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Reed Smith LLP

Banking & Finance

Band 3IndiaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Reed Smith has a respected team with an established practice advising international and Indian banking clients. Offers financing capabilities across a range of areas including corporate finance and ECB lending. Also notably active on debt restructuring transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Key clients include Barclays Bank, ICICI Bank and the government of India.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "Reed Smith is my first choice for any offshore legal work; they are well updated on recent changes in the legal field and are kind enough to provide us with informal guidance on legal issues, which shows they value our professional relationship." The same client also notes: "Despite the time difference, partners are reachable and respond to e-mails promptly; the quality of work has never been an issue with them."

A client praises the team's "excellent approach towards concluding the transaction within the commercial framework."

A source remarks: "Their India group is well balanced geographically and by practice area, offering comprehensive coverage; they are price-competitive and understand the needs and peculiarities of Indian business houses venturing overseas, providing deep industry knowledge."

Work highlights

Reed Smith represented State Bank of India in relation to a USD100 million external commercial borrowing transaction to Bajaj Finance.

Notable practitioners

London-based Gautam Bhattacharyya and Dallas-based Bobby Majumder are key contacts at the firm.

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