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J Sagar Associates

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1IndiaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Regularly highlighted by market observers for its exceptional track record in banking and finance. Varied transactional expertise, including various roles on syndicated loans for both Indian and international lenders, and experienced in handling high-value refinancing, project finance and sponsor financing. Active on financing mandates for infrastructure investment trusts and also able to assist lenders with real estate financing. Offers considerable experience on acquisition financing matters. Additionally adept at advising on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Regularly instructed on transactions in the renewable energy space.

Strengths

One client hails the firm, reporting: "They were superb and have the professional aptitude to perform on large, complex transactions. They are extremely good at client service and they have the commercial awareness to understand the needs of the client."

Another client adds: "JSA commands a great deal of respect in the fraternity and their experience gives us confidence that they have the requisite ability to deal with transaction complexities while managing stakeholder expectations."

Work highlights

Advised a syndicate of five banks in relation to long-term loan facilities aggregating to INR12,000 crore availed by Tata Steel BSL.

Notable practitioners

Aashit Shah possesses the "expertise and nuance to deal with highly structured work," according to a client. He is well placed to advise clients on a range of financing matters and banking regulatory issues, as well as restructuring and insolvency mandates.

The highly respected Dina Wadia is experienced in advising lenders on high-value transactions. One interviewee comments that it was "a very positive experience working with her and, importantly, the deal closed on time," while another labels her a "great banking lawyer."

Pratish Kumar possesses "very strong acumen in terms of structuring and executing transactions," according to a client. He is highly active, with a portfolio of recent work that includes ECBs, receivables purchases and loan facility formations.

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India

Banking & Finance


Aashit Shah
Band 2
Dina Wadia
Eminent Practitioners
Pratish Kumar
Up and Coming