We work alongside leading financial institutions to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving regulatory landscape, relating to lending, distressed debt and increasing complexity of financial services regulation.
It is imperative that lawyers can steer clients through this complex environment and our team is exceptionally positioned to do this. Clients seek us out for legal advice on their on-going banking and finance issues as well as for our leadership in complex, cross-border banking and finance transactions. We have deep knowledge of the industry, the products and the law. A combination of insights across these aspects helps us set precedents, identify trends, and advise on matters with potential for significant impact across the entire sector.
Our lawyers across our Pan India network provide results driven commercial advice to banks on some of their most complex transactions and challenging business issues. We work closely with the Firm’s Dispute Resolution, M&A, Private Equity, Tax, Real Estate and other practices to provide integrated services and to facilitate the smooth consummation of transactions. We advise a broad range of stakeholders including domestic and international banks, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, institutional investors, non-banking financial companies, multilateral institutions, speciality funds, asset reconstruction companies and corporate borrowers.
Areas of Focus
We structure acquisition financings involving both private equity and strategic buyers and advise on all aspects, from the structuring and commitment phase to closing and subsequent amendments and refinancings. We work with the Firm’s M&A attorneys on both the financing and buy/sell aspects of an acquisition transaction. Our anticipation of the requirements of all stakeholders with regard to complex transactions, anchors our ability to deliver sophisticated advice and deal management of acquisition financings.
We advise clients on all types of leveraged financings, from lower middle-market to global corporates including secured loan facilities, recapitalisation, working capital or general corporate purposes, integrated bank and bond financings, asset-based and multi-currency facilities and cross-border financing. We represent commercial and investment banks, institutional lenders, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in leveraged cash flow and asset-based financing. We also address all manner of inter-creditor issues that could stem from senior and subordinated financings, superpriority and cross-collateralised structures.
We effectively protect the interests of our clients including lenders, borrowers, investors and acquirers, in out-of-court restructuring through our Firm’s finance and restructuring experience. Our experience of negotiating with constituents with divergent interests helps us delivering resolution that enables our clients to progress with financing structures. We collaborate with our highly experienced and reputed litigation team to find solutions for any restructuring that might be contentious.
Real Estate Investment and Finance
We have extensive experience in secured real estate finance and regularly represent banks and other institutional lenders in ensuring loans being secured for all types of commercial and residential real estate. Our national practice addresses diverse forms of secured debt, including bridge, acquisition, construction and permanent financing secured by fixed and floating rate mortgages, mezzanine debt and fee, also including lease rental discounting mortgages.
We represent institutional investors and funds in structuring and documenting investments in mezzanine products of all types including senior subordinated debt, equity co-investments and preferred equity. We understand the wide range of issues that could arise in any mezzanine transaction, including the structure, pricing, covenants, redemption/call protection aspects, liquidity rights, inter creditor issues, equity components, anti-dilution protections and tax aspects. Our team comprises a dedicated team of lawyers from finance, fund formation, private equity and tax, to deliver integrated legal services.
Consumer Lending, Digital Banking and Payment Solutions
We advise mortgage and consumer lenders, payment service providers and e-money institutions apart from small banks, payment banks, e-wallet and leasing corporations on new age innovative products based on financial technology.
We represent banks, institutional investors and mutual funds in structuring and documenting syndicated and bilateral loans. In addition, we also have expertise in trade finance, securitisation equipment finance, project finance and bank frauds etc.
Band 1 for Banking & Finance by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific & Chambers Global, 2021
Tier 1 for Banking & Finance by The Legal 500, 2020-21
Tier 1 for Banking by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate, 2021
Outstanding for Banking & Finance by Asialaw Profiles 2021
Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business (ALB) India Law Awards 2020
Among the Best Firms for Restructuring & Insolvency, Structured Finance & Securitization, FinTech by India Business Law Journal, 2020
2 marquee deals recognised among the winning deals by India Business Law Journal, 2019
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