Karun is a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and also a registered foreign lawyer at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC, a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Karun Cariappa is the co-leader of Morgan Lewis’ India practice. He advises on securities offerings across Asia with a particular focus on India. Karun has more than 14 years of corporate and securities law experience, representing corporate issuers, selling shareholders, and investment banks in Asia.
Karun’s practice covers advising corporate issuers, selling shareholders, and underwriters on initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, offers for sale, private placements, block trades, bond offerings, and bond restructurings. Across his career, he has advised on more than 50 completed transactions and has experience with public and private offerings of securities. Karun is fluent in English, Hindi, and Kannada.
Advised on the first-ever private placement of units of IndInfravit Trust, an infrastructure investment trust, sponsored by L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited, amounting to US $485 million
Advised on the US $445 million qualified institutions placement by Canara Bank, an Indian state-owned bank (awarded Capital Markets Deal of the Year by India Business Law Journal in 2011)
Advised on the US $1.1 billion rights offering of Hindalco Industries Limited
Advised on the US $320 million exchange offer of convertible bonds of GTL Infrastructure Limited
Advised on the first-ever institutional placement program in India of Godrej Properties Limited
Advised on the first-ever qualified institutions placement in India of Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited
London School of Economics and Political Science, 2003, LL.M.
University of Mysore, 2002, LL.B.
Singapore (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
The International A-List, India Business Law Journal (2019)