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Arun Balasubramanian


Capital markets | Infrastructure | Investigations | Mergers and acquisitions | Private capital |

A strong reputation and a tower of strength

Chambers Global 2016

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About Arun Balasubramanian

Arun advises on corporate, securities and investigations matters in southeast and south Asia.  

Over a two decade career spanning New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, he has been involved a wide range of complex and high-profile matters across the region.  

His clients include major global and regional corporations, financial institutions and providers of alternative capital.

In addition to his regional practice, Arun is a key point of contact for the firm’s clients with regard to their transactions and disputes in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. 

Recent work

  • Advising Novartis on its portfolio transformation transactions with GlaxoSmithKline and the sale of its animal health business to Eli Lilly.
  • Advising Aon on the sale of its Asia-Pacific payroll business.
  • Advising the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its investment in L&T Infrastructure Development Projects.
  • Advising LafargeHolcim on the sale of Lafarge India to Nirma.
  • Advising on major securities offerings across the region, involving companies such as Capitaland, DBS, OCBC and OUE in Singapore; Matahari and LinkNet in Indonesia; PTTEP and BTS in Thailand; and TCS, NTPC, DLF, Cairn and Bharti Infratel in India .



  • University of Oxford, UK (Rhodes scholar)
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • New York University, US
  • University of Delhi, India