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News Updates

Azmi & Associates and Penang-based Ezri & Co Announce Collaboration

As part of its growth strategy, Azmi & Associates has in the middle of February entered into a collaboration arrangement with an 8-lawyer firm in Penang, Ezri & Co, with a view of tapping into the Penang market.

Ezri & Co is one of the large law firms in Penang in which the lawyers have a combined experience of more than 50 years in serving clients of diversified interest. Ezri & Co mainly focuses on litigation, banking and real estate practices.

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A&A Partner at Terralex Regional Meeting

Our Head of Shipping, International Trade and Insurance Practice, Mr. Philip Teoh, attended the Terralex Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Manila on 27th to 29th March 2015 which was hosted by ACCRA Law, the Philippines Terralex Member. The meeting saw discussion of advancing cooperation between the member law firms and establishing better networking.

In the meeting, Mr. Teoh presented a paper ‘Shipping within Terralex’ which promoted further linkages amongst the Terralex Member firms with capability to handle Admiralty and Shipping and related practices.  The presentation was well received and the presentation will set the basis for further promotion of Shipping as a practice group within Terralex Worldwide at the further Terralex meetings.

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Firm’s Senior Partner Gives a Talk at the 12th ASEAN Law Association General Assembly

Azmi & Associates commitment to developing the law constitutes a significant portion of our business as we strive to be at the forefront of innovation. As part of its involvement with the ASEAN Law Association (“ALA”), Azmi & Associates’ Senior Partner Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, was invited to be one of the speakers at the 12th ALA General Assembly (“GA”). This year, the GA took place on the 25th February 2015 in Manila, Philippines and was attended by many VIPs from the legal fraternity across the ASEAN region such as the Attorney General of Singapore and the Chief Justice of Malaysia among others.

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Strengthening Bonds within the Azmi & Associates Family

Azmi & Associates’ efforts in organising fun activities underscores the Firm’s continued focus to further strengthen relationships between lawyers and the business support personnel as we strive to sustain a strong culture of work-life balance. As an employer, the Firm organises events and activities for the lawyers and business support personnel to ensure that their leisure needs are fulfilled and in turn productivity is increased. Two activities, which is the Bowling Event and Board Games’ Competition, was recently organised to kick off a series of activities that will strengthen the bonds of trust and friendship between everyone at Azmi & Associates and their family and friends.

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A&A Gives a Talk on Shipping and International Trade

On the 12th of February 2015, Azmi & Associates conducted a half-day seminar on Shipping and International Trade at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 50 people including senior industry practitioners from public and private companies, government entities and more attended the seminar.

The seminar commenced with an opening speech from Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, our Senior Partner, who gave a brief history on Azmi & Associates’ Shipping and Maritime Practice, as well as the growth of Azmi and Associates in the past years in general. Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali further expressed his warmest welcome to Mr. Philip Teoh1 as the Firm’s new Partner, who joined the firm in January 2015 and heads our Shipping, Insurance and International Trade Practice.

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“Leadership: Translating Values into Action” A Woman’s Leadership Development Program by Miss Andrea

Azmi & Associates organised a development session for its female members on January 20th, 2015 which was held in the Firm. The session was conducted by Miss Andrea Bednar, the CEO of PoP Associates, a leading consulting company based in Texas, USA, who is also a Training & Development Master Integral Coach. In her 20 years as a performance consultant and Master Coach, Miss Bednar has designed and delivered leadership programs to hundreds of senior executives. Miss Bednar also designed and founded the Well Being Challenge™; co-founded Executives for the Extraordinary-Education for Everyone (E4E); is a faculty member for leadership academies in the Middle East & SE Asia; accountable for curriculum design for SIBF-North America Leadership Academy; and is the 2014 Secretary of the Board for the Society of International Business Fellows.

The session was attended by thirty female members including several partners of the Firm, namely, Serina Abdul Samad, Rosinah binti Mohd Salleh, Siti Zurina binti Sabarudin and Farhah Hayati binti Mamat, associates as well as senior staffs.

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An Insightful Journey to Mumbai for GIPC 2015

This year, from the 15th-17th January, the 7th edition of Global Intellectual Property Convention having the title “Power of IP: The Gateway to Growth” was held at The Lalit, Mumbai, India (“the Convention”). This Convention is an annual meeting platform for Board-level IP managers, IP regulators, IP experts, investors, and litigators come together to discuss the best practices and solutions to enhance IP management strategies. Messrs. Azmi & Associates (A&A) sent two of its intellectual property lawyers i.e. Ms. Siti Munirah Maarof and Ms. Marlyn Abdul Malik Perone to participate in this Convention.

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A&A Conducts a Corporate Compliance Seminar

Azmi & Associates recently hosted a corporate compliance seminar entitled “Hot Issues on Compliance” (“Compliance Seminar”) on 13 January 2015.

The core objective for the Compliance Seminar was to increase the awareness in the value of compliance and the issues arising in the world of compliance amongst the business community. The Managing Partner of Azmi & Associates, Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, graced the event at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Bukit Bintang which was also attended by 33 participants comprising of key members of compliance teams in their respective organisations. In his key note address, Ahmad Lutfi emphasised on the importance of compliance to corporations and organisations in Malaysia and across much of Asia.

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Azmi & Associates’ Lawyers Attended the International and Executive Legal Education (IELE) Program

On 2 January 2015, two lawyers from the Firm; Sharizan Sarif, Partner and Ahmad Syahir Bin Yahya, Senior Associate, made their way to San Francisco, U.S.A to attend the International and Executive Legal Education (IELE) program organized by Berkeley Law, University of California.

This is part of many of the Firm’s initiatives to invest in human capital development and to ensure that the lawyers in the Firm are well equipped with the advanced knowledge and crucial skills in advancing their legal career.

The program was held from 5th January 2015 to 9th January 2015 at the beautiful Berkeley Campus, University of California during the springtime. The premier IELE certificate program is designed for lawyers, corporate executives, government officials, and other professionals from overseas jurisdictions who seek a comparative understanding of American common-law doctrines, case law interpretation and analytical methods.

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London: A Courtesy Call & Reunion

Azmi & Associates, in its strife to make its presence felt in the international arena, has always maintained good relationship with international law firms, particularly in the major cities throughout the world. One of these firms is located in London, United Kingdom. Last winter, our Co-Deputy Managing Partner/Litigation Partner, YM Raja Ahmad Mohzanuddin Shah Raja Mohzan had another opportunity of visiting London with his family and took the time to make a courtesy visit to the international law firm of Taylor Wessing LLP on the 18th of December 2014.

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