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Jalalullail Othman heads the Islamic Finance practice in Shook Lin & Bok, one of the oldest and largest law firm in Malaysia. Encik Jal was instrumental in setting up the Islamic Finance practice and continues to chart the course of this practice area within the Firm.


He holds positions in INCEIF University (an institution established under the auspices of the Malaysian Central Bank). Encik Jal has also been commissioned by the Malaysian Securities Commission and the Rating Agency of Malaysia in relation to product development and regulatory requirements. Encik Jal is also involved in law reform with his involvement in the Malaysian Central Bank committee for Islamic Finance Law Reform.

He also sits on the technical committees of the Malaysia Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”) and the Malaysia Institute of Accountants (“MIA”). Additionally, he is also a moderator with the Finance Accreditation Agency (“FAA”) and an arbitrator for Islamic Finance with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”). Encik Jal is also a chapter reviewer and contributor for the International Shariah Research Academy (“ISRA”).


After graduating from Queen Mary & Westfield College of the University of London and after completing the Malaysian Bar examinations, Encik Jal commenced his pupilage in Shook Lin & Bok and continued his employment with the Firm, culminating in his admission as a partner in 2001. He continued his progression within the Firm with his elevation as a senior partner of the Firm in 2004.

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Date of Appointment:
26 January 2018

Length of Tenure
6 Years

Membership of Board Committees
  • Member of Board Shariah Committee
  • Member of Board Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Certificate in Legal Practice, University Malaya, Malaysia
  • LLB, Queen Mary College, University of London, United Kingdom


Areas of Expertise:

  • Banking and Finance


Directorship / Relevant Appointments


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