Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

The framework of foreign investment and finance laws and listing regulations require professionals to assist businesses to achieve their desired business and investment objectives. Our team possesses the experience and understanding to navigate through complex transactions of lending, borrowing, banking and funding by financial institutions, private equity investors and Governments.

The professionals of the Firm comprehensively advise on:

  • Structuring of public-private partnerships and private and public offerings.
  • Structuring of cross-border acquisitions and financing, funding by private equity investors, investment mechanism and conduct of cross border escrow transactions.
  • Securitization and acquisition of assets of different classes.
  • Securities listing, listing and delisting norms and guidelines.
  • Convertible bonds, global depository receipts, American depository receipts and other equity linked instruments.
  • Drafting of documentation for limited recourse and non-recourse finance transactions and securitization transactions, performance bank guarantees and bonds.
  • Regulatory and legislative framework for registration of venture capital funds, Securities and Exchange Board of India guidelines and fund formations.
  • Venture capital funding and drafting and negotiating related funding agreements and funding of technical institutes and ‘not for profit’ and educational institutions and risk mitigation.
  • Establishment of and investments by Non Banking Financial Companies;
    Syndicated lending (secured and unsecured), external commercial borrowing, debt and equity financing and refinancing and debt restructuring.
  • Drafting and negotiation of forward and hedging contracts.
  • Corporate finance and refinancing, equipment lease finance corporate guarantees, letters of credit, security interest protection and perfection.
  • Enforcement of contractual obligations under investment agreements including listing with Indian stock exchanges, listing obligations, requirements and disclosures and statutory compliances. and
  • Asset sales, debt trading and portfolio management.

Notable Representations

  • Deutsche Bank, Singapore on PE funding in multi tier companies.
  • Global Indian Holdings, Singapore concerning Non-Banking Financial Company regulations.
  • Gaja Capital, Mauritius in funding of a microfinance company; Leap Start Trust, India in setting up a $11 million close-ended SEBI registered venture capital fund. and
  • Providence Equity concerning bid for a geo-synchronous satellite as part of a US Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.