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Azmi & Associates enters into alliancing arrangement with Hugh Fraser International

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June 2008
Azmi & Associates recently entered into an alliancing agreement with Hugh Fraser International (HFI), whereby Azmi & Associates will act as HFI's sole official legal alliance partner for Malaysia.

Azmi and Associates recently entered into an alliancing agreement with Hugh Fraser International (HFI), whereby Azmi & Associates will act as HFI's sole official legal alliance partner for Malaysia. 

HFI is a specialist international corporate/commercial legal and business ventures consultancy serving clients in energy, water and environmental services. It was established in Dubai in 2003 by Hugh Fraser, former General Counsel of John Wood Group Plc. in Scotland. The practice originated in the North Sea oil & gas industry, and they now have offices in the UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Perth as well as associated offices in Delhi, Singapore and Jakarta. HFI is also supported by a strategic network of specialist business consultants in Canada, the USA, the UK, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Egypt, Iran, UAE, Qatar, India and Australia. They recently entered into an alliance with Singaporean firm Navin & Co, LLP to expand their Australasian presence.

Through HFI, Azmi & Associates will be able to collaborate in the provision of a specialist range of international legal, commercial, deal-making and training services to the energy, water and environmental services sectors including

International Corporate Ventures
Oil & Gas
Construction & Infrastructure
Water, renewables & Environment 
Commercial Law in the Middle East
Commercial Law in Asia Pacific
Commercial Law in the Russian Federation and Caspian region

Hugh Fraser, who is group managing partner of HFI and HFI Ventures International, is a Scottish corporate/commercial lawyer with specialist expertise in energy sector contracts and corporate transactions. He was previously Group Head of Legal for John Wood Group PLC during 1996 to 2003 during a period of major international growth. He has worked on assignments in over 40 territories and has positioned HFI as a leading specialist legal and business consultancy in supporting the internationalization of advanced technologies and skills to the Middle East region.

According to Hugh, 'We are delighted to have this new alliance in place. We look forward to working closely with Azmi (& Associates) and its clients. There is great synergy in our businesses and we hope to deliver real benefits for both HFI clients and Azmi (& Associates') clients.

'We will work with Azmi and Associates  to produce a new brochure on 'Doing Business in Malaysia', and we are now arranging to deliver our well-received 2-day Oil & Gas Law and Contracts training programme in association with Azmi (& Associates) for oil and gas company executives in Kuala Lumpur during August (2008).'

This alliance will further strengthen Azmi & Associates' crossborder capabilities, as well as increasing our connections with experts in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region, in line with Azmi & Associates' drive to position itself as the legal service provider of choice for Malaysian clients wishing to do business abroad, as well as foreign clients wishing to do business in Malaysia.