Eduardo Ramos-Gómez


  • Eduardo Ramos-Gómez
  • Phone: +65 6311 3650

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Eduardo Ramos-Gómez has practiced international and corporate law for more than 30 years, advising multinational and foreign companies in Asia, North America, Europe and Latin America on cross-border direct foreign investment, project development and project finance. His practice encompasses a broad range of international investments, mergers and acquisitions, securities, financing, joint ventures, licensing, venture capital formation and investments, privatization, infrastructure projects and other corporate transactions in the United States, Latin America and Asia. He is a member of the firm's Latin America Business Group; Mexico China Business Group; Mexico Business Group.

Mr. Ramos-Gómez advises multinational companies in a wide range of industries on international employment-related matters working with leading attorneys in jurisdictions worldwide to provide clients global legal services with a single point of contact, including the creation and implementation of policies, manuals and strategies that ensure compliance with local employment laws, advance and facilitate the corporate culture of the organization, and help minimize the risk of costly employee disputes. 

Mr. Ramos-Gómez formerly served as Mexico's Ambassador to Singapore, Negara Brunei Darussalam and the Union of Myanmar. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors since 2012, the chairman and a member of the Global Advisory Board of Education for Sharing, Inc., a member of the Singapore Advisory Board of Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, a board member and board director of Singapore Ballet Limited, a lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam since 2010, a judge at VietChallenge in 2016 and 2017, a former expert panel member of the Singapore Management University Pro Bono Centre, a member of the Strategic Board of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, President of the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce 2002 to 2017 and current Chairman of said Chamber, vice chair of the Mexican Law Committee in the Section of International Law and Practice for the American Bar Association and chapter chair of the International Division of International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has chaired the Section's 2009 meeting held in Singapore and was chairman of the Section's 2013 meeting, held in Vietnam. In 2015, he was appointed honorary president of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce (LATCHAM). In 2014, he was the recipient of the Buen Vecino Award from the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. The annual Buen Vecino Awards honor public and private sector leaders for their vision and commitment to mutually beneficial relations between Mexico and the United States. Mr. Ramos-Gómez also heads the Duane Morris Mexican, Latin American, and China Latin America desks.

Mr. Ramos-Gómez is a graduate of the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City and a graduate of the University of Virginia (LL.M.).

Professional Activities

  • Singapore Institute of Directors
     - Since June 2012
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce
    - Honorary President, 2015-2017
    - Member, Strategic Board
  • U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
    - Chairman
    - President, Northeast Chapter, 2002-2017
    - Recipient, 2014 Buen Vecino Award

  • Commission on Globalization World Forum
    - Commissioner
  • American Bar Association
    - Section of International Law and Practice
    - Vice-Chair, Mexican Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    - Vice-Chair, International Law Section
    - Co-Chair, International Division
    - Chair, 2013 Meeting in Vietnam
    - Chair, 2009 Meeting in Singapore
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Corporate Bar Association of Westchester & Fairfield County
  • InterAmerican Federation of Lawyers
  • Honorary member of Fundación Colosio, AC (Mexico)

Board Memberships

  • Singapore Ballet Limited
    - Board Member and Board Director

  • Arts House Limited 

    - Former Board Member (1 August 2018 – 18 March 2020)

  • Singapore Management University Pro Bono Centre
    - Former Member of Expert Panel (April 2017-May 2020)

  • Singapore Management University School of Law
    - Former Advisory Board Member
  • Centro de Estudio Estratégico y Relaciones Internacionales (Venezuela)
    - Former Advisory Board Member
  • Singapore Repertory Theatre
  • Asian Civilizations Museum
    - Former Advisory Board Member

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Education for Sharing, Inc.
    - Chairman and Member of the Global Advisory Board
  • Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne
    - Member of the Singapore Advisory Board

  • Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
    - Lecturer since 2010

  • VietChallenge
    - Judge (2016 and 2017)

  • Mexican Cultural Institute, New York
    - Former Treasurer
  • Singapore Lyric Opera
    - Former Advisor
  • Bone Marrow Donor Programme
    - Former Advisor


  • Singapore (Foreign Lawyer)
  • New York (Foreign Legal Consultant)
  • Mexico


  • University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1985
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, J.D., 1980


  • Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, a Joint Law Venture between Duane Morris LLP & Selvam LLC
    - Managing Partner, 2011-present
  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2004-present
  • Thacher Proffitt & Wood, New York, New York
    - Partner, 2002-2004
  • Ambassador of Mexico to Singapore, Negara Brunei Darussalam and the Union of Myanmar
    - 1998-2001
  • Bryan, Gonzalez Vargas y Gonzalez Baz
    - Partner and Office Administrator, 1986-1998
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Juárez
    - Professor, 1990-1992
  • McGuire, Woods & Battle, Richmond, Virginia
    - Associate, 1985-1986
  • Miranda y Estavillo, Mexico City
    - Associate, 1980-1984
  • Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City
    - Professor of Law and Civil Litigation, 1983-1984

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 for Corporate and M&A- Foreign Firms and Corporate and M&A - Local Firms

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "Korean Politics: Now and Then," Duane Morris and Selvam Ambassador Series, Webinar, January 25, 2022
  • Speaker, “Doing Business in Southeast Asian Nations - ASEAN,” Agencia de Promoción de la Alianza del Pacífico & ProColombia, Webinar, August 12, 2021

  • Speaker, “Business Opportunities for Latin American Companies in Singapore,” Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Promotion Center – Latin America (CENTRO AP-LAC), Webinar, May 20, 2021

  • Panelist, "ASEAN Matters: Opportunities for American and Mexican Companies in Singapore and ASEAN in a Post-COVID Environment (California)," United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce California Regional Chapter, Webinar, December 1, 2020
  • Presenter, "Impact of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry: Preparing for the Aftermath," The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILAC), Webinar, May 7, 2020
  • Speaker, "What Singapore’s First FTA with Mexico Means for You," Enterprise Singapore Seminar, Singapore, May 14, 2019

  • Panelist, "ASEAN Integration: Is the Regional Economic Community a Myth or Reality?" SID Directors Conference, Singapore, 7 September, 2018

  • Moderator, Global Silk Road Conference: “Urban Futures – Investments into Smart Cities”, Astana International Financial Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2 July, 2018

  • Speaker, Global Silk Road Conference: “Prospects for Regional Integration and Business Interaction of the Countries of the Silk Road”, Astana International Financial Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2 July, 2018

  • Speaker and Moderator, “TPP: Threat or Opportunity to the Future of NAFTA?" , The United States - Mexico Chamber of Commerce Northeast Chapter, New York, 11 June, 2018

  • Moderator and Host, “The Ambassador Summit – Managing Mayhem in an Age of Global Turbulence”, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Singapore, 2 March, 2018

  • Speaker, “Sexual Harrassment - 2018 IADC Singapore Corporate Counsel Symposium”, International Association of Defense Counsel, Singapore, 10 May, 2018

  • Moderator, "The Foggy Future of the TPP: A New Trade Order", Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Singapore, 29 June, 2017

  • Moderator, “The Impact of Trump’s administration in Latin America”, LatAmCham and Duane Morris Selvam LLP, Singapore, 18 May, 2017

  • Keynote Speaker and Judge, "First Global Entrepreneurship Competition for Vietnamese", VietChallenge 2017, Boston, USA, 31 March-1 April, 2017

  • Moderator, "Mexico & Singapore: Gateway to the LATAM and Asean Regions” , Singapore Business Federation, ProMexico, IE Singapore and Comce, Mexico, 9 June, 2016

  • Keynote Speaker and Judge, "The Role of Entrepreneurs in the Development of Vietnam Economy and the World", VietChallenge 2016, Boston, USA, 31 March-1 April, 2016

  • Panelist, “Doing business in Mexico”, IE Singapore, Singapore, 8 March, 2016

  • Keynote Panelist and Speaker, "Asia in 2030 - Legal Developments, Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia Pacific and Latin America-Asia Relations", Asia Desk Forum, Victoria, Canada, 15-18 April, 2015

  • Speaker, "Update on Doing Business in Mexico from a Commercial, Tax and Legal Perspective", Ernst & Young LLP, Singapore, 9 April, 2015

  • Speaker, "Latin America China Forum 2015 Opportunities Across the Pacific", Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Shanghai, 3 February, 2015

  • Speaker, "Mexico's Legal and Business Forum", Bensalem, PA, 17 October, 2013

  • Speaker, "Current Issues for U.S. Corporations Doing Business in Europe and Asia", Duane Morris LLP, New York, 24 March, 2010

  • Program Chair and Speaker, New York State Bar Association's International Section Fall Meeting, Singapore, 26-29 October, 2009

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