Mohd Sofiyuddin advises on matters relating to business advisory, compliance and governance, regulatory reform and advisory as well as corporate advisory, financial services including banking & finance, debt and equity capital markets, Islamic finance and company secretarial matters. He conducts compliance programmes, audits and awareness programmes including high level briefings to board of directors and senior management of leading foreign and local financial institutions.
Mohd Sofiyuddin has been engaged for various corporate and financial advisory services, which include advising government linked companies and foreign and local financial services groups, multinational companies and conglomerates. Further, he advises on law reform, regulatory frameworks and drafting of primary and subsidiary legislations. Mohd Sofiyuddin was a member of the working committee of the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) which standardised the interbank and corporate Master Wakalah and Murabahah Agreements for Islamic banks in Malaysia. He also provides corporate secretarial services under ZICO Corporate Services Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of ZICO Holdings Inc.) for prominent foreign and local entities from various industries. He was appointed as an advisor to a Malaysian statutory body, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation in relation to “Good Regulatory Practice” as propounded by the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia.
Mohd Sofiyuddin is currently the Executive Partner of ZICO Law Thailand, a Director of ZICO Law Myanmar, a Partner with Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (ZICO Law Malaysia), a Director and Company Secretary of ZICO Corporate Services Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of ZICO Holdings Inc.), and an advisor to ASEAN Advisory Pte. Ltd., the management consultancy arm of ZICO Holdings Inc.
Mohd Sofiyuddin was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2002 and commenced his legal career as a litigation lawyer in the firm of Messrs. Amir Yussof & Zol. He subsequently left private practice to pursue a career as the Legal Officer and Company Secretary of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (a credit rating agency). Later, he returned to private practice with Messrs. Albar & Partners, during which he was also the company secretary of the Perdana Leadership Foundation, a company limited by guarantee formed with the aim of preserving, developing, and disseminating materials by and on Malaysia’s past Prime Ministers.
In 2009, he assumed the position of Head of Legal and Alternate Company Secretary of Asian Finance Bank Berhad (a foreign Islamic bank and part of the Qatar Islamic Bank group). In January 2011, he continued his career in legal practice and joined the Islamic Financial Services Practice of Messrs. Zaid Ibrahim & Co., and in January 2013, he was made a Partner and Head of the Compliance & Governance Practice.
He is currently the Executive Partner of ZICO Law Thailand, a Director of ZICO Law Myanmar, a Partner with Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (ZICO Law Malaysia), a Director and Company Secretary of ZICO Corporate Services Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of ZICO Holdings Inc.), and an advisor to ASEAN Advisory Pte. Ltd., the management consultancy arm of ZICO Holdings Inc. He is also an advisor to a Malaysian statutory body, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation.