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Jalalullail Othman

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Shook Lin & Bok

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Corporate, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Commercial & Conveyancing; Islamic Finance; Loan & Debt Restructuring


Jal Othman is a senior partner and heads the Islamic Finance practice. He was instrumental in setting up the Islamic Finance practice and continues to chart the course of this practice area within the firm. Jal Othman has over 20 years experience in the corporate commercial practice and banking and finance practice. One of the main areas of his corporate commercial practice comprise Government and public sector transactional services. In this respect, Jal has worked on projects under the Government’s Public Private Partnership and Public Finance Initiative including various concessions, privatisation and funding structures established thereunder. Banking and finance plays an equally large portion of Jal’s practice. He regularly attends to debt capital market assignments in addition to mezzanine and other tier one financing.


Jal was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1992 and joined the firm in the same year as an associate. He was admitted as a partner in 2001. Jal is an adjunct professor with the International Islamic University and sits on the Senate of INCEIF University and Perdana University.


Jal’s team of lawyers, as with Shook Lin & Bok as a firm is equipped to address any queries in a multiple languages including English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil


Member of the Malaysian Bar. Committee member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.


LL.B. (Hons) (Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London) C.L.P.


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Jalalullail Othman - Shook Lin & Bok

Within: Banking and finance

'Experienced in banking industry matters', Shook Lin & Bok's 'skilful, knowledgeable' practice provides 'consistently high-quality advice'. It is strong in conventional and Islamic financing, and has excellent banking litigation capabilities. Department head Jalalullail Othman acted for the manager of the statutory body Flexible End-Financing Scheme on drafting the documentation of the RM10bn scheme. Hoh Kiat Ching assisted a group of undisclosed lenders with extending S$145m-worth of acquisition finance loans to various Singaporean companies. The 'tactful, committed, very knowledgeable' Khong Mei Lin, who provides 'detailed, high-quality advice',  is recommended for debt restructuring.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Ivan Ho Yue Chan leads the practice at Shook Lin & Bok, with support from deputy head Jalalullail Othman. Chan acted for Paragon Adventure on its acquisition of 51% of the voting shares in Goh Ban Huat. As well as handling corporate restructuring and M&A matters, the team also sets up investment funds: Karen Kaur advised Affin Hwang Asset Management on its establishment of the TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker fund, and on its subsequent listing on the Bursa Malaysia. ELK Desa Resources is an additional client.

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Islamic finance

Within: Leading individuals

Jalalullail Othman - Shook Lin & Bok

Within: Islamic finance

The 'responsive, skilful and knowledgeable' team at Shook Lin & Bok delivers 'consistently good advice'. Supported by Hoh Kiat Ching, group head Jalalullail Othman advised a statutory body, established to develop housing facilities for urban inhabitants, on its RM5bn Islamic notes programme. Khong Mei Lin is singled out for her 'detailed, high-quality advice'; she acted for DanaInfra Nasional on its RM13bn Islamic papers-and-notes programme to finance the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak.

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