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News Updates

A&A is an Employer of Choice Among Law Firms by Asian Legal Business Magazine

Once again the Asian Legal Business Magazine (“ALB”), a top provider of online legal news and information relating to the legal profession in Asia Pacific, China and the Middle East, has recognised Azmi & Associates as an Employer of Choice. The Firm also received the award in 2010.

The award is based on results of an online survey that was conducted by ALB between December 2010 and January 2011. More than 20,000 law firm employees participated in the online survey whereby they were asked to rate their current employers based on several key factors including remuneration, quality of work environment, professional development and training, work-life balance and the standard of knowledge management and IT systems.

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Azmi & Associates Welcomes a New Partner

1 December 2010

Consistent with the progressive growth of Azmi & Associates, the Firm is gearing up to position itself better in the areas of technology and communications law. A new Partner, Haslyna Hashim has joined the Firm on 1 December 2010.

Haslyna's main expertise is in the areas of technology, intellectual property and communications law. Haslyna graduated with an LLB in Law with Computing from the University of Kent in 1996. In order to specialise in technology law, Haslyna left her first legal position, where she also chambered, to practise at Zaid Ibrahim & Co.’s Technology Practice Group, the biggest technology law practice in the country at the time.

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Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip Appointed as an Arbitrator for KLRCA

15 November 2010

Our Partner of the Global Financial Services & Banking Practice Group, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip has recently been appointed to be on the panel of arbitrators at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”). The appointment was effective from 15 November 2010.

His role at the KLRCA will mainly involve arbitrating any dispute, controversy or claim arising from Islamic Banking business, takaful business, Islamic financial business, Islamic development financial business, Islamic capital market products or services or any other transaction business which is based on Shariah principles.

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A&A Participates in the Conference on Sustainable Technology Transfer, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

19 – 21 October 2010

Azmi & Associates recently participated in an international conference on Sustainable Technology Transfer, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The three-day conference, which was jointly organised by Ha-noi University of Law, Ho Chi Minh University of Law, Sweden’s Lund University, Japan’s Nagoya University and the USA’s Suffolk University, discussed a range of issues affecting the transfer of technology between developed and developing countries. The conference was the concluding event of the project framework on “Strengthening Legal Education”, funded by Sweden in collaboration with Vietnam over the last decade.

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A&A Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Through Regional Expansion

18 October 2010

On 18 October 2010, nearly 300 guests gathered at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Azmi & Associates’ 10th Anniversary and pay tribute to the staff members who had been serving the firm since its inception in September 2000.

The event was graced by Datuk Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism who welcomed the high-level guests from various Government-linked companies, corporations and medium-sized firms, the media, and dignitaries.

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Islamic Finance Workshop in Jakarta Conducted by Azmi & Associates in Collaboration with Remy & Partners

13 October 2010

Recently Azmi & Associates, in collaboration with Remy & Partners, conducted a half-day workshop on Islamic Finance for various industry players in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The workshop was held at the Santika Hotel, Jakarta on 13 October 2010. The objectives of the workshop were to discuss contemporary issues surrounding the Islamic banking and finance industry, with particular focus on Indonesia, to share the vast experience of Azmi & Associates lawyers over a decade in the Islamic banking and finance industry in Malaysia, and to deliberate on various Islamic banking products ranging from Musharakah Mutanaqisah, Ijarah Muntahiyyah Bit-Tamlik, Commodity Murabahah and others, to be marketed in Indonesia.

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Washington Terralex AGM and Meeting with World Bank

29 September – 3 October 2010

From 29th September to 3rd October 2010, two partners from Azmi & Associates, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip and Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari attended the 2010 Annual General Meeting of TerraLex in Washington DC, USA.

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of TerraLex was co-hosted by Miles & Stockbridge PC and Troutman Sanders LLP. The venue of the meeting was the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. This hotel has a rich history according to the hosts, opened in 1925 and the Grand Ballroom has hosted many Presidential Inaugural Balls.

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Azmi & Associates Launches Singapore Office

1 September 2010

Azmi & Associates continues its regional expansion with the opening of an office in Singapore on 1 September 2010, coinciding with its 10th anniversary. In pursuit of further growth beyond domestic corporate deals, Azmi & Associates’ key strategies in Singapore are targeted towards positioning it as a robust legal adviser on Islamic finance and cross-border investment transactions. The Partners in-charge of the Singapore office are Jeffrey Tan and Serina Abdul Samad.

Azmi & Associates is among the very few Malaysian law firms to have an office in Singapore, being only the 4th law firm to do so. Partner, Jeffrey Tan, remarked, “We are thrilled with our expansion to Singapore and we have crafted strategies in our efforts to win more mandates and to position ourselves as a top tier regional law firm.”

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KPUM Law Awards Dinner 2010

27 August 2010

Azmi & Associates wishes to extend our heartiest congratulations to the recipients of the United Kingdom and Eire Malaysian Law Student Union or Kesatuan Penuntut Undang-Undang Malaysia di UK dan Eire (KPUM) Law Awards, especially to the winner and nominees of the “Azmi & Associates Excellence Award for Best Third Year United Kingdom Law Graduate 2010”.

   

Azmi & Associates Formalises Collaboration with Remy & Partners, Indonesia

27 August 2010

In a dynamic move synonymous with the Azmi & Associates brand, Malaysian corporate law firm Azmi & Associates now joins hands with Remy & Partners, a prominent law firm based in Indonesia. 27 August 2010 marked the beginning of this collaboration.

Working together with Remy & Partners, Azmi & Associates’ main initiative in the vast Indonesia market is to offer corporate legal services (including among others, services in mergers and acquisitions) to the Islamic Banking, mining and infrastructure development industries.

   

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