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Sharil Ramli

Lawyer: Malaysia

Profile and Expertise

Sharil is a Senior Associate at One Asia Lawyers. He is an experienced lawyer in commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property, dispute resolution and mediation. He has provided legal advice to various clients including ministries, regulatory bodies, government agencies and corporations in financial services, capital market, telecommunication and retail markets.
In his previous role, Sharil spearheaded the compliance, anti-corruption, governance and ethics initiatives at the largest Islamic financial institution in Malaysia where he developed various strategies and corporate policies to address compliance gaps. He was also previously attached as a Case, Legal and Integrity Manager at a dispute resolution body established by the Securities Commission Malaysia where he specialised in conducting investigations, negotiations and mediations to resolve capital market disputes.
Sharil was enlisted as a panel Accredited Mediator with the Malaysian International Mediation Centre in 2018 and he was a was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in November 2017. In 2016, he completed Master of Law (LLM) in Law at the University of Edinburgh with a Khazanah Foundation scholarship, the premier scholarship arm of the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia.
He graduated top of his class with Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from International Islamic University Malaysia as a Public Service Department scholar and had previously served as the Vice President of the Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) International Board.

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  • Corporate, commercial and regulatory compliance
    • Advised on a wide range of issues with respect to the application and regulatory requirements of Malaysian laws including Companies Act, Capital Market and Services Act, Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance, Islamic Financial Services Act, Employment Act and Personal Data Protection Act.
    • Drafted Acts of Parliament and subsidiary legislations for ministries, regulatory bodies and government agencies.
    • Drafted and reviewed various commercial agreements including Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), Joint Venture Agreement (JVA), service level agreement, vendor’s agreement, settlement agreement, memorandum of understanding (MOU) for local and international events.
    • Advised clients on all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) laws including application, registration and management of IP rights in Malaysia.

    Corporate governance
    • Provided legal advisory services to a financial institution and its subsidiaries on ethics, regulatory compliance, legal and corporate governance including matters related to integrity, anti-bribery, anti-corruption, whistleblowing, employment, risk assessment and management.
    • Spearheaded the development of Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) including identification of bribery and corruption risks, development of initiatives and comprehensive initiatives monitoring programme.
    • Spearheaded the implementation of ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) including development of specialised training modules, ABMS framework, ABMS related documents, internal audit and certification programme.
    • Assisted clients comprising of public listed companies, multinational companies, small and medium sized enterprises from a wide range of industries operating in Malaysia to conduct risk assessments, due diligence and implementation of anti-bribery system in compliance with Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

    Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
    • Facilitated and led negotiations to resolve more than 70 capital market related disputes between investors and capital market intermediaries through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as case management, mediation and adjudication. Sharil had successfully managed complex legal issues, conducted investigations and carried out due diligence exercise.
    • Represented multinational corporations and prepared various court documents and submissions for all tiers of courts in Malaysia

  • • Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh (2017) – Master’s thesis titled “Striking a Balance between the State's Access to Personal Data for National Security and Prevention of Crime versus the Public's Desire to Protect Personal Data and Privacy.”

    • Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent (2016) – “Legal Copyright Reforms of Orphan Works in the UK and EU : Creating a Balance between the Interest of the Copyright Owners and Public Users.”

  • • Introduction to Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 (2020, 2021 and 2022).
    • Integrity and Anti-Corruption for Financial Institution Employees (2021, 2022).
    • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (2022).
    • Certified Integrity Officer (CeIO) Programme, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Academy (2020).
    • Accredited Mediator’s Certification Programme, Malaysian Mediation Centre, Bar Council Malaysia (2018).
    • Legal Copyright Reforms of Orphan Works in the UK and EU : Creating a Balance between the Interest of the Copyright Owners and Public Users, Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent (2016).



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