Azman Jaafar is the Deputy Managing Partner and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. He also heads the Firm’s Corporate Practice. His corporate practice focuses mainly on energy and resources, and hospitality industries. He has advised and represented clients in numerous transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, mining and oil and gas in Singapore, Indonesia, and the People’s Republic of China. Fluent in Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia, he also heads the firm’s Indonesia Practice and manages the ASEAN Plus Group.
Azman has contributed to specialist journals such as Asialaw Corporate Finance Review and Asian Legal Business.
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 also named IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers 2015 – M&A, Project Finance, Energy, Mining and Oil & Gas, as well as AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2009 – Capital Markets/Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance.
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 is also Chairman of the Tanjong Katong Girls School Advisory Committee and he is 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”).