellectual property related matters, amongst others, on Introduction to Intellectual Property Laws, Procedures of Trademark Registration in Malaysia, Intellectual Property Due Diligence: Its Importance and Franchise Laws in Malaysia.

He is a trademark as well as industrial design agent registered with the MyIPO.

He is currently the Partner in charge of Multimedia, Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group at Messrs. Azmi & Associates.

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Khairul Fazli Abdul Kadir
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5017

Mobile Phone:
+6018 980 9093

E-mail:
khairul.fazli@azmilaw.com

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Melinda Marie D’Angelus

Melinda Marie D’angelus

Melinda graduated in 2003 with a LL. B (Hons) from the University of London. Melinda was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in April 2007.

Thereafter, she began her career in Messrs De Silva, which subsequently merged into the firm known as Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva up until end of 2011. During her employment, she handled various legal practices such as civil litigation, industrial relations and constitutional and administrative matters.

Melinda joined Azmi & Associates in 2012 and led a unit within the Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group, specialising in Labour and Employment. Melinda was then elevated to a Partner of the firm in 2016. In 2017, Melinda was named in the Asian Legal Business (Asia Edition) as the Top 40 under 40 outstanding legal professionals in the Asian region. Some of Melinda’s interests outside of law include travelling, baking, and reading.

Melinda has been involved in many matters since she began her career in law, some of the more notable cases include:

⊕ Obtaining an award of unfair dismissal for two expatriate employees which were subsequently successfully relied on in an international arbitration and advising the foreign counsel handling the said arbitration.

⊕ Successfully represented a subsidiary of national housing company in arbitrations against the Government of Malaysia an obtaining awards for the said national housing company in a construction dispute.

⊕ Successfully obtaining orders from the High Court of Malaya for selective Capital Reduction exercises, one of recent being for a subsidiary of a State Government investment arm.

⊕ Representing a National Trade Union in successfully obtaining an interpretation of a provision in the Trade Unions Act 1959.

⊕ Obtaining a Mareva injunction against a public listed company in the High Court and successfully maintaining the decision at the Court of Appeal.

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Melinda Marie D’angelus
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5021

Mobile Phone:
+6019 388 2009

E-mail:
melinda.dangelus@azmilaw.com

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Ahmad Syahir Yahya

Ahmad Syahir Yahya

Ahmad Syahir graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) with a First-Class Honours Degree in 2008.

During his study, he obtained several awards for his academic performance including the Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Laws Dean’s List Certificate for all eight semesters of his studies. He was also awarded the Best Student in Islamic Banking Law and was named in the Rector’s List during the 24th IIUM Convocation 2008.

He attended International and Executive Legal Education (IELE) training at University of California, Berkeley, United States in 2015 and he has successfully obtained a Certificate of American Law from Berkeley School of Law, University of California, U.S.A.

He also attended an Arabic language course at the Abu Nour University, Damascus, Syria in 2006. In 2005, he was selected to participate in a course organized by Da’wah and Guidance Centre that was held in Makkah al- Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia. He received Certificate of Excellence for both courses he attended. He was a product of Darul Quran, JAKIM. He completed the memorization of the whole thirty chapters of al-Quran and received his Certificate in Tahfiz al-Quran Darul Quran-IIUM with jayyid jiddan (second class upper) in 2004.

He joined Azmi & Associate in May 2008 to undertake his pupilage under the supervision of our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali. He was called to the Malaysian Bar on 10th April 2009. He was part of the team that advised on the issuance of Sukuk al-Ijarah and al-Mudarabah by Malaysian highway concessionaire Projek Lintasan Shah Alam Sdn. Bhd., which garnered the Islamic Finance News Deal of the Year 2008 award for its innovativeness.

He was also part of the team that advised Bursa Malaysia Islamic Services on the drafting of the rules governing the operations of Bursa Suq al-Sila’, the world’s first fully-automated secure online commodity-trading platform established by Bursa Malaysia Berhad based on the Shariah concept of Murabahah (tawarruq) which was awarded the “Most Outstanding Islamic Finance Product” at the Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum (KLIFF) 2009.

