Biswajit Chatterjee joins Hogan Lovells corporate practice in Singapore
03 August 2021
Hogan Lovells has hired capital markets partner Biswajit Chatterjee into its corporate and finance practice in Singapore. Chatterjee joins Hogan Lovells from Squire Patton Boggs, where he served as co-chair of the firm’s India practice and led the Southeast Asia corporate practice.
Singapore is Hogan Lovells’ regional hub for India, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. Recent deals led by the team in the region include: advising leading Indian digital commerce entity Flipkart on almost US$2 billion of fundraisings in 2020, advising Facebook on a US$5.7 billion investment for a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms [reported to be the largest minority tech investment in history and the largest foreign direct investment in the Indian tech sector] and supporting Groupe ADP regarding a share purchase agreement to acquire a 49% stake in GMR Airports, a major Indian airport group; the total purchase price for this stake was fixed at around €1.36 billion.
Commenting on Biswajit’s appointment, Stephanie Keen, head of corporate and finance for Asia-Pacific, said: “The opportunities in the Indian market are vast and aligned with our strength in highly regulated sectors, such as technology and life sciences and healthcare. Biswajit brings with him not only a wealth of industry experience in the transaction space, but deep relationships that are key to successfully doing business in India. We have an excellent market reputation for our work in India, and I look forward to working with Biswajit as we grow our practice.”
Biswajit added: “I am excited to be joining Hogan Lovells market leading corporate and finance and India practices, which I have long admired. Balancing a global platform with strong local relationships, Hogan Lovells presents the opportunity to collaborate and combine our keen market knowledge, and long track record of working in India and South East Asia, to continue to pave the way for both Indian and international clients.”