Projects & Corporate Advisory
KHAIRUZZAMAN MUHAMMAD is a Partner in the Projects and Corporate Advisory practice group. He was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree in 1988 from the Essex Institute of Higher Education (now known as the Anglia Ruskin University) in the United Kingdom and was enrolled as a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1990 and commenced his career specialising in all aspects of commercial litigation, principally in areas of banking law, corporate law, administrative law, and constitutional law. In the course of his litigation career, Khairuzzaman was involved in several landmark cases before the Malaysian Courts dealing with legal issues on judicial review, banking law, company law, and constitutional law.
Khairuzzaman has been actively involved in advising government agencies and companies, corporations, as well as financial institutions on issues relating to corporate and shareholders-related matters, debt-financing issues, contractual disputes, joint ventures, financing, land development projects, and modern corporate governance. Khairuzzaman was also involved in the drafting of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council Act 2008 as well as several other key Federal and State legislations.
In his long practising career, Khairuzzaman and his team of lawyers had advised a major Japanese energy company in the setting up of its business in Malaysia. He also led the legal team advising on the various legal issues relating to the restructuring of Malaysian Airlines (MAS) and the acquisition of its assets by the new airline, Malaysian Airlines Berhad. He also co-headed the team that rendered construction advice for the Petronas mega petrochemical project in Pengerang, Johore. This complex is currently the largest petrochemical plant in South-East Asia. He currently advises both Federal and State Governments and their agencies on various policy matters leading to the drafting of legislations. He and his team are also involved in the drafting of legislations subsequent to the finalisation of their policy stages.