HEAD OF LEGAL
Azira is responsible for the management of Ideate’s legal affairs. She has 8 years private practice experience in Malaysia and the UK, specialising in commercial, corporate and IP advisory and litigation work.
Azira qualified and practiced as an advocate and solicitor at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (ZICO) from 2004-2009 and later 2013-2014. She represented clients from varied industries, including regulatory bodies, GLCs, statutory bodies, PLCs, banks, foreign investors, publishers, broadcasters, car manufacturers, and consumer goods. Azira has advised on a range of subject matters including civil procedure, infringement of copyright and trademarks, shareholders’ dispute, directors’ duties, breach of contract, liquidation / winding-up, and litigation due diligence. As part of the firm’s regional expansion, Azira was seconded to ZICO’s branch in Bangkok, Thailand as foreign counsel.
In 2009, Azira left Malaysia to further her education at King’s College London, graduating with an LLM in IP Laws. Whilst in the UK, Azira gained valuable experience in international firms, including Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Taylor Wessing LLP, working on noteworthy commercial disputes (such as the Madoff “Ponzi” litigation, and the LIBOR fixing scandal).
After years in private practice, Azira is thrilled to be a part of Ideate’s mission to be a main player in global entertainment. A fan of sci-fi and fantasy, her superhero power is paralysis by over-analysis, which has helped her escape most major life decisions.