Prashant Gupta at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas is a “strong name” in the Indian market, say sources who applaud his excellent work on IPOs and equity raisings.
Prashant Gupta is the national practice head for capital markets at the firm. He represents both issuers and underwriters in various equity and debt capital raising transactions, including rights issues and QIP offerings, buybacks, 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 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 also acted on various significant international transactions by India-focused companies, including IPOs in the United States (NASDAQ/NYSE) by MakeMyTrip, Eros International, Videocon d2h and Azure Power Global.
Prashant has been highly recommended by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (Band 1), IFLR1000 and The Legal 500, among other publications, as one of the leading capital markets practitioners in India. He was selected as one of the top 100 private practice lawyers in India by IBLJ from 2016 to 2018. Prashant received his Bachelor of Arts degree in jurisprudence and his Master of Arts degree in jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, England, and his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.