Krishna Ramachandra is head of Duane Morris & Selvam’s Corporate Finance and Investment and Private Client Practice Groups. His practice expertise includes M&A and capital markets, investments funds/private equity and Islamic finance law.
Mr. Ramachandra has many years of experience in advising issuers, funds, investment banks, listed and private companies and high net worth individuals in Asia, Europe and the U.S. on a wide range of equity and debt securities issuances, compliance and regulatory matters. His extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and take-overs, private equity participation and exit strategies has led to his being regularly cited by various publications as a leading lawyer.
He is regarded as one of the most highly recommended lawyers in the practice areas of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance by Asialaw Leading Lawyers. Chambers Asia Pacific and the Asia Pacific Legal 500 regularly refer to his creative yet practical and client-focused approach and the IFLR1000 recognises him as an expert in the area of Islamic Finance in Singapore.
Mr. Ramachandra graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge with an LL.M. in Corporate Finance on a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (“Freshfields”) scholarship. He articled and qualified with Freshfields in London prior to relocating to Singapore with Clifford Chance. He subsequently joined Selvam LLC and is now Managing Director of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP.
Mr. Ramachandra is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of England and Wales. He previously sat on The Singapore Law Society’s Corporate Practice Committee for Mergers & Acquisitions and Insolvency, Corporate Commercial Matters, and Listing Matters. He speaks regularly on a wide range of topics relating to M&A, corporate governance, listings, fund raising and establishment of an Asian presence at venues around the world.
M&A Law Practice:
Non-lawyers in the business community often view mergers and acquisitions as straightforward affairs but in fact, major corporate transactions have far-reaching consequences for companies. Transactional lawyers are charged with the responsibility for an ever-increasing number of regulatory and legal issues that must be resolved in order to fully protect their clients.
We recently advised:-
- Robinson and Company Limited (“Robinson”) in relation to divestment of controlling stake in Robinson by Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd and Great Eastern Holding Ltd (on-going)
- Creative Technologies Limited on certain overseas acquisition and on a restructuring carried out by them
Our multi-specialist lawyers lead every stage of the transaction to ensure that clients receive a seamless delivery of legal services that is effectively and efficiently integrated and managed.
Duane Morris & Selvam:
Duane Morris & Selvam is an international joint law venture firm of Duane Morris LLP and Singapore-based Selvam LLC. It serves clients throughout Asia, as well as companies based in the Americas and Europe that are conducting business in Asia and Asian entities and individuals doing business in the Americas and the United Kingdom. With headquarters in the Raffles Place area of Singapore on Collyer Quay, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP is the first U.S.–Singapore joint venture to be approved by Singapore as part of the recent enhanced liberalization of its legal services market.
Duane Morris & Selvam attorneys focus on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, corporate finance, banking and securities, corporate restructuring, financial services, international joint ventures and Islamic finance. They represent publicly listed companies, investment banks, individuals and numerous large and small private companies from around the world.