The firm has extensive experience in rendering legal advisory and consultancy services to its clients on a wide range of matters relating to all aspects of commercial and corporate law. The firm also extensively advises its domestic and foreign clients on Joint Ventures, Foreign Investment, Project Finance, Infrastructure, Cross Border Transactions and Corporate Structuring and Restructuring.
We aid entities in financing projects. We represent and advise leading banks and financial institutions and project developers and authorities, especially in the infrastructure sector and renewable energy sector. We structure project finance transactions and draft and negotiate facility agreements, security trustee agreements, lenders’ agent agreements, inter creditor agreements, deeds of guarantee, mortgage deeds, pledge deeds, hypothecation deeds, assignment deeds, trust and retention account agreements, escrow agreements, undertakings, compliance documents and similar and ancillary documents.
CORPORATE DEBT FINANCING
We represent borrowers and lenders in an array of financing transactions. Our Debt Finance lawyers have advised, structured and negotiated debt financing arrangements, including secured and unsecured senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities, working capital facilities, as well as loan workouts and restructurings. On the borrower side, we represent private equity groups and their portfolio companies, leading public and private companies and start-ups in a wide variety of business industries.
DISTRESSED ASSETS AND DEBT RESTRUCTURING
The firm’s finance practice is proficient in restructuring debt and dealing with distressed assets. We represent creditors and debtors in matters involving distressed assets, as well as distressed entities. We draft and negotiate restructuring agreements and workouts on behalf of private and public entities. We also represent banks, private equity firms, and other financial institutions in restructuring and bankruptcy matters. We advise and assist financial and operational creditors filing claims before the NCLT and are also process advisors to resolution professionals throughout their tenure.
CROSS-BORDER FINANCE AND EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL BORROWINGS
We help potential borrowers, lenders, arrangers and their advisers to scope complex cross-border secured and unsecured financings and to analyse issues, optimise structures and ensure swift execution. We assist in the documentation relating to creation and perfection of security required from the borrower by the lenders for securing ECB facilities.
SYNDICATED AND BILATERAL LOANS
We are experienced in working on transactions involving secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans and guarantee facilities.
DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS
We assist clients to organize borrowing and to provide access to a global pool of investors from within our contact list who are looking for opportunities. We advise entities borrowing money through the markets. This is mainly done by issuing bonds, debentures, tradeable pieces of debt sold by a company to multiple purchasers.
Our team advises industry leading clients on the full range of asset finance transactions, from small to medium ticket hire purchase transactions and vehicle leasing through to big ticket rail and aircraft operating lease structures. We assist sponsors, owners, arrangers, debt providers, residual value providers, governments and other participants in transactions covering a diverse range of asset classes. These include aircraft, various kinds of manufacturing equipment and facilities, telecommunications and transmission facilities, electricity generation equipment and facilities etc.
INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUTPCY CODE, 2016
With the advent of the IBC, our team has been actively handholding financial as well as operational creditors and guide them through the turmoil of non-recovery of their dues from defaulting Corporates. We assist the lenders to recover their dues whilst also assist Resolution Professionals, through the entire corporate insolvency resolution process as process advisors. We have the bandwidth and the expertise to handle complex matters and represent the lenders and RPs successfully before National Company Law Tribunal.
Our team advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial work and focuses on finding optimal and effective solutions, tailored to a client’s needs and expectations. The range of services involving the Corporate & Commercial legal services include advising on mergers & acquisitions, corporate advisory, joint ventures and collaborations, business transfers, asset sales, private equity and venture capital investments, drafting and negotiating the transaction documents, conducting legal due diligence, advising on statutory compliance issues, advising on exchange control laws, corporate restructuring & insolvency laws, labour laws. The partners of the firm have wide ranging Indian and international experience in corporate and commercial transactions.