He has also been actively involved in advising various financial institutions, corporations, cooperative societies and government agencies for the development of common Islamic finance and banking documentation.

He is listed under the Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance.

His other notable assignments include:

⊕ Advising syndicated lenders in relation to the Term Loan Facility of USD1.5 billion granted in favour of an oil and gas services company to part finance a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the oil field in Brazil;

⊕ Advising the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) and Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission for the development of Islamic financing facility documents based on Shariah concept of Tawarruq;

⊕ Advising the Government of Malaysia in relation to the Islamic Financing Facilities of up to RM577.0 million and RM480.0 million granted to a land development authority;

⊕ Advising the Government of Malaysia in relation to the Islamic Financing Facilities of up to RM544.0 million and RM230.0 million only granted to a government-owned corporate entity for the purpose of financing of specific development and project;

⊕ Advising a Malaysian bank in respect of Islamic financing facilities of RM570.0 million granted to a State Economic Development Corporation;

⊕ Advising a Malaysian bank (being the Issuer) on the updating and upsizing of its existing multicurrency medium-term notes programme from USD1.5 billion to USD4.5 billion;

⊕ Advising a listed oil and gas services company in relation to syndicated facilities up to USD550.0 million granted by syndicated financial institutions;

⊕ Advising syndicated lenders in relation to the Term Loan Facilities of USD456.0 million granted in favour of three Labuan subsidiaries of a listed oil and gas company to finance the project costs of 3 vessels;

⊕ Advising a Malaysian bank on aircrafts financing facilities of USD103.2 Million in favour of an Indonesian airlines company for the purchase of aircrafts;

⊕ Advising a Malaysia bank in relation to a Line of Islamic Facility under Standby Letter of Credit-i (SBLC-i) of USD85.0 million granted in favour of a company involved in purchase and supply of Liquefied Natural Gas;

⊕ Advising a Malaysian bank for the Structured Islamic Financing Facilities of RM0 million granted in favour of a concessionaire to finance development of facilities and infrastructure of Children’s Specialist Hospital;

⊕ Advising a Malaysian Development bank in preparing the relevant legal documentation in relation to the novation exercise and settlement arrangement of the outstanding total loan facilities of up to RM1.863 billion involving a group of companies involved in water supply services;

⊕ Advising a Malaysian bank in relation to the Commodity Murabahah Term Financing-i (CMTF-i) of RM500.0 million granted to a logistic services company;

⊕ Advising the largest Islamic bank in Malaysia in relation to the fresh Islamic Short-Term Revolving Credit-i Facility of up to RM1.0 billion in favour of the federal land development authority;

⊕ Advising a Malaysia bank in relation to a fresh Intra-Day Overdraft facility of up to RM2.0 billion in favour of the national energy provider; and

⊕ Advising Bursa Malaysia Islamic Services on the drafting of the rules governing the operations of Bursa Suq al-Sila’, the world’s first fully-automated secure online commodity-trading platform established by Bursa Malaysia Berhad based on the Shariah concept of Murabahah (Tawarruq).

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Ahmad Syahir Yahya
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5020

Mobile Phone:
+6019-388 1655

E-mail:
syahir@azmilaw.com

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Philip Teoh

Philip Teoh

Philip Teoh graduated with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from National University of Singapore in 1989 and later obtained a Master of Laws from University of Malaya.

He chambered under the reknowned litigator Mr Harry Elias in Singapore and then commenced his practice with the shipping law practice of Koh & Yang. He later founded the Shipping and Insurance practice of David Chong & Co and practised in both its Singapore and Malaysian offices. He is admitted as Advocate and Solicitor of both the High Court of Malaya and the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping & transport, admiralty, insurance and international trade matters.

