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Rajiv Khanna


New York, NY, USA

Rajiv Khanna focuses on domestic, cross-border, and multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions transactions, securities offerings, corporate finance, project finance and real estate. Rajiv has also supervised numerous litigations and investigations.

Rajiv is the architect of many seminal path-breaking transactions, including the first proposed reverse merger of an Indian privately held corporation with a NASDAQ-listed publicly traded U.S. company, the first merger of a U.S. private company with a publicly traded Indian company, the first merger of a NYSE-listed Indian company with a NASDAQ-listed U.S. company and the first triple-dip aircraft financing, which allowed full depreciation to be claimed in the U.S., Japan and India for the same aircraft. With an education in business, Rajiv understands his clients' needs and business functions. He has a very practical and solution-oriented approach, and works through issues with the highest level of professional competence, while keeping his clients' ultimate business goals in mind. Rajiv is the president of the India-America Chamber of Commerce, a binational chamber of commerce that is the focal point of cross-border investments between the U.S. and India. Rajiv is listed in Jewel of India, a book honoring prominent Indian-Americans in the United States, has been named a New York "Super Lawyer" (2006 to 2008) and is a Recommended Attorney in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – middle market (sub-$500 million) in the Legal 500 United States (2016).

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  • Representing a U.S. pharmaceutical company in its sale.
  • Representing an Indian pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of a U.S. pharmaceutical company.
  • Representing the U.S. subsidiary of an Indian company in its reverse merger into a U.S. SPAC.
  • Representing an Indian ophthalmology company in a U.S. equity linked financing.

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