Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance Department

India
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What the team is known for Long-standing team with an established Indian client base and expertise in cross-border financing. Regularly instructed by international banks on lending to Indian companies, with an additional focus on acquisition and project financing. Also advises major blue-chip conglomerates on borrowing. Further banking activity includes handling waiver requests and the restructuring of securities. Deep bench with significant resources in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Often advises on transactions between India and Europe.

Notable practitioners


Alexander Aitken
is sought out for his finance and debt restructuring practice. Based in Hong Kong, he is a first choice for businesses operating in real estate, projects and infrastructure.


Clive Barnard
is a market staple, possessing nearly 30 years of banking and finance expertise. Based in London, he is renowned in the market for his skills in debt and acquisition finance matters.