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IndusLaw cap markets scores first solo mandate in $284m RBL QIP opposite Khaitan, Luthra, NR

Deal credit given in RBL QIP
Deal credit given in RBL QIP

IndusLaw’s new capital markets team has completed its first deal with deal credit in the prospectus, in the RBL Bank Limited qualified institutional placement (QIP), together with Khaitan & Co, Norton Rose Fulbright and L&L Partners.

The QIP had raised Rs 2,205 crores, according to The Hindu.

Khaitan & Co Mumbai acted for the issuer, RBL Bank Limited, led by executive director Sudhir Bassi, partner Madhur Kohli, principal associate Oishik Bagchi, associate Raghav Bhatia, associate Drishti Barar and associate Shalina Abhale.

IndusLaw acted for the global co-ordinators and book running lead managers, IIFL Securities, ICICI Securities and IDFC Securities. The team included partners Manan Lahoty and Manshoor Nazki, with associates Soumya Cheedi, Pooja Maloo, Siddharth Rajeevan.

Norton Rose Fulbright acted as international legal counsel to the issue.

L&L Partners, formerly known as Luthra & Luthra, acted as special advisor to the issuer, RBL Bank Limited, according to the prospectus.

The deal is significant since its the first prospectus deal credit for the Indus capital markets team, which had left Luthras and joined IndusLaw in October with a team 18 lawyers (and five partners led by Lahoty).

Both firms had agreed in their contentious settlement over the departure (that had ended up in the Bombay high court) for L&L to get deal credit (both in prospectuses and effectively league tables, perhaps) for any ongoing deals, although the Indus team would continue working and billing on those.

Luthra, meanwhile, had acted on the $56m Catholic Syrian Bank initial public offering (IPO), which we had reported last week. That IPO had taken place without billings from the team at Indus.

Besides partner Geeta Dhania, who had led on the IPO, L&L had also hired Allen & Overy Singapore capital markets lawyer Jitesh Shahani to bulk up its team.

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