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Foreign firms

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Highlighted as 'one of the most eminent international law firms working on capital markets transactions in India', Latham & Watkins LLP's India group attracts praise for its 'quality, experience and ability to deal with Indian clients and promoters'. Practice head Rajiv Gupta – who is singled out for being 'able to find workable solutions' – led a team acting for Morgan Stanley as lead managers of India Grid Trust's IPO on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange. It also advised the underwriters, Citigroup Global Markets India Private, in the $615m IPO of Inter Globe Aviation. Alongside Gupta, Michael Sturrock represented MakeMyTrip Limited on its $720m acquisition of ibiboGroup.

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Rajiv Gupta - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Capital markets – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP 's Singapore team has an outstanding record in Singapore, Indonesia and India deals. It continues to be at the forefront of the India market through Rajiv Gupta , who is 'a very sound lawyer', 'a pleasure to work with' and 'has excellent client skills'; the firm is widely credited as a key player in the advent of Masala bonds and advised the underwriters on Aster DM Healthcare's $153m IPO on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. It continues to be active in Indonesia, where it has a fine standing in high-yield debt, while it has also impressed in a series of IPOs in Vietnam. Highlights included advising Vingroup JSC on the spinoff of Vinhomes, its integrated development business, and the new entities initial equity offering and listing on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange. Project bonds are another key element of the practice.  Sharon Lau is 'a sensible and commercial lawyer' and Michael Sturrock is another outstanding name. Marcus Lee has been made partner.

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Singapore: TMT

TMT – Foreign firms

Within: TMT – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP's technology transactions practice works in tandem with its industry group to provide multi-disciplinary services, and is also able to draw on the firm's expertise in its European, US and Middle Eastern offices. Sharon Lau and Rajiv Gupta head the team following Luke Grubb's departure in November 2017 to join Clifford Chance. New hires include Shihani Soysa, who joined in March 2018, and Monsiree Jirasarunya, who was a new arrival in April 2018. The team handles an impressive range of M&A, joint ventures and financing and recently advised Singapore Technologies Telemedia on its acquisition of a 74% stake in the data centre businesses of Tata Communications.

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