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 and has a widely recognised practice in the country.

From private banks, nationalized banks, NBFCs, real estate & private equity investors, to public sector understaking and governement agencies, we have an extensive experience of advising a diverse set of clients.

With 6 offices across India, we provide end-to-end support on all sorts of financing transactions. Our team offers specialised expertise in projects relating to rail, road, power, ports, airports, telecom, oil & gas, among others. We implement innovative financing solutions to ensure best services with other support services related to corporate, public policy formation, transaction advisory, infrastructure project advisory, and compliance-related issues.

  • 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 offer end-to-end support on all sorts of 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.

  • 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
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Dr. Manoj Kumar, D. Litt 

Founder & Managing Partner

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Sanjay Pandey

Senior Director

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Alok Chandra Singh

Partner