Azmi & Associates

http://www.azmilaw.com/

Global Reach

Local Perspective

 

Main Office

 

14th Floor, Menara Keck Seng

203 Jalan Bukit Bintang

55100 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

 

Tel: +603 2118 5000

Fax: +603 2118 5111

Email: general@azmilaw.com

 

Johor Bahru Office

Lot 1A, Level 20, Menara KOMTAR

Johor Bahru City Centre

80000 Johor Bahru

Malaysia

 

Tel: +607 224 5000

Fax: +607 224 5003

 

Singapore Office

 

Level 10, Six Battery Road

Singapore 049909

 

Tel: +65 672 56 558

Fax: +65 672 56 559

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENIOR PARTNER

 

Azmi & Associates as a full-service law firm has a very strong conviction that we would succeed only if we deliver prompt, high quality and cost-effective services to our clients.

 

Through the years of rapid growth at the leading edge of the market, we have stayed true to the values of responsiveness, integrity and empathy.

 

Based on these values, practical and innovative legal solutions are tailor-made to suit each client’s objectives in our range of practice areas.

 

Cherishing our clients’ trust in us, we empower a broad and diversified client base, from privately aimed companies, listed companies, government-linked corporations to multinational businesses, including from overseas. 

 

We also believe that our success is measured by our clients’ success. Therefore, Azmi & Associates has mobilised a large and integrated team of legal professionals and support staff to provide legal support for your corporate objectives.

 

We look forward to building a strong working relationship with you.

 

Dato' Azmi Mohd Ali

01 April 2019

 

 

GETTING TO KNOW AZMI & ASSOCIATES

 

Give us a call or drop us an e-mail anytime – How may we be of service to you?

 

We strive to be a world-class corporate and commercial law firm, providing integrated, innovative and comprehensive client-centric solutions globally by synergising human capital, technology and best practices.

 

FULL-SERVICE LAW FIRM

 

We are a full-service corporate law firm based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with more than 75 lawyers. We function as a one-stop center for legal services to meet various corporate needs of clients.

 

Azmi & Associates is the first Malaysian law firm to have been granted with a licence by the Bar Council of Malaysia to employ a Foreign Qualified Lawyer, Pierre Brochet who is qualified to practise as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and as an Avocat before the French (Paris) Bar. His permitted practice areas are corporate finance, capital market, banking & finance and derivatives.

 

EXTENSIVE GLOBAL LINKAGES

 

For cross-border transactions, we could establish instant connection with our international affiliates. Azmi & Associates participates actively in the TerraLex network of law firms whose members represent most countries around the globe. Closer to home, we are a member of ASEAN Plus Group (APG), a very close knitted network of 8 South East Asian countries and selected neighboring countries.

 

TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN

 

The Firm adopts the best ICT technology to efficiently support our client engagement. We have significantly invested in cutting-edge ICT infrastructure for secured and efficient document management, communications, legal management system and off-site back-up of Firm and client's data.

 

INNOVATIVE AND RESPONSIVE TEAM

 

The innovative work and responsive service of our commercially savvy lawyers in domestic and cross-border transactions have garnered accolades and gained global recognitions on international law directory listings and publications, such as The Legal 500, Asian Legal Business, Chambers Global and IFLR 1000.

 

OUR INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCES

 

Building upon our depth of experience. Azmi & Associates' resources extend globally due to the strength of our collaboration and active participation in the international networks, as follows:

 

TERRALEX

 

TerraLex is one of the world’s leading international legal networks and based in Florida, USA. Its members comprise more than 155 top independent law firms and more than 19,000 attorneys in 100 countries. TerraLex members provide the legal resources and expertise needed to conduct seamless business worldwide. Azmi & Associates is the sole Malaysian representative of TerraLex.

 

ASEAN PLUS GROUP

 

Asean Plus Group (APG) is a small grouping of well-rated law firms that currently represent 8 very closely knitted countries in the South East Asia region. Member firms knows each others country's culture and economic aspiration very well and could assist in initiating regional cross-border transactions within a short notice. APG countries now comprise Singapore, China, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Hong Kong and its members pooled in total of 750 qualified lawyers.

 

FIRST LAW INTERNATIONAL

 

FLI Network, the Brussels-based centre speacialises in providing a wide range of multinational clients with valuable cross-border legal support on a global basis. Its members originate from more than 100 jurisdictions and together accumulates 16,000 qualified lawyers. The FLI network, provides innovative business and legal solutions to corporate clients in Europe, the US, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa.

