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Azmi & Associates
Advocates & Solicitors
A Member of Terralex International Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Office Profile


Azmi & Associates
Advocates & Solicitors
A Member of Terralex International
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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About this office:

Azmi & Associates ("A&A")'s, a law firm of 45 lawyers (including 10 trainee lawyers) providing a complete range of service to its clients, hence its motto "Legal Consulting Conception to Completion". A&A is one of the leading Malaysian law firms in the areas of corporate, commercial, projects, project finance and infrastructure, financing, islamic banking, capital & debt market, cross border transactions and is also fast building its reputation in the areas of litigation and arbitration as well as intellectual property and information technology.

A&A's foreign clients include from USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, China, Netherland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Norway, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, India, Saudi Arabia, China, Australia, Pakistan and Indonesia.

The firm maintains a good working relationship with various law firms around the world, reflective of the nature of transactions it handles. The local clients of the firm include many of the blue-chip companies including telecommunications and energy giants as well as multinational corporations, many of which are amongst the top 20 public listed companies in Malaysia.

Most of A&A lawyers are educated in England, with some being members of the respective Inns of Courts. A number of them have also obtained their post-graduate degrees from universities in Malaysia and in the United Kingdom.

The firm, as well as its partners have been notably mentioned in publications such as IFLR 1000, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw, Asian Legal Business and Asian In-House Counsel. Members of the firm have also presented papers at national and international levels.

The firm employs state-of-the-art technology to support its operations such as Worldox document management system, Locus billing system, IP Software system, and modern ICT system, all interlinked to each other. All the members of the firm have a direct dial number, enabling direct access to the clients.


What other international and regional publications say about us:

ALB Magazine.

"Azmi & Associates has been selected by ALB magazine as one of the Asia-Pacific's region's fastest growing and most dynamic law firms of 2006."

IFIR 1000 2007 Edition, The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.

"The firms concentrates on handling corporate and commercial matters for blue-chip Malaysian companies and foreign investors including from US, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Sweden, Japan, Italy and China. The firm is the sole representative of Terralex in Malaysia, has extensive network with law firms in major jurisdictions and has experience in dealing with international clients."

The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2006/2007 Edition.

"Azmi & Associates was notably involved in the structuring of Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad and HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad's issuance of RM1bn Islamic Commercial Papers and Islamic MTNs under the Shari'ah principle of Murabahah for MISC Bhd. The firm is favoured choice with a large number of Malaysian merchant banks."

Asialaw Profile 2007.

"Azmi & Associates, is a rapidly expanding medium-sized law firm and expects to increase its number of lawyers from 30 at present to 36 within 6 months. In Aug 2006, the firm established a division offering a range of services (ranging from structuring, advising, drafting & developing products to research and development) to clients in Islamic Banking and finance. The firm has a renowned practice in litigation and M&A and is one of the leading players in the rapidly developing field of Islamic banking law."

The Asia Pacific Legal 500.

2006/2007 Edition.

"Azmi & Associates' growing corporate team is going from strength to strength. The firm advised Tahan Insurance Malaysia Berhad in the disposal of its life insurance business to a company owned by Affin holdings Berhad and AXA Asia Pacific Ltd. The deal value was estimated to be RM112m. Both Azmi Mohd Ali and Azlin Azhar are highly regarded corporate experts. Nik Aliena Salwanee, head of the firm's corporate and commercial practice group also receives high praise."

Martindale-Hubbell, International Law Directory.

"Azmi & Associates maintains a good working relationship with various law firms around the world relative of the nature of transactions it handles."


Statement of Practice Summary:
Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Restructuring; Reorganisation; Capital; Debt Markets; Due Diligence; Private Equity; Venture Capital; Energy; Power Related Transactions; Privatisation; Project Finance; Intellectual Property; Multimedia Law; Information Technology; Joint Ventures; Commercialization; Licensing; Corporate Finance; Banking Law; Financial Services Law; Infrastructure Development; Litigation; Arbitration; Trust Law; Unit Trusts; Mutual Funds; Islamic Law; Interest-Free Financing; Private Debt; Islamic Debt Securities; Environmental Law; Investments; Cross Border Transactions; Debtor and Creditor; Securities; Shipping; Real Estate Transactions.


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