Farizal holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from University of Warwick, United Kingdom and the Malaysian Certificate in Legal Practice. He joined Messrs Azmi & Associates in 2007.
In 2010, he joined Avocet Mining (M) OHQ Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Avocet Mining PLC where he was exposed to various transactions relating to the gold mining industry in South East Asia and West Africa.
In 2011, Farizal had joined another law firm, Messrs Shook Lin & Bok to undertake his pupillage before rejoining Messrs Azmi & Associates in that same year.
During his employment with Azmi & Associates, Farizal has been seconded to a few companies related to oil & gas. His first secondment to Hess Oil & Gas Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Hess Corporation and in the first quarter of 2013, Farizal was seconded to the Gas & Power Business Unit under the legal department of PETRONAS to provide legal advice to PETRONAS Floating LNG 1 (L) Ltd.
From May 2013 until May 2017, Farizal was further seconded to the Legal Department of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad as Legal Counsel to provide legal advice and company secretarial services to PETRONAS Chemicals Fertiliser Sabah Sdn Bhd.
Farizal is now a Partner leading our Construction & Engineering Practice Group. Other than providing legal advice in the area of engineering and construction, Farizal also advises clients on other matters including corporate acquisition exercises, joint ventures, commercial deals as well as energy, oil and gas related matters.