Louise Jacqueline Azmi Partner

T 03 2081 3999 ext 856
E louise.azmi@skrine.com


Louise Azmi was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004, and was in private practice as a Barrister in England for eleven years until relocating to Malaysia in 2016. She passed the Bahasa Malaysia Legal Qualifying Exam to be called as Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2019. 
Louise’s areas of practice in the UK were primarily criminal and environmental.  She has appeared as trial counsel involving serious and organised crime, including fraud and large- scale drug trafficking. She has also defended murder and manslaughter cases, including those with complex questions of causation and expert medical evidence. Louise has also 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”.
Since practising in Malaysia, Louise has been undertaking cases in various fields including commercial, construction, oil & gas and general civil litigation.
Louise is an arbitrator empanelled with 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). She is also an Adjudicator (AIAC) and Mediator empanelled with Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre (SIDREC) and AIAC.
Louise continues to be a Door Tenant at 2KBW, London.

Key Practice Areas

  • Fraud and Asset Recovery
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Construction

  • Prosecuted and defended in UK in serious fraud cases.

  • Regularly acted on behalf of the Crown in UK to recover proceeds of crime.

  • Engaged in fraud recovery action against directors and individuals who facilitated misappropriation of monies.

  • Acted as Arbitrator in Domestic Arbitrations.

  • Adjudicator and Mediator: Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre.

  • Acted for Irish company in relation to breach of commercial agreement, tracing and recovery of monies.

  • Acted for Australian leisure company in respect of breach of commercial contract and recovery of assets.

  • Acted for transport company in action against Islamic bank.

  • Acted for international company in respect of breach of consultancy contract.

  • Advised China Company in relation to maritime claim where equipment was damaged at sea.

  • Adjudicator – AIAC.

  • Acted as arbitrator in construction claims.

  • Advised regarding strength of claim in respect Oil and Gas project with estimated claim value of US $300 million.

  • Prepared legal report and presented to board of GLC for major construction project. Advised in respect of strength of claim prior to initiation of arbitration.

  • Advised China Company in relation to action under health and safety regulations following fatalities at construction site. 

  • Advised construction company in relation to renegotiation of LRT3 Project.

  • Lead counsel at trial for large Malaysian construction company.

  • Commentator: CIDB Construction Law Reports 2017, 2019, and 2023.
  • Contributor: The Law Review, Malaysia 2018 and 2019.
  • Co-author: “Mediation Practice and Procedure” published by Sweet and Maxwell (March 2020). Contributor: “Law and Practice of Construction Law Malaysia” published by Sweet and Maxwell (2021). 

  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister at Law Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law, London
  • CPE Law – City University, London
  • BA Hons English and Related Literature – University of York
Professional Affiliations:
  • Member of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Fellow CIArb
  • Panel Member AIAC 
  • Panel Member SIAC
  • Panel Member THAC
  • Panel Member BICAM
  • Panel Member SIDREC
  • Trainer – Malaysian Bar Council Advocacy Training Course