Izwan Zakaria is the owner and managing partner of Izwan & Partners, a corporate law firm focusing on advising technology companies, venture capitals, and early stage startups in Malaysia and across South East Asia.
Izwan is a specialist technology and venture lawyer with over a decade of legal experience in corporate law. His key niche practice includes his direct experience in acting for online and digital platforms. His involvement in the technology sector also extends to advising fintech clients on compliance matters relating to regulatory developments in the industry as set out by the Central Bank and the Securities Commission.
Izwan is a regular writer and contributor on legal issues and trends affecting startups and technology companies. He is also a member of the Fintech Association of Malaysia and active in the Malaysian startup ecosystem, where he regularly mentors early-stage entrepreneurs and speaks at events on compliance and fundraising matters. He is currently a mentor of Founders Institute (a pre-seed start-up accelerator with a presence in over 180 cities worldwide) and the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE). Izwan was also named as one of the ‘30 people to watch in the business of law’ by The Asia Law Portal.