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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurugram, Kolkata, Mumbai and 1 more

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Sapan Gupta

Work +91 22 49335555
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Banking and Finance; Insolvency and Bankruptcy


Mr. Sapan Gupta is a Partner and the National Practice Head of the Banking and Finance practice at the Firm. Sapan is presently also one of the primary partners within the Firm’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice. He has advised several market players including banks, financial institutions, resolution professionals, resolution applicants and stressed asset funds in relation to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code).

Sapan has considerable experience on matters relating to General Commercial Lending, Cash Management, Transaction Banking, Leverage Finance, Private Equity, Debt Capital Market, Debt Restructuring, Derivatives, Portfolio Management, Securitisation, External Commercial Borrowings and Loan Syndication. Sapan has also handled various transactions pertaining to private and public issuances of bonds and has advised on several Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds transactions. Sapan served as the Chairman of the Mumbai Chapter for Young Indians at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He has also served as a member of Legal & Operations Committee of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).

Sapan’s marque clients include entities such as State Bank of India, ICICI Bank Limited, IDBI Bank Limited, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Edelweiss ARC, Transunion CIBIL Ltd, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Piramal-Bain Joint Venture and KKR India Asset Finance Private Limited. He represented JP Morgan Securities, the erstwhile Merrill Lynch on various Capital Markets transactions, HDFC for its largest Real Estate fund, and the erstwhile Lehman Brothers on various products, including Structured Notes and Derivatives. He also advised the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation for its investment in Citigroup.


Before joining the Firm, Sapan was working as the Chief Legal Officer at Bajaj Finance, one of the largest non-banking finance company in the country. Sapan has also worked with Standard Chartered Bank, ICICI Bank and HSBC in the past. Sapan gained international experience and learnt synergistic practices when he worked with a leading US law firm Sidley Austin LLP in its New York office.


English, Hindi


Bar Council of Delhi (India); State of New York (USA)


B.Com. (Hons.) LL.B., University of Delhi; LLM, Harvard Law School; Leadership Program, LSE.




Banking and finance

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Sapan Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Within: Banking and finance

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 'provides the highest quality service in the banking and finance space with expertise in handling high stake and complex transactions'. The 'excellent' team has been active in bankruptcy and restructuring matters, and the group has solid expertise in acquisition finance, real estate investment, and banking litigation. Practice head Sapan Gupta is 'an expert negotiator and has a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements', while Soummo Biswas attracts praise for his 'great understanding of sector nuances and expertise in handling complex transactions'. Executive chairman Shardul Shroff is highly regarded.

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