He is a member of the firm's international arbitration and private equity groups. He is also a member of the firm's corporate and Cuba Business Groups.
Ramiro is a Latin American lawyer who has been based out of Asia for close to 15 years and is qualified to practise law in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Colombia. His unique background and qualifications enable him to provide practical and creative legal solutions to his clients.
Ramiro’s client base includes mainly private equity funds, entities in the financial sector, telecommunications and technology companies and entities in the marine and offshore oil and gas sectors.
He has extensive international experience as a transactional and dispute resolution lawyer. He is recognised, among others, as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 in the practice areas of Corporate and M&A - Local Firms and TMT- Local Firms in Singapore.
Ramiro is a graduate of the New York University (LL.M. in Global Business Law), the National University of Singapore (LL.M., Corporate and Financial Services Law), the Universidad del Rosario (Specialist in Banking Law) and Universidad Javeriana (LL.B.).
•Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
- Director, 2011-Present
•Arfat Selvam Alliance LLC (now known as Selvam LLC)
- Associate Director, 2008-2011
- Associate, 2006-2008
•Parliament of Colombia (Bogota, Colombia)
- Lead Advisor to Member of Parliament, Ms. Gina Parody, 2004-2005
•Banco Av Villas (Bogota, Colombia)
- In-house Counsel, Legal and Compliance, 2003-2004
•Vergara Ospina Abogados (Bogota, Colombia)
- Legal Associate, 2001-2003
Honors and Awards
•Listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 - Recommended lawyer in Corporate and M&A - Foreign Firms
•Listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 - Recommended lawyer in Corporate and M&A - Local Firms and TMT - Local Firms
•Listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - Recommended Lawyer in Banking and Finance - Local Firms and Corporate and M&A - Foreign Firms
•Listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 for Banking and Finance - Local Firms
•Author, Monetary Authority of Singapore Relaxes Regulatory Requirements for Venture Capital Managers , Duane Morris Alert, October 25, 2017
•Co-author, MAS Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines for FinTech , Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, December 2016
•Quoted in Singapore Exchange Hives Off Regulatory Functions, Wall Street Journal, July 2016
•Co-author, SGX Updates Transaction Disclosure Requirements , Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, December 2015
•Co-author, Crowdfunding in Singapore - Should the Floodgates Be Opened? Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, November 2015
•Author, New SGX Notification Measures to Enhance Regulatory Framework , Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, May 2014
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Panelist, “Cryptocurrency at the Crossroads”, International Bar Association’s 6th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference, Tokyo, February 28, 2019
•Speaker, “EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),” Shilla Travel Retail Pte Ltd, Singapore, June 8, 2018
•Speaker, “GDPR: How It Affects Your Business in Singapore and How You Can Remain Compliant,” Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Singapore, May 17, 2018
•Speaker, Equity Crowdfunding in Singapore, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Singapore, June 20, 2017
•Speaker, Asia Desk Forum - Special Session on Myanmar, University of Victoria, April 2015
(Also at Yangon, Myanmar)