Notable Practitioner



Practice area:

Capital markets

Sayantan Dutta is a Partner with the firm in the capital markets practice.
He works closely on matters pertaining to IPOs, FPOs, Rights Issues, QIPs and IPPs, Offer for Sale through stock exchange mechanism transactions as well as InvITs.

Sayantan has been involved in the three largest IPOs in India, the largest public offering of equity shares in India, the largest OFS transaction in India, the second (joint) largest rights issue in India, the largest initial ADR listing by an Indian company and one of the largest IPP transactions in India. He has representative experience for the issuers, the merchant bankers as well as the selling shareholders.

He also has significant experience in advising Government of India in disinvestment transactions through IPOs, FPOs and Offer for Sale transactions and has advised the Government of India or the merchant banks in several significant disinvestment transactions. Mr. Dutta has also assisted practising counsels in defending investor litigations arising out of capital market transactions in various forums including the Securities Appellate Tribunal and the Delhi High Court.

Sayantan is ranked as a capital markets lawyer from India in Chambers Asia-Pacific for consecutive five years and it stated “Clients find that his approach is to provide maximum comfort. He is solution-oriented and has a pleasant personality.” It also stated that “Sayantan has a good reputation for bond work, according to peers, and also acts regularly on equity issuances.” Chambers and Partners Global has also recognized Sayantan Dutta for Capital Markets and has been quoted by peers that ‘he is an experienced and cooperative lawyer. A number of his deals have also been selected as “Deals of the Year” (Asia) by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) including Bharti Airtel Rights Issue, Coal India’s IPO and Coal India’s Offer for Sale.

Sayantan has published a number of articles in print as well as digital media platforms on capital markets issues and trends. He has also been a television guest on programmes relating to emerging trends and amendments in the capital markets regulations. Mr. Dutta has also given a number of guest lectures on securities laws in different law schools including NALSAR University of Law, Jindal Global Law School and National Institute of Securities Markets.