Banking & Project Finance

H&S has extensively worked on international project finance and major infrastructure projects, energy projects, international financing and privatizations, and trade and customs disputes. The Firm’s particular strength lies in combining public international law knowledge with wide commercial experience.

With 6 offices across India, we provide 360-degree support & solutions to clients including corporate, public policy formation, transaction advisory, banking & finance, infrastructure project advisory, litigation, arbitration and other compliance related issues.

We have not only catered to private banks but also assisted public sector undertakings, nationalized banks, NBFCs and other equity investors for various debt transactions. We are keen on adapting the changes and keeping abreast of the market changes and implement innovative financing solutions to ensure best services.

  • Due Diligence: Our title search/ due diligence involves an extensive search in issues like ownership in the property, municipal clearances, statutory clearances, location of the property, clearances in respect of conversion of land from Agricultural to commercial (CLU), sanction of construction plans or development plans in regard to the land, zoning, encroachments, tenure restrictions, Income tax obligations, clearance from environmental authorities,infrastructure, statutory compliance, acquisition for public purposes, issues relating to stamp duty and registration etc.

  • Financing Transactions: We have an experience in drafting of various financing documents including but not limited to loan agreement, restructuring agreement, refinancing agreement, bridge-funding agreement, escrow agreement, trust and retention account agreement, inter-se agreement, lenders agent agreement, security trustee agreement, security documents including but not limited to hypothecation, mortgage, personal guarantee, corporate guarantee, share pledge agreement, non-disposal undertaking etc. for sole lending transactions as well as consortium transactions.

  • RERA Compliance: We have developed unique expertise in providing legal assistance and advisory services in compliance with the terms of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 enacted for regulation and promotion of the real estate sector.

  • Litigation & Arbitration: We have a team of able professionals with expertise in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 to assist our clients in proceedings related to insolvency, liquidation and bankruptcy process.

  • Strategy, Policy Oversight & Crisis Management: Our out of the box approach on predicting and anticipating policy and/or regulatory changes and strategizing, advising and assisting clients in the policy and regulation space is one of its kind and gives us an unparalleled edge to serve our valued clients.

With the team having vast experience in this area which has helped many clients in crucial aspects of banking and finance such as debt restructuring, acquisition finance, project finance, syndicated lending, etc. The team helps and counsels clients on projects ranging from infrastructure & construction, oil and gas production plants, mining, power, energy, pulp and paper units, seaport & airport facilities, telecommunications, hospitals, real estate and the like.

The breadth and depth of the Firm’s project finance experience covers many more industry sectors including: project finance initiatives/public-private partnerships, roads and motorways, petrochemicals, wind, water and wastewater treatment, and industrial, manufacturing and other infrastructure facilities.

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Practice Heads

Dr. Manoj Kumar, D. Litt 

Founder & Managing Partner


Sanjay Pandey

Senior Director


Alok Chandra Singh