Aida Othman

Aida Othman
Director | ZICO Shariah

Dr Aida Othman is a Partner at Messrs.Zaid Ibrahim & Co., a member of the ZICOlaw network.
She is also the managing director of ZICO Shariah Advisory Services Sdn Bhd.

Dr Aida specializes in Islamic banking and finance, Islamic capital market instruments and
takaful products and operations. She also advises on Shariah compliance and governance,
including on the legal and regulatory framework for Islamic finance.

In particular, she has advised on:

  • The structure and documentation for both Islamic corporate and retail financing;
  • The legal and regulatory framework for Islamic financial services;
  • Structuring and Shariah compliance issues for sukuk issuance, private equity funds and unit trust funds;
  • Shariah review and Shariah audit of Islamic financial institutions;
  • Takaful products and operations;
  • Islamic wealth planning and management.
  • Halal assurance systems and halal certification.

Aida is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

She is also:

  • a panel arbitrator for Islamic finance or other Shariah related disputes at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA);
  • a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), United Kingdom;
  • a member of the Technical Working Group on Ethics of the Accounting & Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain;
  • a member of the Shariah Committee, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad;
  • a member of the Islamic Finance Committee, Bar Council, Malaysia;
  • a member of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS), Malaysia.
  • English
  • Malay
  • Arabic
  • French
Qualifications

Aida is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

She is also:

  • a panel arbitrator for Islamic finance or other Shariah related disputes at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA);
  • a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), United Kingdom;
  • a member of the Technical Working Group on Ethics of the Accounting & Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain;
  • a member of the Shariah Committee, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad;
  • a member of the Islamic Finance Committee, Bar Council, Malaysia;
  • a member of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS), Malaysia.
Languages
  • English
  • Malay
  • Arabic
  • French