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Malaysia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Azmi & Associates

The team at Azmi & Associates is led by Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, who handles a range of banking and finance matters for domestic and international clients. Farhah Hayati Mamat and Ahmad Syahir Yahya are also names to note.

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

Azmi & Associates

The practice at Azmi & Associates is led by Azmi Mohd Ali, who acted for Agrinos on the corporate restructuring of its Malaysian subsidiary. Norhisham Abd Bahrin advised Kumpulan Wang Persaraan on its investment in a private equity fund focusing on shari'ah-compliant industries in Malaysia. UMW and Malaysia Venture Capital Management are additional clients. Suhara Mohd Sidik is an especially active senior associate.

Leading individuals

Azmi Mohd Ali - Azmi & Associates

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Azmi & Associates

Azmi & Associates' practice has expanded recently, welcoming Shameer Othman from a small multi-disciplinary law firm in October 2017. Group head Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip is often involved in interesting mandates, such as assisting Ethis Group with establishing a shari'ah-compliant digital peer-to-peer financing platform. Ahmad Syahir Yahya, Farhah Hayati Mamat and senior associate Norazlianaliza Supar are also active in the space.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Azmi & Associates

Azmi & Associates' department acts for employers and employees, and handles trade union negotiations, M&A-related employment work, immigration work and contractual matters as well as being active in litigation and arbitration. Melinda Marie D’Angelus is the key contact; senior associate Komathi Karuppanan left to go in-house at the Inland Revenue in June 2018.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 4

Azmi & Associates

The 'highly recommended' Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari is the key partner at Azmi & Associates; his highlights included advising Malaysia Airport Holdings on the proposed KLIA Aeropolis and Digital Free Trade Zone developments. Sime Darby Group is another client.

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

Azmi & Associates

Zuhaidi Mohd Shahari is the key contact at Azmi & Associates; he advised UTM Holdings on its tenancy agreement with Elite Pro Bowling, as well as assisting it with various other tenancy, service and operation agreements. He also acted for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia on the renovation, operation and management of the Kolej Ibu Zain, and advised Sime Darby Group on its sale of a piece of land in Kuala Langat. Other clients include Jord Malaysia and Malaysia Airport Holdings.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Azmi & Associates

Arbitrator and litigator Philip Teoh heads the practice at Azmi & Associates, with support from shipping and oil and gas focused associate Muhammad Afeez. The team is experienced in maritime insurance matters, ship arrests, cargo damages claims and contractual disputes; it represented EA Technique (M) in a RM27m breach-of-contract case against Amaniaga Resources regarding services for a floating storage and offloading vessel. Westport is another client.

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Malaysia

Offices in Kuala Lumpur

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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  • Call for AML Regulation for Cryptocurrencies

    Ever since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies have been applauded and welcomed for constituting an innovative method of payment without any recourse to financial institutions and their entailing bureaucracy.  While honest individuals rejoiced at cryptocurrencies’ legitimate benefits; ranging from an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality to less transactional costs, cybercriminals saluted the decentralised networks and perceived anonymity behind cryptocurrencies for presenting them with the perfect crypto cleansing opportunity to launder money in an unprecedented and largely unregulated sector in the financial industry.
  • Office for Competition Issues its First Commitments Decision

    The Office for Competition has adopted what appears to be its first commitments decision, in a case where it raised concerns about exclusivity agreements lasting for five years or more.
  • The Financial Services Act 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram
  • The Islamic Financial Services Bill 2012

    (Part 1 of 4) By Gopal Sundaram Jan 2013
  • Amendments to the Employment Act 1955

    The Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 received royal assent and became law on 30th January 2012. It has now come into operation since 1st April 2012.
  • 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.
  • Adjudication in Malaysia ‚Äď the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

    The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act of Malaysia received royal assent and became law on 18th June 2012.
  • EVIDENCE / CYBER LAW

    PRESUMPTION OF GUILT ‚Äď REMEDY OR JEOPARDY? Netizens in Malaysia now share a common fear and feeling of uneasiness following the swift passing of the Evidence (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2012 in May 2012, which amends the Evidence Act 1950.
  • FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

    Malaysia‚Äôs Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (‚ÄúFGVH‚ÄĚ) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.
  • Competition...Friend or Foe?

    The announcement of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS)-AirAsia collaboration on 9 August 2011 was questioned by many quarters.