Corporate Liability & Risk Management
Energy & Utilities
HAMDI ABDULLAH is a Partner of the Corporate and Energy & Utilities practice group and Corporate Liability & Risk Management practice group. Hamdi holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and was its Best Law Student (1992).
Post admission to the Malaysian Bar, he joined the Securities Commission (“SC”) as an investigating officer. At SC, he was also part of the team which started SC’s Islamic Finance Study Group, the pre-cursor to SC Syariah Advisory Council. Prior to re-joining practice in 2000, Hamdi spent five years as an aide to the Group Executive Chairman at Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd, where his legal and strategic portfolio included the privatisation of Perwaja Group, development (Maju Perdana and Bandar Tasik Selatan), and hospitality. These stints bring to his legal practice a commercial outlook of clients’ objectives. His main area of practice is corporate law with an emphasis on utilities, corporate finance, foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, and governance.
Hamdi’s experience in the regulatory practice group includes advising on the legal framework of corporations and statutory bodies, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, de-licensing of offshore financial institutions, MACC corporate liability and risk management advisory, procurement, public pensions, and cyber laws. Hamdi has also advised on due diligence, corporate and business transactions, and financing (and Sukuk) in Malaysia and cross border in infrastructure, oil & gas, energy & utilities, healthcare, tourism, education, and primary commodities, and in a number of them, from planning to commercial operations.
Hamdi was also recognised as an expert in Islamic Finance by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2009 and 2010 editions.