EW Barker Centre for Law & Business



National University of Singapore

Umakanth Varottil is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. While his work is generally comparative in nature, he focuses particularly on India and Singapore. He has co-authored two books on Singapore law and practice, published articles in international journals and founded the Indian Corporate Law Blog. He has also taught on a visiting basis at the Fordham Law School, New York and at various law schools in India. He is the recipient of several academic medals and honors.

Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at Amarchand Mangaldas, 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.