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Global India Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across India.

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Band 1
  1. Singapore: Allen & Overy
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    Singapore: Allen & Overy
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Allen & Overy offers a leading practice with considerable expertise in complex, highly structured transactions. It has a deep bench operating on a variety of India-related matters including acquisition finance, payment financing, margin lending, ECBs and secured term loans. Regularly instructed by international and Indian banks, it is also a popular choice of counsel for Indian borrowers. The law firm is well positioned to assist clients with debt restructuring and refinancing work and is active on financing relating to private equity funds. Its expertise encompasses multi-jurisdictional matters, including the UK, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and offshore jurisdictions.
  2. Singapore: Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.
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    Singapore: Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Linklaters is a highly respected law firm, recognised for its skill in complex, innovative transactions. Its key areas of expertise include acquisition, term loan and secured finance facilities, as well as refinancing work. The team acts from Singapore and London on large-scale syndicated financings to Indian corporate parties. It benefits from established relationships with Indian and international banks, which regularly seek the firm's counsel on cross-border ECB matters, and strong relationships in the domestic Indian legal market. Recently active in matters relating to the renewables, healthcare and hospitality sectors, it is well-positioned to assist with green financing mandates. Key clients include Morgan Stanley Asia, Standard Chartered and Cerberus.
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Band 2
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    Singapore: Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Baker McKenzie offers a respected team which is highly active representing leading global and Indian lenders on large-scale transactions. It maintains regular involvement in term and syndicated lending to the Indian energy and infrastructure sectors. The law firm's robust Singapore-based practice features India, Singapore and UK-qualified lawyers, and is adept at handling acquisition finance, including private equity-financed transactions. The team offers expertise in multi-jurisdictional matters, most notably in Europe and the United States. Key clients include ANZ Bank, State Bank of India and Rabobank.
  2. Singapore: Clifford Chance
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    Singapore: Clifford Chance
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Clifford Chance offers a highly reputed team with an aptitude for large-scale financing work, regularly acting for international and domestic banking clients. It is very active on acquisition financing, with expertise in offshore financing transactions, alongside significant experience advising on working capital facilities and complex loan restructuring matters. Popular among investment fund and private equity clients, the law firm maintains long-standing relationships with an impressive roster of Indian borrowers and overseas banks, including HSBC, Standard Chartered and Shriram Transport Finance.
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Band 3
  1. Singapore: Jones Day
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    Singapore: Jones Day
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Jones Day is proficient in a range of finance transactions, including offshore lending and acquisition finance. It represents a number of key players in the Indian energy, hospitality and consumer goods sectors, with notable activity in project finance. Additionally mandated on refinancing and restructuring matters, the team is experienced on borrower-side mandates, and also acts for international banking clients. Key clients include UPL, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Godrej Consumer Products.
  2. Singapore: Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Singapore: Norton Rose Fulbright
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Norton Rose Fulbright has a notable practice with a consistent flow of financing work for international and domestic Indian banks. It handles a variety of complex bank lending, complemented by the firm's strong projects and acquisition finance practice. Its lawyers regularly advise on lending into the energy and renewables markets and are well-regarded for their expertise in shipping and aviation finance. The team is also active on enforcement mandates connected with defaulted loan repayment proceedings. Its involvement in India-related financing work involves a wide range of jurisdictions including the USA, the UK and mainland Europe, making it a popular choice of counsel for banking clients, financial entities and multinational conglomerates.
  3. Singapore: Stephenson Harwood LLP
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    Singapore: Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Stephenson Harwood's Singapore-based India banking and finance practice acts for a broad range of Indian banks, lenders and financial institutions. It is regularly mandated on significant project finance matters and offers notable experience in the renewables sector. The team also advises on the provision of various credit facilities, as well as refinancings. Key clients include State Bank of India, HDFC and Axis Bank.
  4. Singapore: White & Case Pte. Ltd.
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    Singapore: White & Case Pte. Ltd.
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    White & Case carry out India-related work for a range of global banks and asset management firms, as well as Indian corporations. The team draws on expertise based in Singapore, New York, and Hong Kong, and is often mandated on term loan facilities, refinancings, and leveraged acquisitions. Its financing capabilities extend to both onshore and offshore structures, and it has a track record of work related to the tech, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods sectors.
  5. UK: Reed Smith LLP
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    UK: Reed Smith LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Reed Smith has a respected team with an established practice advising international and Indian banking clients. The firm offers financing capabilities across a range of areas including corporate finance and ECB lending. It is also active on debt restructuring transactions in the transport sector. Notable clients include the Government of India and aerospace and defence company MIDHANI.
  6. UK: Herbert Smith Freehills
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3
  7. USA: Latham & Watkins LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2023 | Band 3