Dr Syed Adam Alhabshi > Raja, Darryl & Loh > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Raja, Darryl & Loh
Level 26, Menara Hong Leong
6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara
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Work Department

Islamic Finance


Partner – Islamic Finance


A graduate of the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2006, Dr Syed Adam Alhabshi began his legal career as a Judicial Officer from 2007 to 2012, serving as a Magistrate and a Senior Registrar to the Muamalat High Court, both in Kuala Lumpur.  He also served as the Special Officer to the Chief Justice of Malaysia.  He was admitted to the Peninsular Malaysian Bar in May 2010 whilst still a Judicial Officer.

In 2010, he was qualified as a Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from the International Centre for Islamic Finance Education (INCEIF) and in 2016 he obtained a Ph.D in Islamic Finance from the INCEIF.

After leaving the Judicial Service, Dr. Syed Adam was the Manager of the Shariah Secretariat under the Group Secretarial & Legal Department of a Malaysian financial institution and then became a partner in another large law firm in Kuala Lumpur from 2018 to April 2022, before joining Raja, Darryl & Loh as a Partner in April 2022.

Dr Syed Adam has extensive experience in advising financial institutions on multiple aspects of Islamic finance (including litigation concerning Islamic Finance), regulatory compliance, Islamic capital markets and Takaful,


Bahasa Malaysia; English


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (2010); Honorary Secretary and Grand Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance; the Internal Auditor and an Associate Member of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia; Co-Deputy Chair of the Islamic Finance Committee of the Bar Council of Malaysia.


Bachelor of Laws, International Islamic University of Malaysia (2006); Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (2010); Ph.D in Islamic Finance, International Centre for Islamic Finance Education (2016).

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and finance

Raja, Darryl & Loh has expanded its conventional banking work with a growing number of engagements from Malaysian banks, and maintains its strong record in aviation finance. In addition, the team hired Islamic finance specialist Syed Adam Alhabshi from Shook Lin & Bok in April 2022, with the aim of further developing its Islamic finance credentials and spread of work in this area. The firm has an impressive number of banks and financial institutions as clients. Chong Kok Seng is a prominent figure in aviation finance and is further noted for his expertise in debt restructurings in the aviation sector. Chew Phye Keat leads the practice and Chong Mei Mei is noted for fintech matters, including the financing of fintech businesses, and other conventional financings.