Malaysian firm Azmi receives license to employ foreign lawyer

November 26, 2018 Azmi & Associates, a Malaysian firm, has received approval to hire a foreign qualified lawyer, becoming the first firm in the country to do so.

Pierre Brochet, who is qualified in England, Wales, and France, will join the firm, bringing 20 years of legal experience. Brochet has previously worked for firms including Clifford Chance, White & Case, McDermott Will & Emery, and Greenberg Traurig.

The Bar Council of Malaysia issued the license as part of the Council’s new efforts to liberalize Malaysia’s legal industry.


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