Raj S. Panasar

Raj S. Panasar


Email raj.panasar@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5168

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Raj S. Panasar’s practice focuses on international financing transactions and financial regulation. He represents issuers and financial institutions in international equity, high-yield and other debt offerings, and syndicated and leveraged loans. Raj is a recognized leader on complex listings under the evolving EU prospectus regime and a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Primary Markets Group.

He is a co-author of the Guide to Listing on the London Stock Exchange and editor and co-author of European Securities Law.

Raj is a Full Stack Developer and has recently created a web-based prototype app to connect people who can volunteer a spare room with charities helping those most in need of emergency accomodation. He is in industry leader in both the pro bono and the diversity spaces.

Awards and recognitions

Equity Capital Markets: UK; Equity Capital Markets: U.S.; Debt Capital Markets
The Legal 500 UK

Capital Markets (Experts Based Abroad): Russia; Capital Markets - Debt: UK; Capital Markets - Equity: UK
Chambers Global

Capital Markets - Lawyers Based Abroad
Chambers UK

Capital Markets – Debt; Capital Markets – Equity
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions


London School of Economics and Political Science


London Stock Exchange Primary Markets Group

Financial Markets Law Committee

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

New York

Representative experience

Coca-Cola Company in the premium listing on the LSE of Coca-Cola Hellenic and separately, the listing of Coca-Cola European Partners on the LSE, Euronext Amsterdam, the NYSE and the Madrid Stock Exchange*

Rustranscom, as well as its shareholders, in its announced intention to float in London*

The underwriters in a US$2 billion EMTN program update and US$500 million notes offering by Bank Muscat*

Viking Global as an anchor investor in the IPO of J2 Acquisition Limited on the London Stock Exchange*

The underwriters in the SEK 2.75 billion offering by major insurance provider Sirius of notes structured to qualify in multiple jurisdictions as tier-2 regulatory capital*

Cushman & Wakefield plc and its principal shareholders in the company's US$831 million IPO*

Credit Suisse Group AG in a CHF 4.2 billion (US$4.3 billion) rights offering*

The underwriters in the £154 million IPO of the ordinary shares of Global Ports Holding PLC and standard listing on London Stock Exchange*

Sistema in a US$500 million Reg S/Rule 144A senior secured bond offering by Sistema International Funding*

The underwriters in the €210 million global IPO of Digi Communications – the largest private IPO in Bucharest stock exchange history*

JSC Gazprom Neft in its US$10 billion Reg S/144A debut MTN program*

The underwriters in a €2 billion Reg S senior unsecured bond offering by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and its finance subsidiary, Teva Pharmaceutical Finance Netherlands II B.V.*

CB Equity LLP, a subsidiary of FEMSA, in connection with the sale, through an accelerated book-building process, of 22.4 million shares of Heineken N.V. and 7.7 million shares of Heineken Holding N.V.*

GlaxoSmithKline plc in a US$6 billion notes offering of fixed and floating rate notes*

Magnit on the establishment of a program for the repurchase of up to R22.2 billion (approximately US$330 million) of Magnit shares on the Moscow Exchange*

The underwriters in the Reg S/Rule 144 A offer of US$3.5 billion notes issued by Volkswagen Group of America Finance, LLC, and guaranteed by Volkswagen AG*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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