Delhi-based law firm S&R Associates has promoted Bhakta Patnaik and Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan as new partners. Patnaik is based in the firm’s Mumbai office while Vijayaraghavan is located in Delhi.
Patnaik has advised issuers and major international & Indian investment banks on a broad range of global transactions in India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. His practice area spans capital markets (debt, equity and equity-linked securities), M&A, corporate & debt restructuring and liability management, and general corporate matters.
Prior to joining S&R, he had worked with companies like Linklaters in Singapore and Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Delhi.
Vijayaraghavan’s specialisation covers M&A, capital markets, private equity, joint ventures and general corporate matters. Before joining the law firm, he was a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and a corporate associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas in Mumbai.
Both Patnaik and Vijayaraghavan obtained their law degrees from the National Law School of India University (Bangalore) in 2002.
S&R Associates has 40 lawyers and seven partners across its Delhi and Mumbai offices. The firm provides legal advisory services and covers areas like project finance, dispute resolution, financial restructuring, property finance and commercial litigation. Its key clients include New Silk Route PE, Godrej Properties, Vodafone India, Vivimed Labs, ICICI Securities, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, among others. It also advised Indian OTA MakeMyTrip on its $80.5 million NASDAQ IPO.