Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Long-established practice, which is 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. Recently active on deals in the renewable energy, transportation, real estate and pharmaceutical spaces.

Strengths A client affirms: "The sense of ownership their team has towards transactions is something we really appreciate, as well as their ability to understand the nuances of a deal and their eye for detail."

Another source adds: "We receive a good amount of partner time and they are extremely proactive in advising us."

Work highlights Advised HDFC Bank on its INR10 billion loan facility to a pharmaceutical company, towards the acquisition of various corporate brands by the borrower.

Notable practitioners

Ameya Khandge assists leading international banks and funds with a range of structured and acquisition financings, including in the real estate, infrastructure and technology sectors. Clients appreciate his "solution-oriented and pragmatic approach."

Kannan Rahul is well regarded for his handling of structured and project finance, acting for a broad clientele of local and international banks. According to a client, he is "very responsive, sound and solution-oriented," while another interviewee appreciates that he is "always hands-on" and has "a full knowledge of the issues."

Karan Singh is an experienced banking partner who advises both Indian and foreign clients. He handles a range of structured, leveraged and project financings, as well as regulatory issues.