Eduardo Ramos-Gómez

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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 Cuba Business Group

Mr. Ramos-Gómez formerly served as Mexico's Ambassador to Singapore, Negara Brunei Darussalam and the Union of Myanmar. He is a board member of Arts House Limited, an 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, 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 and Latin American desk.

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

  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce
    - Honorary President, 2015-2017
    - Member, Strategic Board
  • U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
    - President, Northeast Chapter
    - 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

  • Arts House Limited 

    - Board Member

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

Civic and Charitable Activities

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

Admissions

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

Education

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

Experience

  • 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

  • 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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