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Dhvani Shah

Principal Associate

Singapore / Mumbai


Dhvani is a Principal Associate in the Firm and is also managing the Singapore Desk of our Firm.

Her focus in the past few years has been in regulatory compliance, corporate and commercial law and investigations. She has represented clients across a wide spectrum of industries including technology, financial services, infrastructure & energy, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, etc.

She has been advising leading conglomerates and business houses on corporate, securities and foreign exchange regulations, and assisting in corporate transactions including private equity, venture debt and mergers & acquisitions, from the stage of structuring, advising on regulatory compliance, drafting documentation, negotiating to closing. Dhvani also regularly advises on employment law related matters and has assisted and advised on several employee investigations, disciplinary inquiries and employee disputes.

She has also been representing and advising clients before quasi-judicial and regulatory fora in various complex matters concerning fraud, money-laundering, data privacy breaches and other economic offences. Due to her diverse profile and rich investigations and regulatory compliance experience, Dhvani has also been engaged by multinational companies to advise on corporate governance, data privacy and other policy issues.

Dhvani’s prior stints including working with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in India and with the Clermont Group, a Singapore based global investments firm.



“Section 9A of the Civil Procedure Code: Understanding Jurisdiction, A Coat of many colours” SCC Online Blog (2019)


  • National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), India


  • Bar Council of India (Practicing Certificate)
  • Enrolled with Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Select Experience Statement

  • Advised a digital financial intermediary in its acquisition of nearly 25% shareholding in a non-banking financial company. Provided end-to-end transaction support from conducting diligence, advising on regulatory compliance and structuring, drafting documentation, negotiating and closing.
  • Advised a wealth management fintech on its Series D equity and debt funding, including advising on the transaction structure, applicable capital issuance regulations and assisted in the preparation, review, negotiation and settling of all the investment transaction documents and advised on completion of conditions to closing and closing procedures
  • Successfully represented a leading Italian company in a high-value cross-border dispute with an Indian company it had acquired. Dispute included initiating arbitration for breach of representations, defending mismanagement action and conducting internal investigation into fraud and embezzlement by the former management of the company. Represented clients in settlement negotiations & advised day-to-day corporate governance matters
  • Advised a UK based engineering company and its Indian subsidiary in investigations by Central Bureau of Investigation in India and Serious Fraud Office, UK
  • Represented an international bank acting as a security trustee for redemption of FCCBs of a telecom company arising out of a security trustee agreement governed by English Law
  • Advised several multinational companies on issues concerning money-laundering, anti-bribery laws, privacy regulations, anti-corruption laws, etc.
  • Advised the e-commerce division of a multinational technology company on compliance with laws & regulations pertaining to the ban of single-use plastic in India
  • Advised and represented an international bank in a matter concerning data theft and cyber-crimes in proceedings before cyber-crime police and economic offences wing and assisted in preparing internal data protection and privacy guidelines.

Contact Details

  • Level 39, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2, 10 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018983
  • +65 6725 6480