Mr S Sivanesan > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
80 RAFFLES PLACE
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1
SINGAPORE 048624
Singapore

Work Department

Corporate Practice Group, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance, Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Regional Practice Group - India Practice.

Position

S Sivanesan is a senior partner in and head of Dentons Rodyk’s Corporate practice. Sivanesan’s primary areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, venture capital, venture technology, investment funds and general corporate commercial matters. He has advised several fund managers, venture capital funds, start-ups and companies on investment deals.

Sivanesan’s international work includes cross-border and regional transactions, mergers and acquisitions, VC/PE investment deals in South East Asia, India, China, Japan, Europe, Australia and USA. He has worked with local and foreign clients in establishing businesses in Singapore and the region, tansactional matters, foreign direct investment, liaising with regional counsel and establishing effective corporate structures for global operations. He is widely regarded as an authority on corporate governance and venture capital.

Sivanesan is a past chairman of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, which is an association of 29 top tier independent law firms with more than 12,000 lawyers in more than 50 key business centres around the world.

Sivanesan has addressed regional and international business leaders at conferences and seminars, on topics relating to venture technology, international mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, venture capital and cross-border investments. He is a past Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Singapore Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS). He is currently the independent Chairman of Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd, a member of the Liberty Mutual Group.

Career

Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (1987 – present)

Languages

English

Memberships

Past Chairman, Pacific Rim Advisory Council
Past Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee, Singapore Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS)
Independent Director, Asian Corporate Advisors Pte Ltd
Independent Chairman and Director of Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd, member of the Liberty Mutual Group

Education

MBA (Business Law) (Dean’s List) Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, 1998
LLB (2nd Class Hons, Upper Division) National University of Singapore, 1986

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Dentons Rodyk operates in close tangent with the firm’s Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar offices and also its wider network, located across 81 countries worldwide. The team often serves as a hub for outward-looking Singaporean companies and is particularly knowledgeable of the healthcare, technology, financial institution, corporate real estate and consumer products sectors. Eng Leng Ng, Marian Ho and S Sivanesan jointly head the practice and are respectively proficient in regional and cross-border takeovers, privatisations, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and reorganisation matters.

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms

Dentons Rodyk is another firm with extensive experience in VCC structures for private equity, venture capital and investment portfolios. The team is principally focused on Singapore fund managers and family offices. Cryptocurrency and blockchain-related matters are also fortes for the members, along with passporting of funds into Singapore and other licensing and regulatory issues. I-An Lim co-heads the team and has a high degree of focus on investment funds, with fellow co-head S Sivanesan having an excellent reputation in the venture capital sphere.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Dentons Rodyk operates closely with the firm’s Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar offices and also its wider network, located across 81 countries worldwide. The team often serves as a hub for outward-looking Singaporean companies and is particularly knowledgeable of the healthcare, technology, financial institution, corporate real estate and consumer products sectors. Eng Leng Ng, Marian Ho and S Sivanesan jointly head the practice and are respectively proficient in regional and cross-border takeovers, privatisations, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and reorganisation matters.