Effendy graduated with First Class honours in law from the International Islamic University, Malaysia. He also holds Masters’ Degree in Law from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Effendy offers more than 15 years counsel experience in corporate and commercial disputes and advisory, ranging from contractual claims and shareholders disputes to assisting clients to investigate and address regulatory non-compliance and enhance their anti-bribery policies. His client portfolio includes private and public listed companies from various industries, multi-national corporations, institutions of higher learning and financial institutions.

Corporate rescues, reconstructions and insolvency is Effendy’s focus of interest, where he has worked with a number of public listed companies and financial institutions in their restructuring exercises to obtain vesting orders under the Financial Services Act 2013 and the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. Schemes of Arrangement and capital reduction under the Companies Act 2016 are also matters which his expertise is frequently sought by clients.

Effendy is the co-author for the Malaysian Company Law: Principles and Practice (2nd Ed. 2018) and the contributor for the Malaysian chapter for the 2017 edition of Asian Conflict of Laws - East and South East Asia. He is also a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Malaysian Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.