15 February 2019

Mohd Sofiyuddin Appointed to MPC Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law) Partner Mohd Sofiyuddin Ahmad Tabrani has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) through a Ministerial appointment by YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry, effective 1 January 2019.

MPC is an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, formed in 1962 as a joint project between the United Nations Special Fund and the Federal Government. The organisation delivers high impact services towards achieving performance excellence through productivity enhancement for global competitiveness and innovation. MPC’s objectives are:

  1. Providing value-added information on productivity, quality, competitiveness and best practices through research activities and databases;
  2. Developing human capital and organisational excellence for building a knowledge-based society through training, systems development and best practices;
  3. Conducting review on regulation and promoting Good Regulatory Practice (GRP) to create a more competitive business environment; and
  4. Nurturing innovative and creative culture for productivity and competitiveness through partnership programmes.

Mohd Sofiyuddin has over 17 years of experience advising multinational companies, government ministries, authorities, and agencies, government linked corporations, and foreign and local financial services groups on a wide range of corporate matters. Further, he advises on law reform, regulatory frameworks and drafting of primary and subsidiary legislations. He was also appointed as an Advisor of  MPC on GRP since January 2015, and is also a Director of the Malaysia-Thai Chamber of Commerce.

This appointment is a testament to Zaid Ibrahim & Co.’s long standing reputation as a trusted business advisor to local and foreign companies in Malaysia. The firm has produced some of Malaysia’s leading legal minds with the depth and breadth of experience that is sought after by some of the nation’s largest institutions.

Congratulations to Mohd Sofiyuddin and we wish him the very best in his new position.


On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to over 3,750 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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