Chrishan Raja’s practice focuses on international capital markets transactions, particularly those with a UK or U.S. nexus.

His capital markets experience includes offerings by Global Ports Holding PLC, Hepsiburada, Enefit Green, Retailors Ltd., Veon Ltd., Thule Group AB, Santander UK, and WH Group Limited.

Chrishan joined the firm in 2012 and became partner in 2023. He was previously resident in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C offices.

Notable Experiences


  • ACG Acquisition Company on its IPO and listing under the FCA’s new SPAC regime.

  • Burning Rock Biotech on its direct listing of ADSs in London (achieving a dual-listing structure with its existing Nasdaq-listed securities).

  • The underwriters in the IPO of Tallinna Sadam AS, the Port of Tallinn in Estonia, the first IPO of an Estonian state-owned entity since 1999 and the first international equity offering by an Estonian company since 2012.

  • The underwriters in the £154 million IPO of the ordinary shares of Global Ports Holding PLC and standard listing on London Stock Exchange.

  • The underwriters in four SEC-registered offerings by Telenor ASA of shares in VEON Ltd. (formerly VimpelCom Ltd.).

  • EFG International in a $295 million rights offering to finance part of its acquisition of BSISA from Banco BTG Pactual S.A.

  • A major telecommunications company in its Reg S/Rule 144A IPO and standard listing of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange and concurrent listing of ordinary shares on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

  • The dealer managers in a cash tender offer by a subsidiary of a major telecommunications company for certain ordinary shares and GDRs.

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  • The underwriters in Telenor’s initial disposition of a portion of its ownership stake in VEON, through an offering of bonds exchangeable into VEON ADSs.

  • The initial purchasers in several convertible bond offerings by Qiagen NV.

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  • The Republic of Armenia in its $500 million Eurobond and simultaneous tender offer.

  • Santander UK Group Holdings plc and its subsidiaries in over $10 billion of SEC-registered offerings of debt securities.

  • Westlake Chemical Corporation in its SEC-registered offering of €700 million senior unsecured notes, a takedown off the issuer’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3.

  • The joint bookrunners in the Reg S/Rule 144A high-yield notes offering by Global Ports Holding A.S. (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Ports Holding PLC).

  • Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse AG, and Credit Suisse International in connection with their respective European debt programmes and related registration documents.

  • Goldman Sachs International in connection with its European secured notes programme.

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