The Firm has established itself as one of the leading players in the country in the Banking and Finance practice area. Our expertise in Banking and Finance covers acquisition & leverage finance, structured finance, global loans, restructuring, external commercial borrowings, asset securitisation and various regulatory issues pertaining to the area. The practice is involved in some of the largest and complex transactions, requiring exhaustive knowledge of the Indian finance market and its legal framework; our counsels are also involved in a large number of cross-border financing transactions and on account of that have developed a deep understanding of international regulations, industries and legal & financial techniques.
Our interaction with the Reserve Bank of India (India’s Central Bank and responsible for regulating various financial intermediaries including banks and NBFCs), the Indian Banks Association and various other participants in the Indian banking and finance space has provided us with knowledge and understanding of regulatory issues and expectations enabling us to address client requirements within the contours of an evolving regulatory framework. This ability has enabled us to excel in an industry which is witnessing a steady increase the number of transactions involving complex structures and innovation.
Our Banking and Finance practice is headed by Mr. Mohit Saraf, Senior Partner with Mr. Sameen Vyas, Partner, Ms. Vijaya Rao, Partner, Mr. Aniket Sengupta, Partner and Mr. Piyush Mishra, Partner, being the other senior members of the team. They are assisted by a team of associates in New Delhi and Mumbai.
We have been the recipient of the
Asialaw India awards for ‘Banking & Finance team of the year’,
ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2009 in the category ‘Asset & Corporate Finance Deal of the Year.’
India Business Law Journal’s 2010 Indian Law Firm Awards in the category of ‘Banking and Finance’ as well as ‘Restructuring and Refinancing’.
Asia Law Leading Lawyers survey of 2011 have nominated Mr. Mohit Saraf and Mr. Sameen Vyas as Asia’s pre-eminent lawyers in their respective areas. Also, Mr. Mohit Saraf and Ms. Vijaya Rao, have been distinguished by ‘Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers’ for the highest quality and dedication in specific areas of corporate and commercial law.
Banks and Financial Institutions advised by the Firm for Banking and Finance related work include
ARCIL, Axis Bank Limited, Bank of America, Citibank, ICICI Bank Limited, IDBI Bank Limited, IKB Deutsche Industriebank Aktiengesellschaft, State Bank of India, Standard Chartered Bank, SBI Capital Markets Limited, Syndicate Bank, UBS and
Yes Bank Limited. We have also advised DLF Group, Bhushan Steel, GMR Group, Great Offshore and
United Breweries on several debt fund raising exercises undertaken by them.