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Duane Morris and Selvam LLP Adds Jonathan E. Crandall as Director
February 13, 2020
SINGAPORE, 13 February 2020—Jonathan E. Crandall has joined Duane Morris & Selvam LLP as a director in the firm’s Singapore office and as a partner in Duane Morris LLP in New York. Crandall joins Duane Morris from Clifford Chance, Pte Ltd., where he was a senior associate in the firm’s Capital Markets and U.S. practices in Singapore.
“Jonathan’s skill set and experience are a great addition to our firm,” said Matthew A. Taylor, CEO and Chairman of Duane Morris.
“We are delighted to welcome Jon to our team,” said Leon Yee, Chairman and Managing Director of Duane Morris & Selvam. “Jon is a strong addition to our M&A and capital markets team and his broad international experience and sterling credentials will add tremendous insight and depth to the firm’s growing M&A and capital markets practice.”
Krishna Ramachandra, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance of Duane Morris & Selvam and Chairman of Selvam LLC added, “Jon’s joining has been a part of a larger effort to enhance our bench strength regionally and especially in the areas of capital markets and M&A, where hands-on deal experience is critical to providing the type of value add clients increasing appreciate, and frankly, demand. On a personal note, I am happy to see another Clifford Chance alumnus join our team. With Jamie Benson and Gerard Hekker all being part of the wider capital markets group here in Asia (and with Crawford Brickley acting as a non-legal Senior Advisor to the firm on capital markets), I believe Duane Morris & Selvam’s value proposition to our clients is truly compelling.”
Crandall began his career at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and previously worked in Clifford Chance LLP’s London office. He has extensive experience acting on complex, high-profile transactions for leading clients across ASEAN, India, Hong Kong, the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Crandall advises issuers, underwriters and shareholders on a broad range of Rule 144A and Regulation S equity and debt capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, rights issues, preferential offerings, block trades, investment grade and high yield bonds, medium-term note programs and liability management, as well as on M&A and corporate law matters. Crandall’s practice includes advising across a diverse array of industries, including banking and finance, petroleum and petrochemicals, energy, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate, manufacturing, aviation, telecommunications, retail, consumer, technology, healthcare, and food and beverages.
“Duane Morris has excellent strength and depth of experience across its practices in the U.S. and Asia,” said Crandall. “I am excited to continue doing great cross-border work as part of such a strong team. The collaborative and client-focused environment at Duane Morris is exactly the kind of culture I want to be part of and I am thrilled to join."
Crandall is a graduate of New York University School of Law (J.D., 2010) and the University of Alaska Anchorage (B.A., 2006).
About Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
Duane Morris & Selvam LLP is the joint law venture of international law firm Duane Morris LLP and Singapore-based Selvam LLC, with headquarters in Singapore. It serves clients throughout Asia, as well as companies based in the Americas and Europe that are conducting business in Asia and Asian entities and individuals doing business in the Americas, Europe and beyond.
About Duane Morris
Duane Morris LLP provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. The firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries.