Dentons Rodyk is the oldest law firm in Singapore, trusted since 1861 by clients near and far. Rely on our full service capabilities to help you achieve your business goals in Singapore and throughout Asia. Consistently ranked in leading publications, our legal teams regularly represent a diverse clientele in a broad spectrum of industries and businesses.

Our Corporate practice provides comprehensive corporate and commercial legal support and advisory services. We work closely with you to help you realize your business goals. Our experience and familiarity with investment incentive schemes in Singapore and emerging markets in Asia enable us to effectively structure your investments and transactions. We advise clients on corporate compliance and governance issues, providing continuous, up-to-date information on duties and responsibilities of corporate officers.

Dentons’ lawyers understand how to get deals done across borders and involving multiple jurisdictions. Our deal teams cross borders to navigate and coordinate competing legal requirements and over- lapping regulatory issues in multiple jurisdictions to give you a seamless transaction and an effective result.

Rely on our Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice's extensive experience and benefit from a team of practitioners who are able to act quickly and decisively to achieve the best legal and commercial solutions for creditors (banks and corporate lenders), insolvent companies, insolvency practitioners and professionals, administrators, managers and liquidators managing financial crisis and default.

Services offered by our Corporate practice include:

  • Company incorporations and registration of foreign branches
  • Company administration and secretarial services
  • Corporate compliance and governance
  • Employment law
  • Investments in Singapore, China, India, Indochina and South East Asia
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances (international and domestic)
  • Licensing, agencies and distribution
  • Public Private Partnerships (working with foreign counsel)
  • Corporate restructurings and amalgamations
  • Registrations of business and representative offices

Our team of around 200 lawyers can help you complete a deal, resolve a dispute or solve your business challenge in other key practice and industry areas, including:

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Franchising and Distribution
  • Infrastructure and PPP
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Islamic Finance
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Tax
  • Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation
  • Trade, WTO and Customs
  • Transportation
  • White Collar and Government Investigations

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S Sivanesan
Senior Partner


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

Bar Admission:
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 1987

S Sivanesan is a senior partner in and head of Dentons Rodyk's Corporate practice. His 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, transactional 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.

Areas of 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, founders, start-ups and companies on investment deals.


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