Malaysia

Lukman Sheriff Alias and P Jayasingam

Malaysian law firm Zul Rafique & Partners has appointed Lukman Sheriff Alias and P Jayasingam as its new Co-Managing Partners effective January 1, 2024. These appointments come as the former Managing Partner, Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique, announced his retirement after over 24 years of outstanding leadership.

The current head of the firm’s Energy & Utilities Practice Group, Lukman Sheriff Alias brings a wealth of legal experience. He specialises in corporate, energy and utility transactions, and has extensive experience in large-scale projects, including the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kwasa Damansara.

Alias has been involved in various independent power producer projects, both local and overseas. He has advised, among others, the Bakun Hydro power purchase agreement, Genting power plant PPA extension, the aborted East to West Malaysia submarine power cable line, and acquisition of Indonesian power plants and coal mines.

In 2005, he acted for the Government of Malaysia in restructuring the nation’s water industries, which involved the amendment of the Federal Constitution, and the drafting and enactment of the Water Services Industry Act 2006 and the water rules thereunder, together with the establishment of Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara.

On the other hand, P Jayasingam brings with him over 38 years of experience at the Malaysian Bar. He currently heads the firm’s Litigation and Employment & Industrial Relations Practice Groups.

Jayasingam handles a litigation portfolio of civil and industrial relations matters, and he regularly handles cases for and on behalf of employers. He also regularly appears in the Industrial Court, and advices and handles disputes relating to dismissal/constructive dismissal, collective agreements, redundancy/retrenchment, change of ownership of business, and other employment related issues.

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