Relevant Experience

  • Encik 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.
  • His portfolio of work includes advising on a wide range of sukuk issuances for financing power plants in Malaysia and China, vessel construction, project financing for the automotive industry, the textile and garment industry, the downstream and upstream palm oil industry, advising on Islamic structured products and Islamic syndicated financing.
  • Encik Jal is also actively involved in the drive for innovation in the industry and in this respect Encik Jal leads the team advising on various product developments for Islamic banks, both in Malaysia and abroad. 
  • In addition to Islamic Finance, Encik Jal’s other major areas of practice are corporate commercial law and real estate. His experience in advising on some major cross border mergers and acquisition and real estate acquisitions have benefited him in his role as an Islamic Finance lawyer. 

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Date of Appointment:

6  May 2023


  • LLB, Queen Mary & Westfield College of the University of London
  • Certificate in Legal Practice, University Malaya


Directorship/Relevant Appointments:

  • Independent Director of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad 
  • Member of the Board Risk & Compliance Committee 
  • Member of the Technical Committee of the Malaysia Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”)
  • Member of the Malaysian Bar Council Committee for Islamic Finance and Trade in Legal    Services.   
  • Member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia
  • Member of the Senate of INCEIF University 
  • Moderator with the Finance Accreditation Agency (“FAA”) and an Arbitrator for Islamic Finance with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”)
  • Chapter reviewer and contributor for the International Shariah Research Academy (“ISRA”)
  • Member of the Board for Financial Reporting Foundation.
  • Member of Audit Committee for Financial Reporting Foundation.
  • Member of INCEIF University Board of Trustees 
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