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Our Achievements

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  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers is one of the largest annual surveys of Asia-Pacific Region of private practitioners and is a comprehensive resource for corporate counsel around the world. It aims to identify the region’s most highly acclaimed experts across key practice areas.

    The Firm is proud to announce that our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali is recognised as the leading lawyer in the practice area of Capital Markets – AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2011 -
  • IFN, a leading e-newsletter, focusing on the area of global Islamic finance market, named Lutfi as the leading lawyer in the category of Banking and Capital Markets in its July 2011 issue.

    Being recognised as such adds to Lutfi’s recognition of expertise, invaluable experiences and extensive knowledge in the sphere of Islamic Finance and Banking. – Leading Lawyers 2011, Islamic Finance News -
  • The Asian Legal Business (“ALB”), a Thomson Reuters publication, identified, among others, the 10 largest law firms in each jurisdiction across the Asian Region, whereby the Firm is honoured to be placed as the 8th largest law firm in Malaysia – Asian Legal Business Issue 11.10 -
  • ALB, a top provider of online legal news and information relating to the profession in Asia Pacific, China and Middle East, has recognised the Firm as an Employer of Choice, which the Firm had also received the same in 2010.

    ALB highlighted the Firm’s workplace culture which emphasis “productivity and not merely working hours”, thus creating a more flexible workplace.  Among other factors, the Firm received high scores for its knowledge management and IT systems. – 2011 Employer of Choice, Asian Legal Business magazine -
  • Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine, prominent for its up-to-date legal news and articles, has identified Azmi & Associates as the Employer of Choice for the year 2010. – Asian Legal Business magazine -
  • Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC), a community network which aims to position Malaysia as the Islamic Finance hub has recognised Azmi & Associates as Top 12 Leading Law Firms in their 2010 directory. – 2010 MIFC Directory, Bank Negara Malaysia -
  • Islamic Finance News (IFN) in its publication, Leading Lawyers 2010 has identified Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, Head of Azmi & Associates’ Islamic Banking and Global Financial Services Practice Group, as one of the leading lawyers nominated in the category of Islamic Banking and Finance.

    This report is based on a survey which recognizes individuals and law firms considered as the best in their respective fields within the Islamic finance industry. The nominees are basically those who have been actively involved in numerous transactions over the past twelve months.

    The nomination of Ahmad Lutfi has affirmed the position of Azmi & Associates as one of the region’s leading firms specializing in Islamic banking and finance. – Leading Lawyers 2010, Islamic Finance News -
  • Azmi & Associates has been named in Asian Legal Business (ALB) Fast 30 list for the third year in a row for its efforts to overcome all challenges. Top 30 Fastest Growing Law Firm in Asia, Asian Legal Business magazine -
  • IFLR 1000, an annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms which provide clients of law firms throughout the world with easy-to-use rankings and profiles of the leading identified Azmi & Associates as one of the leading law firm in Capital Markets, Banking & Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions category. - 2010 Leading Law Firm, IFLR 1000 -
  • Azmi & Associates tops in M&A league table 2009: Azmi & Associates was listed as No.1 in the mergermarket League Table of Legal Advisors to Malaysian Mergers and Acquisitions ("M&A"), by volume of deals, for the year 2009. This position was achieved despite the 6% drop in the total M&A deal volume in Malaysia, from 53% to 47% of total M&A deal volume in Southeast Asia in 2008 (according to mergermarket data). - Mergermarket League of Table of Legal Advisors to Malaysian Mergers and Acquisitions 2009 (by volume of deals)
  • Azmi Mohd Ali was also recently identified by Asian Legal Business as one of 100 hottest lawyers in Asia for the year 2009 under the title "The Statesmen" reason being: “Azmi has grown his firm steadily this past year with new work and international appointments, and is one of the region’s leading firms specialising in Islamic finance. One of the few Malaysian lawyers to be on the record for liberalisation of the country’s legal market, Azmi says it will lift standards across the board and will see his firm ‘emerge tougher and more creative’ as a result”. The ALB Hot 100 features men and women who have made their mark by leading their firms, companies and practice groups through the global financial crisis. - ALB Hot 100 (Asian Legal Business Magazine 2009)
  • Azmi & Associates has been named in Asian Legal Business (ALB) Fast 30 List for second year in a row. Previously in 2008, the Firm was named as one of the fastest-growing law firms in Asia. In 2009, Azmi & Associates makes a return to the ALB Fast 30 List, after another year of strong growth. - Asian Legal Business (ALB) Fast 30 
  • Asia Law & Practice, in its recent publication of the Asia Law Leading Lawyers 2009– The Guide to Asia-Pacific Leading Lawyers, which provides lists and profiles of the leading legal practitioners across 21 areas of law categorised by country in the Asia-Pacific region, has identified Azmi Mohd Ali and Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip as the leading lawyers in Islamic finance. The guide has also identified Azmi as one of the leading lawyers in capital markets and corporate finance. - Asia Law Leading Lawyers 2009
  • The Bursa Suq as-Sila', the world's first fully-automated secure online commodity-trading platform to facilitate Islamic finance, was awarded the "Most Outstanding Islamic Finance Product" at Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum's Islamic Finance Awards 2009. This is one of the projects in which Azmi & Associates acted as the legal advisors. The assignment involved drafting of the rules governing the operations of Bursa Suq as-Sila' as well as providing legal advice on the establishment and operations (including on Shari'ah issues) of this novel product. - "Most Outstanding Islamic Finance Product" at Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum's Islamic Finance Awards 2009
  • Islamic Finance News in its publication, Leading Lawyers 2009 has also identified Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip as one of the leading lawyers nominated in the category of Islamic banking and finance. - Islamic Finance News 2009
  • Azmi & Associates advised on the Sukuk Ijarah and Mudharabah Programme of up to RM745 million (USD212 million) by Projek Lintasan Shah Alam Sdn. Bhd. The project was awarded the Islamic Finance News “Deal of the Year 2008” – Islamic Finance News

