Circular No. 56/15: Seminar An Introduction to Islamic Finance (21 Jan 2016)

The Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee of the Johore Bar in collaboration with the Bar Council Islamic Finance Committee is organizing Seminar on An Introduction to Islamic Finance.

This seminar seeks to introduce participants to the law and practice of Islamic banking and finance as currently applied in Malaysia. Participants will be given an overview of the salient features of the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013 (“IFSA 2013”) and be exposed to the drafting of Islamic finance documentation based on relevant Syariah principles. The seminar will also cover the adjudication of Islamic financial issues through the litigation process.

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date 21st January 2016 (Thursday)
Time 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Registration at 8.30 a.m.)
Venue Level 1, Abdullah A. Rahman Auditorium

Johore Bar Building

No. 5 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak

Susur 1/1 80000 Johor Bahru

Fees RM 180.00 for Members of the Johore Bar

RM 120.00 for Pupils-in-Chambers l Law Students

RM 290.00 for Non-members

(Fees are inclusive of 6% GST, seminar materials, certificate of attendance, lunch and teabreaks)

CPD code T3/21012016/BC/JHB164027/5 (5 CPD points)

About the Speakers

Jalalullail (“Jal”) Othman

Jal Othman heads the Islamic Finance practice in Messrs Shook Lin & Bok, and holds positions in the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (“INCEIF”). He has also been commissioned by the Malaysian Securities Commission and Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad in relation to product development and regulatory requirements. He is involved in the Malaysian Central Bank Committee for Islamic finance Law Reform and is also an arbitrator for Islamic Finance with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”). Jal is a chapter reviewer and contributor to the International Shari’ah Research Academy (“ISRA”).

Megat Hizaini Hassan

Megat Hizaini Hassan is a partner at Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill and a member of the Bar Council Islamic Finance Committee. 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 Third Edition (2015)); and An Introduction to Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance (2012). He has written articles on Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance (2012). He has written articles on Islamic banking and finance for several publications.

Prof. Dato’ Haji Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Shariff

Prof Dato’ Ismail drafted the first Islamic banking documents used by the Islamic banking industry in Malaysia and has acted as leading counsel in landmark cases in Islamic banking. He is an adviser on Islamic banking and finance matters for local banks and financial institutions, and for local and foreign law firms. Prof Dato’ Ismail is also an Adjunct Professor at INCEIF, a member of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Securities Commission, and a member of the Law Harmonisation Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia. Prof Dato’ Ismail was called to t he Malaysian Bar in 1970. He is a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Notary Public and a practising member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Financial Professionals Malaysia (“ACIFP).

Payment can be made by direct deposit (bank in to OCBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, No. 1 Jalan Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru; Acc No 7-10102815-3) or by cheque or bank draft (made payable to “Johore Bar House & Library Fund”). Payment by cash can be made at the ground floor of the Johore Bar Secretariat. Registration will be confirmed once full payment is received.

Please direct all correspondence (including completed registrations forms and proof of payment) to the Johore Bar Secretariat not later than Wednesday, 20th January 2016.


Santhi Balachandran


Continuing Professional Development

Sub Committee

Seminar An Introduction to Islamic Finance (21 Jan 2016)

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