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.
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