Koushik Prasad is a dual qualified lawyer (England & Wales and India) in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ London office. 

Mr. Prasad has represented several issuers and underwriters in a wide range of complex capital raisings and M&A transactions. Further, Mr. Prasad regularly advises companies on general corporate law, including on corporate governance matters and compliance with the listing rules, disclosure obligations, market abuse regulations and other regulatory requirements. In addition, Mr. Prasad also provides regular advice to investment banks in connection with their regulatory obligations and procedures requirements. 

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Prasad worked in the corporate department of another international law firm in London. Mr. Prasad also draws from his secondment at Numis, where he was advising the corporate broking and transactions team on the legal aspects of an array of equity capital markets and M&A transactions. In addition to his law qualifications, Mr. Prasad holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Oxford (2015).

Mr. Prasad's experience includes advising:

  • The sole sponsor and joint financial adviser in relation to the potential demerger by EVRAZ plc of its metallurgical coal business
  • The Public Investment Fund (PIF) in connection with its proposed strategic investment in the £653 million capital raise by way of firm placing and rights issue by Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc
  • Credit Suisse Group AG in connection with the sale of its 8.6% stake in Allfunds Group via an accelerated bookbuilt offering for €334 million
  • Darktrace on its post IPO £25 million secondary placing via an accelerated bookbuilt offering
  • Merrill Lynch International and Investec Bank plc as joint bookrunners in relation to the £250 million placing by ITM Power plc via an accelerated bookbuilt offering
  • Darktrace plc in connection with its £1.7 billion initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • The underwriters in connection with the £7.59 billion IPO of Deliveroo Holdings plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • ReNew Power on its US$8 billion merger with RMG Acquisition Corporation II and subsequent listing on NASDAQ
  • Diversified Energy plc on the US$225 million capital raise by way of a cash box placing
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics on its US$1.3 billion initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ
  • The sponsor, joint global coordinators, and joint bookrunners, on the £125 million capital raise by Aston Martin Lagonda Global plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange and strategic cooperation with Mercedes-Benz AG
  • The joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, on the £116 million cash placing by S4 Capital plc, the digital advertising and marketing services company
  • The joint global coordinators, bookrunners, and managers in connection with the US$100 million placing by Zealand Pharma A/S in 2020 and US$122 million placing in 2021
  • Diversified Energy plc (formerly Diversified Gas & Oil) on its transfer from the AIM Market to the Main Market (Premium Segment) of the London Stock Exchange and its US$86 million placing
  • Total SA on its natural gas distribution joint venture with Adani Group, created via Total’s acquisition of 37.4% of Adani Gas Limited, an Indian public company
  • The principal creditors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals on the reverse takeover of Aegerion by Amryt Pharma plc, an AIM listed company in the UK in connection with the Aegerion chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization petition in the US 
  • The underwriters in connection with the £2.4 billion IPO of Avast, the world’s largest consumer antivirus software supplier, listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • DNEG, the international visual effects company, in connection with its proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • Bain Capital on its £157 million block trade sale of equity shares in TI Fluid plc 
  • A UK Main Market listed real estate investment trust investing in social and affordable housing, on its £350 million IPO and its £300 million follow on public offering* 
  • A UK Main Market listed energy fund on the £300 million share issuance program, which included the acquisition of a sizeable portfolio of wind and solar farms* 
  • A UK Main Market listed investment trust investing in utility and utility-related companies, in relation to its scheme of reconstruction and subsequent listing on the London Stock Exchange* 
  • A UK Main Market listed investment company in relation to its redomiciliation from Bermuda and subsequent re-listing on the London Stock Exchange* 
  • The sponsor on the £150 million IPO of a UK Main Market listed investment company investing in shipping on the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange* 
  • The syndicate of 13 underwriters on the US$772 million IPO of one of the leading telecom infrastructure companies in India* 
  • The syndicate of six underwriters on the US$510 million IPO of the first healthcare business trust to be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange* 
  • An Indian aviation company on its US$300 million global depositary receipt (GDR) issuance on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange* 
  • One of the leading publicly listed real estate development companies in India on its US$330 million institutional placement program* 
  • A Tata Group Company that owns the largest portfolio of towers in India on its pre-IPO restructuring and diligence* 
  • The Government of India, Ministry of Finance, on the US$100 million follow on public offer of one of the its leading engineering and manufacturing companies in India* 

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • MBA, University of Oxford, 2015
  • BA LLB (Honours), National Law School of India University, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi