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Sandip Bhagat

Sandip Bhagat

S&R Associates

Mumbai, 400 013, , IND


Mr. Bhagat specializes capital markets, M&A and general corporate matters, including corporate governance, regulatory and related matters.  His clients include major Indian companies, leading investment banks, Fortune 500 corporations and global private equity firms.

Mr. Bhagat has worked with Shearman & Sterling in New York and Singapore from 1993 to 1999 and an Indian law firm from 1999 to 2005.  He founded S&R Associates in 2005, which in a short span has become one of the leading law firms in India. 

Mr. Bhagat has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the IFLR1000, Chambers Global and the International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers.

Mr. Bhagat is a graduate of the Cornell University (LL.M., 1993) and the University of Delhi (LL.B., 1992; B.A. (Honours) Economics, 1986) and admitted to the bar in India and New York. 

Representative Experience 

  • The issuer or the underwriters in SEC-registered offerings and U.S. listings by MakeMyTrip, Sterlite Industries, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Patni Computer Systems and other proposed offerings
  • The first Institutional Placement Programme (IPP) offering in India by Godrej Properties
  • The first offer for sale through the stock exchange mechanism by a private entity, Wipro
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment in various acquisitions and general corporate matters
  • Vodafone Group and Vodafone India Limited on various corporate matters
  • Partners Group in its acquisition of a majority interest in CSS Corp
  • General Atlantic Partners in its sale of shares of Patni Computer Systems
  • The Valspar Corporation in its acquisition of the can coatings business of DIC India
  • Sumitomo Metal Industries in its joint venture with Hyundai Hysco, its acquisition of shares of Steel Strips Wheels, a listed company, and other matters
  • MakeMyTrip in its acquisition of Luxury Tours & Travel Pte Ltd, a Singapore company
  • Cairn Energy PLC, AET and Patni Computer Systems in general corporate matters
  • Mayo Clinic in general corporate India matters
  • D. E. Shaw & Co. and India Equity Partners in private equity investments
  • The issuer or the underwriters in public offerings and private placements by Just Dial, Bharti Airtel, Cairn India, Jet Airways, Tata Consultancy Services, Fortis Healthcare, Patni Computer Systems, Punj Lloyd, i-flex Solutions, Godrej Properties, Prestige Estates Projects, Puravankara Projects, Timken India, NMDC, IRB Infrastructure Developers, A2Z Engineering & Maintenance Services, BGR Energy Systems, United Phosphorus, Lanco Infratech, K.P.R. Mill, KSK Energy Ventures, IndusInd Bank, IDFC, L&T Finance Holdings, Development Credit Bank, SKS Microfinance, Hathway Cable & Datacom, Eros International Media and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • The sellers or brokers in offers for sale by promoter through the stock exchange mechanism of shares of Novartis India, Styrolution ABS (India), D.B. Corp and Puravankara Projects
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