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Putri Syaidatul Akma Mohd Adzmi Ms.
LL.B (Honours), International Islamic University Malaysia (2002), Certificate in Company Administration, International Islamic University Malaysia (2003), Advocate & Solicitor (High Court of Malaya) (2003), LL.M in International Trade and Commercial Law (with distinction), Durham University (2008)
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Putri joined the faculty in June 2011 as an MPhil/PhD Candidate in Corporate Governance under the supervision of Dr Marc Moore and Dr Iris Chiu. Putri’s research examines whether there is a separation of ownership from control in Malaysia and how the theory of agency may be applicable (or not) in Malaysia, being an insider system with a concentrated ownership structure. The main focus of her thesis is to study the impact of imitation of another’s governance model (i.e. Anglo-American) on Malaysia, considering the complexity of its political-socio-economic landscape.

Before joining UCL, Putri has worked as a lawyer wherein she was involved in civil and commercial litigation cases and provide legal services to private and public listed companies in corporate matters. She was also a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia where she taught Commercial Law, Law of Partnership and Company Law and was involved in a number of researches. She was awarded 2 research grants in 2009/2010; from Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia to conduct researches on mergers and acquisitions in the realm of corporate law and competition law.
Putri is the recipient of the Khazanah Global Scholarship for her PhD studies and Young Lecturer Scheme Scholarship Award for her LL.M studies.

Putri’s main research interests lie in corporate governance. More specifically: board structure and role of directors, shareholder rights and activism, market for corporate control, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance regime in concentrated corporate ownership structure. Further research interests include Company Law, Law of Partnership and Merger Control.
Areas of Expertise

Comparative & Foreign Law, Corporate, Finance & Insolvency

Research Projects

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Research Interests

Company Law, Corporate Governance

UCL Associations/Academic & Professional Memberships
Professional Experience
  • 2003 - 2003: Pupillage at A.I Nathan & Isa Aziz Ibrahim
  • 2003 - 2005: Advocate & Solicitor (Litigation) at Khaw & Partners
  • 2005 - 2006: Advocate & Solicitor (Litigation) at Mazlan & Associates
  • 2006 - 2007: Advocate & Solicitor (Corporate) at Edlin Ghazaly & Associates
Public Engagements & Media Coverage

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Putri Syaidatul Akma's publications include:
Conference Papers
  • ‘Transformation of Legal Theories into Legal Practice via Problem Based Learning: Focusing on Students With No Legal Background’, (with Hadijah Jaffri), International Conference on University Learning and Teaching(InCULT)2010,University of Hertfordshire
  • ‘Merger Control for Consumer Welfare towards Economic Sustainability’, (with Ernie Melini Mohd Jamarudi), The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences, The International Academic Forum, Japan
  • 'Mergers and Acquisitions in the Corporate and Competition Law Perspective’, Conference on Scientific & Social Research 2008/2009 Proceeding Paper, Malaysia (with Ernie Melini Mohd Jamarudi)
  • ‘The Path Towards Convergence Of Malaysia’s Corporate Governance System’, ECER Regional Conference Proceeding Paper, Malaysia
  • Is Legal Control Part of the Factors Contributing to the Growth of Mergers in Malaysia, China-USA Business Review, Vol. 10, No. 12, 1314 – 1326
  • ‘The Cloak of Without Prejudice: Is it really a privilege?’, Legal Digest, Law Department, UiTM Terengganu, Vol. 2
Manuscripts in Preparation
  • ‘The Factors To The Growth of Mergers In Malaysia: Whether Legal Control Plays A Role?’, Working Paper, Research Management Institute, UiTM, Malaysia
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