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 established itself as a credible practice in the banking and finance realm, with a demonstrated ability in handling a range of advisory and enforcement work for Malaysia’s financial institutions. Clients have come to the firm for assistance in respect of private debt securities and conventional credit facilities. Under the leadership of Chew Phye Keat, the firm has recently been elected to advise two of the five applicants who were granted digital bank licenses by Bank Negara Malaysia. Syed Adam Alhabshi is strategically placed to expand the firm’s Islamic finance capabilities, and frequently advises on various components within this area. While Chong Kok Seng specialises in aviation finance, cross-border financing transactions, and debt restructuring, Chong Mei Mei is well-versed in foreign investments and the financing of fintech enterprises.

Malaysia > Islamic finance

Led by Chew Phye Keat, the Islamic finance team at Raja, Darryl & Loh advises on various Shariah principles. The practice regularly advises Islamic banking clients on potential new products, in addition to assisting with regulatory and governance considerations. The firm has demonstrable experience in advising digital banks on their Islamic finance products, as well as handling compliance work. Syed Adam Alhabshi is a key member of the group.