Nur Amalena Azan

Nur Amalena Azan

Nur Amalena Binti Azan graduated from The University of Adelaide, South Australia with LL.B in 2014. She completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (“CLP”) in November 2016.

She has undergone an internship with PETRONAS Lubricants International Sdn. Bhd. (“PLISB”) (PLISB is the global lubricants manufacturing and marketing arm of PETRONAS, the national oil corporation of Malaysia) in June 2015 for 6 months. During the tenure of the internship, she has explored mainly in corporate work, where she was trained to write succinctly whilst carrying out research tasks and drafting letters. She was then retained as Legal Assistant in the same company where she got to draft agreements, routing contracts and minutes of meetings. She was an active student participating in few volunteer work  such as being involved in an environmental program which was conducted by ‘The Australian Conservation Foundation’.

She has completed her pupilage with us and currently seconded with Prudenz CorporateHouse Sdn.Bhd.

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Nur Amalena Azan

Senior Associate 2

Mobile Phone:
+ 6018 979 4892

E-mail:
nuramalena@azmilaw.com

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Mohammad Ashraf Mohamed Sopiee

Mohammad Ashraf Mohamed Sopiee

Mohammad Ashraf Mohamed Sopiee graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with LL.B (Hons) in 2016. He has finished his studies for LLB_S (Hons) in 2017 at the same university.

He has undergone Law Attachment Program in 2014 organized by Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Law (AIKOL), IIUM at the Magistrate Courts of Machang and Tanah Merah, which are situated in Kelantan, for a period of 3 months approximately, where he was exposed to various aspects and stages of Court’s procedures for both Civil and Criminal cases, in addition he also learnt about the administrative functions and social duties of the Court.

Apart from that, he was an active student, participating in the university’s and law faculty’s events, academic and non-academic, such as attending academic lectures delivered by prominent figures, legal and non-legal for instance, Professor Johan Galtung (2015) and Datuk Dr. Mohd. Daud Bakar (2016), being a committee for IIUM Ahmad Ibrahim Tribute Mock Trial (2014), and representing the university and faculty in sports competitions for example UKM Inter-Law Schools Football Tournament (2012) and IIUM Convocation Fiesta Football Game (2016).

Besides that, he also involved in social activities with the society, outside IIUM, such as becoming a committee for an event with the orphans at one of the orphanage centers near IIUM (2013). Other than that, he was appointed as a private tutor (2016), guiding fellow law students, for the subjects of Public International Law and Equity & Trusts.

He has completed his pupilage with us in 2017. He is now our Senior Associate 2 and currently attached to the Senior Partner Office Practice Group._

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Mohammad Ashraf Mohamed Sopiee

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5140

Mobile Phone:
+ 6014 517 5211

E-mail:
ashraf.sopiee@azmilaw.com

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Azarith Sofia Aziz

Azarith Sofia Aziz

Azarith graduated from University of Technology Mara (UiTM) with BLS (Hons) in 2014 and LL.B (Hons) in 2015 and later obtained Master of Intellectual Property (LLM) from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2018. She was the recipient of Yayasan Tun Abdul Hamid Law Bursary Awards by Yayasan Tun Abdul Hamid for her consistent satisfactory academic records. She underwent pupillage at Messrs Raja Darryl Loh and was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in 2016. She subsequently joined Messrs. Azmi & Associates in 2017. She is also a member of the Young IP Professional (YIPP) of Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) since 2019. She is also a registered trademark agent since 2021 and a registered industrial design agent since 2022.

With over 7 years of experience, she has regularly advised clients on a wide range of matters relating to intellectual property, information technology, privacy and data protection, healthcare, media and entertainment, corporate and commercial legal matters. She joined Messrs. Azmi & Associates as an associate under the Multimedia, Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group in 2017 and later promoted to Senior Associate in 2020.

Some of her notable assignments include:

• Advised and provided legal services to SOMALAC, a company based in Anderlecht, Belgium in respect of the purchase of business from Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A, a company based in Switzerland.

• Advised and provided legal services to Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNB) in respect of proposed equity investment and financing facility amounting to RM17.5 million pursuant to a management buyout of a public company.

