Umakanth Varottil

Institution: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Dr Umakanth is Director, Graduate Coursework Studies and Director, NUS Law Academy and an Associate Professor of Law at National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.

He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. While his work is generally comparative in nature, his specific focus is on India and Singapore. He has co-authored or co-edited four books, published articles in international journals and founded the Indian Corporate Law Blog. He has also taught on a visiting basis at law schools in Australia, India, Italy, New Zealand and the United States. He is the recipient of several academic medals and honours.

Prior to his foray into academia, He was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India. During that time, he was also ranked as a leading corporate/mergers & acquisitions lawyer in India by the Chambers Global Guide.

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