Muhammad Nizamuddin Abdul Hamid

Senior Partner

Nizam founded Messrs Nizamuddin Hamid & Co in 2010 which was later rebranded to Messrs Zharif Nizamuddin. He possesses vast experience in corporate and commercial transactions and dispute resolution cases, before developing extensive experience on financial crimes and asset recovery related matters.

He has worked with clients from various disciplines and market sectors, including the government, large public listed institutions, aspiring SMEs, public/corporate leaders and high net worth individuals in corporate and commercial transactions or litigations and financial crimes and asset recovery related matter.

He is currently leading the firm’s financial crimes and asset recovery practice group which is mandated by the Government of Malaysia in 2019 to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in recovering assets related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad outside of Malaysian jurisdiction.

Nizam also successfully represented clients alleged to be linked to Macau Scam, celebrities investigated under the AMLA regulatory framework and public/corporate leaders who are being investigated for corruption, including representing the individual involved in the controversial land swap deal in northern Malaysia.


Prior to establishing his own legal practice, Nizam practised in one of the largest regional law firms, based in Malaysia, where he had the opportunity to represent his clients in disputes involving highly complex and contentious matters. He has appeared in all superior courts in Malaysia and has also appeared in the International War Crimes Tribunal, as well as the International Sports Tribunal for football related matters.

Nizam also gained invaluable experience during his brief stint with Sime Darby Plantations where he focused on corporate and commercial matters. Being an avid football fan, Nizam assisted the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) as Malaysian Football League (MFL) General Counsel, where he played vital part in privatizing and commercializing the Malaysian football league.

He has also served as the executive committee for a renowned Malaysia Super League football team and for his alma mater, Royal Military College Alumnus Association. Nizam was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi MARA. He formerly debated at national and international levels for his alma mater, Universiti Teknologi MARA.




Bachelor of Legal Studies (Honours), 2008

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), 2009

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UITM)

Advocate & Solicitor in the
High Court of Malaya, 2010

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