Mr Ahmad Zulkharnain Musa > Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law) > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Zaid Ibrahim & Co (a member of ZICO Law)

Work Department

Ahmad has extensive experience in advising corporations including public listed and government-linked companies on the whole range of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions as well as equity capital market transactions. Ahmad has recently been individually named ‘In-House Community Commended External Counsels of the Year, 2017’ which is a recognition based entirely on the votes and testimonials of in-house counsel. A senior in-house counsel in the In-House Community had said of Ahmad:“Ahmad Zulkharnain Musa has delivered outstanding work and advisory on corporate and M&A matters; it is apparent that he has addressed issues deeply and his analysis and research before issuing an opinion is second to none”




Prior to joining the firm, Ahmad was previously in Kadir Andri & Partners for 11 years.




  • Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (2004)
  • LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law (Distinction), University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2005)
  • LLB (First Class Honours), International Islamic University, Malaysia (2003)

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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.