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Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

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Chairman: Leon Yee
Managing Directors: Krishna Ramachandra, Arfat Selvam
Number of partners: 15
Total number of lawyers: 31
Other Asia Pacific Offices: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Tapei, Yangon
International Offices: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boston, Cherry Hill, Chicago, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Oman, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC and Wilmington.
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese, Cantonese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, 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
Anti-Bribery & Corruption
Sports Law
Private Client
Investment Funds
White-Collar Criminal Defence
FinTech & Blockchain Technology

10 partners; 11 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
+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; 2 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; Gerard Hekker
Tel: +65 6311 3660; +65 6311 3739
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

International Arbitration/Dispute Resolution:
6 partners; 5 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 arbitration practice also offers clients a broad range of assistance in 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]

7 partners; 6 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:
6 partners; 4 other fee earners
The firm has advised multinational corporations, national energy regulators and government-owned utilities across Asia on all aspects of energy and infrastructure projects. Having worked on many significant and major international energy and infrastructure matters, including projects, they have 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]