Hanim Hamzah

Regional Managing Partner
ZICO Law Network
d.+65 6443 4920f.+62 21 2978 3800 / 65 6443 4921


Hanim is the Regional Managing Partner of the ZICO Law network. She also heads the Corporate M&A practice group at Roosdiono & Partners (Indonesia). Now based in Singapore, her 24 years of regional practice experience includes being resident in Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia where she specialised in major infrastructure project financing and M&A deals in aviation, banking, insurance, mining, oil and gas, plantations, and property.  She is also well-versed in cross-border securitisation deals, structured financial products, and Islamic finance, having represented the interests of investors from Asia, the US, UK, and Europe in key onshore and offshore multi-currency transactions.

She is consistently recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner or Leading Lawyer in the major legal rankings and directories including Asialaw Profiles, Asia Business Law Journal, IFLR1000, Legal 500 and In-house Community Counsel for multiple practice areas. In 2018, she was also recognised as one of Financial Times’ ten pioneers of new legal thinking in the Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers category.

Additionally, she remains active in thought-leadership in the legal profession and has authored cited articles, including ‘Legal issues and implications of the Belt & Road Initiative’ (CARI and LSE, 2018) and ‘A Giant in the Making – Recent legal and regulatory developments for Islamic banking and finance in Indonesia’ in Guide to Islamic Banking and Finance (Imperial College Press, 2010). Hanim has been selected by the Singapore Academy of Law, as part of an expert think-tank to prepare a white paper on skills needed by legal professionals in the future. The paper is due to be published in 2020.


Hanim’s experience in Japan includes five years in the corporate and banking practices (including work on various award-winning deals) at a leading Japanese law firm. She is currently Senior Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association Law Firm Management Committee, and Senior Fellow at CIMB Asean Research Institute. In 2019, she co-founded the ASEAN LegalTech Initiative, bringing together legal and technology experts in South East Asia.


  • Advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK
  • Executive Education program, NYU Stern Business School, New York, USA
  • MBA (Hons) degree from University of Wales at Cardiff, UK
  • LL.B (Hons) degree from University of Sheffield, UK


  • Distinguished Practitioner | Corporate M&A
    Asialaw Profiles (2020)
  • Highly Regarded | M&A and Energy
    IFLR1000, (2019)
  • Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers
    Asia Business Law Journal, (2018)
  • External Counsel of the Year 2018
    In-house Community Commended Counsel, (2018)
  • Market-leading Lawyer | Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A/, Projects & Infrastructure
    Asialaw Leading Lawyers, (2018)
  • Recommended Lawyer | Corporate and M&A
    Legal 500, (2017)