Abdullah’s practice areas include dispute resolution and banking and finance (Islamic).
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
In the areas of dispute resolution he covers contractual dispute, banking recovery, banking negligence, insolvency, debt and corporate restructuring, shareholders’ dispute and employment.
In Islamic finance, he advises on the Islamic concepts for financing.
Abdullah has been recognised for dispute resolution by The Legal 500 in 2013 and for contentious banking and finance by Asialaw in 2018. He was also included in the list of ‘Local Dispute Stars’ by Benchmark Asia-Pacific in 2013. In its 2018 analysis Asialaw states that Abdullah is ‘praised for “speed and quality of service”, steps in on contentious matters in banking and finance, such as banking negligence and debt restructuring’
Abdullah co-authored the chapter titled “Origin and Development of Islamic Banking and Finance” for the book Islamic Banking & Finance: Principles, Instruments & Operations, 2nd edition, published by The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd in 2016.
He has written articles published in the Islamic Finance News (IFN) and the Global Islamic Economics magazine. Among the titles of the articles he has authored / co-authored are as follow:
- BBA legality challenge: Lessons from Low Chin Meng v CIMB Islamic – in IFN on 4 November 2015.
- Key Consideration in making Third Party Debt Order for an Islamic Banking Account: An Overview of the Positions in England and Malaysia – in IFN on 3 June 2015.
- Gold and silver ETF: Shariah advisers’ liabilities under the recent Shariah pronouncement – in IFN on 19 November 2014.
- Hibah: Recent Malaysian Shariah resolutions and its enforceability – in IFN on 15 October 2014.
- Malaysian apex court disallowed pre-judgment interest – in IFN on 3 September 2014.
- Shariah as the governing law of Islamic finance contracts in the UK: The impact of Rome I Regulation and the position in arbitration – in IFN on 13 August 2014.
Abdullah is a graduate from the International Islamic University Malaysia where he learnt both Malaysian law and Islamic law.
He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2001.
Abdullah holds the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). He has also completed the coursework for the Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration under the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.