Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Varun Gupta joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Moscow as a U.S. partner and head of the Russian capital markets practice.

Mr. Gupta's practice focuses on international capital markets transactions, cross-border M&A transactions and general corporate matters. He provides both debt and equity capital markets advice, and regularly represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

Mr. Gupta has played a leading role in the development of the Russian equity capital markets through his work on a number of landmark IPOs, including listings of Russian companies on the London and New York Stock Exchanges.

Mr. Gupta holds a J.D. from Georgetown Law School and a B.Sc.in Accounting from the University of Florida. Mr. Gupta is a member of the New York bar.