 

OUR PRACTICES

 

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

 

• Regulatory compliance

• Corporate governance

• Corporate outsourcing

• Franchise & licensing transactions

• Employment & labour/compensation & benefits

• Government contracts

• Company laws compliance

• Retirement fund

 

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

 

• Regulatory compliance

• Legal due diligence

• M&A structuring

• Cross-border M&A

• Global acquisition

• M&A transactions and management

• Leverage buyouts/management buyouts

• Corporate restructuring

• Negotiation & mediation

 

CAPITAL & DEBT MARKETS

 

• Financing & secured transactions

• Corporate finance

• Initial public offerings (IPOs)

• Investment management

• Asset financing & securitisation

• Debt & asset recovery

• ESOS/ESOP

• Employees trust

• Submission to capital market regulators

 

ENERGY, OIL & GAS

 

• Energy transactions

• Environmental transactions

• Oil & gas transactions

• Production sharing contracts & related transactions

• Concession and regulatory/licensing regimes

• Renewable energy

 

GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES & ISLAMIC BANKING

 

• Banking facilities

• Syndicated finance

• Project finance

• Development finance

• Structured finance

• Cross-border finance

• Private debt securities

• Banking regulations

• Real estate

• Investment funds & constitution of trust

• Derivatives instruments

• Product development

• Sukuk

• Structured & project Islamic financing

• Syndicated Islamic financing

• Islamic consumer financing

• Corporate commercial and trade financing

• Corporate debt restructuring

• Investment funds & constitution of trust

 

PRIVATE EQUITY

 

• Venture capital

• Mezzanine financing

• Angel financing

• Seed funding & grant

• Strategic industry development fund

• Fund structuring and establishment

• Exit strategies

 

LITIGATION & ARBITRATION

 

• Administrative laws

• Assessment of litigation impact

• Banking & finance

• Commercial & contract

• Construction

• Cross-border litigation management

• Industrial relations/employment

• Injunctions/interim preservation of property

• International arbitration & ADR

• Joint venture

• Land acquisition

• Landlord & tenant

• Probate & administration

• Sale of goods

• Securities & shareholders

• Utilities & energy

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TELECOMMUNICATION, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

 

• Trademark & industrial design registration

• Copyright protection

• Commercialisation of IP

• Biotechnology acquisition and licensing

• IT & e-commerce

• Media and broadcasting

• Communications

• Distribution and licensing

• Outsourcing and procurement

• Privacy and data protection

• Regulatory compliance

 

EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

 

• Advisory work to management and employees on various employment issues

• Reviewing and/or drafting employee manuals and handbooks

• Reviewing and/or drafting employment related agreements/documents

• Advisory work on settlement of disputes between management and employees

• Unfair Dismissal Claims

• Non-compliance of Industrial Court Award

• Retrenchment and restructuring exercise

 

CORPORATE & HIGH NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS ADVISORY

 

• Commercial and investment banking account relationships, onshore and offshore

• Cross-border wealth (assets & liabilities) management

• Regulatory compliance with financial services licensing and regulatory authorities

 

COMPETITION LAW

 

• Advisory

• Compliance

• Dawn raids

• Competition investigations

• Exemptions and leniency applications

 

PROJECTS/REAL ESTATE

 

• Real estate & construction transactions

• Structured developments

• Public/private partnership projects

• Project financing

 

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

 

• Warehousing contracts

• Bills of lading

• Operational contracts

• Agency agreements

• Contract

• Risk assessment

• Recovery of freight

• Liens of cargo

• Insurance claims

• Dry Shipping including Pursuit and defence of cargo claims

• Wet Shipping including Collision and Casualty Work

• Ship Arrest and Judicial Sale

• Admiralty actions and proceedings

• Maritime Arbitration as Counsel or Arbitrator

• Representation before Marine Department and other authorities

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

 

• Sale of Goods

• Finance

• Insurance

• Shipping

• Risk Analysis

• Negotiation of Terms

• Appointment of Agents

• Recovery of Debts

• Strategic Trade Advisory

 

ADMIRALTY & SHIPPING

 

• Contentious and non-contentious areas in shipping

• Marine insurance

• Ship registration

• Vessel/asset financing

• Joint ventures

• Fixtures and charterparties

• Bills of lading

• Due diligence

• Ship/vessel arrest

• Mareva injunctions

• Ship collisions & casualties

• Marine hull and cargo claims

• General average and salvage claims and disputes

• Pursuit and defence of cargo claims

• P & I claims

• Crew wage claims

• Bunkering claims and disputes

• Maritime arbitration

 

ACCOLADES

 

Azmi & Associates’ fundamental belief is that we would succeed only if we deliver prompt, high quality and cost-effective services to our clients.

 

2018 

 

  • Recognition Award for Company Advisory Firm in 2017 – The Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“MVCA”)

 

2017

 

  • One (1) lawyer is listed in the elite "Leading Lawyers" list and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017's guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific - MALAYSIA: Corporate and M&A - Leading Individuals Dato' Azmi Mohd Ali
  • Nine (9) lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 in Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Islamic Finance, Capital Markets, Labour & Employment, Real Estate & Construction and Shipping 2017 AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Project & Infrastructure and Capital Markets
  • 2017 Asialaw Firm Rankings for Malaysia in Banking & Finance (Recommended), Capital Markets (Other Notable), Corporate/M&A (Recommended), Shipping, Maritime & Aviation (Highly Recommended)
  • Forty Under Forty 2017 Rankings (Melinda Marie D'Angelus) – Asian Legal Business

