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Amita DUTT

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Amita Dutt is a legal consultant and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia, with more than 30 years of experience within her practice area of Real Estate and Financial Services.

Practice AreaBanking & FinanceBanking & Securities LawFinancial Services (Regulatory)Private ClientReal Estate

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Background Information

Owing to the combined strengths of her law degree and an MBA early in her career, she is able to deliver strong commercially-sound solutions to legal issues in her work which includes advising corporates and individuals in the acquisition, disposition, management, ownership and leasing of residential, industrial and commercial property both overseas and in Singapore. Amita also acts for banks and finance companies in lending transactions, and reviewing and drafting banking-related documents.

She brings to RHT a breadth of knowledge that spans the SEA and MEA regions with her experience in working in varied jurisdictions – Hong Kong from 1993 to 1994 as an in-house Legal Counsel for an American MNC, and Dubai, UAE, from 2008 to 2009 to develop alliances for her law firm partners.

In the last decade and counting, Amita has focused on working with private banks and their high-net-worth customers in various wealth management matters ranging from wealth accumulation and preservation to developing and implementing strategies for succession.

As a connoisseur of art and an artist herself, Amita has participated in several exhibitions, giving away her works every time to raise money for many charities. Her works have been exhibited at a variety of Singapore Galleries, the Art Expo in Malaysia, Dubai and India and at various Affordable Art Fairs in Singapore. She is also an advocate of facilitating the further development of Art Law in Singapore and Philanthropy.

Career Highlights

Board member of the Ronald McDonald Charity House Singapore

Awards & Accolades

  • Who’s Who Legal-Singapore 2008 stated that “Dutt’s practise is “very strong in all areas, with a particular focus on private client real estate.”
  • 2017 speaker at the Women in Leadership Summit in Singapore
  • Recognition by Euromoney’s Guide to World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyer
  • Recognition by AsiaLaw for Real estate and Banking
  • Award from Acquisition International and Wealth and Finance International
  • Lawyer of the Year – Singapore in category Real Estate Private Client by Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2019

Memberships & Associations

Board member of the Ronald McDonald House Singapore and member of their Governance Risk Audit and Development Committee

Member of the Advisory Board of Gnani Art Gallery Singapore

Thought Leadership

Amita is a strong advocate of estate planning for all age groups, I am a frequent speaker and writer on estate planning and elder law related concerns. She also works closely with artists on the art law related concepts.

Hobbies

Philanthropy, painting and the practice of Law are an important aspect of Amita’s life. Through the years, Amita has created a web to connect all three so that they interact nicely. Her art works are given away with a request that the recipient donate to their favourite charity. Amita’s thought leadership writing initiatives focus on art law, estate planning, and elder law to provide guidance to all. What motivates Amita most is being constant look out for new ways to expand my philanthropic efforts and draw them into her web of activities.

Amita also enjoys inventing desserts, swimming, walking, travelling and of course, spending time with her son and husband and three cats and the fourth stray that she feeds every evening.

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