Cross-border corporate transactions; acquisitions and divestitures; joint ventures and strategic alliances; public and private equity; venture and angel financing.
With over 18 years in private practice at leading law-firms in three countries, Azmul Haque 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, etc.) and regulatory matters in a range of areas that impact business – whether for startups or billion-dollar enterprises.
Azmul has worked extensively with multinational companies 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 in India, Singapore, ASEAN and other developed and emerging market countries in APAC. He has lived and worked in Mumbai, Singapore and London.
Azmul focuses on clients in emerging technology such as fintech, healthtech, adtech, big data, IoT, blockchain, internet & e-commerce, in addition to more traditional industries such as hotels & leisure, media & entertainment, pharma & healthcare, real estate, and telecommunications.
Azmul is ranked and recommended by several legal industry directories including Chambers Asia, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Global Law Experts, including: October 2016, ranked a “Top 40 Under 40” lawyer by Asian Legal Business; September 2018, ranked in the “A-List 2018 Singapore’s Top 100 Lawyers” by Asia Business Law Journal.
Azmul also founded FirstCOUNSEL, an online LegalTech service offering on-demand legal support to entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium-sized businesses. Our mission is to help the early-stage economy by making access to legal support easier, tailored and more affordable using technology to redefine how these services are delivered.
Azmul is qualified and admitted to practice law in three jurisdictions: England, India and Singapore. Azmul can speak English, Hindi, Bengali and un petit peu French.
- SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme, 2018 QLTT, College of Law, 2005;
- BA LLB (Honours) National Law School of India, 2001