Abdullah Chan strengthens its corporate practice with the appointment of Datin Shelina Razaly Wahi as a new partner

Abdullah Chan & Co is pleased to announce that Datin Shelina Razaly Wahi is joining its Kuala Lumpur office as a partner.

Datin Shelina Razaly Wahi began her legal career as a litigation lawyer for 3 years before moving in-house as corporate counsel with one of the largest downstream multinational petroleum companies in Malaysia.

Over the course of 6 years as in-house counsel for Shell Malaysia, Datin Shelina served various roles – including being the Company focal point for all HR-related legal matters; responsible for setting up the in-house Litigation Management Program; and had direct responsibility for managing all major litigation matters.

In 2007 Datin Shelina was a pioneer member of the senior management team at AirAsia X Berhad. Her first position was as the Legal and Human Resources Director for 3 years, moving into a Legal and Regulatory role at the end of 2010.

As Legal Director, Datin Shelina worked across all spheres of aviation, including HR matters, operations and engineering – with particular focus in Aircraft Leasing and Financing, Engines and Avionics as well as Aviation / Aerospace regulatory matters. While in AirAsia X, she saw through the successful AirAsia X Berhad Initial Public Offering (July 2013).

Datin Shelina is a graduate from the University of Bristol. She completed her Bar Vocational course in London in 1996 and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.

Dato Muthanna Abdullah, partner, welcomes Datin Shelina’s arrival: “Shelina’s skills and experience in Aviation will contribute to extend the firm’s activities, strengthen our entrepreneurial spirit and contribute to our international development.”


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