The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
14TH FLOOR, MENARA KECK SENG, 203 JALAN BUKIT BINTANG, 55100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Tel:
Work +60 3 2118 5000
Fax:
Fax +60 3 2118 5111
Email:
Web:
www.azmilaw.com

Ahmad Syahir Yahya

Tel:
Work 603 2118 5000
Email:
Azmi & Associates

Work Department

Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking Practice Group

Position

He has 7 years of experience in mostly Islamic banking, Islamic banking derivative products and cross-border banking and finance. He has also been actively involved in the development of common Islamic banking documentation based on the Shariah concepts of Murabahah, Tawarruq, Musyarakah, Bai’ Sarf and Ijarah. He was part of the team that advised on the issuance of Sukuk al-Ijarah and al-Mudarabah by Malaysian highway concessionaire Projek Lintasan Shah Alam Sdn. Bhd., which garnered the Islamic Finance News Deal of the Year 2008 award for its innovativeness. He was also part of the team that advised Bursa Malaysia Islamic Services on the drafting of the rules governing the operations of Bursa Suq al-Sila’, the world’s first fully-automated secure online commodity-trading platform established by Bursa Malaysia Berhad based on the Shariah concept of Murabahah (tawarruq) which was awarded the “Most Outstanding Islamic Finance Product” at the Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum (KLIFF) 2009.

Career

He joined Azmi & Associate in May 2008 to undertake his pupilage under the supervision of our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali. He has been attached with the Firm’s Financial Services Practice Group specialising in Islamic Finance and spent all of his practising years with the Firm. He was then elevated as a Partner of the firm in June 2015, under the Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking Practice Group

Languages

English and Bahasa Malaysia

Member

Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

Education

Ahmad Syahir Yahya is a law graduate from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) with a First Class Honours Degree obtained in 2008. During his study, he obtained several awards for his academic performance including the Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Laws Dean’s List Certificate for all eight semesters of his studies. He was also awarded the Best Student in Islamic Banking Law and was named in the Rector’s List during the 24th IIUM Convocation 2008. He attended International and Executive Legal Education (IELE) training at University of California, Berkeley, United States in January 2015 and he has successfully obtained a Certificate of American Law from Berkeley School of Law, University of California, U.S.A. He also attended an Arabic language course at the Abu Nour University, Damascus, Syria for three months in 2006. In 2005, he was selected to participate in a course organized by Da’wah and Guidance Centre that was held in Makkah al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia. He received Certificate of Excellence for both courses he attended. He was a product of Darul Quran, JAKIM. He completed the memorization of the whole thirty chapters of al-Quran and received his Certificate in Tahfiz al-Quran Darul Quran-IIUM with jayyid jiddan (second class upper) in 2004.


Malaysia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The team at Azmi & Associates is led by Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, who handles a range of banking and finance matters for domestic and international clients. Farhah Hayati Mamat and Ahmad Syahir Yahya are also names to note.

[back to top]

Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

Azmi & Associates' practice has expanded recently, welcoming Shameer Othman from a small multi-disciplinary law firm in October 2017. Group head Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip is often involved in interesting mandates, such as assisting Ethis Group with establishing a shari'ah-compliant digital peer-to-peer financing platform. Ahmad Syahir Yahya, Farhah Hayati Mamat and senior associate Norazlianaliza Supar are also active in the space.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Azmi & Associates

  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
    - Azmi & Associates

Legal Developments in Malaysia

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Call for AML Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
  • Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
  • The Financial Services Act 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
  • Adjudication in Malaysia – the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.
  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT – REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
  • FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

    Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (“FGVH”) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
  • Competition...Friend or Foe?

    The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.