The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work +603 2092 4822
Fax +60 3 2092 5822

Hafidah Aman Hashim

Work +603-20924822
Mohamed Ridza & Co




Hafidah advises on matters related to both Islamic and conventional banking and finance and also advises foreign and local companies in respect of various corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions of listed and non-listed entities, listings of public companies, joint ventures, consortium agreements involving foreign and multinational companies, leasing agreements and conveyancing matters.

Hafidah has advised CIMB Bank Berhad, Malayan Banking Berhad, Kuwait Finance House, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad, Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad, Bank Islam, Bank Muamalat, RHB Bank, Citibank, Malaysia Building Society Berhad and Bank Pembangunan Dan Infrastruktur Malaysia Berhad in their respective corporate and retail Islamic and conventional financing documentation including drafting the banks’ standard financing documents for their various Islamic banking products. She also advises and conducts due diligence investigations in respect of acquisitions, IPO’s, restructuring and other corporate exercises and advises various developers such as Symphony Life Berhad, Sime Darby, UDA, Pr1ma, I&P and Sunway Berhad involving amalgamation, sub-division and transfer of land matters and also development and sale of their respective housing and commercial development projects .

Prior to joining the firm, Hafidah was with Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co. where she was a senior associate in charge of various banking and finance matters, both Islamic and conventional. She also advised on corporate and commercial matters including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co, Hafidah was practicing with Messrs Rashid & Lee where she was involved in advising on corporate and commercial law and banking finance matters. Prior to joining Messrs Rashid & Lee, Hafidah was a legal executive with Malayan Banking Berhad’s legal department before she left to chamber and thereafter, practice at Messrs Riza Leong & Partners. At Riza Leong, Hafidah assisted in the banking and conveyancing department before eventually being made head of the department. She also has some experience in minor litigation matters.


English & Malay


Malaysian Bar


LL.B (Honours) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

With a strong focus on Islamic finance, the department at Mohamed Ridza & Co counts most of Malaysia's largest banks among its clients. Name partner Mohamed Ridza and Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff are Islamic finance experts, as is Hafidah Aman Hashim, who also advises on conventional banking matters. She assisted MBSB Bank with converting many of its conventional loans to shari'ah-compliant facilities. Alsagoff acted for Al Rajhi Banking & Investment on RM15m-worth of Islamic facilities for NZ Wheels.

[back to top]

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and finance boutique Mohamed Ridza & Co is especially strong when it comes to establishing joint ventures and related arrangements; Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff and Mohamad Nazran Basirun advised Lembaga Tabung Haji and Pelaburan Mara, respectively, on setting up separate joint ventures. Hafidah Aman Hashim is also active in the corporate and M&A space.

[back to top]

Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

Mohamed Ridza & Co's department is steeped in Islamic finance experience, and acts for a diverse range of clients. Hafidah Aman Hashim advised MBSB Bank on converting around a quarter of its conventional loan portfolio to murabahah-governed facilities; Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff assisted Al Rajhi Banking & Investment with a RM15m Islamic facility to NZ Wheels. Managing partner Mohamed Ridza Abdullah heads the practice.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The well-resourced department at Mohamed Ridza & Co has longstanding experience in property transactions, development and financing, as well as in tenancy agreements. Hafidah Aman Hashim acted for Sime Darby Ara Damansara Development on the transactional elements of its Ara Damansara Phase 4C2 (Cantara Residences) project. Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia, Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor and Symphony Union Suites are additional clients. Mohamed Nazran Basirun is also active in real estate transactions and developments.

[back to top]

Back to index

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 ‚Äď 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.

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT ‚Äď 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‚Äôs Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (‚ÄúFGVH‚ÄĚ) 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.