Best Lawyers Singapore 2022 recognizes Duane Morris & Selvam Partners

Singapore, 3 May 2021 – Duane Morris & Selvam is pleased to announce that 5 of our partners have been recognized across 8 practices in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is a peer review guide to the legal profession and lawyers are nominated by their peers.

Arbitration and Mediation ·         Sarbjit Singh Chopra
Banking and Finance ·         Arfat Selvam
Capital Markets Law ·         Gerard A. Hekker

·         Jamie Benson

·         Krishna Ramachandra

Corporate Law ·         Arfat Selvam
Mergers and Acquisitions Law ·         Arfat Selvam

·         Krishna Ramachandra

Mutual Funds ·         Arfat Selvam
Private Equity Law ·         Krishna Ramachandra
Private Funds ·         Arfat Selvam

About Duane Morris & Selvam

Duane Morris & Selvam LLP is the joint law venture between Duane Morris LLP and Selvam LLC, with its headquarters in Singapore. By way of its global platform and extensive range of legal services, the firm helps companies conduct business in and out of Asia, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom and beyond. In addition to the excellent skills of its lawyers, clients benefit from the cultural fluency and key relationships that the firm has developed over many years of practising law throughout the region. The firm has a presence in the key markets of Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City as well as offices in Shanghai and Yangon. Supporting these regional offices, the firm operates a series of country desks for India, Indonesia, Korea and Japan, as well as an alliance in Sri Lanka. It is regularly ranked among the region’s leading law firms by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

Duane Morris & Selvam acts on IDFC First Bank’s INR30 billion QIP

SINGAPORE, 21 April 2021 – Duane Morris & Selvam LLP acted as international legal counsel to ICICI Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited, JM Financial Limited and UBS Securities India Private Limited in their role as the book running lead managers on the sale of INR 30 billion (US$400 million) of equity shares in IDFC First Bank Limited in a qualified institutions placement (QIP), including a concurrent US private placement.

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A Message from our Chairman

The COVID-19 pandemic has been rapidly evolving and the safety and health of our staff and clients are of utmost importance. In compliance with the Singapore government’s advisory and to further prevent the spread of the coronavirus, our split team arrangements will cease and our office will be fully closed from 7 April till 4 May 2020.

In the meantime, our lawyers will work from home and can be reached via email and telephone. Our robust IT and communication systems will ensure that you continue to receive the same level of responsiveness and service.

Our Firm stands ready to guide you through issues related to this crisis and we will continue to provide updates and resources to address your concerns.

Our multi-disciplinary COVID-19 team provides comprehensive and swift responses on specific legal issues arising from disruption of your commercial transactions as a result of the crisis. Our team is part of a global practice group which constantly monitors the situation worldwide and is available to advise across all industries and practice areas.

During these extraordinary and uncertain times, please do not hesitate to reach me, any of our Directors, or your usual contact at our Firm. We want you to know that we are here for you and our team is committed to support you during this challenging period.

Should you wish to contact our COVID-19 team directly, please reach us at:

More COVID-19 Resources can be found on our LinkedIn page .

Please stay healthy and safe.

Leon Yee
Duane Morris & Selvam LLP