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Gautam Narasimhan


Gautam is Co-Managing Partner of ASEAN and Singapore and focuses on leveraged finance, structured finance, credit funds 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 18 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."

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).



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


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.