Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand

Partner | London

Azlinda is a partner in the corporate team.

She specialises in public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital markets (ECM) transactions and has broad experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions throughout Asia. Azlinda has worked principally for Asian clients in relation to their investments in and out of UK and capital fundraise by Asian entities on the London Stock Exchange. Her current clients includes Asian sovereign funds and government linked entities, Asian HNWs and Family Offices. Azlinda is a barrister with Gray’s Inn.

Chambers Global, 2016 quoted Azlinda as highlighted by sources for her strength in handling multi-jurisdictional work. She maintains a particular focus on matters involving Malaysia. Clients enthuse that ‘her in-depth understanding, diligence and dedication really impressed us.’

In 2015 Azlinda won the ‘Multi-Jurisdictional Lawyer of the Year’ 2015 M&A Award, ‘Best Asia Focus Corporate Lawyer 2015’ for Aquisition International and ‘Deal Maker of The Year Award 2015’ for Finance Monthly.

In 2014, Azlinda was included in UK’s The Lawyer Hot 100 List and shortlisted in The Lawyer Awards 2014 for Client Partner of the Year Category. She was also named in the annual Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer List 2014 and 2015.

Legal 500 (2012), (2014), (2015) and (2016) ranked Azlinda under ‘Flotations: small & midcap’ category for her ‘strong connections in Southeast Asia’ and quoted her as ‘highly regarded’ within that category. Chambers Global (2012), (2013), (2014) and (2015) ranked Azlinda both as a Malaysian ‘Expert Based Abroad’ within the field of ‘Banking & Finance: Capital Markets’ and as a UK ‘Foreign Expert’ within the field of ‘Capital Market: Equity’.

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Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Talks

Acted for Beaufort Securities for secondary placing for MySQUAR Plc, a Myanmar based social media and entertainment platform.

Acted for a South Korean technology company on its AIM Admission and Placing and restructuring of its global IP assets.

Acted for SP Angel Corporate Finance as nominated adviser to Green & Smart Plc, a Malaysian renewable company on its AIM Admission and Placing.

Solicitor, England and Wales (QLTT, qualified: 2007)

Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya. (Called: 19/8/1994)

Barrister-at-law, Gray’s Inn. (Called: 29/7/1993)

‘Global Overview, Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2012’, Canada Law Business Research Limited, 12 July 2012

‘Raising your profile on the Main Market or AIM on the London Stock Exchange’, A Guide to International Financial Centres-What Chinese Investors Need To Know, Longtail, 23 February 2011

Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (Barrister)

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), CF30

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI), (MCSI)

International Bar Association (IBA)

Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI), MCSI

Listing in London Workshop in Guangzhou - September 2014

AIM For Asia Roundtable in Guernsey - June 2014

MATRADE Exporters Forum in Kuala Lumpur - March 2014

Me in a minute

I also came from a business oriented family background but my grandfather was a judge and he inspired me to combine both business and law

I am very focused and passionate about my work. I was often told that I am very calm in the middle of highly stressful work situations and I have very good relationships with all my clients who are my loyal supporters throughout my career in corporate.

I actually won a government scholarship to pursue actuarial science degree but decided to change to law instead just to prove to myself (and my sponsors) that mathematicians actually do make good lawyers. I also came from a business oriented family background but my grandfather was a judge and he inspired me to combine both business and law.

I enjoy working with ambitious and creative global entrepreneurs and structuring corporate transactions to create value for shareholders which naturally led me to specialise in corporate finance and IPO work involving cross border elements and involve businesses and regulators from various jurisdictions.

I act for government related entities, family offices and high net worth individuals from Asia with regard to their global investments.

Education


Languages


  • English
  • Malay

Dates


Joined

2016
Partner

2016

London

16 Old Bailey,

EC4M 7EG

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