Shahir is a member of the
Litigation team at ZMM. He received his early education at the Malay College of
Kuala Kangsar and completed his Bachelor of Law at the International Islamic
University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2010. After graduating, it can be said that he
is born and bred in ZMM where he did his pupillage in the chambers of Datuk
Megat Abdul Munir.
He had a short stint as a Legal
Manager in one of the biggest chemical traders in Malaysia, Kong Long Huat
Chemicals Sdn Berhad where he oversees legal, human resources and
administrative matters in the company which have branch all over Malaysia and
trading both locally as well internationally.
As per the Malay proverbs “Bagai
sirih pulang ke gagang”, Shahir returns to ZMM and handles various
general litigation as well as arbitration matter, acting for both companies and
individuals in the areas of, including civil and commercial, companies and
shareholders disputes; land disputes; industrial relation; grant and probate.
He has also been involved in corporate matters including listing of companies
into the stock market as well as handling conveyancing matters.
His notable litigation works
include acting for the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption
Commission in a defamation suit against a reporter claiming to be a
whistleblower and to refute defences on Justification, Reportage, Reynolds
Privilege, Qualified Privilege and Fair Comment. Other than that, he also acts and
defends companies as well as individuals in defamation suits.
Clients also always refer him for
advises in industrial relation matters be it to advise on employment contracts,
pre-litigation or to represent clients in the Industrial Court. Further, Shahir
also regularly advises developers on various issues relating to post-delivery
of vacant possession, Liquidated Ascertain Damages and Defects Liability Period.
Apart from that, Shahir also represents clients in Judicial Reviews against
Award made by the Tribunal for Homebuyers Claims.
Shahir likes to wind down with
his PS5 either by playing FIFA online with his friends or playing any good open
world games such as Assassin’s Creed, God of War and Far
Cry games series.
Without order nothing can exist,
Without chaos nothing can evolve.