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M Rajaram

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Work +65 6713 0218
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Straits Law Practice LLC

Work Department

Rajaram's area of specialty include Banking & Finance, Compliance & Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisition, Capital Markets, Corporate Support Services, Infrastructure & Project Financing (Energy & Natural resources), Corporate Tenancy, Sale & Purchase, Mortage & Real Estate Financing, International & Domestic Arbitration, Cross Border Transactional Work and India Practice Group.

Position

Senior Director

Career

Rajaram was a former Police Officer who was admitted to the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1980. A Notary Public and Commisioner of Oaths, he is also a Solictor in England and Wales. He started his professional career as a litigator in criminal and civil proceedings and for 15 years, and since then, he has been actively practising in the areas of Banking and Transactional Work, Merger and Acquisitions, Cross Border Work, Real Estate, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring and Arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb) as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He is also an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). M Rajaram received his training in mediation at SMC and Harvard Law School.

Languages

English, Tamil

Member

He is a Past Chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and was the Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, and Council Member of ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mali in Singapore. M Rajaram is actively involved in social work at the grassroots level and is a Patron of the Taman Jurong Citizenship Consultative Committee, having served as a Member of the Taman Jurong CCC for many years. He also assists in running the legal clinic at Jurong MPS on a weekly basis. He is also an EXCO member of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, a Member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) and Chairman of its Audit Committee. M Rajaram sits as an Independent Director in some Companies listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange. He is also a Term Trustee in Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).

For his contributions to Society and to the business community, during his tenure as Chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, M Rajaram was bestowed the PBM (Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat – The Public Service Medal) by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Education

Rajaram graduated from the University of Singapore in 1978 and holds an MBA from Maastricht.


Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Local firms

Within: Local firms

At Straits Law Practice LLC, M Rajaram and recently promoted director Chan Lai Foong advised Wentworth Insurance Company on its S$7.5m acquisition of shares from Cosmic Insurance.

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