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News Updates

A Visit from the Land of the Rising Sun

5 July 2011

Early in the month of July, the firm welcomed a partner from a law firm based in Tokyo, Japan, Yoshitada Ogiso. Yoshitada is from an established law firm, City – Yuwa Partners, one of the leading law firms in Japan. His visit to Malaysia was to attend a conference held by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) entitled: ISDA/IIFM Islamic Master Agreement Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 6 July 2011.

He made a short visit to the Firm to exchange information on Islamic Finance. Our Senior Partner, Azmi Mohd Ali, Partner and Head of the Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking Practice Group, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, Partner, Farhah Hayati Mamat and Associate, Ahmad Syahir Yahya, welcomed Yoshitada.

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Extending the Firm’s Reach to Kazakhstan: A Visit by the Financial Services Partner

7 – 9 June 2011

Our Partner and Head of the Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking Practice Group, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, and Aigerim Turganova, a trainee lawyer from Kazakhstan, attended the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum (“WIEF”) entitled “Globalising Growth: Connect, Compete, Collaborate” at Astana, Kazakhstan from 7 to 9 June 2011  . The objective of WIEF is to enhance the economic wellbeing of the Muslims worldwide by increasing the trade and business activities amongst them.

Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, led the Malaysian delegates and delivered a special address during the opening ceremony.

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Extending the Reach of Azmi & Associates to Kiev, Ukraine

7 – 9 June 2011

In June 2011, the Firm’s Senior Partner, Azmi Mohd Ali, visited the historical city of Kiev, Ukraine. Located on the River Dnepr, Kiev, the largest and capital city of Ukraine, was founded 1,500 years ago. Kiev was once under the rule of Moscow as a result of the union between Ukraine and Russia. However, after the glastnost and perestroika undertaken by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Ukraine proclaimed its independence on 24 August 1991.

Similar to his other business trips, Azmi took the opportunity to visit 2 law firms which are friends of Azmi & Associates. One of the law firms visited by Azmi is a member of the Terralex network of independent law firms, Vasil Kisil & Partners, one of the leading and long-established law firms in Ukraine.

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2011 International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco

14 – 18 May 2011

In May 2011, trade mark practitioners from all over the world were, once again, gathered for the International Trademark Association’s (“INTA”) 133rd Annual Meeting. This year, the 5-day event was held in San Francisco from 14 to 18 May 2011, and saw thousands of participants from over 130 countries.

Prominent speakers from various countries/regions, including China, India, Pakistan, Mexico, East Asia, Oceania, Middle East and Latin America, spoke at the event, enabling participants to obtain updates on the latest developments in trade mark laws in these regions.

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Visit from Students of Stetson University, Florida

10 March 2011

Azmi & Associates has always practised an open arms policy when it comes to requests to visit by lawyers, students and interns.

Therefore, we are pleased to announce that on 10 March 2011, the Firm had the pleasure of welcoming business students from Stetson University, Florida, California. This visit was arranged by Kong and Allan (Shanghai) Consulting Co. Ltd. who liaises with universities in the United States with the purpose of bringing them to the Asia Pacific region for learning opportunities. The group of 6 was led by Professor Jennifer Foo together with 5 of her students.

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The Unofficial Terralex 2011 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in New Delhi, India

24 – 27 February 2011

In conformity with the spirit of Azmi & Associates active participation in TerraLex, an international network of law firms, Azmi & Associates attended the unofficial TerraLex 2011 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in the city of New Delhi, India from 24 to 27 February 2011. This meeting was organized and hosted by Singhania & Partners, the only TerraLex member from India. The meeting turned out to be a well attended event. Member firms from the Asia Pacific that attended include Middleton (Australia), Seri Manop & Doyle (Thailand), Kelvin Chia Partnership (Singapore and Vietnam), Sudath Perera Associates (Sri Lanka), Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson (Hong Kong), Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (Phillipines), Allbright Law Offices (China), Singhania & Partners LLP (India) and Yuasa and Hara (Japan).

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Azmi & Associates Appoints 2 New External Law Consultants

In continuous effort to enhance the Firm’s expertise and serve a broader clientele base, the Firm is proud to announce that it had recently appointed 2 new external consultants to assist and advice the Firm on matters relating to Environmental law, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs and Taxation/Revenue law. The 2 new external consultants are Professor Dr. Leo Desmond Pointon and Jeong Chun Phuoc.

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Law Career Fair 2011 at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

9 February 2011

On 9 February 2011, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (“UKM”) Law Faculty organised a Law Career Fair for their law students.

Practitioners, in-house counsels and legal officers from various law firms and government organisations were invited to speak on their lives as lawyers in their respective fields of practice.

Those who attended the Career Fair were Law students from UKM as well as those from Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. The 2nd to 4th year students were already anticipating an interesting talk from the invited speakers for the day.

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Appointment as Adjunct Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia

1 February 2011

Azmi & Associates is delighted to announce that its Senior Partner, Azmi Mohd Ali, was recently appointed as Adjunct Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia (“IIUM”) effective on 1st February 2011.

With this appointment, the Law Faculty of IIUM, which is also the largest law school in Malaysia will have the benefit of his extensive knowledge and experience through public lectures to academic staffs and students in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law.

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FLI Asia Pacific Roadshow in Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai

24 – 28 January 2011

First Law International (“FLI”), a global network of over 40 independent full service law firms conducted its Asia Pacific Roadshow recently from 24 January 2011 to 28 January 2011 in Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai. Azmi & Associates, as the sole Malaysian member of FLI sent one of its Partners, Zuhaidi Shahari to join the Shanghai meeting.

FLI member firms in the respective jurisdictions graciously hosted the meetings. In Seoul, the meeting was organised by Hankyul Law Firm whilst Atsumi & Sakai led the Japan meeting and Dacheng Law Offices took conduct of the Shanghai meeting.

 

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