White & Case has hired capital market lawyer Rahul Guptan as a partner in its global capital markets practice and India country group in Singapore. He joined from Clifford Chance in Singapore, where he was a partner for more than 12 years and co-head of the global India group.
Guptan has more than 20 years of experience advising complex cross-border India-related transactions and specialises in securities and corporate law, focusing on capital markets transactions. A dual-qualified lawyer in England and Wales and India, he frequently advises Indian and international companies, especially investment banks and private equity firms, across various sectors on transactions.
White & Case’s head of the global capital markets practice, partner John Vetterli in New York, said the firm expected to see a continued increase in Indian companies raising capital through cross-border offerings in the next couple of years.
“Together with our leading equity and debt capital markets practices in the US and the UK, the addition of an experienced India-focused capital markets partner in Asia-Pacific will make us the firm of choice to advise on these transactions,” said Vetterli.
Nandan Nelivigi, partner and head of the India country group at White & Case in New York, said that Guptan’s experience would help the firm grow its services concerning Indian issuers.
“Rahul’s strong, longstanding relationships with key stakeholders in India, Singapore and Hong Kong, and his deep understanding of the Indian market, make him an excellent addition to our existing capabilities,” said Nelivigi.