Farah Adibah Suhaime

Farah Adibah Suhaime

Farah Adibah Suhaime graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a first class degree in LL.B (Hons) in 2020.

Upon completing degree, she joined Azmi & Associates in November 2021 as a pupil, and was later admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in October 2021.

Among her key assignments are as follows:

• Conducted a due diligence exercise for the proposed investment pursuant to a management buyout of a public company.

• Advised a foreign client in relation to its proposed subscription of shares in an international courier service company.

• Advised Russian party on the transfer of its property in Malaysia.

• Advised on investment of a government fund into a company for small and medium enterprises purposes.

• Assisted in reviewing employment contracts.

• Assisted in drafting a sale and purchase agreement.

She currently advises on mergers & acquisitions, corporate commercial, conveyancing and corporate finance and she is part of the Mergers & Acquisitions/ Corporate Practice Group under the supervision of our Partner, Suhara Mohammad Sidik.

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Farah Adibah Suhaime

Associate

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5092

E-mail:
farahadibah@azmilaw.com

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Natalia Izra Dato’ Nasaruddin

Natalia Izra Dato’ Nasaruddin

Natalia Izra received her American High School Diploma from Brussels American High School, Brussels, Belgium and obtained her LL.B Hons in Second Class (Upper) from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom in 1999. She then subsequently obtained the Certificate of Legal Practice in 2002.

Her pupillage was carried out in Shearn Delamore in 2002 and she was then called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2003.

Prior to joining Azmi & Associates, Natalia was a Partner in the Dispute & Resolution Practice Group at Zul Rafique & Partners. She has also served as an associate in Raja, Darryl & Loh as well Zaid Ibrahim & Co, amongst others. She joined Zul Rafique & Partners in 2008 and became a partner in the said firm in 2013. Natalia was nominated as the Woman Lawyer of The Year at the 6th Annual ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019.

Natalia’s area of specialisation is in general civil litigation. Throughout her practice she has handled disputes relating to amongst others the following matters: banking, probate, land, tenancy as well as tortious claims in respect of personal injury and defamation.

She has acted as both lead and co-counsel in respect of a variety of different types of disputes in the civil courts (at the subordinate, High Court and the appellate levels) in Malaysia.

During the tenure of her career, Natalia has acted as counsel or co-counsel in amongst others, the following cases: –

• Advised and acted as counsel for a number of financial institutions in respect of both conventional and Islamic banking claims;

• Advised and acted as lead counsel for a local university in a substantial number of cases involving breach of scholarship agreements;

• Advised and acted as co-counsel for a well-known bus operator in a suit it lodged against its’ counter-party in a joint venture agreement. Prior to the trial, an injunction was successfully obtained to prevent the counter-party from  disrupting service to hundreds of passengers at a low-cost flight terminal;

• Advised and acted as lead counsel for a local airlines company in a trial revolving a claim lodged against it by a former service provider;

• Advised and acted as co-counsel / counsel for a petrol station operator in respect of a nuisance claim lodged against it by neighboring individuals;

• Advised and acted for an entity in a matter which involved acts of fraud  committed against it that in turn led to lands being unlawfully transferred to third parties;

• Advised and acted as counsel for a dredging company in a matter involving a ship collision resulting in damage to the claimant’s property;

• Advised and acted as counsel for an individual sued by a corporate entity on the basis of amongst others, breach of fiduciary and/or directors’ duties. The claim against the said individual was dismissed at the conclusion of trial;

• Advised and acted as counsel for a communications service provider in a claim lodged against it by an individual for mental distress;

• Advised and acted as co-counsel for a multinational company in a claim lodged against it by another entity to lift the veil of incorporation vis-a-vis the said multinational;

• Advised and acted as counsel for a multinational company in a land valuation suit against a local government authority; and

• Advised and acted as counsel for a trading conglomerate in a suit against its former solicitor for the latter’s acts of fraud and financial misappropriation.

She has conducted various talks for clients and external organisations regarding issues surrounding contractual and/or tortious disputes. In addition, she also assisted in the drafting of the Rules of Court 2012.

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Natalia Izra Dato’ Nasaruddin
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5024

Mobile Phone:
+ 6012 603 8000

E-mail:
natalia.izra@azmilaw.com

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Serina Abdul Samad

Serina Abdul Samad

Serina graduated in 1992 with an LL. B Business Law (Hons) from Coventry University, England. She became a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1992 and was admitted to the English Bar in 1993. She read in the chambers of Philip Nainan in Johor Bahru and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 27 August 1994.

