Rajiv Gupta

  • Partner
  • Erajiv.gupta@lw.com
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • #42-02 Republic Plaza
  • Singapore 048619
  • T +65.6437.5467
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Profile

Rajiv Gupta leads Latham’s India Practice, advising Indian and global clients on corporate matters.

Mr. Gupta has extensive experience in a wide range of corporate finance matters, including representing issuers and underwriters in both US and international securities transactions, particularly in initial public offerings, private placements, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, offerings of convertible debt, equity-linked and derivative products, structured finance, and exchange offers.

Mr. Gupta also regularly advises on various mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and merchant banking transactions, spin-offs, and joint ventures. Mr. Gupta’s equity derivatives experience includes advising investment banks, issuers, and individuals on private equity derivatives transactions, forward contracts, collar transactions, ISDA contracts, swaps, and transactions involving innovative financial products.

Mr. Gupta is a pre-eminent figure for India-related work and is regularly ranked among the top international capital markets and mergers and acquisitions lawyers in the country by Chambers, IFLR, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.

Experience

Mr. Gupta's experience includes advising:

  • ReNew Power on its business combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II and subsequent listing on NASDAQ
  • The underwriters in Reliance Industries Limited’s US$7 billion rights offering
  • The underwriters in Tower Infrastructure Trust’s US$3.4 billion initial public offering of shares on the BSE
  • MakeMyTrip on the US$1.4 billion sale by Naspers Limited of its ordinary shares and Class B shares in MakeMyTrip, representing approximately 42.5% of the voting power, to Ctrip.com International Ltd.
  • The underwriters on Impact Investment Exchange’s WLB2 and WLB3 bond issues being undertaken as part of a US$150 million series of issuances meant to create sustainable livelihoods for over 2 million women across Asia through innovative finance
  • The joint bookrunning lead managers in Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited’s INR3.3 billion offering of shares on the NSE and BSE
  • The underwriters in ICICI Bank Limited’s offer of US$5 billion American depositary shares
  • Vedanta Resources plc in its US$1.7 billion dual tranche bond offering, comprising of US$1.2 billion 6.0% bonds due 2019, and US$500 million 7.125% bonds due 2023
  • Vedanta Resources plc in its US$8.67 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Cairn India
  • Satyam Computer Services Limited in its US$578 million sale of a controlling stake through a competitive bid to Tech Mahindra Limited

Thought Leadership

  • The Singapore-India Joint Venture: Truly Symbiotic -  June 30, 2017

According to sources:

"He's the fulcrum for the firm’s India relationships and exceptionally good in capital markets"

"One of the esteemed leading lawyers in India, he is extremely strong acting for Indian issuers, as well as underwriters, and very strong on high-yield and structured transactions"

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022
Bar Qualification
  • New York
Education
  • LLM, University of Michigan Law School, 1997
  • LLM, University of Cambridge, 1996
Industries
  • Financial Institutions
  • REITs
  • Fintech
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Private Equity
  • Structured Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • India Practice