  • Asian Legal Business magazine singles out Azmi & Associates as one of the top 30 fastest-growing law firms in Asia for 2008 – the only Malaysian law firm in the list. – Asian Legal Business magazine

  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Award of the Year 2008: Mr. Azmi Mohd Ali, Senior Partner of Azmi & Associates, is identified as one of the leading Corporate / M&A lawyers in Malaysia for the year 2008 – Asia Pacific Legal 500

  • "Identified by the 2008 Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey as one of the most highly-acclaimed legal experts in the Asia-Pacific region. This prestigious endorsement is in recognition of your work in Capital Markets & Corporate Finance." - Chris Bisogni, Managing Editor, Asia Law & Practice, Hong Kong

  • “One of the Asia-Pacific region’s fastest growing and most dynamic law firms of 2006” - Asian Legal Business (ALB) Magazine 2007

  • “Involved in the structuring of Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad and HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad’s issuance of RM1bn Islamic Commercial Papers and Islamic MTN’s under the Shariah principle of Murabahah for MISC Bhd. The firm is a favoured choice with a large number of Malaysian merchant banks.” - The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2006/2007 Editions

  • “Advised on the largest M&A transaction in Malaysia, involving the transfer of assets worth about six billion Malaysian ringgit (US$1.6billion) and on a global acquisition by Candover Partners Ltd of the [GBP]320 million (US$559million business of UCB SA”.- Asian In-House Handbook

  • Mr. Azmi Mohd Ali was named by ALB Magazine, as one of Asia’s 100 top ‘hottest’ lawyers of 2007 categorised in ‘The Movers’ list. The description as to “why hot” was illustrated as follows:“Leading light of corporate boutique firm Azmi & Associates, Azmi Mohd Ali was named the only lawyer on an eight-member Merger Integration Committee (MIC) for Synergy Drive, leading the proposed merger of eight listed companies in Malaysia, to culminate in the creation of an entity with a market capitalization of US$13.5bn (making it one of the top three largest companies listed on the Malaysia Stock Exchange)"

  • AsiaMoney Directory of Leading Lawyers 2006 and 2007 for the Senior Partner, Azmi Mohd Ali.

  • Asian-Counsel magazine’s Deals of the Year 2006: Sale of Tahan Life Insurance Business to AXA Affin Life Insurance Berhad