Mr Haji Mohd Rasheed Khan Mohd Idris > Azmi & Associates > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Azmi & Associates

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Senior Counsel

Haji Rasheed also worked in the offices of Shell International, London and The Hague where he gained valuable international exposure. Haji Rasheed served 2½ years as Legal Adviser of Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited that are both Shell’s upstream companies engaged in exploration and production of oil and gas. Amongst others, Haji Rasheed:

  • participated in the worldwide review of Shell Voyage/Time Charterparties;
  • negotiated long term contracts of afreightment with shipowners;
  • drafted and negotiated build and lease of ship contracts;
  • formulated and strategized defence of US160 Million claim arising from explosion and fire on a ship, off-shore Port Klang;
  • negotiated and settled marine and insurance claims arising from transit loss and explosion;
  • acted as facilitator for the Malaysian Government to ratify the latest Civil Liability Convention;
  • played an active role in formulating strategies and implementation plans for Shell Malaysia to reduce their transit loss;
  • played a key role in the establishment of oil industry-initiated scheme to prevent and combat oil pollution;
  • was actively involved in the negotiation of production sharing contracts and joint operating agreements between Shell and PETRONAS;
  • was instrumental in producing model contracts for major construction/operations;
  • participated in major property development and disposals which involved land development and swap deals with major property companies;
  • negotiated joint ventures between Shell and PETRONAS for operation of joint depots and the 140km multiproducts oil pipeline;
  • acted as counsel for RM1 Billion financing for a Shell Malaysia Co involving the creation of the first Islamic bonds for RM125 million under Al-Bai’ Bithamin Ajil;
  • helped create the first Islamic bonds for RM560 million under the Al-Musyarakah for Shell Malaysia Company;
  • played a key role in the management of Shell Retirement Benefit and Provident Funds in his capacity as Secretary and Legal Adviser; and
  • participated in process re-engineering and helped to formulate procedures and guidelines on major staff redundancy exercise.



Haji Rasheed graduated from the Inns School of Law, London. He became a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was admitted as a barrister-in-law in July 1978. In May 1979, he joined the Judicial and Legal Service and served for 4 years as a Magistrate, Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Assistant Registrar of the High Court. In May 1983, he joined Shell Malaysia as its Legal Adviser and worked under various portfolios in its Legal Department.

Haji Rasheed’s last post in Shell was as General Counsel for Shell Companies in Malaysia for Oil Products (Downstream).

Since joining A&A in September 2000, Haji Rasheed has utilised his vast experience and expertise in solving problems for clients of A&A. Haji Rasheed is also a proven and respected coach who provides guidance to the younger set of lawyers in A&A.

He was a Chairperson at the International Conference on Law and Commerce 2002:

(a)  Law & Commerce in the New Millenium:

(b)  Adapting to Changing Legal & Business Environment;

organised by International Islamic University Malaysia and Victoria University, Australia 25 & 26 June 2002

He had acted as Malaysian counsel for an international arbitration held in London involving a Malaysian conglomerate and its European distributor.

He had conducted legal due diligence on major companies on outstanding claims and potential claims and established procedures for legal due diligence audit as part of management function.

He led a team of lawyers from A&A to review the aviation laws of Malaysia in particular areas relating to privatisation and made recommendations to the client with proposals for changes to relevant legislations.

He had reviewed the corporate structure of in-house legal departments of major Malaysian conglomerates and recommended effective new structures to enhance their “value-add” to management function levels.

He strategized and drafted a national code of conduct for a major Malaysian company monopoly on certain energy distribution in Peninsular Malaysia, and the relevant model distribution agreement for use by its users

He is a regular speaker at annual corporate counsel conferences held since 2001 and provided key insights on managing external counsel, both local & foreign lawyers, effectively.

He is currently conducting seminars and workshops on the new Competition Act and how the companies should review their contracts and procedures to comply with this Act.

Haji Rasheed is currently a Panelist for Malaysian Domain Name Dispute Resolution with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and an arbitrator with KLRCA.


English and Bahasa Malaysia


Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


LLB from Inns School of Law, London