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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)
Research Topic: The Role of Shareholding Structure in Malaysia
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Research Supervisors
Putri joined the University College London Faculty of Laws in 2011 as a PhD Candidate in Corporate Governance under the supervision of Dr Marc Moore and Dr Iris Chiu. Her PhD studies is being funded by Khazanah Foundation under the Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme. Her main research interests lie in corporate governance, specifically on controlling shareholders in concentrated ownership structure.

Prior to joining UCL, she practiced as a litigation and corporate lawyer in Malaysia for four years. She worked in Legal 500 firms and her clients were predominantly public listed companies and she advised and represented them in all aspect of commercial matters ranging from civil litigation cases and corporate transactions. She was also a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia where she taught Commercial Law, Law of Partnership and Company Law. 

Her doctoral thesis examines Corporate Governance in light of ownership structure beyond the traditional principal-agent system. Using Malaysia as a reference point, she argues that there is a limited scope for different ownership structure towards shareholders protection. She further argues that the law which has its focus on agency problem of director-shareholder conflict is not design for concentrated ownership structure.
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
The Brilliant Club
Putri Syaidatul Akma's publications include:
Conference Papers
  • ‘Using Black Letter Perspective to Compare Anglo-American and Malaysian Corporate Governance’, Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Conference 2014, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
  • The Effect of NEP’s Positive Discrimination’, 2014 Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
  • ‘Exploratory Investigation on The Role of Legal To The Growth of Mergers in Malaysia’, The Kuala Lumpur International Business, Economics and Law Conference Proceeding Paper (KLIBEL2013), Hotel Putra, K.L. (with two others) (Apr 2013).
  • Facilitating Functional Convergence as a Method to Improve Asian Corporate Governance’, The Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT) Annual Conference, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands (Dec 2012).
  • ‘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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