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Gautam Narasimhan



Gautam Narasimhan



Gautam Narasimhan is a banking partner in the Singapore office of Allen & Overy. His practice focuses on leveraged finance, structured finance and private equity in South and Southeast Asia, particularly in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore. He has advised many international banks, private equity funds and credit funds on numerous high-profile financings and structured transactions in the region, including some of the most significant acquisition financings on recent high value intra-Asia deals.

Gautam has been practising in Singapore for the last 14 years and worked in London and New York previously. He is qualified in England, Singapore, New York and India.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 states that Gautam is “’very commercial and solution-seeking and has the necessary gravitas…when you have a tricky situation he’s good at coming up with solutions.’”

News & insights

Publications: 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

The Variable Capital Company (VCC): a new corporate structure for funds in Singapore

The Variable Capital Company (VCC) is a new corporate entity structure under which several collective investment schemes (whether open-end or closed-end) may be gathered under the umbrella of a single…

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News: 13 AUGUST 2020

A&O India Group continues to lead on complex, high-value transactions

Allen & Overy’s India Group practice has been described as an “undisputed leader” for complex, high-value transactions with an Indian element by the Indian Business Law Journal (IBLJ).

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Publications: 30 JULY 2020

Singapore’s omnibus Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 comes into force

Singapore's long awaited omnibus Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (IRDA) came into force on 30 July 2020. 

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

Singapore Passes the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 to Support Businesses and Enterprises

As with many other jurisdictions around the world affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic, the Singapore government has put in place a variety of measures intended to allow businesses to keep…

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Admitted as advocate, India, 2000

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2004

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA 2005

Admitted as advocate and solicitor, Supreme Court, Republic of Singapore, 2019

Published work

  • The Legality of Options and Futures Derivatives in India, 19 SEBI & CORP. L (India). 52 (1999).
  • Taxation of Specualatives under the Income Tax Act- An analysis of Options and Futures, 102 TAX (India), 267 (1999).
  • With Professor Andreas Lowenfeld, Documents on International Finance: International Business Transactions, New York University, (2000).