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Sapan Gupta

General Counsel (AMNS) & Vice President ArcelorMittal Group

ArcelorMittal Group

Mumbai, IN

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Sapan Gupta’s Biography

Sapan Gupta currently serves as General Counsel of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AMNS), and Vice President at ArcelorMittal Group. ArcelorMittal is one of the world’s largest steel producers and a global leader in industrials and manufacturing.

Sapan brings significant experience in various areas of law including Dispute Resolutions, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy, Fintech, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Industrials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure. Sapan has worked in various industries including Banks, Non-Bank Finance Companies, Real Estate, Steel, Ports, Mining and Power.

Previously Sapan was a Partner and National Practice Head at India's most prestigious law firm, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. At Bajaj Finance, Sapan handled all legal matters in his role as first Chief Legal Officer. Sapan was Deputy Head of the legal team at Standard Chartered Bank in South Asia, overseeing all transactions and managing risk in the region.

Working in New York at global law firm Sidley Austin, Sapan gained considerable international experience. Other roles include positions at ICICI Bank, HSBC and Tata Group where he started his career. Frequently acknowledged for his achievements, Sapan has won awards and recognition from Chambers, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 and Asia Law 500.

Sapan was honoured to serve as Chairman of the Mumbai Chapter for Young Indians at the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has also acted as a member of the Legal & Operations Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association.

Equally at home in Mumbai, New York, Kuala Lumpur or London, Sapan is truly a global citizen. A multi award-winning lawyer, Sapan graduated from the University of Delhi with a degree in Commerce and his LLB Law qualification. He was awarded his LLM at Harvard Law School and attended the LSE as a Chevening Gurukul Scholar. Sapan is licensed to practice law in India and the State of New York.

Sapan’s Newsfeed

ArcelorMittal appoints Sapan Gupta as global General Counsel

The world’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal promoted Sapan Gupta, vice president and general counsel of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel to the position of global general counsel, which comes into effect from June 1.

The Times of India
Sapan Gupta elevated as global legal head of ArcelorMittal

Sapan Gupta, the general counsel of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India and vice-president, ArcelorMittal has been elevated as the global legal head of ArcelorMittal.

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Sapan’s Background

ArcelorMittal Group
General Counsel (AMNS) & Vice President ArcelorMittal Group
Apr 2020 - Present
Mumbai, IN
ArcelorMittal is a leading mining and steel company with a goal to use smarter steels to build a better world.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Partner, Banking and Finance
Dec 2015 - Apr 2020
Mumbai, IN
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas is regarded as India's most prestigious full service law firm and is known as an award-winning organisation for its major transactions across all sectors of industry.
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Sapan’s Gallery


Sapan Gupta | View: India's insolvency law as creator of jobs
May 2019
Delhi, IN
Writing for The Economic Times, an Indian English-language business-focused daily newspaper, Sapan shares his views on the new corporate insolvency regime in India.
Sapan Gupta | Bankruptcy Act a perfect recovery tool for banks
Mar 2017
Delhi, IN
Sapan is interviewed on the Bankruptcy Act and states that it will not only help the banking industry but industry in general. Sapan believes it has the potential to be a very effective recovery tool.
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Indian Banks' Association
Member of Legal & Operations Committee
Mumbai, IN
The Indian Banks' Association has the promotion and development of sound and progressive banking principles, practices and conventions at its heart. It is an association of banking and financial institutions.
Confederation of Indian Industry
Chairman of Mumbai Chapter for Young Indians
Mumbai, IN
The Confederation of Indian Industry works through advisory and consultative processes in partnership with government, the business community and civil society to create and sustain a positive environment in support of the development of India.

Awards & Endorsements

Joint Winner of TMA Award for Mega Company Turnaround - Essar Steel India
Aug 2020
Sapan was recognised by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for his pioneering work on the operational turnaround of Essar Steel following its bankcruptcy.
International Financial Law Review
IFLR Asia Best Lawyers 2020
Sapan was recognised by the IFLR as a Leading Lawyer in the Practice Area: Banking, Capital markets: Debt Industry, Sector: Banking. In addition, he was acknowledged as a Tier 1 practitioner in the Practice Area of Banking and Restructuring & Insolvency.
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Bar Admissions

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The Bar Council of India
Delhi, IN
The Bar Council of India is a statutory body responsible for the regulation of legal practice and edition in India.
New York City Bar
New York, NY, USA
Sapan holds a professional bar license and is qualified to practice law in New York.

Sapan’s Education

London School of Economics & Political Science
Gurukul Chevening Leadership Program
2013 - 2013
Harvard Law School
Master of Laws (LLM): Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law (attended as Tata Scholar)
2005 - 2006
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