• Advised and provided legal services to Koperasi Angkatan Tentera Malaysia Berhad in respect of its proposed investment in a target company being a multinational financial technology company with the business of multi-currency electronic wallet with visa prepaid card features.

• Advised and provided legal services to Duopharma (M) Sendirian Berhad  in respect of a business relationship with foreign companies in the United Stated of America and Singapore for a proposed collaboration for the manufacturing, supply, development, commercialization, distribution and technology transfer of a vaccine.

• Advised and provided legal services to Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) in respect of MARA Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system including pertaining to licensing of software, development of the system and independent verification and validation services.

• Advised and provided legal services to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in respect of the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of a Total Hospital Information System (THIS) in Hospital Pengajar UPM.

• Advised and provided legal services to Myswitch Sdn Bhd (MYSWITCH) in respect of its multi-channel financial switching platform. This encompasses the whole ecosystem involving merchant acquiring services, licensing and maintenance services as well as outsourcing services of settlement of transactions services.

• Advised Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in respect of the appointment of its commercial arms, FRIM Incorporated Sdn Bhd to promote and commercialize FRIM’s technologies and expertise through strategic business and partnership engagement, with the intent to optimizing the cost and maximizing the return to its stakeholders.

• Advised and provided legal services to Malaysian Agricultural Research And Development Institute (MARDI) in respect of its intellectual property and commercialization policy.

• Advised and provided legal services to UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd in respect of drafting of the Intellectual Property Guidelines for UMW Group.

• Advised and provided legal services to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in respect of a proposed collaboration between UPM and Farm Fresh Berhad  in respect of development and operation of a dairy farm.

• Advised and acted on behalf of QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd and 3C Marina Park Sdn Bhd in respect of opposition proceedings filed by a third party against the registration of their trademark in Malaysia.

• Advised and provided legal services to Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS) in respect of its funding known as Digital Contend Fund (DKD) and Film in Malaysia Incentive (FIMI) as well as International Film Co-production Program.

She has written and co-authored various articles published on written publication as well as international website on matters related to information technology and intellectual property such as  Azmilaw Newsletter, Global Intellectual Property Convention, Asian Mena Counsel In-House Community and Global Legal Group. She is also a speaker for various talks, seminar and webinar on matters related to information technology and intellectual property including for University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and DRB-HICOM Group of Companies.

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Azarith Sofia Aziz

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5031

Mobile Phone:
+ 6018 213 0500

E-mail:
azarith.sofia@azmilaw.com

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Nur Sajati Asan Mohamed

Nur Sajati Asan Mohamed

Sajati is a senior associate in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Practice Group and she advises clients on wide spectrum of corporate matters, with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, compliance, governance, employment, ESG and renewable and green energy.

She joined Azmi & Associates in August 2015 as a pupil under the tutelage of Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, the Senior Partner of the Firm and was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya on 27 May 2016. She thereafter continued her practice with the Firm until the present time. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons.) (2015) from the University of Malaya. While working with the Firm, she also pursued her postgraduate studies at her alma mater and graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M) (Distinction) in 2018.

She has more than 5 years of working experience and undertaken numerous domestic and cross-border transactions across various industries. She has worked with clients of various backgrounds – from listed conglomerates, public non-listed companies and private companies to individuals. Her experience includes preparing various documentations, conducting legal due diligence and advising on regulatory compliance. She also supports the clients in managing employment issues, navigating governance matters and shaping their internal documents or policies.

Some of her notable assignments to date are as follows:

• Advised a listed conglomerate in the restructuring of its subsidiaries under the automotive divisions valued at RM1.7 billion including successfully obtaining a stamp duty waiver arising thereof.

• Advised a Malaysian listed conglomerate in the proposed restructuring of its group of companies including transfer of several lands with the sales consideration of more than RM1 billion.

• Advised Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, a company principally engaged in oil palm plantation in its joint venture with A2 Fresh Sdn Bhd, a company engaged in the livestock industry for a potential dairy project in Johor.

• Advised UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UMW Holdings Berhad, in the internal restructuring of its heavy equipment companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea under a joint venture company incorporated in Malaysia and the disposal of minority shares in the said Malaysian joint venture company to Komatsu Ltd.

• Advised UMW Holdings Berhad in the proposed internal restructuring and disposal of its oil and gas companies and assets in Malaysia, Australia, China and Singapore.

