Circular No. 24/14: Seminar on Islamic Finance: Regulatory Framework (10 June 2014)

The Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee of the Johore Bar in collaboration with the Bar Council CPD Department is organizing a SEMINAR ON ISLAMIC FINANCE: REGULATORY FRAMEWORK that will be conducted by EN. MEGAT HIZAINI HASSAN, a member of KL Bar.

This seminar will provide an overview and update of the current trends relating to the Islamic financial system and its regulatory framework in Malaysia.

The seminar will cover:

(1) Shariah compliance and Shariah regulators

(a) Islamic banking and the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009)

(b) Islamic capital markets and the Shariah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission Malaysia (Capital Markets and Services Act 2007)

(2) Frame work of Islamic banking

(a) Islamic banks (Islamic Financial Services Act 2013)

(b) Islamic banking windows (Financial Services Act 2013)

(c) Offshore Islamic banking (Labuan Islamic Financial Services and Securities Act 2010)

(3) Framework of Islamic capital markets

Sukuk (Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 and Securities Commission Malaysia Sukuk Guidelines)

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date : 10th June 2014 (Tuesday)

Time : 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Registration at 1.30 p.m.)

Venue : Level 1, Johore Bar Auditorium

No. 5 Jalan Tun Abd Razak

Susur 1/1 80000 Johor Bahru

Fees : RM 50.00 for Members of the Johore Bar;

RM 30.00 for Pupils-in-Chambers I Law Students; and

RM100.00 for law firm staff.

The bio-data of the Speaker

EN. MEGAT HIZAINI HASSAN is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is a partner at Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. He is a member of the Bar Council Islamic Finance Committee and a former lecturer at the International Islamic University Malaysia (“IIUM”).

He graduated with Master of Laws degrees from Harvard University and University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) degree from IIUM.

He is a co-author of The Law and Practice of Islamic Banking and Finance (First Edition (2003); Second Edition (2010)); and An Introduction to Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance (2012), published by Sweet & Maxwell. He has written articles on Islamic banking and finance for several publications.

As places are limited, kindly book your seats early by completing the enclosed Registration Form and returning it together the requisite payment to the Johore Bar Secretariat not later than Thursday, 5th June 2014.

Payment may be made by Cheque or Cash. Cheques should be made payable to JOHORE BAR HOUSE & LIBRARY FUND.


Kindly take note that attendance at this Seminar will earn you 2 CPD Points.

Event code: T3/10062014/RTS/JHB144060/2






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