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 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 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 obtained 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, project development and concession arrangement, including:
• advising Rising Promenade Sdn. Bhd., a developer of three (3) hydroelectric renewable energy plants, in the State of Kelantan, in respect of participation by Malakoff Corporation Berhad in the development and operation of such power plants;
• advising an independent power producer in the structuring and acquisition of stake in a 29MWac Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plant;
• 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 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 a new technology;
• acquisition by Midea Group, a China’s leading electrical household manufacturer, of 51% shares in a Malaysian company;
• acquisition by Saraya Co. Ltd, a Japan’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, a 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;
• advising Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (Pernas) for its investment in a company involved in food & beverage businesses;
• advising Koperasi Tentera for its investment in a startup technology company, based in Australia;
• advising MARA Corporation, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)’s investment holding company, for restructuring of MARA’s subsidiary companies;
• advising Padiberas Nasional Bhd (BERNAS), for restructuring of its two joint venture companies based in Sarawak and Kedah;
• advising Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) for various matters in respect of its investments and projects, including award winning incubator and co-working space;
• 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 Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) in relation to the development of an integrated tourism and commercial area in Bernam Jaya, with estimated cost of RM3.6 billion;
• advising Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) in respect of development of three (3) Rumah Selangorku projects;
• advising Zecon Berhad on a concession agreement for the construction of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital, for a 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 Eastern Pacific Industrial Corporation Berhad (EPIC), for collaboration in respect of development and operation of the Liquid Mud Plant Facility at Kemaman Port, Terengganu; and
• advising TNB Engineering Corporation Sdn Bhd for the supply of chilled water to Muzium Sultan Alam Shah, Shah Alam for its air conditioning system.