Ramiro is a Latin American lawyer who has been based out of Asia for over a decade and is qualified to practice law in Colombia, the United Kingdom[ 1 ] and Singapore[ 2 ].
He has extensive experience in both Asia and Latin America as a transactional lawyer and a dispute resolution lawyer. He is recognized 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’s client base includes start-ups and mature companies dealing with innovative financial and technological products, private equity funds, entities in the marine and offshore oil and gas sectors, financial entities and multinationals in the retail sector.
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.).
•Solicitor in England & Wales.
•Registered as a foreign lawyer authorised to practice permitted areas of Singaporean law including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and banking law.
•Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Selvam LLC (Singapore)
- Director, 2011-Present
- 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 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
•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 Singapore, Singapore)
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