Firm Leads on Three “Deals of the Year”

India Business Law Journal

December 06, 2013

Latham & Watkins lawyers played an integral role on three transactions that have been recognized by the India Business Law Journal as “Deals of the Year”: Vedanta Resources’ high-yield bond offering; a leading global business process management company's' secondary offering of American depositary shares; and Just Dial’s initial public offering. According to IBLJ, these are some of the “landmark India-related deals and cases of 2013.” 

Latham represented Vedanta Resources, a diversified natural resources company based in India, in connection with a US$1.7 billion dual tranche bond offering—the largest bond offering by a corporation in Asia ex-Japan.

The firm advised the leading global business process management company, a provider of global offshore business process outsourcing services, in connection with the US$185 million secondary offering of 14.5 million American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Latham also worked on India’s largest IPO this year, representing Citigroup Global Capital Markets India and Morgan Stanley India, as underwriters, in connection with the US$165 million initial public offering and global offering of Just Dial Limited, a search engine in India.

“These accolades testify to the strength of Latham’s India Practice and international capital markets capability. All signs demonstrate significant growth in India, and we’re excited to be on the cutting edge of legal work there,” said Singapore partner Rajiv Gupta, who led the legal team that advised Vedanta Resources as well as the legal team that worked on the Just Dial IPO.

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