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Meet The Team

Experienced and Effective

Dharmendra Yadav

Special Counsel

  • Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia (2016)

  • Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore (2009)

  • Master of Laws (Islamic Law & Finance), Singapore Management University (2015)

  • LLB Degree in Law, University of Leicester, UK (2002)


  • Founding Ambassador, ASEAN LegalTech


Practice Interests

  • General Corporate / Commercial

  • Financial Services

  • Technology Startups, including Fintech & Legaltech

  • Small & Medium Enterprises

  • Diversity & Inclusion, especially minority interests

  • Coverage Counsel

Dharmendra joined Lex Advocatus LLC in September 2017 as our practice management adviser. Following that, he was appointed as Of-Counsel specialising in Australian law in September 2018. Currently, Dharmendra practices Singapore law with Lex Advocatus as a special counsel since July 2019.

Dharmendra has over 15 years of experience as counsel, mostly gained in major financial institutions in ASEAN. He was previously the Head of Legal and Senior Vice President at Maybank Kim Eng Singapore, supporting Maybank's regional investment banking and capital markets franchise, including asset management and private equity. Prior to his appointment at Maybank, Dharmendra was a Vice President and corporate counsel in CIMB Group's investment banking and capital markets team. His past legal work experience include positions in big and small law firms, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and NTUC Income.

​He recently completed a term as Vice President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, where he established its Banking and Financial Services Chapter and Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

His primary focus is to work with solo corporate counsel or small legal teams. He also supports small and medium enterprises, companies owned by sole shareholders and other like-minded professionals like him.