Azman Jaafar is the Managing Partner and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia LLP, a regional law firm with its ASEAN Plus Group network offices across Asia and beyond. He is also the Chairman of ASEAN Plus Group and he also heads the firm’s Indonesia practice group and he is a strong advocate of change and transformation.
The mainstay of his law practice is in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance; although his chief preoccupation today is the management of the law firm, the deployment of technology within the firm, its transformation, and collaboration across the firm’s regional network, together with its multidisciplinary professional service offerings under ONERHT.
He is an ad hoc tutor and lecturer at the National University of Singapore Law Faculty’s Legal Case Studies programme and is also a regular speaker at seminars on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and regulatory compliance in Singapore.
Azman was awarded a Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat, PBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2007 in recognition of his voluntary work as a councillor with Northeast Community Development Council since 1997. Having served under three different administrations, he has also worked in and chaired several standing committees within Council. He was also awarded the Long Service Award from Northeast Community Development Council.
Azman was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of SAFRA Jurong Clubhouse and member of the Management Committee of SAFRA. He remains a volunteer in SAFRA. He was also Chairman of the Tanjong Katong Girls School Advisory Committee and he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (“ISCOS”). He is also a serving member of the Management Committee for Home United Football Club (“HUFC”).