Farah Deba

Partner at Messrs Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina

Farah Deba has 29 years experience in legal practice and has been involved in a wide spectrum of non- contentious advisory work ranging from infrastructure, real estate, property development and acquisitions, consumer & corporate banking (conventional & Syariah), intellectual property, corporate & commercial contracts to business succession, estate planning and administration. Farah also has first-hand experience in setting up an Islamic financing unit of an organization and has advised clients on various ad-hoc corporate restructuring, investments and regulatory issues including anti-competition, data protection and privacy issues.

Special Focus : Trust and Estate Practitioner

Farah currently focuses on dual jurisdiction system (Syariah & civil) for inheritance & succession matters , trust & fiduciary services, estate planning & administration which include corporate and business succession advisory services catered for Muslim and non-Muslim clients with multiple jurisdictional assets worldwide. Her services include providing advice on various types wealth preservation structures not limited to trust, wills writing and formation of foundations (for family holdings and philanthropic purposes).

She is the current Society of Trust & Estate Practitioner (STEP) Malaysia Branch Chairperson.

Qualification & Other Engagements

  • Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya since 8 May 1992
  • LL.B (IIU Malaysia) from International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • LLM (King’s College) Masters of Laws from King’s College, University of London
  • Registered Mediator with the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre
  • Full member of Society of Trust & Estate Practitioner (STEP)

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