Press Release: Azmi & Associates Secures Licence to Employ a Foreign Lawyer



Azmi & Associates is pleased to announce that it is the first law firm in Malaysia to have been granted a licence by the Bar Council of Malaysia to employ Pierre Brochet as Foreign Qualified Lawyer. Pierre is qualified to practice as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and as an Avocat before the French (Paris) Bar.

 

Pierre Brochet will be joining the firm as a registered Foreign Qualified Lawyer for the following permitted practice areas: corporate finance, capital market, banking & finance and derivatives.

 

He has over 20 years of experience in the Cross-Border Financing & Derivatives Sector with firms such as Clifford Chance, White & Case, McDermott Will & Emery and Greenberg Traurig, in London, Paris and New York. He brings on board varied and wide-ranging experience in the areas of securities issuances (including listed and publicly traded bonds), investment grade and leveraged credit facilities, asset- and receivables-based financings, structured financings (collateralised or derivatives-based) and debt re-financings and restructurings, most of them cross-border.

 

Pierre holds a Maîtrise in Law from the University of Paris and an LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College London, and also studied law at the University of Edinburgh. He is an arbitrator at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kuala Lumpur, specializing in finance and derivatives matters.

 

“We are really delighted that Pierre is joining us as a registered foreign lawyer, bringing with him many years’ of experience advising clients on corporate finance, capital market, banking & finance and derivatives. Additionally, practising English law right here in Malaysia brings a new dimension to our Firm’s service offerings. This licence from the Bar Council is a new milestone in the growth of our practice. We are at a point of our development, and the Malaysian legal market is at a point of maturity, where it is the right time to bring in the type of expertise that Pierre has.” said Dato’ Azmi, Senior Partner of Azmi & Associates.

 

On behalf of the senior management and partners of Azmi & Associates, our Senior Partner, Dato’ Azmi invites you to join us in congratulating Pierre on his appointment and welcoming him to our team.

 

Corporate Communication

Azmi & Associates

22 November 2018