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Asia-Pacific India Banking & Finance

A broad-based definition of banking transactions, which include both borrower and lender clients. The following topics are included: acting for either the lender or the borrower on general bank lending, syndicated lending, asset finance and leveraged finance.

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Band 1
  1. AZB & Partners
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    AZB & Partners
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    AZB & Partners is a well-established law firm in India that advises domestic and international banks on a wide variety of work, including syndicated lending, ECB and corporate finance transactions. The team is a go-to choice of counsel for key borrowers in the market and is active on structured and project finance transactions as well as securitisation issues. The firm also handles a number of real estate financings and offers additional expertise in handling corporate insolvency matters. Key clients represented include HDFC, JPMorgan Chase and TPG Asia VI India Markets.
  2. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has a superb reputation among major banking and financial players, and is active on some of the most high-value financings in India. The banking team is instructed as lenders' legal counsel as well as by borrowers on matters such as project finance, and serves as local counsel to international firms. The team is also active on securitisation, loan portfolio sales and acquisition finance. The lawyers have additional expertise in handling insolvency resolution matters for major lenders and the team is especially active on deals in the energy and infrastructure spaces. Some names in the team's client base include Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered Bank and IndusInd Bank.
  3. JSA
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    JSA
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    JSA is regularly highlighted by market observers for its exceptional track record in legal matters relating to banking and finance in India. The team has varied transactional expertise, including various roles on syndicated loans for both Indian and international lenders, and is experienced in handling high-value refinancing, acquisition finance, project finance and sponsor financing. The firm is active on financing mandates for infrastructure investment trusts and is also able to assist lenders with real estate financing. JSA's lawyers are also adept at advising on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Some of its key clients include Goldman Sachs, Nomura and Standard Chartered Bank.
  4. Trilegal
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    Trilegal
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Trilegal has a long-established legal practice which is well versed in advising large banks and financial institutions on complex structured transactions in India. The team is active across project finance, refinancing, acquisition finance and term loans. The lawyers are also experienced in distressed debt transactions and syndicated lending and handle deals across the renewable energy, transportation and real estate spaces. Some of Trilegal's key clients include State Bank of India, Axis Bank and Piramal Capital Housing Finance.
  5. TT&A
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    TT&A
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    TT&A is widely considered to be a formidable team of lawyers for sophisticated banking work in India, and is valued for its international experience. The law firm is regularly entrusted with important mandates in India by major international banks and non-banking financial companies such as Nomura, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, with particular activity on high-value acquisition finance and refinancing for lenders. The firm also acts for domestic borrowers, including those in the energy sector, as well as handling real estate financing.
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Band 2
  1. Khaitan & Co
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    Khaitan & Co
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Khaitan & Co is a leading law firm in India, which is recognised for its good client following among both domestic and overseas lenders. The team is credited as particularly active on project finance, and also advises on a range of high-value acquisition financings, refinancing, debt investment and real estate financing. The firm is active in sectors such as energy, aviation and technology. Some of its key clients include Credit Suisse, Power Finance Corporation and Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors.
  2. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is a full-service law firm in India with an established track record of advising major banks, financial institutions and borrowers. The law firm is a popular choice for a range of work in project and acquisition financing, as well as commercial borrowing. Other areas of expertise for the team include real estate finance as well as debt restructuring and assisting with insolvency proceedings. BNP Paribas, Carlyle Funds and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation are among its clientele.
  3. Juris Corp
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India
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    Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India is known for its project finance and acquisition finance expertise. The firm is also highly active as lenders' counsel on corporate financing for major national companies. The lawyers regularly advise on restructuring and commercial borrowings and are active representing clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors. The team is especially active in the renewable power space, including solar project financings. Clients include the likes of Axis Bank, NIIF Infrastructure Finance and ICICI Bank.
  2. Saraf and Partners
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    Saraf and Partners
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Lawyers at Saraf and Partners are well versed in a range of banking and finance matters in India. The firm regularly assists clients with project finance matters, including in the renewable energy space. The team has strong expertise in related restructuring and insolvency issues, as well as matters in the real estate sector. The firm has offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and Adani are clients.
  3. Phoenix Legal
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  4. Samvad Partners
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  5. Wadia Ghandy & Co
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Bharucha & Partners
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    Bharucha & Partners
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Bharucha & Partners acts as both borrower and lender-side legal counsel on a range of matters in India, including acquisition financing, rupee term loans, project finance and loan portfolio sales. The firm regularly represents leading corporates in the real estate, TMT and infrastructure sectors. The department is equipped to handle cross-border matters, including Singapore-related work. The banking and finance team counts S.M.I.L.E. Microfinance, Safeway Concessions and IDFC FIRST Bank among its clientele.
  2. DSK Legal
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    DSK Legal
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    DSK Legal has an active presence in the lending sphere with offices across India. The firm acts for significant domestic and international financial institutions on loan provision, NCDs and the financing aspects of restructurings. The lawyers are familiar with regulatory reviews and ensuring establishments enter the Indian market in accordance with local guidelines. Key clients include HSBC Bank Canada and Deutsche Bank.
  3. Link Legal
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    Link Legal
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Link Legal India Law Services is recognised for its banking and finance expertise, with particular strength in project finance and refinancing mandates. The firm is also active on corporate debt restructuring and syndicated finance. The team is highly capable in representing both lenders and borrowers and regularly handles deals relating to transport infrastructure, renewable energy and waste treatment projects, among others. Some of the key clients that the team advises are Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank.
  4. LEx Aeterna Practices (LEAP)
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
  5. SNG & Partners
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
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Band 5
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    S&R Associates
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    S&R Associates' lawyers are experienced banking and finance practitioners in India. The team handles a range of transactions from project financing to term loans and debt restructuring. The firm regularly represents borrowers, particularly those in the transportation, manufacturing, energy and infrastructure sectors.
  2. ZBA
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    ZBA
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    ZBA has a well-rounded banking and finance practice, representing borrowers and lenders in financing transactions and regulatory matters. The team also offers expertise in financial sector M&A and is notably active on financing in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients include Canara Bank and Indian Railway Finance Corporation.
  3. Argus Partners
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 5
  4. Kochhar & Co.
    Banking & Finance
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 5