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Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip

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Azmi & Associates

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Global Financial Services & Islamic Banking

Position

Ahmad Lutfi is the Managing Partner and Head of Global Financial Services and Islamic Banking at Azmi & Associates. He is an Islamic finance specialist advising clients on Islamic finance, equity and debt securities based on Shariah law, namely on the concept of the Murabahah, Mudharabah, Musharakah, Tawarruq, Ijarah, Istisna’, Wakalah, Bay Sarf, Kafalah and Rahnu. His capabilities include the areas of Sukuk, syndication and structured finance. He also has significant expertise in Islamic product development, venture capital and private equity funding. Lutfi also practices conventional financing which include syndicated and cross-border financing, and structured and project financing. His corporate finance expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate debt restructuring. He advises on project financing, notably build-operate-transfer/build-operate-own projects, for energy and power related projects.

Career

He spent the term of his pupilage with Messrs Allen & Gledhill and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. He embarked on his journey as a legal practitioner by joining Hisham Sobri & Kadir from 1996 to year 2000 where he was made partner. Lutfi then became one of the founding partners of Azmi & Associates and now heads a team of 15 lawyers who specialise in financial services and Islamic banking. Lutfi is responsible for the development of the Financial Services Practice Group and the Mergers, Acquisitions and New Ventures Practice Group. Asialaw Leading Lawyers, a publication of Asia Law & Practice in its 2013 and 2012 publications respectively has identified Lutfi as one of the leading lawyers in Islamic finance. Islamic Finance news in its publication, Leading Lawyers for 2009, 2010 and 2011 has identified Lutfi as one of the leading lawyers nominated in the category of Islamic Banking and Finance. Most recently, Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2015 has nominated him in the category of Banking and Finance

Languages

English and Bahasa Malaysia

Member

Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

Education

Ahmad Lutfi graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia with an LL.B (Hons.) in 1995. Lutfi has also obtained his professional qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and graduated from the Institute in February 1996.


Malaysia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

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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