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Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

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Chairman: Leon Yee
Managing Directors: Krishna Ramachandra, Arfat Selvam, Sarbjit Singh Chopra
Number of partners: 14
Total number of lawyers: 35
Languages:Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese, English, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Duane Morris & Selvam LLP is a Singapore-based strategic joint venture law firm, consisting of Philadelphia-based Duane Morris LLP and Singapore-based Selvam LLC. The firm serves clients throughout Asia and foreign companies conducting business in Asia and beyond. In Asia, the firm has offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Vietnam, Myanmar and Taiwan, as well as country-specific practice groups for China, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Together, the firm has over 800 lawyers in 29 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Private Equity & Venture Capital
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Dispute Resolution
■ International Arbitration
■ Energy, Projects & Infrastructure
■ Intellectual Property
■ Corporate
■ Real Estate
■ Labour & Employment
■ General Corporate
■ Sports Law
■ Private Client
■ Investment Funds
■ Mediation
■ Shipping
■ FinTech & Blockchain Technology

11 partners; 12 other fee earners.
Corporate lawyers advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters from planning and structuring to negotiating, documenting and implementing the transaction. They are involved in large and high-profile M&A transactions in Singapore and throughout the region.
Contact: Krishna Ramachandra
Tel: +65 6311 0033
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
5 partners; 3 other fee earners.
The firm offers experienced and comprehensive business and legal guidance for clients and support them with complex transactions and financings such as cross-border syndicated lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, debt restructuring, real estate financing, project financing, mezzanine financing, divestments, hive-offs and spin-offs.
Contact: Leon Yee
Tel: +65 6311 0057
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
3 partners; 3 other fee earners.
Lawyers provide a comprehensive range of services to assist clients in listings and issues, from the initial restructuring of companies to seeking relevant approvals from the Singapore Stock Exchange and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. They have handled a range of complex transactions and have significant experience representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents, investment banks and investors in public and private offerings.
Contacts: Jamie Benson
Tel: +65 6311 3660
Emails: [email protected]

International Arbitration/Dispute Resolution:
5 partners; 4 other fee earners.
The Singapore law entity, Selvam LLC, handles all Singapore law dispute matters including corporate, banking and commercial disputes, insolvency, construction disputes, defamation suits, employment disputes, and some criminal and family law matters. Selvam LLC’s disputes practice also offers clients a broad range of assistance in mediation and both domestic and international arbitration matters. Its experienced arbitration team handles arbitration matters at SIAC, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL.
Contact: Sarbjit Singh Chopra
Tel: +65 6311 0041
Email: [email protected]

5 partners; 8 other fee earners.
The TMT practice comprises a team of dedicated tech-savvy lawyers who act on international matters throughout South and Southeast Asia. Armed with vast industry-specific practice knowledge, they are well equipped to address the intricacies involved in navigating the challenging TMT landscape in an integrated, strategic and efficient manner. The team is experienced in complementary legal disciplines including corporate organisation, funding and financial transactions, data protection, IP, employment, international trade as well as administration and regulatory advice.
Contact: Krishna Ramachandra
Tel: +65 6311 0033
Email: [email protected]

Projects, Energy & Infrastructure:
2 partners; 10 other fee earners.
The firm has advised multinational corporations, national energy regulators and government-owned utilities across Asia on a broad range of energy and infrastructure projects. Having worked on many significant and major international energy and infrastructure projects, the firm has considerable experience in providing legal support and advice to clients from the pre-feasibility and planning stages, through public tender, licensing, start-up and implementation, as well as the operational stages. Contact: Leon Yee
Tel: +65 6311 0057
Email: [email protected]