All posts by Hanim Hamzah

Hanim is the Regional Managing Partner of the ZICO Law network and heads the Corporate M&A practice group at Roosdiono & Partners. Now based in Singapore, her 22 years of regional practice experience includes being resident in Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia where she specialised in major infrastructure project financing and M&A deals in aviation, banking, insurance, mining, oil and gas, plantations, and property. She is also well-versed in cross-border securitisation deals, structured financial products, and Islamic finance, where she has represented the interests of investors from Asia, the US, UK, and Europe in key onshore and offshore multi-currency transactions. She has been recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Indonesia, in Corporate & Commercial, Cross Border, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Infrastructure Finance (Islamic Finance News, 2011, 2012, 2013) as well as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ by Asia Law Profiles in 2015, 2016, 2017 and by IFLR 100 in 2017. She has written articles and essays including ‘A Giant in the Making – Recent legal and regulatory developments for Islamic banking and finance in Indonesia’ in Guide to Islamic Banking and Finance (Imperial College Press, 2010). Hanim’s experience in Japan includes five years in corporate and banking practices at a leading Japanese law firm where she also worked on various award-winning deals as recognised by Asia Law Business Journal and Asialaw and Thomson Deal Watch. Hanim is frequently invited as a speaker at global conferences and seminars relating to M&A issues, foreign direct investment, and law firm management strategies. She is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Bar Association Law Firm Management Committee and Immediate Past-Vice President of the Malaysia Chambers Jakarta. Recently, she was appointed as Senior Fellow of CIMB Asean Research Institute (CARI) and recognised as one of Financial Times’ ten pioneers of new legal thinking at the Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers in 2018.

Law business structures – challenges in ASEAN

In 2014, the IBA commissioned a mammoth report on Global Cross Border Legal Services that comprehensively covers information about over 90 countries and 160 jurisdictions on the regulation of domestic and cross-border legal practice.   What the report confirms is the transformation of legal practice, and thus […]

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Diversity and intersectionality in the workplace within ASEAN

In this column, I highlight issues and solutions that arise within the legal context of ASEAN and which impact the diversity of the region’s social, economic, cultural and political life. Human rights are a contentious subject for many, presenting a number of challenges to companies and […]