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Asia-Pacific 2022
India Banking & Finance
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2 Ranked Lawyers

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Banking & Finance - India
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What the team is known for

AZB & Partners is a well-established law firm in India that advises domestic and international banks on a wide variety of work, including syndicated lending, ECB and corporate finance transactions. Go-to choice of counsel for key borrowers in the market and active on structured and project finance transactions as well as securitisation issues. Also handles a number of real estate financings. Additional expertise in handling corporate insolvency matters. Adept at advising energy companies on securing funding for renewable projects. Some of its key clients include Asian Development Bank, Housing Development Finance and Tata Motors Finance.

Strengths

A client comments that "AZB's key strength lies in understanding of international matters and reach through global partners."

Another client appreciates that the team is "good in structuring a transaction with sound legal principles blended with commercial aspects as well."

Work highlights

AZB & Partners advised Export Development Canada on an external commercial borrowing facility of USD95 million, which was provided to Azure Power India for capital expenditure for project development.

Notable practitioners

Bahram Vakil is the co-founder of AZB & Partners and is a senior partner in its Mumbai office. He is well known in the market for his considerable expertise in project finance work, as well as insolvency.

Anand Shah is a partner based in AZB & Partners' Mumbai office. He acts for notable financial institutions and handles a range of financing matters from NCDs and acquisitions to real estate financing. A client comments that his "response time and level of expertise is very helpful."

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