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Capital Markets

Servicing India’s capital market needs with expertise and consensus.


The Firm’s Capital Markets team is one of a handful in India that combines expertise in equity and debt capital markets transactions. This enables the leverage and application of learning and experience from different types of transactions to build consensus and act for issuers, merchant bankers, promoters and institutional selling shareholders.

AZB’s mandate to be practical and deal focused without compromising on our commitment to excellence has resulted in our capital markets practice being one of the most renowned in the country. This is evidenced by our client list, featuring the most reputable corporate houses, investment banks and private equity players.

One of the few law firms with a completely integrated, pan India practice, we are well-positioned to service client requirements across location and jurisdiction.

AZB & Partners handles a balanced roster of work for issuers, investment banks and private equity houses and selling shareholders, which includes IPOs, QIPs, rights issues, FCCB and ADR offerings. However, the firm truly excels in advising banking clients on novel or record breaking transactions, such as the first IPO by a foreign promoted commercial bank in India. Varoon Chandra has an expansive practice, which encompasses corporate finance, domestic and international debt issuances and QIPs. Srinath Dasari, who specialises in corporate finance, has handled numerous IPOs for Indian companies throughout his career.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021) on our Capital Market practice


We forge strong relationships at the institutional level, and build lasting, individual ones on the personal front. Capital markets transactions typically involve multiple deal team members, including legal counsel, auditors, selling shareholders, the issuer company and the investment banks. The ability to successfully execute such transactions greatly depends on the ability to build consensus on transaction issues between all members of the deal team.

We engage with our clients across levels to ascertain priorities. Our experience serves us in quickly identifying situation and client-specific sensitivities, to proactively find optimal solutions for all parties. Our team also constantly monitors key deliverables through the transaction process to facilitate smooth execution.

Various members of our team also have experience in other practice areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and banking and finance, which enables us to employ a broader perspective.