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All lawyers at SK LAI & PARTNERS are regulated by the Malaysian Bar Council. You can access the Malaysian Legal Directory here.

Founder & Managing Partner 

Sophia Lai | Offshore Lawyer

Sophia is the Founder and Managing Partner of SK LAI & PARTNERS, brings over 10 years of experience in providing offshore legal and business services globally. Specializing in cross-border business & investments solutions, corporate secretarial, and wealth management planning, Sophia has established herself as a trusted advisor to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and multinational corporations. As an offshore lawyer, Sophia’s areas of interest include corporate and commercial law, tax planning structures, offshore businesses set up and compliance advisory. She is also a registered company secretary under the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).


With a LL.B (Hons) Degree from the University of London and a Certificate of Legal Practice (C.L.P) from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia, Sophia was admitted as the Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2016. Her legal journey began at Messrs S. N. Nair & Partners, where she honed her skills under the guidance of prominent lawyer Datuk Sankara Narayanan Nair.

Sophia’s experience extends beyond legal practice; she has also held key positions in multinational companies, gaining invaluable insights into offshore business practices. Sophia played a pivotal role in promoting Labuan’s jurisdiction and facilitating offshore investments through in charge of portfolios at Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (LIBFC), the official promotion and marketing agency for Labuan jurisdiction.

In her role as a Consultant, Legal Director, and Member of the Governance, Risk, and Compliance Advisory Panel at QX Group, Sophia practises Labuan laws since 2019 and provides strategic guidance on legal and compliance matters. Additionally, she leads the firm’s civil litigation and property law matters, ensuring clients receive comprehensive legal solutions.

Sophia’s global network of international law practitioners and business associates enables her to provide holistic advice to clients in resolving legal and financial matters. She is currently expanding her horizons to the African market through collaboration with established law firms in Ghana.


Areas of Interest


  1. Cross-Border Business Solutions
  2. Tax Planning Structures
  3. Wealth Management & Trust
  4. Corporate Secretarial
  5. Compliance Advisory
  6. Dispute Resolution & Civil Litigation
  7. Real Estate & Property


Nur Shakina

Nur Shakina graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Northern University of Malaysia in 2022. During her 3rd year of study, Shakina had her internship in Messrs Faridah & Partners where she was exposed to the world of conveyancing for the first time under the guidance of Madam Faridah, Shakina had experienced in conveyancing works mainly in Sub-sale matters.

She then commenced her pupillage in Messrs Pretam Singh, Nor & Co under the tutelage of Ms Shamini A/P Subramaniam where she was exposed to conveyancing matters including but not limited such as Sale and Purchase Agreement for sub-sale properties (with or without title) and properties under Development, Love and Affection, Perfection of Transfer and Charge, Discharge of Charge, Deed of Receipt and Reassignment, Application for Consent To Transfer and Charge (Selangor & Kuala Lumpur), Application of Batal Ganti, Entry and Withdrawal of Caveat, Tenancies and Loan Documentation for various Conventional & Islamic bank. Shakina was then admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in the year 2024.

Beginning her new journey into her legal career, she then joined Messrs SK LAI & PARTNERS as a Legal Associate. Her main area of practice is real estate and property matters where she currently focuses on the Sale and Purchase Agreement for sub-sale matter including but not limited to commercial and residential properties, Perfection of Transfer as well as Transfer by Way of Love & Affection, Discharge of Charge, Deed of Receipt & Reassignment, Tenancy Agreement and Application for Consent to Transfer.

Sophia Lai


Nur Shakina


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