Arka’s practice area covers primarily equity capital markets issuances which covers a wide range of products such as Initial Public Offerings, Rights Issues, Qualified Institutions Placements, Initial Public Offering of Infrastructure Trusts and foreign currency convertible bonds.
Arka has been with the firm for 14 (fourteen) years. He has represented issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in various equity and debt capital market transactions. He has many firsts to his credit. (i) He was part of the team which advised on the first ever Qualified Institutions Placement in the country; (ii) He was also a part of the team for the first ever public issue of Non- Convertible Debentures of Tata Capital Limited; (iii) Most recently he co-led the first ever IPO of an Infrastructure Investment Trust under the SEBI INVIT Regulations for IRB InVIT Trust and (iv) the first ever privately placed UNITs under the SEBI INVIT Regulations of L&T IDPL. He represents JSA in the sub-committee formed by SEBI in connection with drafting and amending SEBI INVIT Regulations. He is also instrumental in forming views on ICDR Regulations along with peer group law firms and lead managers.
He is highly regarded as the go to lawyer for underwriters and has represented the underwriters in several initial public offerings. He is rated as a ‘notable practitioner’ in the field of ‘capital markets’ by legal publications including IFLR.
He has been ranked in Chambers & Partners Indian and Asia Pacific. RSG Consulting noted Arka to be “highly recommended by clients” for Capital Markets in India for the year 2019 and stated he is known for his availability and knowledge.
He has also contributed articles to leading international publications
- Bar Council of Maharashtra
- Bar Council of Goa
Global Legal Insights – Initial Public Offerings, 2019′
B.SL., LL. B., University of Pune, Symbiosis Law College- graduated in the year- 2006