Nasir Zihni Yusoff Zaky

Nasir Zihni is a senior partner of the firm and currently practices commercial and corporate laws. He specialises in legislative drafting and privatisation and has been engaged by various Government agencies to draft new and amending laws and prepare documentations for numerous privatisation and corporatisation exercises carried out by the Malaysian Government.

Nasir Zihni graduated from the University of London with LL.B. (Hons) in 1982 and obtained a Bar-at-law degree from Lincoln’s Inn, London, in 1983. In addition, he has a Diploma in Science from ITM (now known as UiTM). He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1984. He became a junior partner in 1990 after serving the firm as an associate for about 6 years.

Some of the matters handled by him were:


  • Joint ventures relating to property and resort development, overseas investments, establishment of manufacturing facilities in Thailand and Indonesia, venture capital investments and matters relating to asset and project management, and the establishment of unit trust schemes


  • Computer and IT contracts, and in particular, was a co-leader of the firm’s team established to handle all flagships under the E-Government Projects for the Malaysian Government


  • Acted for commercial and merchant banks and finance companies in the preparation of various types of loan and financing arrangements such as bridging and end-finance facilities, aircraft financing, equity, mezzanine, project and working capital financing for both conventional and Islamic based financing and security documents


  • Prepared several legislations and licences, particularly, the Ports (Privatisation) Act 1990, Railways Act 1991, Railway (Successors Company) Act 1991, Securities Industry (Central Depositories) Act 1991, the Railway Licence issued to KTMB under the Railways Act 1991, Civil Aviation Regulations 1996 and the Airport Licence issued to Malaysia Airports Berhad under the Civil Aviation 1969, Highway Authority Malaysia (Amending) Bill.


  • Redrafted and updated the Memorandum & Articles of Association of The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in 1997 to accommodate the new membership structure of the Exchange as well as to revise, update and consolidate the rules of the Exchange into one single body of rules known as “The Rules of The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange” and subsequently, was assigned to revise the Listing Requirements of the Exchange


  • Acted as legal consultant in various privatisation exercises carried out by the Federal Government and various statutory authorities covering feasibility studies, corporatisation and privatisation of the corporatised  entities.       


Telephone: +603 4043 2888
Fax: +603 4043 8800
Email: nasir@nsi.com.my


Nasir Zihni Yusoff Zaky
Senior Partner