Gunderson Dettmer Named Significant Player for India-related Work by India Business Law Journal

August 24, 2022Firm News

India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) has named Gunderson Dettmer a Significant Player for India-related work in its newly published 2022 report. This is the third consecutive year that Gunderson Dettmer has been named to the list under the leadership of Singapore Managing Partner Jonathan Pentzien.

“Gunderson Dettmer has made a splash on the India scene with its expertise and exclusive focus on emerging growth companies and their investors. In 2021, the firm counted 129 reported deals handled by its Singapore team relating to India and Southeast Asia, which included more than 100 companies and 560 investors, raising USD15.9 billion for companies in the region. Gunderson enjoyed an action-packed year advising on deals across various industries such as fintech, life sciences, healthtech, sportstech, e-commerce, crypto and blockchain, among others,” according to IBLJ.

Singapore Managing Partner Jonathan Pentzien, Partner David He, and Associate Jolyn Ang were also recognized for being well respected for their work.

In the report, Gunderson Dettmer client Vinayak Mishra, Director of Legal at Lightspeed India Partners commented that “Gunderson Dettmer beats many of its peers in terms of responsiveness and problem-solving attitude and their service is par excellence.”

Standout deals highlighted by IBLJ included:

  • Representing Accel as it co-led the USD650 million series E financing of India-based executive education platform Eruditus;
  • Representing Lightspeed Venture Partners and Tiger Global in the USD502 million series E financing of ShareChat; and
  • Representing Lone Pine Capital on the USD375 million series F financing of Razorpay.

Gunderson Dettmer is the preeminent international law firm with an exclusive focus on the innovation economy. The firm serves market-leading venture capital and growth equity investors and pioneering companies through inception, growth and maturity, as well as groundbreaking public companies that result from the global venture capital ecosystem. The firm’s clear-cut focus and well-honed technical skill enables an accelerated pace and unmatched efficiency, delivering best-in-class value at each phase of a client’s business.