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Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Azmi & Associates

The heads of Azmi & Associates’ banking practice are Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, Noreeta Mohd Nor and Farhah Hayati Mamat. The team advised Wells Fargo on the issuance of a $500m indenture in favour of construction company McDermott International.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Azmi & Associates

Prompt, lucid and client-oriented’ senior partner Azmi Mohd Ali heads the corporate department at Azmi & Associates, which handled a high number of cross-border joint ventures and advises clients in a broad range of sectors, including transport, shipping and energy. Norhisham Abd Bahrin assisted three Malaysian companies with investing in two limited partnership funds based in California, and advised Firstfloor Capital on the establishment of a Labuan-based limited partnership.

Leading individuals

Azmi Mohd Ali - Azmi & Associates

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Azmi & Associates

At Azmi & Associates, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip and Farhah Hayati Mamat have Islamic financing expertise, the latter having advised Affin Islamic Bank on facilities of RM20m granted to an engineering company.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Azmi & Associates

Azmi & Associates provides advisory services and acts for both employers and employees in disputes. Senior associate Melinda Marie D’Angelus heads the department.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Azmi & Associates

Azmi & Associates’ group head Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari advised UEM Sunrise on its joint venture agreement with KLK for the development of Gerbang Nusajaya and Fraser Land in Johor, and advised Seacera Group on its RM35m acquisition of 37 acres of commercial land in Melaka for an eco-tourism development.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Azmi & Associates

Azmi & Associates acted for Ing Hua Fu Marine Line as appellant in a Federal Court case regarding a dangerous goods shipment, and for Tokio Marine Insurance as defendant in another Federal Court case. Philip Teoh’s team also handles a range of non-contentious matters.

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Legal Developments by:
Azmi & Associates

  • Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

    Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.
    - Azmi & Associates

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