GUJADHUR Santosh Kumar

Founder, COO & Board Director

Gujadhur Santosh Kumar

Santosh is a licensed legal practitioner and is admitted to the New York State bar in the USA. He received his Doctor of Law degree, with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation, from Cornell University and his B.S. in Biochemistry from Boston College.

Santosh has extensive experience in interacting with lawyers, tax advisers and boards of directors of funds/SPVs in various jurisdictions to structure, close and maintain investment vehicles. As a corporate associate in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP, he focused his practice on capital markets and equity derivatives transactions and general corporate transactional work. He has represented financial institutions, broker–dealers, REITs, sovereign wealth funds and other corporate clients in equity, debt and hybrid capital transactions, fund formations, IPOs, tender offers, swaps and accelerated share repurchase transactions, investment transactions, regulatory matters, capital injections by the U.S. Government, and he has represented financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds in several landmark recapitalisation transactions in the U.S. as result of the financial crisis. He has also advised clients on various regulatory matters, including bank and securities regulatory issues, and he has experience in preparing and negotiating ISDA documentation for equity derivatives transactions.

Santosh co-founded GFin Corporate Services Ltd. in 2011, after leaving Sidley Austin LLP to relocate to Mauritius, a full service Mauritius-based administrator providing corporate and fiduciary services. Prior to GFin and Sidley Austin LLP, Santosh also worked at Clarel Benoit Chambers, one of the band-1 rated firms in Mauritius by Chambers and Partners (UK), where he received exposure to the Mauritius corporate and regulatory environment.

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