Ms Sharifah Shafika binti Syed Abbas Alsagoff > Skrine > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Skrine
Level 8, Wisma UOA Damansara
50 JALAN DUNGUN, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS
50490 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia

Work Department

  • Islamic Investments and Capital Markets
  • Banking and Finance
  • Real Estate

Position

Partner

Career

Shafika is a partner in the firm’s Banking and Finance practice group with more than 25 years of experience in Islamic finance and capital markets.
 
Shafika’s practice is diverse, including both retail and corporate Islamic finance, project bonds, restructurings. real estate and regulatory issues. Her clients include sovereigns and other government-related entities, international financial institutions and corporate service providers. She also advises clients internationally on various capital markets, Islamic investments, waqf and crowd funding structures. Shafika is often sought after by financial institution to prepare and update their documentation templates for Islamic financing to ensure alignment with ever developing Bank Negara guidelines and policy documents issued.
 

Besides her financing related work, Shafika maintains a thriving real estate practice and has been involved in a number of challenging mandates relating to amalgamation, re-alienation and sub-division of lands, sale and purchase of commercial buildings and transfer of Malay Reserved Land and Bumiputra Lots to public listed companies.

 

Languages

Malay and English

Education

  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1994)
  • LL.B (Hons), International Islamic University Malaysia (1993)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Islamic finance

Skrine‘s Islamic finance practice handles a broad range of retail and corporate Islamic finance, project bonds, restructuring and regulatory issues, often acting for Islamic banks.  Practice head Sharifah Shafika binti Syed Abbas Alsagoff joined from Mohamed Ridza & Co in December 2020, as did partner Hafidah Aman Hashim. Claudia Cheah is highly experienced in Islamic banking and finance litigation.