Nick Edmondes has been resident managing partner of Trowers' Kuala Lumpur office since 2015 when the firm became the first foreign law firm to be granted a qualified foreign law firm licence in Malaysia.
Nick's 36-years of experience includes major infrastructure project development and finance, privatisation, corporate structuring, restructuring and cross-border investment, particularly in real estate.
Nick has worked in London and Trowers' overseas offices, including as the resident managing partner of the firm's Oman office between 1994 and 2000. In the 1990's, Nick established the firm's Islamic Finance Group, which has grown to be recognised as a First Tier practice in the Legal 500 directory of law firms. He remains a key client partner for a number of international Islamic financial institutions, as well as Malaysian institutions and companies.
From 2000 onwards, Nick focussed on international clients in the Middle East and Far East and helped establish the firm's presence in Malaysia, where he is now a lead and integral member of the team dealing with the firm's work for Malaysian and ASEAN clients.
Nick has been recognised as a Notable Practitioner in Islamic Finance in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2014, a Legal Expert in the field of Project Energy and Natural Resources (including PFI) in the Legal Business: Legal Experts directory 2010. In his time in London, he was a member of the UK government sponsored focus groups supporting the UK's transport and financial services industries.
Nick was until 2013, UKTI's Special Representative for financial services to the Sultanate of Oman and GCC Chairman of the UKTI appointed special representatives supporting the UK’s financial and professional services industry in the GCC. Until 2013, he was also chair of TheCityUK's GCC focus group.
Nick has written many articles and has spoken regularly on a variety of topics in the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran and Dubai, on diverse subjects from inward investment to the UK, to private sector financing for public sector through port reform, project structures, projects and project finance to Islamic finance.