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Sushma Jobanputra

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Banking & Finance | Projects & Infrastructure | M&A


Partner-in-Charge Singapore


Sushma Jobanputra has advised clients on a variety of banking, corporate, and structured finance matters across Asia including India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. She also has acted for lenders and other creditors in cross-border restructurings. Before joining Jones Day, Sushma was a managing director at Barclays Capital, heading a team in the structured transactions department, with responsibility on behalf of the bank for the execution of all large complex structured transactions with other financial institutions and multinationals. Prior to that she was a partner at a Magic Circle firm in London where her practice focused on structured and acquisition finance.


Sushma has lived in India, Canada, France, and England prior to moving to Singapore. She is fluent in English, French, Hindi, and Gujarati.


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Solicitor and Barrister of the Law Society of Upper Canada; Permitted to practice Singapore law (commercial, finance, and corporate law). Sushma is also a member of the Expert Panel of Cross-Border Commercial Law, a leading center of commercial law research in Asia.


University of Toronto (Canada) (LL.B. 1988)


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Sushma Jobanputra heads up Jones Day's Singapore-based practice handling India-related transactions and disputes. It recently acted for pension plan OMERS on its $266m investment in the Indian private sector lender, Housing Development Finance Corporation. The practice also has experience in the projects, infrastructure and energy projects, with clients including Vibrant Energy Holdings – which it is advising on the expansion of solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana – and Babcock Power. Other key names to note include Karthik Kumar and Jeffrey Maddox for project finance and capital markets respectively.

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Within: Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Jones Day's substantial Singapore team is building its standing in Chinese outbound acquisition finance, project finance and structured financings into India, Indonesia and Singapore, among other jurisdictions. The firm has an impressive client portfolio including Chinese banks, international multilateral agencies and development banks, funds and multinational corporate borrowers. The firm is also at the forefront of Chapter 11-style restructurings. It advised Standard Chartered on the restructuring of a term loan facility provided to a Singaporean shipping conglomerate, which was in Chapter 11 proceedings. Sushma Jobanputra  is an experienced banking and finance practitioner with an exceptional record in acquisition and leveraged finance. Bruce Schulberg has a strong background with Chinese lenders and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Karthik Kumar  is known for his project finance capabilities, particularly in the renewable energy segment. Of counsel Vinay Kurien is also recommended for restructurings.

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