Azmi & Associates Renewed Licences of Our Foreign Qualified Lawyers, Pierre Brochet and John Vercoe!

Our Foreign Qualified Lawyers, Pierre Brochet, and John Vercoe will continue to practice law in Malaysia for the next term, starting from 11 December 2022 and 7 December 2022, respectively. The certificate issued under the Legal Profession Act 1976 by Bar Council Malaysia will be valid for one (1) year.

Azmi & Associates is the first law firm in Malaysia to have been granted licences by the Bar Council of Malaysia to employ Foreign Qualified Lawyers.

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Pierre is qualified to practice as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

Pierre has over 25 years of City of London, Wall Street and Emerging Markets private practice experience in the Cross-Border Financing & Derivatives Sector. He has advised global multinational companies, investment banks and institutional investors on a wide range of transactions, in Europe, the USA and Southeast Asia.

Pierre was a partner at US firms McDermott Will & Emery and Greenberg Traurig in Paris and London, and an associate at White & Case and Clifford Chance in New York and London.

He brings on board varied and wide-ranging experience in the areas of securities issuances, investment grade and leveraged credit facilities, asset- and receivables-based financings, structured financings & debt re-financings and restructurings, most of them cross-border.

Pierre holds a Maîtrise in Law from the University of Paris and an LL.M in International Business Law from King’s College London, and also studied law at the University of Edinburgh.

Pierre Brochet joined Azmi & Associates in 2018 as a registered Foreign Qualified Lawyer.


John was called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and is currently a practising solicitor in the United Kingdom. John is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Energy Institute (UK).

John has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas (“O&G”) sector and had served as the General Counsel for British Gas, Upstream. John is highly experienced in working successfully with international O&G teams in Europe, Central Asia (especially Kazakhstan), Africa, and Southeast Asia. His focus has particularly been in the upstream including HSE, and he knows the O&G industry and the key people in the industry very well.

John has acted for both large and small international O&G companies and contractors in their day-to-day business with Governments and regulatory agencies.

He has participated in major O&G pipeline negotiations in Moscow and Kazakhstan. His experience has also included providing legal services to a major international O&G company in respect of its gas networks in Europe and Africa.

John Vercoe joined Azmi & Associates in 2021 as a registered Foreign Qualified Lawyer.


With these 2 seasoned UK-qualified attorneys on board and duly approved by the Malaysian Bar, Azmi & Associates will be able to continue offering holistic legal advise on international laws to our clients, in a more cost efficient and prudent manner for our all our domestic and international clients.

Corporate Communications
Azmi & Associates

14 December 2022

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