Shayan Dasgupta

Shayan is an accomplished corporate, commercial, and fintech lawyer with extensive expertise in various legal areas. His primary area of focus lies in providing corporate and commercial advisory services, handling complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, regulatory compliance matters, corporate financing, negotiating commercial contracts, and securing business licensing.

With qualifications in both the United Kingdom and India, Shayan has been serving clients in the UAE since 2018. His advisory services extend beyond the Middle East, reaching the wider Asia Pacific, Africa, and Europe regions.

Shayan successfully managed a diverse range of high-value and intricate merger and acquisition transactions, as well as private equity and venture capital funding deals. This includes the negotiation and drafting of key transaction documents, conducting due diligence investigations, pre-closing restructuring, and overseeing deal closures for both share and asset transactions.

One of Shayan’s notable areas of specialization is fintech. He regularly advises clients on matters related to fintech, blockchain, crypto exchanges, custodians, payment service providers, e-commerce, privacy, and data protection. He has also assisted multinational companies in expanding their operations across regions by structuring their investments through UAE registered holding companies.

Admissions:

  • Advocate of Marharashta and Goa, India (2017)
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (2023)
  • Registered Legal Consultant with the Legal Affairs Department of Dubai (2024)

Languages:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
Notable Representations

Multi-company unfair prejudice shareholder dispute involving allegations of misappropriation and misuse of government obtained funding and loans.

Instructed by the UK government to represent the UK Houses of Parliament in claims brought by an individual claiming disability discrimination.

The court dismissed an application to suspend a company voluntary arrangement where the Applicant wrongfully refused to accept the validity of the debts.

Acted for Pytero,a telecommanufacturer in a $100 million freezing order granted in support of international proceedings alleging breach of intellectual a property rights

LCIA arbitration (for $200 million) and subsequent High Court litigation relating to Awards, raising novel issues concerning partial illegality arising from fraud in the context of securities.

Technology and Construction Court – injunctive proceedings followed by settlement regarding claims for VAT repayment sums in a frozen bank account.

Acting for a major pharmaceutical company for damages on a cross-undertaking under a wrongly granted injunction for patent infringement.
Acting for the Claimant in a three-week Commercial Court trial for misrepresentation arising from statements made to investors.
Acting for an Indian Property Firm against a Investment bank in a joint venture dispute concerning an investment in a real estate development company in India with enforcement proceedings in the US and England and Wales;
Acting for a high net worth individual in two successful claims, against a firm of accountants and intermediaries alleged to have facilitated an elaborate multi-jurisdiction fraud.
Acting against IBM for misrepresentation in the provision of a multimillion software system.

Notable Advisory work

Advising on a dispute concerning the design and implementation of an intrusion detection system for a centre servicing a 85,000 node network.

Advising a HNW individual for losses incurred against Danske Bank when it froze accounts following the revelation of a high profile money laundering operation being run through a branch in Estonia.

Advising on liability for security flaws in software design and adequacy of security measures in the context of EU data protection legislation.

Advising a cloud-based provider of business-critical services in the transport sector as to the responsiveness of its cyber-risk insurance cover to predicted loss scenarios.

Advising a Fin tech organisation in relation to the negotiation of bespoke elements of a group-wide cyber-risk policy.

Assisting a cloud service provider in relation to the creation of new standard terms and conditions;

Advising an on-line retailer as to availability of injunctive relief in relation to a dispute with its e-commerce site developer;

Advising a website owner as to possible causes of action in relation to traffic generation by alleged unwarranted and abusive robot activity;

Advising a digital media agency in a dispute with the supplier of its demand-side platform technology over ownership market segmentation data;

Advising a Bitcoin holder on potential routes to recovery of crypto-assets fraudulently transferred from an online wallet.