Fariz Abdul Aziz is an energy partner in the corporate department of Skrine. Fariz’s main area of focus is on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, energy, oil and gas, takeovers, private equity investments and corporate restructurings. Fariz was also appointed as facilitator for the Corridors and Cities Lab under the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) of the Prime Minister’s Department, covering the manufacturing and oil, gas and petrochemical Entry Point Projects in Malaysia’s East Coast Economic Region. This project forms part of the government of Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme, which aims to make Malaysia a high-income nation by 2020. Fariz is recognised by the International Financial Law Review as a ‘notable practitioner’ for M&A in Malaysia, and receives positive client feedback in the same publication as having ‘in-depth industry knowledge . . . Good turnaround times.’ Another client respects practice head Fariz Aziz’s ‘extensive contacts and up-to-date knowledge of the oil and gas industry in Malaysia’.