Abdullah Chan & Co has strengthened its corporate practice with the appointment of Datin Shelina Razaly Wahi as a new partner in its Kuala Lumpur office. Wahi began her career as a litigation lawyer for three years before moving in-house as corporate counsel with one of the largest downstream multinational petroleum companies in Malaysia. Over the course of six years as in-house counsel for Shell Malaysia, she served various roles, including being the company focal point for all HR-related legal matters, setting up the in-house Litigation Management Program and managing all major litigation matters. In 2007 Wahi was a pioneer member of the senior management team at AirAsia X Berhad. Her first position was Legal & Human Resources Director for three years, moving into a legal and regulatory role at the end of 2010. As Legal Director, she worked across all spheres of aviation, including HR matters, operations and engineering, with particular focus in aircraft leasing and financing, engines and avionics as well as aviation/aerospace regulatory matters. While in AirAsia X, she saw through the successful AirAsia X Berhad IPO on July 2013. A graduate from the University of Bristol, Wahi completed her bar vocational course in London in 1996 and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.

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