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Banking & Finance


Benchmarking full-service, specialist, 360–degree solutions.

OUR
PRACTICE

AZB’s Banking & Finance practice is an exemplar for ‘full service’. From domestic financing transactions and products (including promoter and acquisition finance, mezzanine finance, real estate finance, term and working capital loans, trade finance, project finance, etc.) to structured cross border debt transactions (acquisition and leveraged buy–outs, margin loans, foreign investment in debt instruments, external commercial borrowings), as well as syndicated loans and issuance of various kinds of debt instruments including structured bond issuances, the team is able to efficiently handle complex debt transactions with ease.

We regularly advise banks and financial institutions on regulatory mandates, and assist on interfacing with the RBI. Our associations with Mr. G. Padmanabhan (former ED, RBI) and Mr. Arijit Basu (former MD, SBI), benefits our partners and clients with superior insights into regulatory concerns and sector–specific commercial and business nuances.

Domain expertise and working across practice areas allows us to advise Indian public and private sector banks and financial institutions on strategic investments and mergers and acquisitions. Private equity, financial regulatory, capital markets and restructuring and insolvency fully arm the Firm to counsel borrowers, lenders, strategic debt investors and buyers in distressed debt and restructuring situations.

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Well–established group that advises domestic and international banks on a wide variety of work, including syndicated lending, ECB and corporate finance transactions. Go–to choice of counsel for key borrowers in the market and active on structured and project finance transactions as well as securitisation issues. Also handles a number of real estate financings. Additional expertise in handling corporate insolvency matters. Adept at advising energy companies on securing funding for renewable projects.

Chambers & Partners Asia–Pacific (2021) on our Banking & Finance Team

WHAT
WE DO

Combining strong legal grounding with sectoral know–how underpins a result–oriented, practical approach to tailored business advice. We insist on partner and senior level involvement to consistently ensure the quality and timeliness of the work product.

We take an active interest in facilitating collaborations where opportunities present themselves and update clients on regulatory changes that potentially impact their business or industry. We also hold bespoke teach–ins for clients, relevant to their business, commercial and legal needs.

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