Syed Mohammad Naseem


As a youth living in New York, Syed’s early inspiration to be an advocate stemmed from growing up in the neighbourhood where he was exposed to a multitude of ethic and diverse communities. Experiencing first-hand the challenges that immigrants faced, he was inspired to make a difference by addressing those issues through voluntary policy-making and direct service. Thereafter returning to Malaysia, he kick-started his career as a Fitness Manager at a reputable sports & fitness facility in Shah Alam, Selangor. During his four-year tenure at the facility, he specialised in strength and conditioning training for both clients and personal trainers. Having tailored many specific programmes to his clients’ needs and goals, he brings a set of personalised skills to best serve and deliver for clients of KRSP.

He then pursued his passion in law by completing his Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and joined a renowned legal firm as a Legal Counsel where he specialized in various areas of law including corporate banking & finance, real estate & property, regulatory compliance and commercial law. During his four years at the firm, he also completed his Master of Laws (LL.M) at UiTM with a focus on areas such as International Law, World Trade Systems, Islamic Banking & Securities and Patents & Trademarks. Syed is also a member of the Malaysian Bar Council and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Syed is currently based in Germany and holds a position as a Compliance Counsel at a German public-listed company. He is responsible for maintaining, developing and monitoring the Compliance Management System as part of the Global team.

Notable Transactions

  • Conducted due diligence exercise for a real-estate backed unit trust fund valued at approximately RM1 billion including the drafting and reviewing of the prospectus, the transaction documents and the due diligence report.
  • Participated in various cross-border transactions such as off-shore financing of up to USD30 million by a Singaporean bank to a Malaysian flour mill company.
  • Advised and acted on behalf of a Malaysian Development Bank in all matters relating to the banking facilities of up to RM310 million to part finance the construction, commissioning and completion of a new membrane bio reactor Sewerage Treatment Plant Facility in Kuala Lumpur which was granted by the Malaysian Government.
  • Lead counsel advising a Malaysian Bank on all legal documentations for the creation of an Islamic investment account offered to the public whereby investments are Shariah compliant assets including marketable securities and financing assets valued of up to RM45 million.
  • Advised the bank and the customer on all legal documentations for the banking facility of RM210 million granted to a Malaysian developer in relation to a corporate office and residences development project.
  • Developed various compliance awareness initiatives focusing on areas of Competition Law, Anti-Corruption & Fraud which was implemented globally.
  • Conducted various customized Compliance training sessions in areas of Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering, Conflict of Interest, Competition Law, Business Partner Due Diligence, Fraud, Confidentiality & Whistleblowing practices.