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Megat Hizaini Hassan

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Partner (Islamic Finance, Financial Services).


He is the firm’s Islamic finance expert and leads on the majority of its Sukuk mandates.

Megat has been recognised as one of the leading lawyers in his area of practice, through publications such as the International Financial Law Review’s Guide to the World’s Leading Islamic Finance Lawyers and Expert Guides, Legal 500, Chambers Asia as well as Islamic Finance News’ Leading Lawyers Directory.

He covers a wide range of structures, including Murabahah and Ijarah transactions. He is especially active in assisting banks with debt restructuring issues. Clients have noted his “knowledge and experience in applying Shariah concepts are indeed valuable”.

Megat advises clients on issues pertaining to the legal and regulatory framework, as well as matters relating to applicable Shariah standards for Islamic financial or investment transactions.


English, Malay, Arabic


Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


LLM (Law), University of Cambridge
LLM (Law), Harvard Law School
LLB (Hons), International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill has excellent multi-jurisdictional capabilities, and handles financial restructuring as well as project, asset and corporate finance and syndicated loans; it is praised for its 'industry knowledge'. The team is led by Tay Weng Hwee; its clients include Kenanga Investment Bank, Mapletree Investments and CIMB Bank.  Megat Hizaini Hassan is a 'readily available' Islamic finance expert. Cindy Sim is a 'responsive and thorough' associate. Bella Chu Chai Yee made partner in 2018.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Acting mostly for financial institutions, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill's practice is especially adept at handling conventional and Islamic debt capital markets work.  Megat Hizaini Hassan advised QSR Stores on its RM1.3bn issuance of medium-term notes under the principle of murabahah. The team also acts for underwriters on IPOs. Bella Chu Chai Yee and Ong Eu Jin are very active in the space.

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Islamic finance

Within: Leading individuals

Megat Hizaini Hassan - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Within: Islamic finance

The team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is led by Tay Weng Hwee, who is 'especially good at devising practical solutions to issues'. The 'readily available' Megat Hizaini Hassan, who is noted for his industry knowledge, frequently acts on Islamically structured loans and debt capital markets issuances; capital markets expert Eu Jin Ong is also recommended.

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