Duane Morris & Selvam Advises on the QIP of The Karnataka Bank Limited

SINGAPORE, 10 April 2024 – Duane Morris & Selvam LLP acted as special international legal counsel to Ambit Private Limited and Avendus Capital Private Limited in their role as the book running lead managers on the recent qualified institutions placement of ₹6,000 million (USD 72 million) of equity shares of The Karnataka Bank Limited.

The Karnataka Bank Limited, with over 100 years of existence, is one of the well-established private sector banks in India, offering wide range of banking products and services to approximately 12.93 million customers as of December 31, 2023, including corporate, retail, agriculture and MSME customers.

Duane Morris & Selvam’s team was led by Jamie Benson, the head of the firm’s U.S. Capital Markets and India practices. The team also included Ananth Balaji Sundararaman, senior associate.

J. Sagar Associates acted as the Indian legal counsel to The Karnataka Bank Limited and Trilegal acted as the 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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