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Corporate, Venture Tech & Emerging Growth Companies, Investigations and the India practice groups.


Sunil Rai is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Corporate practice group. He is co-head of the Venture Tech & Emerging Growth Companies practice group. He is also co-head of the Investigations practice and the India practice groups.

Sunil has an active practice in corporate and transactional matters encompassing early-stage and later-stage investments, domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, licensing, corporate governance, restructuring of entities, employment law matters including formulating stock option/ share award schemes (ESOP/ ESAS), establishing new businesses and assisting clients in drafting and reviewing contracts across a broad spectrum of various industries, verticals and government sectors. Sunil is particularly experienced in complex investment and venture-backed transactions involving multiple parties, various shareholders and parties across several jurisdictions. He enjoys acting for family offices, venture capital funds and private equity investors making investments and start-ups/ early stage entities receiving investments at all stages of a company’s life-cycle – from seed stage to advanced stages such as Series D and beyond.

Sunil has a strong interest in investment-related work (involving venture capital and private equity) and building up the Israel, Middle East and India – Singapore deal corridor whilst enthusiastically assisting in the growth of various SMEs, start-ups and private funds.

Sunil has also been actively involved in pro bono activities for several years including being a grassroots leader and also an active mediator with Community Mediation Centre and Consumer Association of Singapore and mentoring various start-ups. Sunil also volunteered as a judge at the International Mediation Competitions organised by SIMI in 2019 and 2020.


Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2022 – present)
Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2005 – 2021)


Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law


University of Manchester, 2014, MBA, (Global)
2005, Postgraduate Study, Practice Law Course (in Top 10% of cohort)
National University of Singapore, 2005, LLB, (2nd Class Hons, Upper Division)