Raj S. Panasar

Raj S. Panasar


Email raj.panasar@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5168

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Raj S. Panasar’s practice focuses on international financing transactions and financial regulation. He represents issuers and financial institutions in international equity, high-yield and other debt offerings, and syndicated and leveraged loans. Raj is a recognized leader on complex listings under the evolving EU prospectus regime and a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Primary Markets Group.

He is a co-author of the Guide to Listing on the London Stock Exchange and editor and co-author of European Securities Law.

Raj is a Full Stack Developer and has recently created a web-based prototype app to connect people who can volunteer a spare room with charities helping those most in need of emergency accommodation. He is in industry leader in both the pro bono and the diversity spaces.

Awards and recognitions

Equity Capital Markets: UK; Equity Capital Markets: U.S.; Debt Capital Markets
The Legal 500 UK

Capital Markets (Experts Based Abroad): Russia; Capital Markets - Debt: UK; Capital Markets - Equity: UK
Chambers Global

Capital Markets - Lawyers Based Abroad
Chambers UK

Capital Markets – Debt; Capital Markets – Equity
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions


London School of Economics and Political Science


London Stock Exchange Primary Markets Group

Financial Markets Law Committee

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

New York

Representative experience

Mail.ru Group on its US$200m equity placing and a further US$400m debt offering of convertible bonds due in 2025.

Liberum Capital Limited and Goldman Sachs International on the £105m capital raising for premium listed company Ted Baker plc.

AS Monaco on the recruitment of top director Paul Mitchell and his assistant Lawrence Stewart from RB Leipzig.

The Central America Bottling Corp. in its US$200m 144A/Reg S high yield bond offering and related liability management exercise and bank amendment process.

The lenders in connection with the £100m capital raise by London premium listed company Stobart Group in June 2020.

Coca-Cola Company in the premium listing on the LSE of Coca-Cola Hellenic and also the listing of Coca-Cola European Partners on the LSE, Euronext Amsterdam, the NYSE, and the Madrid Stock Exchange.*

Rustranscom, as well as its shareholders, in its announced intention to float in London.*

The underwriters in a US$2bn EMTN program update and US$500 million notes offering by Bank Muscat.*

Viking Global as an anchor investor in the IPO of J2 Acquisition Limited on the London Stock Exchange.*

The underwriters in the SEK 2.75bn offering by major insurance provider Sirius of notes structured to qualify in multiple jurisdictions as tier-2 regulatory capital.*

Cushman & Wakefield plc and its principal shareholders in the company's US$831m IPO.*

Credit Suisse Group AG in a CHF 4.2bn (US$4.3bn) rights offering.*

The underwriters in the £154m IPO of the ordinary shares of Global Ports Holding PLC and standard listing on London Stock Exchange.*

Sistema in a US$500m Reg S/Rule 144A senior secured bond offering by Sistema International Funding.*

The underwriters in the €210m global IPO of Digi Communications – the largest private IPO in Bucharest stock exchange history.*

JSC Gazprom Neft in its US$10bn Reg S/144A debut MTN program.*

The underwriters in a €2bn Reg S senior unsecured bond offering by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and its finance subsidiary, Teva Pharmaceutical Finance Netherlands II B.V.*

CB Equity LLP, a subsidiary of FEMSA, with the sale, through an accelerated book-building process, of 22.4 million shares of Heineken N.V. and 7.7 million shares of Heineken Holding N.V.*

GlaxoSmithKline plc in a US$6bn notes offering of fixed and floating rate notes.*

Magnit on the establishment of a program for the repurchase of up to R22.2bn (approximately US$330m) of Magnit shares on the Moscow Exchange.*

The underwriters in the Reg S/Rule 144 A offer of US$3.5bn notes issued by Volkswagen Group of America Finance, LLC, and guaranteed by Volkswagen AG.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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