Skrine’s New Partner – Ms Louise Azmi

We are pleased to welcome Ms Louise Azmi as a Partner of Skrine effective 2 February 2024. Louise was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004. She was a Barrister in England for eleven years until relocating to Malaysia in 2016 and was called as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2019. Prior to joining us, Louise practised in her own law firm in Kuala Lumpur.

Louise’s practice areas in the UK primarily involved criminal and environmental. She has appeared as trial counsel involving serious and organised crimes, including fraud and large-scale drug trafficking, and regularly appeared before the English Court of Appeal. Particularly noted for her abilities as an advocate, Louise was cited in the Legal 500 UK edition as “having achieved some frankly astonishing results”. Louise continues to be a Door Tenant at the Chambers of 2KBW, London, UK.

Since practising in Malaysia, Louise has undertaken cases in various fields including commercial, construction, oil & gas and general civil litigation.

Louise is an arbitrator empanelled with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Borneo International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (BICAM), Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC), and is on the Reserve Panel of Arbitrators at Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and is also an Adjudicator (AIAC) and Mediator empanelled with Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre (SIDREC), Malaysian Mediation Centre (MMC) and AIAC.

A very warm welcome to Skrine, Louise!