• Advised Victaulic, a global company, in the corporate restructuring of its Malaysian subsidiary under a Belgian holding company in place of the existing Victaulic Lux holding structure.

• Advised QSR Brands (M) Holdings Berhad in its joint venture with Foodpanda with a view to establishing a halal-compliant food logistic service provider and outsourcing of KFC & Pizza Hut delivery business to Foodpanda in order to complement the existing delivery services of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants.

• Advised a Qatar-based private equity company for its proposed acquisition of shares in a Malaysian holding company with a view to consequentially acquire private and international schools situated in the East and West Malaysia held through eight subsidiaries for USD50 million.

• Advised Duopharma Biotech Berhad in the acquisition of Preferred Stock amounting to USD5 million in AZTherapies Inc, a private, late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company based in Boston, USA focusing on treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

• Advised companies such as Sime Darby Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad, selected joint ventures of UMW Holdings Berhad, Ranhill Holdings Berhad and Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad on their compliance with the laws such as the Companies Act 2016, Main Market Listing Requirements, Development Financial Institutions Act 2002, Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance.

• Reviewed or prepared the constitution of various companies including Sime Darby Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad and companies under UMW Group, PERODUA Group, Luminor Capital Group, Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad Group, Ranhill Holdings Berhad and Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad.

• Advised Tenaga Nasional Berhad in the preparation and review of the constitution of Zero Emission Vehicle Association, a society comprising members from BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) ecosystem which aims to promote the use of BEV towards reducing carbon emission.

• Reviewed the terms of reference of the board committees, board charter and director’s manual of Sime Darby Berhad to be in compliance with the Companies Act 2016, Main Market Listing Requirements and Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance.

• Assisted UMW Holdings Berhad in drafting or reviewing its internal governance documents such as constitution, board charter, committees’ terms of reference, directors’ service contracts and directors’ manual and other internal documents.

• Assisted SA Puncak Management Sdn Bhd & El Nuwr Sdn Bhd in drafting and preparing its compliance policies including Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy, Privacy Policy, internal policy on handling of personal data and Anti-Money Laundering Policy.

• Assisted Shinewing TY Teoh, a leading regional accounting and consulting firm, in drafting and preparing its Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy.

• Assisted Myclass Technologies Sdn Bhd, a global digital education company, in drafting and preparing the terms and conditions and privacy policy for its online platform and preparing the collaboration agreement in relation to its collaboration with educational service providers.

• Advised Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad and its Hong Kong partners in the setting up of an exempted limited partnership fund in the Cayman Islands, with a maximum fund size of USD600 million and targeted investments in the green technology and renewable energy sector.

• Advised Axiata Digital Innovation Fund Sdn Bhd in its additional investment in Katsana Holdings Sdn Bhd.

• Assisted Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) for its investment in a RM300 million private equity fund focused on investing in Shariah-based industries.

• Assisted Westfield Star Sdn Bhd in its disposal of a US-registered helicopter.

• Assisted Orpheus Capital Sdn Bhd, a startup financing company providing online financing to underserved and unserved segment of society including small and medium enterprises, to review its financing documents and terms and conditions and prepare its privacy policy.

• Assisted Securities Industry Development Corporation, the training and development arm of Securities Commission Malaysia, to update the chapter on Takeovers & Mergers for the Capital Markets Services Representative Licensee’s (CMSRL) training module.

• Assisted Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII), the leading professional body and education institution for the Malaysian insurance industry, in reviewing and updating its module on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (MACC Act) including Section 17A to be in line with the MACC Act as well as incorporating industry-specific corruption scenarios.

• Advised a concessionaire in a concession agreement with the Government of Malaysia relating to its supply rights and liabilities under said agreement.

• Assisted a public listed company in relation to its proposed establishment of Group Employee Share Option Scheme (ESOS) valued approximately RM360 million.

• Assisted FWD Takaful Berhad in drafting an endowment agreement in relation to its endowment and collaboration with a private institution in Malaysia and on the potential structures of a fund proposed to be established by it.

• Advised Padiberas Nasional Berhad in the surrender of 12 leases in various states in Peninsular Malaysia and assisted in obtaining the replacement titles for leases without original title.

