Miss Idahani Ismas Ismail > Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)

Work Department

Idahani has been advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, both domestic and cross border, in various industries.

Idahani has a particular focus on financial institutions, automotive, education and manufacturing sectors. Idahani has handled numerous corporate exercises involving major due diligence and submissions to regulatory authorities.




Idahani joined the firm in 2003. In 2007, Idahani joined a luxury fashion and lifestyle retailer in Malaysia as the group legal counsel. She subsequently re-joined the firm and was admitted to the partnership in 2011.


  • English
  • Malay


  • Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (2004)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Capital markets

Both debt and equity capital market issues are handled by the team at Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law). Covering both domestic and cross-border cases, it handles bond issues (high yield, convertible and exchangeable), debt programmes, initial public offerings and equity (as well as equity linked) derivatives such as structured warrants and exchange traded funds. Where required, these matters are pursued in conventional or Islamic parameters with relevant adjustments made for compliance, product design, structuring and documentation (a recent highlight being SD International Sukuk’s issuance of a high yield sukuk based on the principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar). Recommended lawyers: Gilbert GanLilian LiewWooi Hong Tan , Ahmad Zulkharnain MusaIdahani Ismas Ismail  and Ang Siak Keng.

Malaysia > Corporate and M&A

At Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law), Gilbert Gan handles foreign direct investments, Chua Wei Min specialises in cross border work, Ahmad Zulkharnain Musa caters for equity capital markets, Wooi Hong Tan  pursues foreign investments, Nadarashnaraj Sargunaraj is expert in competition law,  Idahani Ismas Ismail is known for her work in the automotive sector and Ang Siak Keng has a strong reputation in M&A. The Campbell Soup Company and IHS Markit are among the team’s key clients which the firm assists with retail distribution agreements, licensing arrangements, franchising matters and e-commerce transactions. Stephanie Choong Siu Wei is the name to note for ‘routes to market’ projects.