 

2016

 

  • 2016 Employer of Choice – Asian Legal Business Best Islamic Finance Law Firm 2016 - Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA)
  • 2016 Client Choice Awards (M&A Category) – Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali

 

2015

 

  • Law Firm of the Year 2015 for Islamic Finance category - ASEAN-MENA Counsel In-House Community
  • Honourable Mentions in Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property and the Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm - ASEAN-MENA Counsel In-House Community
  • 2015 Employer of Choice – Asian Legal Business
  • 2015 AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Project Finance, Capital Markets

 

2014

 

  • 2014 Malaysia Law Firm of the Year - Asian Legal Business
  • 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Law Firm of the Year - Asian Legal Business
  • 2014 Employer of Choice – Asian Legal Business

 

2013

 

  • 2013 Employer of Choice – Asian Legal Business
  • 2013 Top 10 Largest Law Firm in Malaysia – Asian Legal Business
  • 2013 AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in Capital Markets and General Corporate, Islamic Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking and Project Finance
  • 2013 FGVH IPO – Islamic Finance News (under the category of (“IPO of the year”)
  • 2013 Winner for Lawyers World Annual Awards – Lawyers World

 

2012

 

  • 2012 Employer of Choice – Asian Legal Business
  • 2012 AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions, Islamic Finance, Capital Markets and Banking

 

2011

 

  • 2011 Employer of Choice in Malaysia - Asian Legal Business
  • 2011 Leading Law Firm in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A AsiaLaw Profiles
  • 2011 8th Largest Law Firm in Malaysia – Asian Legal Business
  • 2011 Leading Lawyers (Banking & Capital Markets category) – Islamic Finance News

 

2010

 

  • 2010 Employer of Choice - Asian Legal Business
  • 2010 Top 12 Leading Legal Firms in MIFC Directory - Bank Negara Malaysia
  • 2010 ALB Top 30 Fastest Growing Law Firm in Asia - Asian Legal Business 
  • Leading Lawyers 2010 (Islamic Banking and Finance category) - Islamic Finance News No. 1 of Legal Advisors to Malaysian M & A - Merger Market League
  • 2010 Leading Law Firm in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Islamic Finance, Projects & Energy, Real Estate and Construction, Shipping - Asia Pacific Legal 500
  • 2010 Leading Law Firm in Capital Markets, Banking and Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions - IFLR 1000
  • 2010 Leading Law Firm in Construction & Real Estate - AsiaLaw Profiles

 

2009

 

  • 2009 ALB Top 30 Fastest Growing Law Firm in Asia - Asian Legal Business
  • Leading Lawyers 2009 (Islamic Banking and Finance category) - Islamic Finance News
  • 2009 Leading Law Firm in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Islamic Finance, Projects & Energy, Real Estate and Construction, Shipping - Asia Pacific Legal 500
  • 2009 Leading Law Firm in Capital Markets, Banking and Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions - IFLR 1000

 

2008

 

  • 2008 ALB Top 30 Fastest Growing Law Firm in Asia - Asian Legal Business 
  • Malaysian Deal of the Year 2008 - Islamic Finance News
  • 2008 Leading Law Firm in Capital Markets, Banking and Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions - IFLR 1000

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

Our leaders' involvements, responsibilities, abilities and ethics constitute the core of all decision-makings of the firm that sets us apart in providing the definitive legal solutions for our clients.

 

Dato' Azmi Mohd Ali

M&A and Corporate & Commercial

azmi@azmilaw.com

 

Serina Abdul Samad

Capital & Debt Markets

serina@azmilaw.com

 

Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip

Global Financial Services& Islamic Banking

alam@azmilaw.com

 

Azlan Sulaiman

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

azlan@azmilaw.com

 

Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari

Projects/Real Estate

zuhaidi@azmilaw.com

 

Dato’ Raja Ahmad Mohzanuddin Shah Raja Mohzan

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

raja.ahmad@azmilaw.com

 

Farhah Hayati Mamat

Global Financial Services & Islamic Banking

farhah@azmilaw.com

 

Abu Daud Abd Rahim

Litigation & Arbitration

a.daud@azmilaw.com

 

Sharizan Sarif

M&A and Corporate

sharizan@azmilaw.com

 

Khairul Fazli Abdul Kadir

Intellectual Property/Information Technology

khairul.fazli@azmilaw.com

 

Melinda Marie D'Angelus

Labour & Employment, Litigation & Arbitration

melinda.Dangelus@azmilaw.com

 

Shameer Othman

Global Financial Services & Islamic Banking

shameer@azmilaw.com

 

Suhara Mohamad Sidik

M&A and Corporate

suhara@azmilaw.com

 

Jonathan Law

M&A and Corporate

jonathan.law@azmilaw.com

 

Syed Muhammad Ridza Syed Abdullah

Corporate, Conveyancing & Financial Services

ridza@azmilaw.com

 

Norhisham Abd Bahrin

M&A and Corporate

norhisham@azmilaw.com