Name: Khairuzzaman Muhammad
Firm Name: Zul Rafique & Partners
Country: Malaysia
Expertise: Corporate Services

Telephone: +603-6209 8232
Fax: +603-6209 8331
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

KHAIRUZZAMAN MUHAMMAD is a partner in the Projects and Corporate Advisory practice group since January 2005. He was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree in 1988 from the Essex Institute of Higher Education (now known as the Anglia Ruskin University), in the United Kingdom, and was enrolled as a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1990, and commenced his career specialising in all aspects of commercial litigation, principally in areas of banking law, corporate law, administrative law and constitutional law. In the course of his litigation career, Khairuzzaman was involved in several landmark cases before the Malaysian Courts, right up to the Federal Court level, dealing with legal issues pertaining to judicial review, banking law, company law and constitutional law.

In May 2000, Khairuzzaman was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from the University of Sydney, Australia. Since then, he has been actively involved in advising government agencies and companies, corporations, as well as financial institutions on issues relating to corporate and shareholders related matters, debt-financing issues, contractual disputes, joint-ventures, financing, land development projects and modern corporate governance. Khairuzzaman was involved in the drafting of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council Act 2008 as well as several other Federal and State legislations. Recently, Khairuzzaman advised a major Japanese energy company in the setting up of its business in Malaysia and had also led the legal team advising on the various legal issues relating to the restructuring of Malaysian Airlines (MAS) and the acquisition of its assets by the new airline, Malaysian Airlines Berhad. He also co-heads the team that renders construction advice for the Petronas mega-petro chemical project in Pengerang, Johore. This complex is the largest petro-chemical plant in South-East Asia. He also advises the Federal and State Governments on various policy matters leading to drafting of legislation’s.

He retired as the most Senior Director of SME Bank Berhad, a development financial institution wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia that is mandated to nurture, develop and finance SMEs in Malaysia in 2019, and was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of MIMOS, the advanced technology research and development centre set up by the Government of Malaysia. He currently sits on the Boards of several private companies.

Firm Overview:

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners (ZRp) is a Kuala Lumpur-based law firm that was formed in December 1999. As a result of significant growth achieved since its inception, ZRp is now a large, broad-based commercial legal practice.

The firm is led by its founder and Managing Partner, Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique who also spearheads the Corporate Department.

We have strategically focused our talents into specialised practice groups to maximise the depth of our expertise and experience. Whether you are looking for corporate solutions or pondering over the enforcement of marine oil pollution legislation, you will find the right people, right here, right now.

Our Vision is to provide our clientele with a solution-oriented, comprehensive and integrated range of professional legal services and in the process, we strive relentlessly to surpass our exacting standards of service. We believe that being forward-looking and dynamic is our strength and our commitment has always been to attain the highest standards in quality, client service and ethics.

In today’s changing commercial environment, legal issues are becoming increasingly complex. Progressive commercial and legal solutions are needed, and expertise is no longer limited to national boundaries. Our expanding practice takes this into account, and in our lawyers, you will find impeccable legal foundation which complements a diversity of shared experiences and specialist skills.

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