Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2009
National Law School of India University, B.A.-LL.B., 2006
- New York
Licensed in India and New York, Amita Gopinath is skilled at handling a wide range of cross-border transactions and general corporate law issues.
She assists both foreign and domestic clients in M&A transactions and joint ventures, including advising on potential antitrust issues, and provides investment advice to overseas clients looking to establish a presence in North America. She advises both lenders and borrowers with financing transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border transactions.
She has experience with private equity, debt offerings, and capital markets transactions including syndicated loan facilities, debt and medium term note offerings and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings and private placements.
Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Amita worked at a large Indian law firm and at the Singapore office of an international law firm, where she represented global underwriters and corporations in international securities offerings, including initial public offerings, convertible bonds, Indian depository receipts and qualified institutions placements.
Represented the underwriters in a $225 million qualified institutions placement by a leading private sector bank in India of its equity shares in a Regulation S placing.
Represented the underwriters in a $150 million global depository receipt Rule 144A offering by a leading integrated diamond and jewellery manufacturer and retailer in India.
Represented the underwriters in a $530 million landmark offering of equity shares representing Indian depository receipts by a multinational financial services company.
Represented the underwriters in a $200 million convertible bond offering by part of an Indian conglomerate engaged in commodities trading.
Represented the underwriters in a convertible bond offering by a leading provider of technology-based education in India.
Represented the underwriters in a $110 million convertible bond offering by a leading integrated diamond and jewellery manufacturer and retailer in India.
Represented the underwriters in a $30 million convertible bond offering by an Indian wind power company.
Represented the underwriters in a $20 million convertible bond offering by an Indian software and information technology company.
Represented an Indian pharmaceutical company in the issuance of a corporate guarantee for the benefit of holders of bonds issued by its overseas subsidiary.
Represented a multinational conglomerate group with operations in the sectors of steel, power, energy and shipping in the availing of several facilities from international banks by various group companies.
Represented an Indian real estate company in the issuance of a guarantee for the benefit of the lender of a facility availed by its overseas subsidiary.
Represented a Singapore utility company in a private placement of unlisted convertible bonds by the Company to an investor outside the United States.
Represented a Mauritian private equity fund in a private equity investment in an Indian company engaged in the manufacturing and trading of allopathic medicines.
Advised a UK-based management consultancy company on incorporating a company in India.
Advised an Indian manufacturer of writing and printing paper on the procedure for redemption of convertible bonds.
Advised an international microfinance organization on carrying on activities as a non-banking finance organization in India.
Advised a leading Indian transportation company on the delisting of its shares from the Indian stock exchange.
Advised a U.S.-based pharmaceutical group on foreign direct investment in India for the sale and distribution of medicines/drugs in India.
Advised a global steel manufacturing company on establishing a joint venture partnership in India.
Advised a leading Indian real estate company on regulations relating to external commercial borrowings and foreign direct investment in India.
Columbia Law School, LL.M., Harlem Tutoring Project
National Law School of India University, B.A.-LL.B., (Honors) Student Bar Review Editor 2005-06
National University of Singapore, Singapore Academic Exchange Program
New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, International Section, Young Lawyers Section
"Evidentiary Issues in Cyber Crimes," Apex Court Expressions, 2004
"Corporate Criminal Liability," Company Law Journal, 2004