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Azman JAAFAR

Managing Partner
Chairman, ASEAN Plus Group

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Azman is the Managing Partner of RHTLaw Asia and was also one of the original founding members of the Firm. With his fluency in Mandarin Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia and his extensive knowledge of the APAC region’s legal frameworks, he also heads the Firm’s Indonesia Practice as well as manages the ASEAN Plus Group.

Practice AreaCommercial LawCompany LawCorporate & Capital MarketsCorporate & Commercial LawEnvironment, Social & GovernanceForeign InvestmentM&A
Industry GroupTechnology, Media & Communications

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Background Information

In his three decades of practice, Azman has successfully advised and represented clients across transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance in Singapore, Indonesia, and the People’s Republic of China in industries such as energy and resources, mining, oil and gas, and hospitality.

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – National University of Singapore

Career Highlights

 Ad hoc tutor and lecturer at the National University of Singapore Law Faculty’s Legal Case Studies programme

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised as IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers 2015 and 2021 – M&A, Project Finance, Energy, Mining and Oil & Gas
  • AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2009 – Capital Markets/Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance.
  • 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
  • With his vast experience of serving under three different administrations, Azman has worked and chaired several standing committees within Council
  • Awarded the Long Service Award from Northeast Community Development Council

Memberships & Associations

  • Chairman Executive Committee of SAFRA Jurong Clubhouse and member of the Management Committee of SAFRA and a continuing volunteer in SAFRA
  • Chairman, Tanjong Katong Girls School Advisory Committee
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (“ISCOS”)
  • Member, Management Committee for Home United Football Club (“HUFC”).
  • Regular keynote speaker on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and regulatory compliance in Singapore

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