Rohitashwa Prasad


Rohitashwa is a U.S. qualified lawyer focusing on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets & securities, and general corporate commercial laws. He brings in a rich and varied international experience to JSA. He has significant experience in matters relating to foreign direct investments (FDI) in India, overseas investments by Indian companies, the Indian takeover regulations, joint ventures, asset sales, and corporate reorganisations. 

Rohitashwa has represented various strategic and financial investors, particularly private equity & venture capital firms, and investee companies in a variety of investments. His role in these transactions has included negotiations, drafting, complex structuring, rendering strategic advice and interacting with major international law firms and financial services providers.

He has extensively represented various underwriters and issuers in diverse industries in a wide variety of capital markets transactions, including IPOs, QIPs, GDRs, and FCCB offerings.

Rohitashwa has practised civil litigation for three years in the High Court of Patna and in the Supreme Court of India. He has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Some of his recent assignments include: 

  • Info Edge (India) Limited, a BSE and NSE listed company, which runs the portal Naukri.com, in its various rounds of investments in Zomato Media Private Limited (Zomato.com) and Etechaces Marketing and Consulting Private Limited (Policybazaar.com)
  • Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL) and its majority shareholder Sistema JSFC, a leading Russian conglomerate, in the sale of SSTL’s telecom wireless business operated under MTS brand to Reliance Communications Limited, which was the first announced merger under the liberalised telecom merger guidelines
  • Represented the underwriters and the issuer company in the Qualified Institutions Placement of Minda Corporation Limited
  • Representing the underwriters in the proposed IPO of RITES Limited, a Government-owned company in the transport consultancy and engineering sector
  • Representing the underwriters in the proposed IPO of IRCON International Limited, a Government-owned integrated engineering and construction company specialising in major infrastructure projects, including, railways, highways, and bridges 
  • Represented InterGlobe Aviation Limited (Indigo), India’s largest passenger airline, in its INR 30 billion IPO

Prior to joining the JSA, Rohitashwa was an associate in the Singapore office of White & Case, a leading U.S. law firm. At White & Case, he represented various multinational businesses, state-owned entities, private equity & venture capital investors, particularly in the telecom, oil & gas, and healthcare industries in S-E Asia.

PRACTICE AREAS

SECTORS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Bar Council of India
  • Bar Council of New York

EDUCATION

  • LL.M. Harvard Law School (1999)
  • LL.B. University of Delhi (1995)
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics, University of Delhi (1992)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • Hindi

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