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 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 chapters in articles in international journals and founded the Indian Corporate Law Blog. He has also taught on a visiting basis at the Fordham Law School in New York, the University of Trento in Italy 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 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.
He has obtained law degrees from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (PhD), the New York University School of Law (LLM) and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India (BA, LLB (Hons)).