Ms Sharifah Dalilah Albar > Albar & Partners > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Albar & Partners
Suite 14-3, Level 14, Wisma UOA Damansara II
No.6 Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights,
Kuala Lumpur
Sharifah Dalilah Albar photo

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets & Islamic Finance.



Dalilah has advised a multitude of clients, both local, regional and international financial institutions, financial advisers, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a variety of finance issues both in conventional and Islamic transactions (on a bilateral, syndicated and club-lending basis), multi-facility loans, bridging loans, project financing and asset financing. Her experience also includes cross border financing, offshore lending and securitisation. Her practice canvasses advising on debt capital market instruments. Dalilah has handled hybrid and derivative products, capital raising exercises involving underwriting and issuance of private debt securities besides advising in the establishment of commercial papers, medium-term notes and Sukuk programmes.


Dalilah graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, UK. She also pursued her postgraduate studies at the same university and obtained her Masters of Laws. Dalilah was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2008. She commenced legal practice at Albar & Partners and was admitted as a Partner in 2014. She has been recognised as a Notable Practitioner for Banking, Capital Markets, Islamic Finance and Project Finance by IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. The Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s leading Banking & Finance and Transactional Lawyers (2019 edition) has featured Dalilah as an expert for Banking & Finance and Islamic Finance.

With a very broad practice, Dalilah been involved in several notable transactions.

  • Advised the joint principal advisers and joint lead arrangers in the Islamic medium-term note programme for issuance of Islamic medium-term notes combined with a medium-term note programme established by OSK I CM Sdn Bhd for a combined limit of up to RM1.8 billion in nominal value.
  • Advised the principal adviser and lead arranger in the RM118 million financing of the acquisition of 17 properties (comprising of KFC and Pizza Hut outlets) located throughout Malaysia by Al-Salam REIT (through its trustee, Amanah Raya Trustees Berhad).
  • Advised the principal advisers and joint lead arrangers in the RM245 million issuance of Sukuk by Sinar Kamiri Sdn. Bhd. under the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Isthithmar based on Securities Commission’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Sukuk Initiative to part finance the construction of a solar photovoltaic energy generating facility with a capacity of 49MWac.
  • Advised the principal adviser and lead arranger in the establishment of a multiple tranche medium-term notes programme for issuance of medium term notes of up to RM5 billion in nominal value established by IGB REIT Capital Sdn Bhd in connection with the injection of Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall into IGB REIT.
  • Advised the principal advisers and joint lead arrangers in the establishment of unrated medium-term notes programme for issuance of unrated medium terms notes of up to RM1 billion in nominal value established by Southkey Megamall Sdn Bhd to part finance the development and construction of a shopping mall in Johor, Malaysia, known as The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey.
  • Advised a borrower corporation to negotiate a multi-million Ringgit financing to part finance its acquisition of a group of companies from a local oil and gas giant under the latter’s internal corporate restructuring exercise, in which the said oil and gas giant disposed their non-oil and gas companies to the borrower corporation.


Bahasa Malaysia & English


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
Member of the Malaysian Bar


L.L.B (Hons), University of Nottingham, UK
LL.M, University of Nottingham, UK.
Certificate of Legal Practice.
Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and Finance (including Islamic Finance)

Albar & Partners benefits from a long-standing history in the banking and finance industry, and its reputation is further bolstered by its extensive and reputable client base, which is largely comprised of domestic and international financial institutions and investment banks. The firm has strong experience in both conventional and Islamic structures, and regularly advises on corporate and syndicated lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, and derivatives. Practice leader Chung Swee Loong is an industry veteran, who has handled an array of project finance transactions. Sharifah Dalilah Albar is a notable member of the department and advises clients on multi-facility loans and cross-border financing. Lily Tan Chea Li left the firm in February 2024.

Malaysia > Capital markets

Albar & Partners’ practice is led by Chung Swee Loong, a specialist in debt capital markets instruments and project finance transactions. The scope of the firm’s work is broad and includes advising on debt, equity, and equity-linked products, as well as post-issue matters such as restructurings and refinancing. Advising a wide range of notable local and international clients, the team is also well-equipped to handle convertible and exchangeable securities, medium-term notes programmes, and asset backed securities. Sharifah Dalilah Albar specialises in conventional and Islamic transactions and asset financing. Lily Tan Chea Li and Cassandra Hogg left the firm in February 2024.

Malaysia > Islamic finance

Boasting a well-established Islamic finance practice, the team at Albar & Partners advises on a wide range of transactions including Sukuks, Islamic medium term notes programmes, and other Shariah products. The firm counts leading local and financial institutions, investment banks, and insurance companies amongst its key roster of clients, which includes the likes of Maybank Investment Banking and AmInvestment Bank. Chung Swee Loong leads the banking and finance practice and advises on innovative Islamic structures, whilst Sharifah Dalilah Albar focuses on Sukuk programmes. Lily Tan Chea Li left the firm in February 2024.