Early in her career she joined Messrs KM Chye & Partners in January 1995 and underwent training in Singapore with Messrs Khattar Wong & Partners, in the field of conveyancing and banking and later in 1996 in the field of shipping. She joined Messrs Hisham, Sobri & Kadir in 1999. Serina was involved in various corporate and commercial matters, in particular, due diligence work on companies applying for listing on the Main and Second Boards of the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

Serina then became one of the founding partners of Azmi & Associates in 2000, and is responsible for the development of the Capital & Debt Markets Practice Group and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Some of her most notable assignments include:

• Advised Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad on the restructuring of the water supply industry in Selangor Darul Ehsan, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

• Advising a Malaysian fund management company on the establishment of a Shariah-compliant wholesale fund under the Lodge and Launch Framework.

• Advised and provided legal services to Naza Group in relation to the share sale transaction with France’s Groupe PSA in relation to car assembly plant in Gurun.

• Advising Larkin Sentral Property Berhad in relation to the waqf shares offering of up to 850 million new ordinary shares in Larkin Sentral Property Berhad to institutions and individuals at a subscription price of RM0.10 per issue share to be subsequently endowed (via waqf) to Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad.

• Acted for Social Security Organisation (Socso) on matters relating to the purchase of a commercial building in Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

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Serina Abdul Samad
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5003

Mobile Phone:
+6019-270 6196

E-mail:
serina@azmilaw.com

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Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali

Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali

Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali (DJMK) is the Senior Partner of the Firm.  The firm, Azmi & Associates under his leadership is recognized as one of the largest law firms (by size) in Malaysia.

He holds LL.B (Hons.) from the University of Malaya (1984) and LLM in US & Global Business Law from the Suffolk University, Boston, U.S.A (2011). He has also attended a short program on Enterprise Innovation at Cambridge University Business School.

He is an experienced and is one of the leading corporate lawyers in Malaysia with expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, project finance, privatisation, energy, oil and gas and foreign investments.

Prior to his venture in private practice, Dato’ Azmi spent 6 1⁄2 years as an in-house counsel of PETRONAS. He was involved in projects of national importance for Malaysia and negotiated and concluded the NGPSA, a major gas development project for Malaysia, in 1990.

His accomplishments as a corporate lawyer are well noted and have earned him numerous awards, and recognitions from reputed international legal publications. He won the prestigious Legal 500 Hall of Fame for M&A/corporate 2020, Distinguished M&A Practitioner for AsiaLaw 2020, International Law Office 2016 Clients Choice Award for Malaysia in Mergers & Acquisitions, and other international publications.

Currently, he is a Director of S P Setia Berhad, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Sapura Energy Berhad, Worldwide Holdings Berhad as well as Director of Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia. He has previously served as a Director of Sime Darby Berhad, Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, CCM Biotech Duopharma Berhad, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad and Metacorp Berhad.

He was a Director of Financial Reporting Foundation, a Government-backed foundation to facilitate the advancement of Malaysian accounting standard, and was also the Chairman of Malaysia International Franchise Sdn Bhd (“MyFranchise”).

On the legal industry front, he is a Director of Terralex, a Florida-based world-wide network of 155 law firms with 19,000 lawyers within its member firms spanning across 100 jurisdictions world-wide.

On the academic front, he was a Director of a public university, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia for more than 3 years and Adjunct Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Law Faculty. He is also a Director of Yayasan Putra Business School, a UPM-related private university.

He is also a member of ICC Malaysia (International Chamber of Commerce Malaysia) and member of the Panel of Conciliators and Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Nur Athirah Fitri Mohd Riffin

Nur Athirah Fitri Mohd Riffin

Nur Athirah Fitri Mohd Riffin graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a LL.B (Hons) in 2019 and LL.B (Shariah) in 2020. She has undergone an internship with Messrs. Salman, Apandi, Mizi & Azmi in June 2017 until September 2017. Throughout the tenure of her internship, she has explored mainly to conveyancing matters, where she was trained to liaise matters with clients, banks and developers as well as preparing documents in relation to conveyancing.

She was also an active student participating in talks and seminars organized by IIUM and had also involved herself in Law Student’s Society as the treasurer of the bureau. She also involved herself in extra cocurricular activity as a member of Sukarelawan Siswa Siswi, under the PDRM and was commissioned as Inspector SP in 2018.

She has passion in Islamic Banking, Corporate and Conveyancing.  She is currently undergoing her pupilage and her master is our Partner, Mr. Jonathan Law.

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Nur Athirah Fitri Mohd Riffin

Senior Associate 2

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5081

Mobile Phone:
+ 6010 669 5326

E-mail:
nurathirah@azmilaw.com

Farhah Hayati Mamat

Farhah Hayati Mamat

Farhah Hayati graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with Second Class Upper LL.B (Hons) in September 2002.

