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UNIT NO. 50-10-9, LEVEL 10, WISMA UOA DAMANSARA, NO. 50 JALAN DUNGUN, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS, 50490 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
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Work +603 2092 4822
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Fax +60 3 2092 5822
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Web:
www.ridzalaw.com.my

Hafidah Aman Hashim

Tel:
Work +603-20924822
Email:
Web:
www.ridzalaw.com.my
Mohamed Ridza & Co

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

English & Malay

Member

Malaysian Bar

Education

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


Malaysia

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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