Energy & Utilities
LUKMAN SHERIFF ALIAS is a partner in the Energy & Utilities practice group. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class) from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), a Master of Laws in Commercial Law from Cambridge University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance from IIUM. He was the recipient of the IIUM Best Overall Student Award and Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation Gold Medal Award and is a fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1993 and has extensive experience in advising on large-scale privatisation, infrastructure and construction projects.
He was formerly the General Manager of the legal and enforcement division in one of the largest Islamic funds in Malaysia and has advised on various Islamic investment and financing matters. He previously sat as a member on the Bank Negara Malaysia Law Review Committee for Islamic Banking and Finance.
He has advised public listed and private companies on various types of energy-related projects including power purchase agreements, EPC contracts and fuel supply contracts for Malaysian and overseas power projects. His experience also includes acquisition and operation of coal mines projects. In 2020, Lukman was ranked as Highly Regarded practitioner by IFLR1000.
Lukman has also advised the Malaysian Government in respect of the water services industry in Malaysia. He was involved in the drafting of the Constitutional Amendment Act 2005, Water Services Industry Act 2006 and the National Water Services Commission Act 2006.
Lukman is also the author of the Malaysian Chapter for the “The Energy Regulation and Markets Review”, 1st to 4th Editions.