Rizwi’s main areas of legal practice covers the creation, protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property in Singapore, and also in the region. Rizwi also advises on legal and regulatory aspects of technology-related matters, with particular emphasis on Data Protection, Cyber Security, and Competition Law issues.
In addition, Rizwi’s industry focus covers developments in Telecommunications sector, Fashion & Luxury, Food & Beverage, and Media & Entertainment.
As part of the Firm’s regional outlook, Rizwi is responsible for the Korean desk for the Firm.
Rizwi also has in-house industry experience, having previously worked as in-house legal officer and company secretary to a Singapore Government-Linked Company and legal counsel in a multi-national consumer electronics company.
He contributes regularly on topics including life sciences research, data protection, and franchising and has been featured, most recently in 2016, in the Singapore Business Times and Bloomberg Asia relating to issues on cyber security and data protection.
Rizwi was identified as one of the most highly-acclaimed legal experts in the Asia-Pacific region in the practice area of Intellectual Property by the 2007 Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey and was listed in Who’s Who Legal for Franchising in 2008 and for Patents in 2016. He has also been listed in Asia Legal 500 from 2009 to 2011 for Intellectual Property and TMT matters.
Rizwi has previously volunteered for the Law Society’s Pro Bono Programme and has been the vice chairman of the Law Society's Project Law Help Committee.
Rizwi is admitted in England & Wales (1992) and in Singapore (1993).