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November 2019 Atan Mustaffa

We are proud to announce that the firm’s Partner and Head of Litigation, Atan Mustaffa Yussof Ahmad was sworn in as a Judicial Commissioner on 28th November 2019.

Atan graduated from the University of Bristol in the UK and received his Certificate in Legal Practice in 1994. After being called to Bar in 1995 he practised in the area of commercial and civil litigation with Messr Nordin Torji & Yussof Ahmad before serving in several in-house legal and management positions between 1998 and 2003. He also attended the University of Exeter during this period and received his MBA in 2000.

In 2003 Atan joined Messrs Ainul Azam & Co as a Partner to head the litigation department of the newly established firm. During this period, the firm expanded its client base and developed new areas of practice, namely in Employment and Industrial Relations Law.

As a member of the Bar, he actively contributed in various Bar activities, serving as a member of the KL Bar Committee between 2017 to 2019 and the Bar Council’s Professional Standards and Development Committee from 2017. He was also a trainer for the Advocacy Training Course.

We extend our heartiest congratulations to Atan Mustaffa and his family, wishing him success in his new career.

November 2019 Tuan Haji Yussof Ahmad

The firm is pleased to announce Tuan Haji Yussof Ahmad as its new partner effective 19 November 2019. He was previously a Consultant of the firm from May 2010.

Tuan Haji Yussof is a graduate of King’s College, London and is a Barrister-at-Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1973.

Prior to becoming the firm’s Consultant, Tuan Haji Yussof was a partner in Messrs Nordin Torji & Yussof Ahmad, practising mainly in the areas of Corporate and Conveyancing, and was the President of the Industrial Court between 1999 and 2005 which he joined in 1994 as a Chairman.

Before being admitted to the Malaysian Bar he was the Personnel Services Manager in Malaysia Airlines Berhad. Between 1971 and 1973 he was an Assistant Registrar with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia handling personnel and administration matters. This was after he left the Legal and Judicial Service of the Malaysian Government which he served between 1968 and 1970 serving as Deputy Public Prosecutor, Magistrate and President of the Sessions Court.

Tuan Haji Yussof’s new role as a partner in the firm will strengthen the firm’s competencies in the areas of Employment and Industrial Law and also Corporate and Conveyancing, allowing us to continue delivering the highest quality service to our clients.

November 2019 The promotion of Encik Mohd Saiful Hadi as Head of Litigation

We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Encik Mohd Saiful Hadi has been promoted to succeed Encik Atan to assume the role of the Head of Litigation department in our firm.

Encik Mohd Saiful Hadi is a graduate of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with LLB Honours in 2002. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2003. Entering the firm in 2009, he was made Partner of the firm in 2013.

His practice history embraces a broad range of civil and commercial dispute resolutions, both at trial and appellate stages, as well as being regularly involved in mediation, adjudication and arbitration proceedings.

He also practices in Industrial Relation, real property and land acquisition matters.

February 2017 We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shameer bin Othman, former Partner of Messrs Nik Saghir & Ismail, as a Senior Associate to our firm on 1 February 2017.
January 2017 We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Nurul Amalina Shafinaz binti Abu Sopian as an Associate to our firm on 3 January 2017.
December 2014 Advised a Malaysian bank in respect of loan granted to a Malaysian company relating to a construction project under PR1MA
December 2014 Successfully advised client in relation to a lease arrangement with Lulu Hypermarket, a hypermarket chain and retail venture with headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
November 2014 Advised a Malaysian bank in respect of loan granted to a Malaysian company relation to an acquisition of shares in a Singaporean company
June 2014 Successfully advised client with respect to capital reduction exercise of a PMA status in Indonesia.
January 2014 Successfully advised client in relation to the acquisition of Capital Square Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
January 2013 We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mohd Saiful Hadi to a partner of Ainul Azam & Co.
January 2012 ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION ACT 2010

The Malaysian Competition Act 2010 ("the Competition Act") comes into force on 1 January 2012 prohibits anti-competitive activities, such as horizontal and vertical anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominance.

Generally, price-fixing agreements, marking sharing agreements and bid-rigging agreements and other collusive 'cartel’ (i.e. pakat in Bahasa Malaysia) agreements are considered to be anti-competitive.

The regulator of the Competition Act, the Malaysia Competition Committee ("MyCC") has extensive enforcement powers of investigation and enforcement and to issue directions and make decisions.

The proposed guidelines on the application on the Competition Act have already been posted on the website of MyCC. These guidelines are not yet definitive as they are still subject to a public consultation process.

In anticipation of the enforcement of the Competition Act, we have since year 2011 developed and implemented a Competition Compliance Programme for our corporate clients to ensure that the position of our clients is protected as regards to the coming into force of the Competition Act.

For further insight on the application of the provisions of the Competition Act to your business activities, please read the FAQs or contact us at mail@azamlaw.com or call 03 -2171 1484 and speak to Brenda Yong.

July 2010 We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mohamad Izwan Abd Rahman as an Associate to our firm.
May 2010 We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tuan Haji Yussof Ahmad, former Chairman of Industrial Court of Malaysia, as Consultant to our firm.