Trilegal

Banking & Finance Department

India
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What the team is known for

Highly visible group that enjoys great respect in the market. Well versed in advising large banks and financial institutions on complex structured transactions. Active across project finance, refinancing, acquisition finance and term loans. Also experienced in distressed debt transactions and syndicated lending. Offers industry-specific expertise in the consumer goods, real estate and energy sectors.

Strengths

"The team is quite responsive and the turnaround time is good," one market source remarks, adding that they provide "good advice and practical solutions."

Work highlight

Instructed by Tata Housing Development and Ardent Properties to advise on a USD23 million structured equity investment.

Legal counsel to L&T Finance in the provision of INR3.75 billion structured financing which was collateralised by shares and royalty receivables from the recipient.

Notable practitioners

Ameya Khandge has a strong track record on project, structured and leveraged financing work. One interviewee asserts: "He is a very good lawyer who I have a lot of respect for him," adding that he is "very good quality."

Karan Singh is a well-connected and well-regarded player in the market, regularly assisting both local and international banks with the full gamut of financing mandates. "He is great at getting deals going and holding on to clients," explains one admiring market observer.