Rizwi is one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia. He has been in practice for about 20 years and is the Acting Head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice.
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 Games industry.
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 has also advised clients such as China Mobile and Nexmo, Inc. on regulatory licences and permits with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, for the provision of telecommunication services and Monster Energy on regulatory issues and permit for food importation.
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 and in 2018 for Intellectual Property and TMT matters.
He is also currently a Member of the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP) Asia Advisory Board.