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Within Banking and finance, Azmi & Associates is a second tier firm,

Azmi & Associates is well known for its very strong Islamic finance expertise, and has strong conventional finance experience. Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip heads the three-partner team, which has acted on significant energy and shipping-related transactions for domestic and international clients.

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Within Capital markets, Azmi & Associates is a third tier firm,

Azmi & Associates is mainly known for the debt side of its practice, particularly shari’ah-compliant debt, and its lawyers advised Touch Matrix on its proposed sukuk issuance of medium term notes. On the equity side, the firm also advised UMW Holdings on the RM2.3bn proposed IPO of its oil and gas business. Serina Abdul Samad heads the team.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Azmi & Associates is a third tier firm,

Azmi & Associates’ highly regarded four-partner team advises a healthy mix of government linked companies (GLCs) and international clients. Practice head Norhisham Abd Bahrin advised Arena Event Services Group on its RM17m acquisition of a Malaysian company.

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Within Dispute resolution Other recommended firms

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Within Islamic finance, Azmi & Associates is a second tier firm,

Azmi & Associates’ practice covers the full gamut of Islamic finance matters, and notable recent deals include advising a major GLC on due diligence pursuant to its MTN murabaha programme. Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip has extensive experience acting for clients such as Kuwait Finance House on a wide range of matters.

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Within Projects and energy Other recommended firms

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Within Real estate and construction, Azmi & Associates is a first tier firm,

Azmi & Associates’ team, headed by Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari, has notable corporate real estate expertise, acting for clients including Sime Darby and Felda on matters such as shareholder agreements, asset acquisitions and land disposals.

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Within Shipping, Azmi & Associates is a third tier firm,

Azmi & Associates has impressive experience in corporate and contentious shipping matters, including acting for a Malaysian company in attempting to enforce a charterparty sale.

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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.
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