Sidharth Bhasin advises Asian and international clients on public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures, private equity investments and exits, capital markets offerings, and restructurings and workouts.

Known for his commercial sensibility and varied transactional experience, Mr. Bhasin develops strategic legal solutions for a range of private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, private and public companies, and financial institutions. He regularly works on transactions in South and Southeast Asia, as well as outbound transactions into the United States and Europe. Mr. Bhasin also brings to bear his significant industry knowledge covering the energy, infrastructure, financial services, consumer, technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.

Mr. Bhasin represents many top Asian and multinational corporations, such as Mattel, STT, JERA, MIND ID, PETRONAS, Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group, and Reliance. His private capital clients include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, OMERS, BlackRock, I Squared Capital, and Goldman Sachs PIA.

He has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for corporate and M&A by independent legal publications including Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, and India Business Law Journal.

Mr. Bhasin's experience includes advising:

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) as lead investor on the US$105 million Series D funding round of CleverTap, a leading global B2B SaaS platform for customer engagement and retention
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board on the acquisition of a significant majority stake in Sahyadri Hospitals Group, an India-based private hospital chain in the state of Maharashtra, from the Everstone Group
  • ST Telemedia Globe Data Centres, one of the world’s fastest-growing data centre providers, headquartered in Singapore, on the joint venture partnership with Globe to develop, construct, and operate data centre projects in the Philippines
  • Capital Square Partners (CSP) in connection with acquisition of CSS Corp, a global technology support services leader, from Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager*
  • JERA Co., Inc. on the sale of its stake in the Paiton Coal Thermal IPP Project in Indonesia to Medco*
  • OMERS Infrastructure in its US$220 million acquisition of a stake in Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) from IFC and IFC GIF Investment Company I*
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in its US$365 million acquisition of a 40% interest in CLP India Private Limited*
  • Capital Square Partners (CSP) in connection with its proposed acquisition of a controlling interest in StarTek and its sale of Aegis, one of its subsidiaries, to StarTek as consideration for such acquisition*
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on its investment into Spandana, an Indian microfinance company*
  • The Xander Group in a joint venture with APG Strategic Real Estate Pool N.V. (APG) to Invest US$450 million in retail developments in India and the related US$300 million acquisition by the joint venture company Virtuous Retail South Asia Pte. Ltd. of an initial portfolio of three retail assets from a Xander-sponsored fund*
  • CX Partners and CSP on the sale of Minacs for approximately US$420 million to Concentrix Global Holdings, a subsidiary of Synnex Corporation, a Fortune 500 company; Sidharth previously advised CX and CSP on the acquisition of Minacs from Aditya Birla for an enterprise value of approximately US$260 million*
  • Everstone Capital Partners in the purchase of C3/CustomerContactChannels Holdings by its joint venture vehicle between Everstone Capital Partners III L.P. and Sunrise BPO Pte. Ltd., Everise Holdings (US), LLC*
  • Qatar Investment Authority, through wholly owned subsidiary Qatar Holdings LLC, in its acquisition of a minority stake in CITIC Capital Holdings Limited*
  • PETRONAS on Saudi Aramco’s US$8 billion investment in the RAPID Refinery and Petrochemical project in Malaysia*
  • Norwest Venture Partners as part of a consortium of private equity investors in a US$425 million investment in Asian Genco, an infrastructure company with power generation assets in India*
  • Goldman Sachs PIA in the initial and subsequent investments (over US$500 million) in ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd (formerly ReNew Power Wind Power Private Ltd), one of the largest investments in the renewable energy sector in India*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)
  • New York

Education

  • LLM, Cornell University
  • LLB, University of Wales, Cardiff
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Delhi
    Honors