Member Highlight: Damayanti Shahani

Aug 10, 2023

Damayanti Shahani
Founder & Managing Director
Principium Consulting Pte Ltd


Damayanti is a senior lawyer and compliance professional with more than 20 years of experience in the private and public capital markets. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Principium, a compliance consulting firm that provides regulatory compliance support to the financial services industry particularly in the fund and asset management arena.

In the past, Damayanti has held leadership roles at blue-chip consulting and law firms in Singapore, New York and Mumbai, in the capital markets service lines. This includes her time at Freshfields Drew & Napier and Duff & Phelps in Singapore and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. Her clients have included Funds and Fund Managers, Family Offices, Banks, Broker-dealers, Fintech companies, Start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She has advised clients on some ‘firsts’ in the funds and capital markets space-both on the regulatory and transactional sides.

Damayanti is called to the bar in New York, England & Wales and India. She has a Master of Laws (Securities & Financial Regulation) degree on the Dean’s List and with Distinction, from Georgetown University in Washington DC and is qualified with a B.A.LL.B.(Hons) degree from the National Law School of India.

Damayanti is also a member of the Singapore Impact Committee of 100 Women in Finance which she led as the Committee’s first Chair until mid-2023.


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