Krishna Ramachandra is managing director of Selvam & Partners in Yangon and of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP in Singapore. As head of its corporate finance, investment and private client practice groups, his expertise includes M&A and capital markets, investment funds and private equity and technology, media and telecommunications law.
He has almost two decades of experience in advising issuers, funds, investment banks, listed and private companies and high-net-worth individuals in Asia, Europe and the US on equity and debt securities issuances, compliance and regulatory matters. He also possesses extensive experience providing counsel to local Myanmar business leaders on issues involving a cross-border element in Myanmar’s key industry sectors. His valued legal advice has earned him numerous accolades by respected industry authorities including Asialaw Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. The Legal 500 noted that Krishna’s ‘intellectual stamina and acute appreciation of commercial realities make him a formidable adviser – his ability to come up with creative, workable solutions is second-to-none’.
Krishna graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge University with an LLM in corporate finance on a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer scholarship in 1996. He articled and qualified with Freshfields in London prior to relocating to Singapore with Clifford Chance in 2003 and subsequently joined Selvam LLC in 2006. In 2011, Duane Morris and Selvam LLC entered into the first US–Singapore joint law venture to form Duane Morris & Selvam LLP.
Krishna is an advocate and 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 is invited to speak regularly on M&A, corporate governance, listings and fundraising matters at conferences globally.