Our firm commenced practice as Messrs. Azim, Ong & Krishnan on the 1st of January, 1985. The founding partners were Encik Zainal Azim, Mr. Ong Boo Kok and Mr. Vijayaram Krishnan. Mr. Ong Boo Kok, Mr. Vijayaram Krishnan and Encik Zainal Azim have since retired as partners of the firm. On the 1st of July, 1990 Tunku Farik Ismail was made a partner. Mr. Wong Hok Mun was made a partner on the 1st of January, 1992. Mr. Edmund Liew was made a partner on the 1st of January 1996. Mr. B. Balakumar was made a partner on the 1st of January, 1998. In June 1999, our firm changed its name to Messrs. Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong. Mr. T Tharumarajah was made partner on the 1st of January, 2001 whilst Mr. Anantharajah Shanmugam was made a partner on the 1st of January, 2006. Mr. Wong Wai Leong was admitted as a partner on January 1, 2011 and Ms Chithra Jeganathan and Ms Tan Sixin were both admitted as partners on 1st January 2013. Ms. Elaine Koh was made a partner of the Firm on January 1, 2016. Ms Yeo Lee Peng, Mr. Teh Kiang Boon and Mr. Amos Siew Yih Jhien were admitted as partners on January 1, 2021
We are a growing disciplinary practice with about forty lawyers in the firm. Our practice provides legal advice and services in the areas of insurance, banking, conveyancing matters, corporate and securities, intellectual property and other commercial transactions.
Our firm was recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for 2018, 2019 and 2020. An annual publication, the Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insights into the legal marketplaces for 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The Legal 500 is a key tool in choosing who to instruct as they carry out extensive research in each jurisdiction, canvassing law firms and contacting a large number of clients for feedback on the lawyers they instruct. Our firm has appeared as the recommended firm in Malaysia for litigation and dispute resolution practice by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific for 2019 and 2020. The publication has also listed our Senior Partner, Tunku Farik bin Tunku Ismail as “Litigation Star”. Besides being listed as a “Litigation Star”, Tunku Farik has also been named “Notable Practitioner” for his work with regards to insurance related disputes.
Asialaw Profiles - The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms has name Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong "Notable Firm" for 2019. We were named the 'In-House Community Firm of the Year in Malaysia for Insurance' by Asian-Mena Counsel for 2017. In the same year 2017, we were also named 'Insurance & Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year in Malaysia' by Corporate INTL Magazine, a UK based monthly publication, with a distribution to more than 70,000 individuals and an approximate readership of 125,000 people. Its global readership consists of senior management, investment managers, legal advisers and specialists.
Our firm has aslo been recognised with the following awards:
1) Dispute Resolution Firm awarded by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020
2) Commercial Law Firm of the Year in Malaysia in 2019
3) Winner in the category of Legal Malpractice awarded by the Malaysia Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2019
4) Insurance Lawyer of the Year awarded by Finance Monthly Law Award 2017
5) Malaysian Insurance & Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year in 2017
6) Insurance & Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year in Malaysia by Corporate USA Today in 2017
Although much time and expense has been incurred, these efforts have not gone to waste as our firm has been able to build a specialist team of litigators and back up staff to handle insurance claims. Our firm has also invested in a comprehensive law library with online access to Malaysian and International cases and legislative updates in order to assist lawyers to keep abreast with current laws and trends.Notarial services are also available through our Notary Public.