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Sharizan Sarif

SHARIZAN SARIF graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2004. He also holds a degree in Shariah law from IIUM.

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 overall operation of the bank.

He left the bank to undertake his pupilage at Azmi & Associates under the supervision of Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali. He was called to the Malaysian Bar on January 2009.

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

(1)    acquisition by a governmental agency of 75% shares in a private college and sub-lease over lands for development of education and entrepreneurship area;
 
(2)    advising on concession agreement for construction of Universiti  Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital, for a construction cost of RM606 million;

(3)    disposal of substantial minority shares in a Malaysian leading provider of offshore helicopter transportation services, to a leading global investment firm based in New York;

(4)    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;

(5)    acquisition by 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;

(6)    restructuring of a joint venture company based in Sarawak and Kedah for a client involved in procurement, processing and distribution of paddy in Malaysia;

(7)    restructuring exercise for Malaysian’s largest bank in respect of its subsidiary involved in the insurance and takaful businesses;

(8)    acquisition by a marine venture capital investment holding company, of 35% shares in a company involved in the business of providing marine transportation and support services for the offshore oil and gas industry;

(9)    acquisition by China’s  leading electrical household manufacturer of 51% shares in a Malaysian company;

(10)    disposal of 30% shares in a developer of a hydroelectric project at Sungei Brook, Kelantan (under the Small Renewable Energy Power Programme), to an energy company based in Ireland;
    
(11)    disposal by a subsidiary of Malaysian pilgrimage fund to its co-venturer, of 70% shares in a joint venture company involved in the business of provision of support vessels for oil and gas industry;

(12)    drafting of joint venture agreement between operator of private hospital and a developer, to construct a 200-bedded specialist hospital and office tower;

(13)    drafting of shareholders’ agreement for Brunei International Air Cargo Centre Sdn. Bhd. and a Malaysian party in respect of a Malaysian joint venture company, to undertake the business of airline cargo ground handling services for AirAsia Berhad;

(14)    corporatisation of State Government’s water supply department to a private entity wholly owned by the State;