• Assisted Lear Automotive (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for the disposal of its plant in Klang.

• Assisted UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd in the proposed disposal of real properties to the appointed dealers.

She is currently part of the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Norhisham Abd Bahrin.

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Nur Sajati Asan Mohamed

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5065

Mobile Phone:
+ 6013 677 4360

E-mail:
nursajati@azmilaw.com

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Mohd Wafiy Azman

Mohd Wafiy Azman

Wafiy graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) with LL.B (Hons) in 2015.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors on 29 April 2016. In April 2015, he joined Messrs. Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill to undertake his pupillage and was thereafter retained as an associate under Banking, Insolvency and Corporate Dispute Department.

His primary area of practice is commercial dispute resolution, emphasis on banking and insolvency related matters. Since 2015, Wafiy has been involved in a wide range of contentious banking litigation/insolvency matters for local and international financial institutions and has gained significant experience in dealing with both Conventional and Islamic financing matter.

He joined the Firm on 18 December 2018 and is now part of our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group.

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Mohd Wafiy Azman
Partner

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5028

Mobile Phone:
+ 6019 680 4238

E-mail:
wafiy@azmilaw.com

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Samantha Tan Yin Chieh

Samantha Tan Yin Chieh

Samantha graduated from the University of Reading with LL.B (Hons) in 2013 and thereafter completed her bar professional training course at City University London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2014.

She undertook her pupillage in Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co under its corporate division and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2015. Thereafter, she joined Messrs Putri Norlisa Chair as a legal associate. She attained Masters in International Business Management from the University of Surrey in 2018. During her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking.

Samantha joined Azmi and Associate in July 2019 as an associate and now is Senior Associate 2 currently working in our Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Practice Group, assisting our partner Mr Jonathan Law where they focus in corporate merger and acquisition work.

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Samantha Tan Yin Chieh

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5060

Mobile Phone:
+6012 226 8503

E-mail:
samantha.tan@azmilaw.com

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Lee Jee Yun

Lee Jee Yun

Lee Jee Yun graduated from Multimedia University with LLB (Hons) in 2014. He joined Messrs Teo & Chew in August 2014 for his pupillage and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 8th  July 2015. He was exposed to criminal, general and banking litigations when he was chambering and practicing in Messrs Teo & Chew until February 2017. He subsequently joined Messrs Ting Asiah & Co from March 2017 until June 2018 and then Messrs Ghazi & Lim from June 2018 until July 2019, practising as a Conveyancing Lawyer in both firms and assisting the partners of the said firms in handling Developer’s Sale and Sub-sale Agreements, preparing Housing & Commercial Loans’ Documentations, Tenancy Agreements and other conveyancing works.

In August 2019, he left Messrs Ghazi & Lim to pursue his interest in corporate practice and joined Azmi & Associates as an Associate. He is our Senior Associate 2 and part of our  Capital & Debt Market Practice Group under the supervision of our Co-Deputy Managing Partner, Serina Abdul Samad.

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Lee Jee Yun

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5050

Mobile Phone:
+6017 903 7545

E-mail:
leejeeyun@azmilaw.com

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Nadia Liyana Hassan

Nadia Liyana Hassan

Nadia graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a First Class (Hons) in 2011. She has consistently achieved the Dean’s List marks throughout her undergraduate programme.

She was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in 2012.

After graduation, Nadia began her legal career with Azmi & Associates as a pupil in July 2011. She was later recruited by the Senior Partners Office (SPO) after being called to the Bar in July 2012. She then attended to various legal work involving due diligence, corporate, M&A and property dealings. 

Since 2015 and until today, she has been seconded to Prudenz Corporatehouse, a corporate secretarial services company.  At Prudenz Corporatehouse, she currently works with its COO, with a team of 10 staff in undertaking secretarial and corporate outsourcing functions for new and established companies, including from overseas. 

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Nadia Liyana Hassan

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2110 5888

Mobile Phone:
+6019 389 3660

E-mail:
nadialiyana@azmilaw.com

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Muhammad Inamul Hassan Shah Norman Dunsah

Muhammad Inamul Hassan Shah Norman Dunsah

Inamul Hassan Shah graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with LL.B First Class (Hons) in 2015.

