Saravanan Rathakrishnan
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Saravanan Rathakrishnan has an active practice in corporate transactions relating to private and public investments funds, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. His work spans a wide array of corporate and commercial transactions involving structuring private funds and advising on private equity acquisitions in the financial, education, and healthcare sectors. He also advises on tokenizations (assets and shares) and digital token listings. Saravanan is also actively involved in the startup space, advising a number of startups on regulatory obligations, corporate structure, and investment agreements with venture capital funds. Beyond his professional interests, he maintains a keen interest in finance, economics, and law and has published legal, economic, and finance works in a number of journals and publications.

A Guide to Listing a SPAC on the SGX (Part 2)
Business Advice,Equity,Funding,Investments,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesSpecial Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs“) are companies, at the point of their proposed listing on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX“), without an operating history, business or assets generating revenues. The listing is undertaken primarily to raise capital to acquire a business or businesses, as the case may be, and complete a business combination. In this article, […]

A Guide to Listing a SPAC on the SGX (Part 1)
Business Advice,Equity,Funding,Investments,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesSpecial Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs“) are companies, at the point of their proposed listing on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX“), without an operating history, business or assets generating revenues. The listing is undertaken primarily to raise capital to acquire a business or businesses, as the case may be, and complete a business combination.  In this article, […]

A Guide To Family Offices In Singapore
Investments,Taxation

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn recent years, there has been a significant uptick in the number of Family Offices set up in Singapore, with experts estimating that this number has multiplied by more than four times in the past few years. In this article, Saravanan Rathakrishnan from RHTLaw Asia shares about what Family Offices are and the legal frameworks […]

When is a civilian allowed to arrest a criminal in Singapore?
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesTo what extent can civilians be involved in prosecuting a perpetrator? In what ways can civilians as individuals bring justice and be involved within the criminal process? Such questions are posed by ordinary people like us, who doubt whether we have a moral responsibility to bring criminals in light of the law. We as civilians […]

What constitutes money laundering?
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 9 minutesMoney makes the world go around. This phrase very aptly describes the reason behind the innumerable safeguards against money laundering. Money laundering can be defined as the process of converting money obtained from criminal activities into money that appears to have been obtained from legitimate means. The issue of money laundering has been in the […]