ELP has a robust and diverse Banking & Finance practice with separate verticals in project finance, corporate finance and structured finance. We have advised borrowers, lenders, and security providers; and have a deep understanding of the issues whether legal or commercial that may possibly arise in the life of a lending transaction. An in-depth local knowledge of the application of various statutes with a familiarity of international best practices, allows us to understand and anticipate potential legal and commercial risks that may arise in a transaction. This coupled with our constant endeavour to destructure, ideate and innovate, enables us to provide effective solutions to all stakeholders in a transaction.

Our Banking & Finance team has extensive experience in the areas of rupee financing, external commercial borrowings ("ECB"), overseas direct investments ("ODI"), acquisition financing, project financing and ancillary security documentation. Our lawyers have also advised on a gamut of securitization/ asset reconstruction transactions and represented some of the pioneering asset reconstruction companies in India.

Our client base includes large public sector and private sector banks and their consortia, global banks, funds and investment houses, asset reconstruction companies as well as domestic and foreign commercial enterprises. We have successfully handled large, complex and pioneering transactions from the initial structuring and term sheet stage through to completion of transaction ranging from USD 5 million to USD 2 billion. The combination of our vast experience, deep knowledge and innovative approach has led us to being the advisors of choice for complex structured transactions.


Rupee and Foreign Currency Debt

Drafting transaction documents for finance transactions, including structured financing, acquisition financing, asset financing, project financing and corporate financing. This includes drafting, negotiations and finalising of the respective loan agreements, security documents, contractual comfort documents, conditions compliance and ancillary documentation (for example: escrow agreements, trust and retention account agreements, inter-creditor agreements, etc.). We also provide a review and diligence from a lenders' perspective on project documents.

Corporate Debt

Structuring and documentation including review of private placement memorandum, diligence and assistance in placement with relevant stock exchanges.


Assistance on transaction documents and advice on restructuring transactions, including securitisation structures. This would also include review of existing debt documents and suggesting solutions on issues being faced by clients.


Providing regulatory advice in relation to issues under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and its ancillary regulations.

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2016

"An energetic, competent, passionate team that does a very thorough job."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

"The firm has been proactive and available to discuss complex legal issues at short notice."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

"They protect the bank's interest by taking a commercially sound stand."


Tier 2 for Banking and Project Finance in IFLR1000 Corporate & Financial Guide 2017

Leading Firm for Banking & Finance in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Leading Firm for Banking & Finance in The Legal500 Asia-Pacific 2016

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