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Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Ashok Lalwani

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International Capital Markets

Position

Ashok Lalwani heads the Firm’s International Capital Markets practice in Asia Pacific, as well as the Firm's Global India practice. Ashok focuses his practice on public and private international securities offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including the representation of underwriters and non-US based companies in transactions involving United States federal securities laws.  

Career

California~United States (2001)
Illinois (inactive)~United States (1989)

Languages

English; Hindi

Member

American Bar Association; California State Bar Association.

Education

Michigan State University (BA, 1984); Michigan State University (MBA, 1984); University of Notre Dame (JD, 1989); CPA (1984).


India

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The India-focused team at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow boasts expertise across banking and finance, capital markets, complinace, tax and TMT. It acted for Hindustan Aeronautics and the Government of India on US securities law elements relating to the initial public offering of the company's equity shares. A team jointly led by James Huang and Kah Chin Chu advised the lead arrangers (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank, and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, State Bank of India, and DBS Bank) on the $500m syndicated term loan facility to ONGC Videsh Vankorneft, guaranteed by its India parent company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. The group is headed up by Ashok Lalwani.

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets ‚Äď Foreign firms

Within: Capital markets ‚Äď Foreign firms

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow handles a broad mix of equity and debt work across South East Asia and India. It has advised on a series of market-first type transactions, including representing PT Jasa Marga (Persero), the leading Indonesian infrastructure provider, in the first Komodo bond issuance. The firm also advised Thailand's Singha Estate on its dual-track offering of $180m of convertible bonds and $50m of shares. Liability management, bond restructurings and high-yield debt are also key features of the practice. The 'highly professional and competent team' is praised for its record in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and India. Ashok Lalwani is immensely experienced, particularly in equity transactions; he is 'able to identify significant issues and suggest potential solutions' and is recommended for his expertise in India. Pallavi Gopinath Aney is an 'excellent and high-quality lawyer who has both equity and debt capabilities'. Senior associate Jitesh Shahani is 'hardworking and able to effectively work on Indian deals'.

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