Niranjan Arasaratnam

Global Tech Sector Leader, Corporate Partner, Singapore

I have advised clients in the communications, media and technology sectors in the Asia-Pacific region for about 25 years. I bring a depth of insight and experience, as well as a passion for the sectors, to help clients navigate complex projects and achieve their commercial objectives.”


Education and qualifications


Niranjan advises technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) clients on a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, including M&A and joint ventures across the Asia-Pacific region. He also advises non-technology clients as they embrace digitisation and move into adjacent sectors. He is co-head of the firm’s TMT sector.

Formerly, Niranjan was a partner at Allens, with whom Linklaters has a close association, for 16 years. At various times, he has been based in Australia, Hong Kong, Shanghai and currently Singapore, developing longstanding relationships with TMT clients in all of these centres.

For his leading work in TMT, Niranjan has been recognised as a Band 2 leading lawyer by Chambers since 2018; Band 4 for Corporate/M&A work; and ’Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific since 2022 for Corporate/M&A work.

Work Highlights

Niranjan has led on many of the region’s most significant transactions in the TMT sector. These include advising:

  • LINE Man Corporation on its US$265m series B fundraising in LINE MAN Wongnai, conducted by way of auction, with GIC as the lead investor. With this funding round, LINE MAN Wongnai, a Thailand-based food delivery company, became the fourth unicorn in Thailand with a valuation of over US$1bn.
  • Standard Chartered Bank on its joint venture with the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Enterprise to create Trust Bank, one of the first digital banks in Singapore, and on the marketing, distribution and banc assurance arrangements between Trust Bank and NTUC. The joint venture represents SCB’s second digital bank in Asia, following the launch of its first digital bank in Hong Kong SAR the year before.
  • UBS on its Series A investment in Endowus, a Singapore based robo-advisory company.
  • DKSH on its acquisition of DNIV Group, a Singapore-based high-tech manufacturing solutions provider for the semiconductor and electronics industry in Asia.
  • a global infrastructure investor on the establishment of a Singapore-based joint venture platform with a leading APAC fund to construct and develop two data centre sites in Osaka, Japan.
  • EdgePoint Infrastructure on the establishment of this DigitalBridge-backed regional towers platform and the acquisition of various underlying tower businesses in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Education and qualifications

Niranjan studied economics and law (with Honours) at The Australian National University