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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.

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 for the Projects Practice Group.

Zuhaidi’s core areas are in real estates transactions, project development, mergers & acquisitions, oil & gas, mining and corporate commercial transactions, where he has represented various MNCs such as Lhoist Inc., Tokuyama Corporation, Ranhill, PT Earthstone Resources and Zamin Group.

Some other notable assignments with foreign clients:

  • 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.
  • acts 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.
  • 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.
  • negotiated exit strategy for a Malaysian based oil & gas service company with a Vietnamese oil company

On the domestic front, Zuhaidi has advised various GLCs including Sime Darby, Celcom, CTRM, TNB, MTDC, Prokhas, Halal Development Corporation, Worldwide Holdings, TDM, PNS, Mara Inc, POS Malaysia, MRCB, FGVHB, UEMS, PNB, and Seacera Group in their various corporate exercises and also other public listed companies in Malaysia.

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.

Zuhaidi is well versed in Malaysian corporate, commercial, company and land law and is well equipped with the relevant management, negotiation and inter-personnel skills in addition to his already vast experience in maneuvering various transactions of varying issues and structures. Zuhaidi has been recognised as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Asialaw in 2013 & 2014 and has been the permanent correspondent to the International Finance Corporation’s Doing Business publication since 2005.

Zuhaidi is well versed in Malaysian corporate, commercial, company and land law and is well equipped with the relevant management, negotiation and inter-personnel skills in addition to his already vast experience in maneuvering various transactions of varying issues and structures.