Ramiro Rodriguez

Ramiro Rodriguez: Attorney with Selvam & Partners Limited
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  • 8th Floor, Al Gazal Tower, 10 Bo Yar Zar Street, Kyaukkone, Yankin Township, Yangon, Myanmar 00000
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Ramiro Rodriguez is an international commercial and disputes lawyer. He is a member of corporate, corporate finance, private equity and international arbitration groups. Ramiro is also a member of the firm's Cuba Business Group . His unique background and qualifications enable him to provide practical and creative legal solutions to his clients.

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

Selected Publications

•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)

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+65 6311 0051  Phone
+65 6311 0058  Fax
University Attended:
Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia, Postgraduate Degree, Banking Law
Law School Attended:
New York University, LL.M., Global Business Law; National University of Singapore, LL.M., Corporate & Financial Services Law; Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, LL.B.
Singapore; Colombia; England and Wales
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Advised several financial technology start-ups on regulatory compliance matters in Singapore and on all the contractual arrangements required by these entities to operate.; Advised a Singaporean investment group on its investment into an international crowdfunding platform.; Advised a multinational sporting goods retail store on a number of contractual and regulatory matters across the Southeast Asian region.; Advised a private equity group on an international arbitration involving an investment in China.; Advised a Latin American conglomerate on a commercial arbitration in Singapore.; Advised a Hong Kong-based investor on its proposed investment into a project in Myanmar using a Singapore vehicle.; Acted for an SGX-listed company on the restructuring of the terms of listed bonds issued by one of its subsidiaries.; Acted as international counsel to a Mexican conglomerate in connection with the chartering and re-flagging of a number of vessels in Latin America.; Advised a public unlisted East Asian company on the acquisition of multiple entities across the Southeast Asian region.; Advised a public unlisted Singaporean company on the acquisition of a Singaporean subsidiary and on the acquisition of a business from a telecommunications company.; Advised a conglomerate from the Philippines on their proposed takeover of a company listed on the SGX.; Represented a Chinese investor in his proposed takeover of a company listed on the SGX.
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