Prashant Gupta is the national practice head for capital markets. He represents both issuers and underwriters in various equity and debt capital raising transactions, including rights issues and QIP offerings, buy-backs, capital restructurings and pre-IPO private placements.
Prashant has advised on capital markets transactions raising over US$40 billion globally, including the largest equity offering in India (Bharti Airtel rights issue), the largest Indian IPO (Coal India) and the largest bond offering by an Indian group (Vedanta Resources). Several of his deals have been selected as Deals of the Year (Asia) by International Financial Law Review (IFLR), India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) and Asian-MENA Counsel.
He has acted on various significant international transactions by India-focused companies, including IPOs in the US (NASDAQ/NYSE) by MakeMyTrip, Eros International, Videocon d2h and Azure Power Global. He has also advised on equity and bond offerings by issuers across various industries including Apollo Tyres, Amira Nature Foods, AU Small Finance Bank, Bharti Airtel Limited, CL Educate, Coal India, DEN Networks, DLF Limited, Dr Lal PathLabs, Eris Lifesciences, Eros International, Federal Bank, HPCL-Mittal Energy, IDFC, InterGlobe Aviation, Jubilant Foodworks, Lemon Tree Hotels, ONGC, Power Grid Corporation, PNB Housing Finance, S Chand & Co, Network18/TV18, TCNS Clothing, Vedanta, Varroc Engineering, Videocon d2h, and Yes Bank.
Prashant has been recently recognized in the prestigious ET 40 under 40 list of 2019. He has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, Legal 500 and other legal industry publications as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in India. He is one of only three Band 1 ranked capital markets lawyers in India by Chambers Global and has been recognized as a Market Leader by IFLR 1000 in 2018 – 2019.
Since 2016, Prashant has also been selected as one of the top 100 private practice lawyers in India by IBLJ each year. Chambers 2019, quotes a source who said, “Prashant Gupta enjoys a formidable reputation in the market”, with one client commenting; “I think he’s on top of his game now. I like his decisiveness in taking a position on Indian law. His counsel is frequently sought by issuers and underwriters on equity and debt issuances.”