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1-3 FLOOR, 254 ,, OKHLA PHASE 3, NEW DELHI, 110020, INDIA
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Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi
Phoenix Legal, Aditya Bhargava, New Delhi, INDIA

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Aditya Bhargava

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Phoenix Legal


Aditya is a partner based in the Mumbai Office of the Firm and is primarily involved in the banking and finance, and the debt capital markets and structured finance practices of the firm. 

He regularly advises banks and financial institutions (including foreign portfolio investors) on a wide range of financing matters including providing cross border financings, structured finance transactions, plain vanilla and syndicated rupee term loans, ECB facilities, ODI facilities, APSAs, project finance, acquisition financing, trade finance, acquisition of distressed assets, transactional banking, subscription to debentures (secured, unsecured, and subordinated), and the issuance of regulatory capital (in the form of subordinated debt and BASEL III compliant bonds). On transactional matters, he also assists in cross-border M&A, insurance, foreign exchange, infrastructure, and general corporate matters. He was also seconded as legal counsel to ANZ in Mumbai for 1 year to assist the branch set-up team enabling the re-entry of ANZ into India after receipt of in-principle approval from the RBI. 


Awards and Citiations 
He has been recognised as providing "unbiased legally sound advice" – 2017 Indian Law firm Ranking and Report by RSG Consulting and has been recognised as rising star by IFLR 1000 2019.

Where trained: Phoenix Legal since February 2010
Year qualified: 2008
Partner in present firm: April 2017

Publications of note: Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava (both from the Mumbai office of Phoenix Legal) regularly contribute to the India Business Law Journal. Some of their recent publications are:

  • Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, "Tri-party repo directions: A boost for corporate bonds", IBLJ September 2017.
  • Sawant Singh, Aditya Bhargava and Sriram Ramachandran, "Banking ordinance: Sound step or halfway measure?", IBLJ July 2017.
  • Sawant Singh, Aditya Bhargava and Sriram Ramachandran, "Wholesale and long-term finance banks proposed", IBLJ May 2017.
  • Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, "Is the budget a bellwether or a Cassandra for reforms?", IBLJ March 2017.
  • Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, " Foreign portfolio investors still waiting for easier entry", IBLJ February 2017.
  • Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, " Effort continues against stress in banking system", IBLJ November 2016.


English and Hindi


Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa


National Law University, Jodhpur. BSc.LL.B (Honours) (2003-2008)


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Project finance instructions are a cornerstone area of expertise at Phoenix Legal. The team's client base includes investors, project sponsors, banks and financial institutions, and the group handles matters from the oil and gas, power, renewable energy, and real estate sectors, to name a few. Sawant Singh and Abhishek Saxena jointly head the practice, and Aditya Bhargava is also recommended.

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