Raj Panasar


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Raj S. Panasar is a partner based in the London office.

Mr. Panasar's practice focuses on international financing transactions.  He represents corporate issuers and financial institutions in public and private international equity, high yield and other debt offerings, and also advises on syndicated bank lending transactions and leveraged finance.

A recognized expert on complex listings under the new EU prospectus regime and a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Primary Markets Group, he has represented many issuers, including major emerging market companies, in their IPOs and London Stock Exchange listings, as well as representing leading investment banks as underwriters of high profile capital markets transactions.  He has also advised on many high yield and other leveraged finance transactions.

Mr. Panasar has been distinguished as a leading capital markets lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers EuropeChambers UK and IFLR.

Mr. Panasar joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2007.  He joined Goldman Sachs in London in 2000, where he worked for one year. He rejoined the firm in 2001.  Mr. Panasar received an LLB law degree from the London School of Economics.

Mr. Panasar is co-editor of and a key contributor to European Securities Law, a comprehensive guide to the law and regulations that govern Europe's capital markets (Second Edition Oxford University Press, 2014).

Mr. Panasar is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and is a member of the Bar in New York.

Honors and Distinctions

Chambers Global - Capital Markets (Experts Based Abroad); Russia. Capital Markets: Debt; United Kingdom. Capital Markets: Equity; United Kingdom.

Chambers Europe - Capital Markets: Lawyers Based Abroad; Russia.

Chambers UK - Capital Markets: Debt.  Capital Markets: Equity.

The Legal 500 UK - Equity Capital Markets: UK Capability. Equity Capital Markets: U.S. Capability. Debt Capital Markets.

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms - Capital Markets: Equity; United Kingdom.


  • College of Law, London
  • University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science

Bar Admissions

England & Wales
New York

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