M Rajaram

Partner and Chairman Singapore Office, K&L Gates Straits Law LLC

9 Raffles Place
#32-00 Republic Plaza
Singapore 048619
Mr. Rajaram leads transactional teams in advising in a full spectrum of loan and other debt-related and corporate transactions including but not limited to syndicated loans, cross border financing, mergers and acquisitions, project, asset and asset-backed financing, risk and funded transfer and management advice, security arrangements and documentation, shareholders’ and joint venture agreements for local and foreign parties, debt restructuring and insolvency, sale and purchase of businesses and assets, due diligence, hotel management and service agreements, general commercial advice and comprehensive corporate secretarial services for private, public and publicly-listed companies.

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 currently the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mali in Singapore. Mr. 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 was the Chairman of its Audit Committee. He was a Term Trustee in Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) for a period of 12 years. He also serves as a Member of the Presidential Council for Religious Harmony.

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

Mr. Rajaram has been recognized for his extensive work with Indian companies venturing abroad. He is particularly active in acting for lenders for infrastructure power and mining companies and International Trading Companies for their trade finance requirements. Most of these transactions are cross border in nature. Mr. Rajaram has been cited by Asia Law Profile, International Financial Law Review and Legal 500 for his analytical ability and for the quick turnaround time for corporate and banking matters.
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