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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

3 ranked lawyersBand 1IndiaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Robust project finance practice with a track record of advising on significant energy transactions. Also commended for handling project acquisitions and headline infrastructure, oil and gas, and renewable power mandates. Recent areas of activity also include matters relating to aviation developments, as well as advising on infrastructure investment trust structures. Acknowledged for its longstanding reputation and consistent prominence in the field.

Strengths

An interviewee attests: "They are very practical in their approach, understanding the client context and situation, and advising accordingly."

Another source confirms that "we are very satisfied with their work."

Work highlights

Advised Adani Gas on the USD865 million purchase of 37.4% shares in the company by Total, which led to the creation of a joint venture in the downstream energy sector.

Notable practitioners

Ajay Sawhney often assists lenders with financing and refinancing transactions, including in relation to renewable energy, gas and waste management projects. A client attests that "he is very well read and addressed with what is happening, and his negotiating is fantastic. He is well prepared and very experienced."

L Viswanathan continues to hold a market-leading reputation for his all-round expertise in this space, with market sources confirming that "he has a good handle on both the financing and non-financing aspects of projects." He assists many of India's leading energy and infrastructure conglomerates with acquisitions and divestments in the renewable energy, oil and gas, telecoms and aviation sectors.

Santosh Janakiram is respected for his expertise in project finance, with clients describing him as "super reliable." Of late, he has advised international private equity houses and financial institutions on transactions in the solar energy and aviation spaces.

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India

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy


Ajay Sawhney
Band 4
L Viswanathan
Band 1
Santosh Janakiram
Band 2