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Latham & Watkins LLP

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Eminent team with a leading ECM practice, particularly active on high-end US deals. Latham & Watkins represents domestic and international issuers and underwriters on numerous IPOs, as well as block trade transactions. Wide geographical coverage provided by a team of India experts drawn from Singapore, New York, Hong Kong and London. Also wins praise for its expertise regarding cross-border DCM, ranging from senior secured debt issuances to high-yield bonds. Well positioned to assist clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Key clients include Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, Axis Capital and Barclays.

Strengths

A client highlights Latham & Watkins' "deep bench of high-quality team members who are client-focused and good at what they do; I think of Latham as the go-to international counsel."

A second client enthuses: "I like them because they combine really high-quality legal analysis with a lot of support from their global network when advising on deals, ensuring that what we do is gold standard as far as market practices, in addition to having a very strong bench of partners who are all very hands-on."

Work highlights

Latham & Watkins advised JP Morgan as the underwriter on consent solicitation in relation to various bonds issued by Vendanta, as well as on amendments to the terms and conditions of each series of bonds.

Notable practitioners

Rajiv Gupta is based in Latham & Watkins' Singapore office and remains a leading figure in India for his debt and equity capital market expertise. A market source notes that "he's the fulcrum for their india relationships and is exceptionally good in capital markets," while a client reports: "Rajiv Gupta is one of the esteemed leading lawyers in India and is extremely strong acting for Indian issuers, as well as underwriters, and very strong on high-yield and structured transactions."

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Capital Markets

Latham & Watkins LLP

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9 Raffles Place

#42-02 Republic Plaza

India

048619

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Rajiv Gupta
Expertise based abroad in Singapore