Political and Legal Background
Mahdev is a former Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore, and an Of Counsel with KGP Legal. Mahdev specializes in international law, regulatory compliance, and commercial law & dispute management.
Technology & Start-up Law Practice
At KGP he co-heads the Technology & Start-up Law (TSL) Practice, drawing on his experience in multinational technology companies, such as Google LLC. At Google, he led a global team of legal policy specialists that worked to launch technology products & features in emerging markets.
Previous Legal Experience
Prior to Google, he worked with Senior Counsels to advise and represent sovereigns, multinationals and high net-worth clients on a range of matters, including banking law, company law, TSL agreements and disputes; and before courts as well as commercial and investment arbitration tribunals.
International Consultancy and Litigation
Mahdev is also a consultant with an Indian foreign law practice based in Maxwell Chambers Suites in Singapore where he has succeeded as lead counsel in a cross-border mediation. He has assisted UK barristers on commercial litigation before the English Court of Appeal. He is an Associate Tenant with Temple Garden Chambers, a leading set of chambers in London in the fields of commercial law, and public international law.
Roles in Singapore and Academic Achievements
In Singapore, Mahdev has been an associate with Drew & Napier LLC and an Of Counsel with Providence Law Asia LLC, and a legal adviser to the Ministries of Defence, Law, and Foreign Affairs within the Singapore Government. He completed his Master’s at Stanford Law School on a Fulbright Scholarship and was an A/Professor of Law at SMU where he directed cross-border initiatives within the Commercial Law Centre.
Mahdev is a founding member of the Singapore Branch of the International Law Association which was pioneered by the Chief Justice of Singapore.