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News Updates

Firm's Senior Partner Conducts Corporate Law Workshop for MAHB and Corporate Clients

1 – 2 November 2011

A good lawyer boasts an impressive knowledge for the law. However, truth be told, it is his ability to impart that knowledge to others, be it other practitioners or the average layperson, that conjures up respect and admiration.

Dato’ Azmi recently facilitated several workshops over the month of November. The first was a workshop for the employees of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), which was held at MAHB’s Training Centre on the 1st and 2nd of November 2011.

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Azmi & Associates Placed as the 8th Largest Law Firm in Malaysia

Asian Legal Business, a Thomson Reuters publication, recently identified the 50 largest law firms in Asia as well as 10 largest law firms in each jurisdiction across the Asian region in issue 11.10. The Firm is honoured to note that it has been placed as the 8th largest firm in Malaysia.

 

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Lutfi’s Business Trip to Moscow and Kazan

25 September – 2 October 2011

Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, Head of the Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking Practice Group of Azmi & Associates was recently invited to speak at an International Tax Seminar (“the Seminar”) in Moscow, Russia on 27 September 2011.  Lutfi was accompanied by Marat Sharifullin, the Firm’s legal intern from Russia.

Apart from presenting a topic on “Sukuk Issuance” at the Seminar, Lutfi was also invited to conduct 2 roundtable discussions on Syndicated Financing and Sukuk to the clients of Liniya Prava, a law firm in Moscow.

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Azmi & Associates Collaborates with the Pepeliaev Group in Russia

25 September – 2 October 2011

Azmi & Associates has joined hands with a prominent Russian law firm, the Pepeliaev Group. During Lutfi's visit to Moscow from 25 September 2011 until 2 October 2011, the Collaboration Agreement was signed at the Pepeliaev Group's office on 30 September 2011. Lutfi also took the opportunity to discuss with the firm’s Senior Partner, Rustem Ahmetshin, on matters of mutual interest.

The collaboration, amongst others, will be in the realm of cross border law practice areas namely, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investments, venture capital, banking and financing, energy, oil and gas in addition to real estate. The collaboration also envisages cross-secondment between the 2 firms.

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Terralex 2011 Global Meeting: Istanbul

14 – 17 September 2011

Istanbul, the living museum and legacy of empires, straddles the Bosphorus Strait, with one foot on Asia and the other on Europe. On the European shore of this strait stands Swissotel The Bosphorus, which witnessed the most recent annual global meeting of the TerraLex Worldwide network of independent law firms that took place from 14 to 17 September 2011.

As the sole representative of Malaysia and Indonesia in TerraLex, Azmi & Associates attended the global meeting and spoke through the voice of its delegation comprising Senior Partner, Azmi Mohd Ali, Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim and Associate, Anthony Tan Chien Liang. They were among the more than 200 lawyers who represented TerraLex member law firms from around the world at this global meeting.

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Azmi & Associates Continues to Invest in Human Capital Development (Training Sessions for Lawyers on Finance and Negotiation)

The path to becoming a good lawyer requires the novice to consistently take in knowledge from the senior ones and the practical way of achieving this is through training sessions. Azmi & Associates has recognised the importance of this and therefore has collaborated with Arrow Training Sdn Bhd to organise several workshops for its associates over the past few months, including:

  1. i.        Winson Han on ‘Read, Analyse and Interpret Financial Statements
  2. ii.        Gordon Reid on ‘The Art of Negotiation

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Azmi & Associates Appoints Paul Wouters as Senior Foreign Legal Counsel (Islamic Banking, Wealth Management & EU Regulations)

Aware of the global growth of Islamic banking, wealth management and finance, the Firm strives to offer a full spectrum of Shariah-compliant services in the best interest of our clients.

In pursuit of this plan, Azmi & Associates is pleased to announce that it has recently appointed Paul Wouters as its Senior Foreign Legal Counsel, who will bring considerable European experience to the Firm.

   

Meeting of the First Law International in Hong Kong

24 – 26 August 2011

Azmi & Associates recently participated in a brief meeting in Hong Kong together with other member firms of the First Law International (“FLI”) network. Ford Kwan and Company, a law firm with 5 offices in Hong Kong, cordially hosted the meeting. The meeting was mooted for various reasons, primarily to make a concerted pitch to Stryker Corporation (“Stryker”) through the offering of cross-border legal services by FLI Asia-Pacific member firms.

 

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Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip Recognised as IFN Leading Islamic Finance Lawyer

The Islamic Finance News (“IFN”), a leading e-newsletter (www.islamicfinance-news.com), focusing on the area of global Islamic finance market, has named our Partner and Head of the Global Financial Services and Banking Practice Group, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, as an IFN leading lawyer in the category of Banking and Capital Markets in its July 2011 issue.

The award is based on the Leading Lawyers Poll. The votes were casted by a selected group of in-house counsels and senior industry practitioners including issuers, investors, non-legal financing intermediaries, regulators and others who have been involved in the Islamic finance market.

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Promotion from Senior Associates to Partners

Azmi & Associates recently announced the promotion of 3 of its senior associates to become the partners of the Firm with effect from 15 July 2011. They are Noreeta Mohd Nor, Farhah Hayati Mamat and Abu Daud Abd Rahim.

Noreeta was called to the Malaysian Bar in December 1997 after obtaining her law degree from University of Warwick, England in 1995. She read law in the chambers of Messrs Shahrum Shah Chin & Mahathir in 1998. Thereafter, she commenced practice at Messrs Hiew & Loh as an associate heading the conveyancing department of the Firm.

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