During her undergraduate studies, she also joined a programme in the Law Centre of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws at IIUM and obtained a certificate in Company’s administration (“CICA”) in 2003.

After graduation, she was attached to Messrs. Azmi & Associates and was mainly exposed to corporate matters under the supervision of associates of the firm. She started her pupilage in October 2002 with Messrs. Hasnan Hamzah, whereby she was exposed to litigation matter under the supervision of En. Hasnan himself. Subsequently, in November 2002, she continued her term of pupilage with this Firm under the supervision of our Senior Partner, En. Azmi Mohd Ali, whereby she assisted in conducting corporate due diligence exercises for the purpose of submission to the Securities Commission and other various corporate works.

In addition, she also assisted in drafting and preparing the financing documents in Islamic Banking, registry works related to intellectual property protection specifically in trademarks registration, probate and administration in Islamic Law, drafting and preparing the agreements in relation to the acquisition of shares in public listed company, cross border transactions, opinions and also assisted in conducting researches for litigation matters, contracts, as well as corporate matters.

She completed her term of pupilage on 18 July 2003 and called to the Malaysian Bar on 4 September 2003. She is currently attached to Financial Services Practice Group.

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Farhah Hayati Mamat
Partner

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5012

Mobile Phone:
+6019-325 3358

E-mail:
farhah@azmilaw.com

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Dayang Roziekah Ussin

Dayang Roziekah Ussin

Dayang Roziekah Ussin graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Law LL.B (Hons) from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2017.

She was the recipient of the prestigious Vice Chancellor Award of UKM 2017, Faculty of Law Alumni Award 2017, Anugerah Tokoh Siswa Sukarelawan UKM 2014 and a finalist of Anugerah Tokoh Siswa Kebangsaan 2014. All these were attributed to her consistent academic achievement in securing the Dean’s List Award whilst being a student leader in various legal and non-legal projects and programs throughout her university years.

Upon graduation, she joined the Firm as a pupil in which she was extensively exposed to both litigation and corporate practice areas, having assisted in numerous litigation matters and several corporate exercises. Dayang was called to the Malaysian Bar and admitted to the roll of Advocates and Solicitors on 3rd of August 2018. Thereafter, she has been assisting and heavily involved in a broad range of civil and general litigation matters including contractual and tort claims, tax matters, land disputes, estate and administration, and debt recovery.

On 1st of April 2021, she was promoted as Senior Associate 2 before being promoted to Senior Associate 1 on 1st of April 2023.

Some of Dayang’s notable assignments to date include the following:

• Securing a judgment in the sum of RM76 million and resisting a counterclaim of RM40 million in favour of a statutory body in a claim for breach of contract against a developer;

• Representing a wholly-owned subsidiary of a statutory body from the High Court up to the Federal Court level in a successful application for the counterparty to deposit a sum of RM30 million into Court pending the final disposal of the court suit.

• Setting aside an additional assessment of income tax and penalty amounting to RM8 million in favour of one of the subsidiaries of a Malaysian business conglomerate in a three level appeal process from the Special Commissioners of Income Tax up to the Court of Appeal;

• Successfully representing a company in an appeal before the Special Commissioner of Income Tax against an additional assessment of income tax in the sum of RM850,000.00.

Dayang is part of our Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group (3) under the supervision of the Partner, Abu Daud Abd Rahim.

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Dayang Roziekah Ussin

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5087

Mobile Phone:
+6013 514 1253

E-mail:
dayang.roziekah@azmilaw.com

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Khairunnajihah Aqila Mohd Sofian

Khairunnajihah Aqila Mohd Sofian

Khairunnajihah graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a First Class LL.B (Hons) in 2017. She was called to the Malaysian Bar on 27 July 2018.

Najihah is now taking the role of an Senior Associate 1 with Azmi & Associates. Throughout her course of employment with us, Najihah has been heavily involved in assisting the Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group 4 in industrial relation as well as civil litigation matters.

She has assisted in drafting of cause papers, advisory works, conducting trials and hearings in civil and industrial courts. She was also given the first-hand experience in interviewing clients by extracting relevant information from them.

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Khairunnajihah Aqila Mohd Sofian

Senior Associate 1

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5089

Mobile Phone:
+ 6019 930 3703

E-mail:
najihah.aqila@azmilaw.com

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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 part of the Senior Partner’s Office Practice Group.

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Mohammad Ashraf Mohamed Sopiee

Partner

Direct Line:
+ 603 2118 5058

Mobile Phone:
+ 6014 517 5211

E-mail:
ashraf.sopiee@azmilaw.com

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