Banking & Finance (including Project Finance)

Our Banking and Finance team closely works with the Dispute Resolution team in disputes relating to recovery/resolution of distressed assets before the Debt Recovery Tribunal, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals.

DSK Legal has an established Banking and Finance team that has gained recognition for working through complicated deals without taking its eyes off the commercial and business objectives of its clients. With globalisation, consolidation and diversification of the financial industry, the banking and finance sector in India has become increasingly complex. As this sector has witnessed rapid and wide ranging reforms, we have ensured that we stay ahead of the curve, understanding legal and regulatory issues and offering pragmatic and timely solutions to our clients, both domestic and international. Having worked closely with both lenders and borrowers, our lawyers have a unique 360° view of the market and are equipped to tackle complex and nuanced deal structures which require a blend of a range of products, including financing, securitisation, restructuring and advisory.

Our interaction with various stakeholders in the relevant sector has provided us with an in-depth understanding of regulatory issues and expectations, enabling us to address client requirements within the contours of an evolving regulatory framework. This ability has enabled us to be recognized amongst the leading advisors in an industry which is witnessing a steady increase in the number of transactions involving complex structures and innovation. When necessary, the team is able to work in close co ordination with multidisciplinary specialists, so that the solutions we tailor protect our clients in the long term.

The firm offers a comprehensive service portfolio to lenders, borrowers, advisers and other intermediaries. DSK Legal has acted on behalf of banks, financial institutions, NBFCs, corporate borrowers and sponsors, advising on, among other things, corporate and structured finance, multi-currency loans, debt restructuring and refinancing.

Our Banking and Finance Transactional Practice covers:

  • Corporate Finance
    • Conducting legal due diligence of the borrower entities.
    • Structuring and advising on corporate financing transactions, including drafting, negotiating, reviewing and finalizing of transaction documents and security documents.
  • Structured Finance
    • Advising and assisting in private placement and public issues of debentures, bonds, foreign currency convertible bonds, rupee denominated bonds, debt – equity swaps, debt security instruments and other forms of mezzanine and bridge financing.
    • Structuring, drafting, negotiating, reviewing and finalizing of transaction documents and security documents.
  • International Banking
    • Structuring and advising on regulatory aspects of foreign currency loans availed through external commercial borrowings/overseas direct investments.
    • Advising foreign lenders on regulatory aspects of creation and perfection of security in relation to foreign currency loans.
    • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and finalizing transaction documents.
  • Securitization and Factoring
    • Structuring and advising on regulatory and implementation aspects of Securitization and Factoring and drafting, negotiating, reviewing and finalizing transaction documents.
  • Project Finance
    • Advising public and private sector banks and financial institutions on financing of infrastructure projects (including airports, power generation & distribution (solar, hydro, wind & thermal), oil & gas, roads & highways, ports, mass rapid transit system, cement plants, schools, mining, etc.
    • Preparation and finalization of financing and security documents and providing risk analysis of project documents.
    • Advising on stamp duty and registration implications and the sufficiency and enforceability of financing and project documents.
  • Debt Restructuring and Re-financing
    • Advising and assisting lenders and borrowers on various modes of debt restructuring and refinancing.

DSK Legal also provides legal advice on issues relating to Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Infrastructure, IT & Intellectual Property, Litigation & Arbitration, Media & Entertainment, Real Estate, Shipping, Tax and Transaction Support.