Hassan Shah was the recipient of the Best Student (Academic) Award from IIUM and the Best Student award for the subjects of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Islamic Banking. Throughout the term of his education, Hassan Shah was selected to assist academician on research for areas of Competition Law and Anti-Trust, with an emphasis on the financial sector.

Hassan Shah was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in February 2016. He joined Azmi & Associates in January 2017 under the supervision of the Partner, Rosinah Mohd Salleh in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.

Prior to joining the Firm, he gained experience in various areas of law, which included employment, litigation, advisory works and drafting of legal documents. During that period, he has assisted in trials and hearings in all levels of Courts in Peninsular Malaysia including Industrial and Labour Courts.

Some of Hassan Shah’s notable assignments to date are as follows:

• Provided advisory on an acquisition of shares of up to RM710 million in an aviation company.

• Provided advisory to Film Organisation for National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (“FINAS”), the central government agency for the film industry of Malaysia, for the ASEAN-ROK Film Partnership and the Establishment of the ASEAN-ROK.

• Provided advisory to FINAS in devising the relevant guidelines for the introduction of cultural element related to Film In Malaysia Incentive (FIMI).

• Provided talk on “Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing – General Overview and Obligations of Reporting Institutions” to Board of Directors and senior management of Pelaburan MARA Berhad.

• Provided advisory to Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (“MTDC”), a venture capital corporation focusing on technologies and innovation, on the relevant funding documentation pursuant to the establishment of a relief fund for companies affected by Covid-19 and the Movement Control Order imposed by the Malaysian government.

• Provided advisory to MTDC on its various investment arrangement and investment documents for various funds established by MTDC.

• Provided various legal services relating to investment including legal advisory in relation to issues related to distribution of dividend and preference share under Companies Act 2016 to MTDC.

• Provided advisory to Weida (M) Bhd, a public listed company at that time, on its circular to shareholders and application to Securities Commission Malaysia in relation to a proposed capital reduction and repayment exercise.

• Provided advisory to Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank) on its new business model on debt recovery including on the relevant service agreement pursuant thereto.

• Provided advisory to a governmental agency for the establishment of a private equity fund.

• Provided various legal services to Bray Controls Southeast Asia Sdn Bhd.

• Provided advisory to a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider company pertaining to the legality and validity of the promissory note.

• Provided legal services in the amendment of constitutions for public listed and private companies to be in line with the Main Market Listing Requirement, Companies Act 2016 and other related laws.

• Provided advisory to a public listed company in relation to the proposed share issuance scheme.

• Provided advisory services relating to the proposed introduction of private lease scheme as well as the proposed amendments to the National Land Code 1965 and Strata Titles Act 1985.

• Advised a financial institution in relation to the removal of its chairman by the shareholders.

• Provided advisory to a government-linked company in relation to the advantages and disadvantages of conversion from a public to private company.

• Provided advisory in relation to acquisition of 60% shares in company incorporated in India by a Malaysian company.

• Provided advisory to a public listed company in relation to acquisition of equity stake in a solar project.

• Provided advisory to a public company in relation to a capital reduction exercise per the Companies Act 2016.

• Assisted in cash compensation scheme exercise for a public listed company in order to compensate the entitled shareholders of the public listed company pursuant to the mandatory general offer.

Hassan Shah is currently managing a unit of M&A and Private Equity Practice Groups, with a total of three (3) lawyers reporting to him.

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Muhammad Inamul Hassan Shah Norman Dunsah
Partner

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5027

Mobile Phone:
+ 6017 339 7629

E-mail:
hassanshah@azmilaw.com

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Mohd Ashraf Ramli

Mohd Ashraf Ramli

Ashraf Ramli graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2012. He then furthered his studies in Shari’ah Law and obtained his second degree, Bachelor of Laws in Shari’ah (LLB_S) from the same in 2013. After completing his pupilage at Abu Talib Shahrom, he was then called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors in July 2014 and thereafter began his career with Azmi & Associates.

Ashraf Ramli is our Senior Associate 1 and he is currently attached to the Senior Partner’s Office under the supervision of our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali.

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Mohd Ashraf Ramli
Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5082

Mobile Phone:
+ 6013 342 8675

E-mail:
mohd.ashraf@azmilaw.com

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