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Azmi & Associates Welcomes Tuan Haji Idrus Ismail, Who Joins Us As A Senior Lawyer To The Firm's Islamic Banking & Finance Practice Group
- January 2009

Azmi & Associates, one of the Asia-Pacific region’s fastest growing and most dynamic law firms as noted by Asian Legal Business 2007, is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm based in Malaysia with a vast range of expertise including in foreign investment; venture capital; intellectual property; construction; and energy, oil and gas.

As part of its strategic expansion, Azmi & Associates recently welcomed Mr. Idrus Ismail, who joined as a senior lawyer to the Firm's Islamic Banking & Finance Practice Group on 12 January 2009.Mr. Idrus, holding degrees in both Economics and Law, brings with him a wealth of 20 years’ experience in the banking industry as in-house counsel and company secretary, including in Ban Hin Lee Bank Berhad, Southern Bank Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (CIMB Bank Berhad is Malaysia’s second-largest bank).

He has contributed greatly to the phenomenal growth of the Islamic Banking industry in Malaysia in his various roles including as Secretary to the Bank Negara Malaysia (Malaysian Central Bank) Working Group for Standardisation of Islamic Banking Documents.

Having served in the national oil and gas corporation Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) and the Regional Development Authority for the Malaysian State of Kedah, Mr. Idrus’ expertise extends also to economic planning.

Mr. Idrus’ wide-ranging expertise will certainly keep Azmi & Associates’ momentum going in providing comprehensive legal services of international standard, including in Islamic Banking and Finance matters, to its local, regional and global clients.

Tuan Haji Idrus Ismail