Prior to joining the firm, he established his own firm Philip Teoh & Co. He has previously founded and headed the International Trade, Shipping and Insurance Practices of Messrs. David Chong & Co., and had led the Shipping, Insurance and International Trade practices of Lee Ong & Kandiah and Zaid Ibrahim & Co. respectively.

Through his years of practice, he has amassed experiences in:

⊕ handling both contentious and non-contentious areas in the shipping, insurance and international trade matters.

⊕ advising clients with respect to acquisition of insurance, shipping and transport companies and its regulatory requirements.

⊕ advising clients on the various aspects of the insurance, shipping and transport and logistics industries including risk and insurance coverage and liability, application for licences, marine and general insurance and reinsurance claims and recoveries.

⊕ where appropriate, appearing in all levels of Malaysian Courts (up to the Federal Court) and acting as arbitrator and counsel.

He argued and won the first reported decision of the Malaysian Admiralty Court in the case of The Istana VI. His cases have been reported in the law reports, many of which involved novel points of shipping law including:

  1. The Istana VI [2014] 5 MLJ 124
  2. Ing Hua Fu Marine Line Sdn Bhd v Vitachem (M) Sdn Bhd [2013] 9 MLJ 825
  3. AXA Affin General Insurance Bhd v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (M) Bhd – [2009] MLJU 888
  4. Pemilik Kapal ‘Luna Indah’ v Admiral Shipping Sdn Bhd – [2006] 4 MLJ 296
  5. Malaysia National Insurance Bhd & Anor v Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia & Anor – [2004] 4 MLJ 472

He has handled cases in several of the notable shipping incidents in the region:

  1. Collision between the Nagasaki Spirit and Ocean Blessing
  2. Collision between the Orakpin Global and Evoikos
  3. Collision between the Maju Song and Jambo 90
  4. Sinking of the An Tai
  5. Explosion and sinking of the Ing Hua Fu No. 9

Philip other achievements throughout his practice years and associated credentials are better represented in the following:

Publications:

  1. Malaysian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents – Shipping, Insurance Claims, Wills and Wills Trusts.
  2. Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia –Shipping, Carriers (Land, Air and Sea), Marine Pollution, Bailment, Liens and Limitation of Liability, Sale of Goods, Conflict of Laws,
  3. Annotated Statutes on Merchant Shipping Laws of Malaysia- Merchant Shipping Ordinance, Merchant Shipping Oil Pollution Act, Collision Regulations and Sale of Goods Act.

Presented Papers and Conducted Seminars At:

  1. Legal Education Extension Programme at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya
  2. ASEAN Shipper’s Council
  3. Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)
  4. Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII)
  5. International Chamber of Commerce, Malaysian Chapter
  6. PORAM Malaysia
  7. Maritime Enforcement Coordinating Centre Residential Programme for Maritime Agencies
  8. IOPC Fund and Malaysian Maritime Institute Seminar on Oil Pollution
  9. Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators Qualification Course
  10. Malaysian Maritime Institute
  11. AMMSAT Malaysia Maritime Awareness Programme

Specific Areas of Expertise:

  1. General Commercial and Corporate
  2. International Trade and Commerce
  3. Commercial Transactions and Sale of Goods
  4. Ship Finance
  5. Shipping and Admiralty
  6. Transport, Freight Forwarding and Logistics
  7. Insurance and Reinsurance
  8. Maritime and Commercial Arbitration
  9. Environmental Laws

Relevant Engagements:

  1. Accredited Arbitrator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration
  2. Advisor, Singapore National Shipper’s Council
  3. Arbitrator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  4. Former Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (4 consecutive terms)
  5. Legal Advisor for Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders (FMFF)
  6. Legal Advisor of Association of Selangor Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association (SFFLA)
  7. Tutor, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators Qualification / Upgrade Course

Philip Teoh joined Azmi & Associates in January 2015 as a Partner and Head of the Admiralty & Shipping, Insurance and International Trade Practice Group.