National University of Singapore
Dr. Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. 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 five books, published articles in international journals and founded the IndiaCorpLaw Blog. He has also taught on a visiting basis at law schools in Australia, India, Italy, New Zealand and the United States.
Dr. Umakanth is an editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog, Indian Law Review, Asian Journal of Comparative Law and Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. He is also a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth 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.
President and COO
Institutional Investor Advisory Services
Hetal Dalal is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Institutional Investor Advisory Services India Limited (IiAS), a SEBI-registered India-based proxy advisory firm. She is responsible for overall business execution, which includes voting recommendations published annually by IiAS on almost 700 listed companies that aggregate about 95% of the total market capitalization on Indian exchanges. Hetal has also led IiAS’ efforts in working with IFC and BSE to develop the Indian Corporate Governance Scorecard.
Prior to joining IiAS, Hetal Dalal was Director, Ratings Business Development at CRISIL Limited. She held leadership roles across several business verticals during her stint at CRISIL. Her experience spans analytics, operations, and business development. Hetal holds an MMS (Finance) degree from NMIMS and is a Chartered Accountant.
Co - Lead, Public M&A
Amudavalli has advised various international funds and corporate houses in their cross-border and domestic investment activities, as well as provided them legal and regulatory advice.
She focuses on private and public equity investments, M&A, tender offers, structured finance transactions, corporate governance issues, and advises listed companies on queries / notices from regulators. She has undertaken policy advocacy initiatives by regularly providing recommendations to SEBI on their existing / proposed regulations. Prior to joining Resolut Partners, Amudavalli was a senior member of the Corporate Transactions team at Nishith Desai Associates, focussing on public M&A transactions….read more
Shreyas’ practice entails advising on cross-border PE, M&A and Structured Finance transactions from a legal, strategic and tax perspective. Shreyas also leads the public M&A and corporate governance practice at the firm, and has represented leading global funds and corporate houses on a broad range of matters such as PIPE deals, tender offers, take privates, business acquisitions, activist shareholder efforts and corporate governance issues.
Shreyas actively provides pro-bono legal services to start-ups and helps entrepreneurs in understanding the legal and commercial landscape of deal-making. He also leads policy advocacy initiatives through industry associations from the perspective of private equity investors, and regularly submits recommendations to SEBI and RBI on the workability of existing and proposed legislation. Prior to co-founding Resolüt Partners, Shreyas was a leader with the corporate transactions group at a leading Indian law firm…read more
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