Abd Hakim Bin Abd Razak

Abd Hakim Bin Abd Razak

Assistant Professor
Ext: 6369

Abd Hakim Abd Razak is a Ph.D graduate of the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Ajman University, United Arab Emirates and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Law, South Ural State University, Russia. Previously an Assistant Professor at Xiamen University Malaysia, Hakim lectured in International Corporate Governance, International Business Law, Commercial Law, Introduction to Legal Studies and Introduction to the Constitution of Malaysia. His research currently focuses on the regulatory framework, corporate governance and Sharia’-compliant issues of artificial intelligence application in the financial services industry across key European and Islamic Banking markets. Hakim is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Law and Society, and regularly reviews for several renowned journals including the Journal of Islamic Marketing, International Research Journal 'Banks and Bank System' and International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management. Hakim read law at the University of Technology MARA, Malaysia, before pursuing his LL.M in Banking Law at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Hakim had also served as a diplomatic officer for the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, where he was involved in calibrating the Malaysian government’s commitment at the World Trade Organisation and the government’s effort to liberalise the local trade and services industry. Prior to this position, Hakim had served as a legal officer with the Sepang Municipal Council and directly involved in the major amendments of key by-laws within the state of Selangor. A multi-lingual academia, he is conversant in four languages - Malay, English, Indonesian and Japanese.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Law, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2018
  • LL.M. in Banking Law, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia, 2010
  • Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons), University of Technology MARA, 2009
Experience
  • Senior Research Associate, Institute of Law, South Ural State University, Russia, Sep 2019 - Present
  • Assistant Professor of Law, School of Economics and Management, Xiamen University Malaysia, June 2018 - February 2020
  • Programme Coordinator/Lecturer of Law, Faculty of Business Management and Professionals/Centre for Foundation Studies, Management and Science University, Malaysia, Dec 2010 - Sep 2013
  • Diplomatic Officer, Multilateral Trade Policy and Negotiation Division, Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Malaysia, Nov 2009 - Dec 2010
  • Legal Officer, Legal Division, Sepang Municipal Council, Malaysia, Jul 2009 - Nov 2009
Teaching Area
  • Business Law
  • International Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Law
  • Introduction to the Constitution of Malaysia
  • Malaysian Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Company Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Islamic Law
  • Islamic Banking Law
  • Hospitality Law
  • Japanese Language
Research
  • Corporate Governance
  • Ethical and/or Islamic Banking
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Crime
  • Corporate Law, Banking Law, Cyber Law, Commercial Law, Business Law, Islamic Law, Constitutional Law, Hospitality Law
Publications
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, The Practice of Multiple Shari’ah Board Directorship and Fiduciary Duties, Handbook of Research on Theory and Practice of Global Islamic Finance, IGI Blobal (2020)
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, Multiple Sharia' Board Directorships Practice in Islamic Banking: An Assessment from the Maslahah (Public Interest) Perspective, Journal of Islamic Marketing (2019)
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, Centralisation of Corporate Governance Framework for Islamic Financial Institutions within the QISMUT+3 Region – A Worthy Cause? ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance (2018)
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, The Fundamentals of Islamic Banking: A Prologue, No. 2, April (2015), European Journal of Islamic Finance, ISSN 2421-2172
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, Flesh-Exposing Beauty Pageant – How Muslims are Still in the Dark over Its Impermissibility? A Sharia' Perspective [2014] 1 MLJ, [2013] 4 ShLR xv
Conference Presentation
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, Interlocking Directorate in the Islamic Banking Industry: A Question of Amanah, Time Commitment, and Sharia' Compliance, International Conference on Islamic Leadership and Management 2016, 6th August 2016, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, The Centralisation Debate of Islamic Banks’ Sharia' Boards – A Worthy Cause? Islamic Finance and Law Conference 2015, 14-15th May 2015, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Abd Razak, Abd Hakim, An Inferential Reasoning on the Centralisation of Islamic Banks’ Sharia' Boards: Towards the Advancement of the Global Islamic Banking Industry, 10th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance, 22-25th March 2015, Doha, Qatar
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member, Corporate Governance Association of Ireland
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