Hogan Lovells expands India practice with Singapore partner hire

21 July 2021 – Hogan Lovells has hired capital markets partner Biswajit Chatterjee into its Corporate & Finance practice in Singapore.

Chatterjee joins Hogan Lovells from Squire Patton Boggs, where he currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm's India practice and heads the South East Asia corporate practice. New York and India qualified, his focus is on capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions. He has advised on some of the largest equity and debt offerings in India and South East Asia.

Singapore is Hogan Lovells’ regional hub for India, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. Chatterjee will work closely with Head of Corporate & Finance for Asia Pacific, Stephanie Keen, and colleagues across Hogan Lovells integrated global India desk, from Northern California to the East Coast of Australia, to build on the firm’s established reputation for doing business in India.

Recent deals led by the team in the region include: advising leading Indian digital commerce entity Flipkart on almost US$2 billion of fundraisings in 2020, advising Facebook on a US$5.7 billion investment for a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms [reported to be the largest minority tech investment in history and the largest foreign direct investment in the Indian tech sector] and supporting  Groupe ADP regarding a share purchase agreement to acquire a 49% stake in GMR Airports, a major Indian airport group; the total purchase price for this stake was fixed at around 1.36 billion euros.

Commenting on Biswajit’s appointment, Stephanie Keen, Head of Corporate & Finance for Asia-Pacific, said: “The opportunities in the Indian market are vast and aligned with our strength in highly regulated sectors, such as technology and life sciences & healthcare. Biswajit brings with him not only a wealth of industry experience in the transaction space, but deep relationships that are key to successfully doing business in India. We have an excellent market reputation for our work in India, and I look forward to working with Biswajit as we grow our practice.”

Biswajit added: “I am excited to be joining Hogan Lovells market leading Corporate & Finance and India practices, which I have long admired. Balancing a global platform with strong local relationships, Hogan Lovells presents the opportunity to collaborate and combine our keen market knowledge, and long track record of working in India and South East Asia, to continue to pave the way for both Indian and international clients.”

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