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Aviation & Aerospace


Datin Shelina joined Abdullah Chan & Co as a partner in 2014; specialising in Aviation and Aerospace. As Legal Director in Air AsiaX, Datin Shelina worked across all spheres of aviation, with a particular focus on Aircraft and Engine Acquisitions, including Leasing and Financing, helping the Airline grow from 1 aircraft in 2007 to more than a dozen widebodies by end 2013. She is also experienced in Aviation / Airlines HR, Operations and Engineering contracting matters. From a Regulatory perspective, Datin Shelina was involved in various negotiations when opening new destinations in Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Japan and Korea. This included applications for air rights, air traffic negotiations, as well as station set-up (airport use agreements, catering, fueling, ground handling and airport / tourism incentives). In addition, Datin Shelina was the primary liaison representative for meetings with both Malaysian and International regulators – Civil Aviation authorities as well as Ministries and Departments of Transport.


Datin Shelina Razaly Wahi began her legal career as a litigation lawyer for 3 years before moving in-house as corporate counsel with one of the largest downstream multinational petroleum companies in Malaysia. Over the course of 6 years as in-house counsel for Shell Malaysia, Datin Shelina served various roles – including being the Company focal point for all HR-related legal matters; responsible for setting up the in-house Litigation Management Program; and had direct responsibility for managing all major litigation matters. In 2007 Datin Shelina was a pioneer member of the senior management team at AirAsia X Berhad. Her first position was as the Legal and Human Resources Director for 3 years, moving into a Legal and Regulatory role at the end of 2010. As Legal Director, Datin Shelina worked across all spheres of aviation, including HR matters, operations and engineering – with particular focus in Aircraft Leasing and Financing, Engines and Avionics as well as Aviation / Aerospace regulatory matters. While in AirAsia X, she saw through the successful AirAsia X Berhad Initial Public Offering (July 2013).


English and Malay


Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, 1998


LLB, University of Bristol, England