Duane Morris & Selvam Advises Union Bank of India on the sale of INR 30,000 million (US$360 million) of its Equity Shares in a Qualified Institutions Placement

SINGAPORE, 21 March 2024 — Duane Morris & Selvam LLP acted as the international counsel to Union Bank of India (the “Union Bank’) on its recent sale of INR 30,0000 million (US$360 million) of its equity shares in a qualified institutions placement, including a private placement in the United States

Union Bank is a public sector bank. As at December 31, 2023, Union Bank of India had total advances of INR 8,959,740.80 million, a network of 8,479 branches, 9,889 ATMs, 18,987 business correspondents, an employee base of 76,372 and a customer base of over 152.40 million.

IIFL Securities Limited, BNP Paribas, HDFC Bank Limited, IDBI Capital Markets & Securities Limited, and JM Financial Limited were the book running lead managers for the offering.

Duane Morris & Selvam’s team was led by Jamie Benson, the head of the U.S. capital markets, U.S. venture capital and India practices. The team also included Hope Krebs, partner, and Ananth Balaji Sundararaman, senior associate.

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices acted as Indian legal counsel to Union Bank and Saraf and Partners acted as Indian legal counsel to book running lead managers.

About Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
Duane Morris & Selvam LLP is the joint law venture between Duane Morris LLP and Selvam LLC, with its headquarters in Singapore. By way of its global platform and extensive range of legal services, the firm helps companies conduct business in and out of Asia, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom and beyond. In addition to the excellent skills of its lawyers, clients benefit from the cultural fluency and key relationships that the firm has developed over many years of practising law throughout the region. The firm has a presence in the key markets of Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon, as well as an office in Shanghai. Supporting these regional offices, the firm operates a series of country desks for India, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. It is regularly ranked among the region’s leading law firms by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

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