Project Finance & Insurance

Our Project Finance team has assisted Clients to successfully close diverse deals ranging from comparatively smaller projects to large and prestigious ones. Our team has been advising and assisting banks and foreign export credit organizations with their loans to corporations, utilities, public sector enterprises and statutory bodies in India.

Advice and assistance is rendered right from the inception stage. Our services to banks, financial institutions and other lending institutions cover due diligence by way of review of security interest including mortgage, charge, hypothecation, assignment etc., project documents and contracts, negotiation, writing and vetting of financing documentation including loan and credit agreements, credit insurance and security documents in close co-ordination with other Counsel involved in the transactions. We carry out such due diligence and advice banks and financial institutions on the status of the project with regard to the various governmental approvals, regulatory issues, clearances, available exemptions, land or other related peripheral issues. Our services further include solution based advice on statutory approvals, consents, land issues, registrations and clearances that would be required in respect of each such loan or credit. We assist Clients in fulfillment of conditions precedents and filing the requisite documents and obtaining clearances and approvals from the authorities and issuance of Legal Opinion on the compliance of Indian laws.

Our Counsels continue to advise banks and financial institutions on matters arising during the period of implementation of the loan agreements. With our vast and varied experience in project financing and expertise in domestic and external commercial borrowing norms, foreign exchange regulations, finance, corporate and tax laws, we have a rapidly growing practice in this area.

We also have extensive experience in structuring and writing of financing documents for consumer banks including loan agreements for movable and immovable properties, housing, vehicles, and education and consumer items and other security documents. We advise our clients on the appropriate recovery process and assist our Clients in taking appropriate litigation recourse, when required. Our team of Counsels has advised and assisted Clients in the recovery of debts and is well acquainted with the new law relating to Securitisation and reconstruction of financial assets and enforcement of security interest.

We have rendered advice on project insurance and related issues on a number of projects and have been involved in settling of insurance claims during execution of projects as well as a number of litigation relating to insurance matters. Legal Risk Management is now one of the thrust areas of practice at our Firm.
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