Bhakta Batsal Patnaik is a partner at Trilegal and heads the capital markets practice. He has extensive experience in equity capital markets, and has advised borrowers and lenders in structured finance transactions and debt issuances. He has also been actively involved with infrastructure investment trust and real estate investment trust listings. Bhakta has advised issuers and major investment banks on a broad range of domestic and international transactions, including offerings and private placements of convertible and exchangeable bonds, equity securities including ordinary shares and units of real estate investment trusts and business trusts, leveraged notes and equity upside notes and block trades in India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. He has also been involved in restructuring of debt and equity linked instruments. He was involved in the drafting of the REIT and InvIT Regulations in India based on his Singapore experience.

Bhakta is recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets in India by several publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific and Asia Law.

Prior to joining Trilegal, he was a partner with S&R Associates for five years, and has worked with Linklaters for five years, and Amarchand Mangaldas for three years.

Bhakta is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, India, and is registered as a solicitor in England and Wales.