Founder & Managing Director, Collyer Law
Over 17 years in private practice with leading law-firms in 3 countries, Azmul has developed particular expertise in complex, cross-border corporate transactions (acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances, public and private equity, venture and angel financing), commercial contracts (outsourcing, franchising and licensing, various) and regulatory matters in a range of areas that impact business – whether for start-ups or billion-dollar enterprises.
Azmul has worked extensively with MNC and Asian corporations, family-owned businesses and high-net worth individuals across Asia. He has represented these clients on corporate transactions, commercial contracts and regulatory matters in several jurisdictions in Asia, particularly the India, Singapore, ASEAN and other developed and emerging market countries in APAC. He has lived and worked in Mumbai, Singapore and London. He has been rated as a leading practitioner for the TMT sector, and has experience across a number of industries, FinTech, Internet & e-Commerce, AdTech, Big Data, IOT, BlockChain, as well as traditional industries such as Hotels & Leisure, Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Healthcare, Real Estate, and Telecommunications.
Azmul has advised as Singapore external legal counsel to more than a dozen cryptocurrency / blockchain projects for a variety of legal services including structuring and legal documentation for token sales (pre-, private and public sales) as well as tokenized venture capital funds, cryptocurrency exchanges. He has spoken at conferences, on podcast and fire-side chats in 4 countries on legal structuring for token sales, and compliance with relevant financial services sector regulations.
Azmul is ranked and recommended by several legal industry directories including Chambers Asia- Pacific (2016-17), Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Global Law Experts (for TMT). He has been described, as being “committed and approachable with a good knowledge of several jurisdictions”(2011-12, Legal 500). He is ranked a “Top 40 Under 40” lawyer in Asia-Pacific by Asian Legal Business (October 2016).