Email: ajsurin@asl.com.my






Prior to practice, Dato’ A.J. Surin was an executive in an investment bank in Kuala Lumpur. He was subsequently admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996 and began practice focusing on corporate law, which included technology-related projects, privatization, corporate finance and intellectual property.

He subsequently became involved in advising on the development of information and communications technology (ICT) Governmental policy and provided legal services to the advisor of the Malaysian Government on technology, policies and strategies on the national development of ICT.

Dato’ A.J. then founded his own law practice in 1998 and advised clients on legal and regulatory issues related to ICT, public-private partnerships, cybersecurity, law on digital signatures, domain name issues as well as computer and telecommunications contracts. Because of his work in these areas, he liaised regularly with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). In addition, Dato A.J. also advised various Governmental bodies on the research and drafting of Federal and subsidiary legislation.

Formerly General Counsel of a technology-based publicly listed company, a former member of the Bar Council's intellectual property sub-committee and its cyberlaw sub-committee respectively and holder of an MBA with a double major in International Business and Management Information Systems, Dato’ A.J. has considerable experience in cyberlaw, cyberpolicy and cybersecurity matters and regularly conducts speaking engagements on cyberlaw and intellectual property. He was also a regular contributor to the press for commentary on new legislation and legal issues related to technology.

Dato A.J. was also an advisor to The Global Cyberlaw Institute, a think-tank based in Malaysia, which assisted the Malaysian Government with its efforts to make Malaysia a global leader in intellectual property protection and cyberlaw. He has also authored a book on ICT laws entitled "Cyberlaw & Its Implications".


Bar Admissions and Professional Qualifications
Malaysian Bar (1996)

Legal Education
LL.B (Hons) University of Wolverhampton