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Juris Corp
302, Century Bhavan, 3rd Floor
Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Mumbai - 400 030
India

India > Banking and finance Tier 1

Juris Corp houses an experienced team who often advise conglomerates and financial intermediaries on project, real estate, shipping, and commodity financing. Ankit Sinha has expansive expertise in advising non-banking financial companies, banks, and sponsors across the aviation, financial services, and mining industries. Sinha also advises on rupee financing, foreign currency lensing, and credit enhancement structures. Saurabh Sharma serves financial entities and corporates on structured and acquisition finance, interbank borrowing, and note issuances. Vedanarayanan Lakshmanan joined the team from an in-house position in April 2022, and associate partner Rupul Jhanjee joined the team in August 2021 from Lex Favios.

Practice head(s):

Jayesh H; Saurabh Sharma; Ankit Sinha; Vedanarayanan Lakshmanan

Other key lawyers:

Rupul Jhanjee; Teza Jose; Disha Saxena

Testimonials

‘They are a go-to choice for commodity related financings.’

‘Great team – always involved in market leading cross-border transactions.’

‘Ankit and Saurabh are great to work with.’

Key clients

JSW Steel Limited

DBS Bank Ltd.

Reliance Industries Limited

Citibank N.A.

Deutsche Bank AG

Mashreqbank PSC

Barclays Bank PLC

Yes Bank Limited

J.C. Flowers Asset Reconstruction Private Limited

Volvo Financial Services (India) Pvt Ltd

IndusInd Bank Limited

Axis Bank Limited

Bank of India

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, as the mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners, in a five-year USD 700m sustainability linked financing to UPL Corporation Limited.
  • Advised the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on a Green Loan financing availed by REC Solar Pte. Limited and guaranteed by Reliance New Energy Solar Limited. The facility consisted of term loan, working capital and bank guarantee facilities amounting to USD 736m.
  • Advised Export-Import Bank of India to raise an untied loan from The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). JBIC signed a loan agreement amounting to up to USD 100m, 60m of which  was raised by JBIC.

India > Fintech and financial services regulatory Tier 1

Juris Corp houses an accomplished banking and finance team, which combines its varied expertise in structured finance, derivates, restructuring and corporate matters to guide clients through a regulatory landscape undergoing rapid change. Jayesh H is a key contact at the firm and Saurabh Sharma provides advice regarding foreign exchange laws, securitisation and overseas direct investment. The team often advises both international commercial and domestic banks, as well as financial institutions, on their LIBOR transition exercises and capital adequacy norms, an area in which Ankit Sinha has particular expertise. On the derivatives side of the practice, Smrithi Nair leads the team. Vedanarayanan Lakshmanan joined the team from IndusInd Bank and contributes his comprehensive knowledge, while Aashka Shah, who was promoted to partner in May 2022, has a particular interest in the ratification of primary diligence carried out by banks.

Practice head(s):

Jayesh H; Saurabh Sharma; Ankit Sinha; Vedanarayanan Lakshmanan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

JSW Steel Limited

DBS Bank Ltd.

Reliance Industries Limited

Citibank N.A

Deutsche Bank AG

Mashreqbank PSC

Barclays Bank PLC

Yes Bank Limited

J.C. Flowers Asset Reconstruction Private Limited

Volvo Financial Services (India) Pvt Ltd

IndusInd Bank Limited

Axis Bank Limited

Bank of India

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the committee constituted by the Reserve Bank of India on reviewing the working of asset reconstruction companies (ARCs).
  • Advised IndusInd Bank in relation to its transition exercise away from the London Interbank Offered Rate and adoption of appropriate risk-free reference rates.
  • Advised Emirates NBD Bank PJSC on its entry into an financing arrangement with a leading fashion retail company.

India > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Juris Corp‘s litigation team focuses on insolvency and banking-related matters, frequently acting for lending consortiums and domestic banks. Shubhabrata Chakraborti is the primary contact and has experience acting for clients at all levels of court in the country. She co-leads the practice from Mumbai with fellow senior partner Bindiya Raichura. The team also has a litigation offering in New Delhi, where principal associate Sharmistha Ghosh is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Shubhabrata Chakraborti; Bindiya Raichura

Other key lawyers:

Sharmistha Ghosh; Jinal Shah

Key clients

DBS Bank Limited

IDFC First Bank Limited

Assets Care & Reconstruction Enterprise Limited (ACRE)

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

VTB Capital PLC

Doha Bank Q.P.S.C

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC

JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company Limited

State Bank of India

JP Morgan Chase Bank

DSP Investment Managers Private Limited

JM Financial Products Limited

ANZ Banking Group

L&T Financial Services

DBS Bank India Limited

Automotive Manufacturers Private Limited

Credit Suisse AG

IDBI Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised various ECB lenders of a telecoms infrastructure company in relation to the corporate insolvency resolution process of the company before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai.
  • Represented an Indian investment management company in a debt recovery case against a real estate company before the NCLT, Mumbai.
  • Advising an asset reconstruction company as the sole member of the committee of creditors of a metallurgical coke manufacturing company, involving a premature challenge by an operational creditor to a resolution plan.

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

Juris Corp‘s projects and energy team predominantly advises foreign and domestic financial institutions. New Delhi-based partner Ankit Sinha supports international and domestic lenders in structuring term loan facilities for domestic companies with business interests in engineering, construction, manufacturing and the supply of goods and services for operating projects. In Mumbai, Saurabh Sharma acts for banks in infrastructure and renewable energy financings.

Practice head(s):

Ankit Sinha; Saurabh Sharma

Key clients

Axis Bank Limited

Bank of Baroda

State Bank of India

Birla Corporation Limited

Punjab National Bank

Reliance Industries Limited

DBS Bank Ltd.

DBS Bank India Limited

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Provenance Land Private Limited

ICICI Bank Limited

Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

Union Bank of India

Work highlights

  • Advised Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Crédit Agricole, DBS Bank and MUFG Bank in relation to a green loan financing to REC Solar.
  • Advised Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank along with HDFC Bank on granting credit facilities to Jio Digital Fibre.
  • Advised multiple banks on a financing project, including on the relevant regulatory requirements.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Juris Corp has seen a development in its offering, with Neeraj Dubey  joining the firm in December 2021 from Singh & Associates, New Dehli-based Namrta Rai  arriving in from Dhir & Dhir Associates in January 2022, and Bindiya Raichura arriving in April 2022. The three new arrivals co-lead the team alongside Jayesh H and counsel Sumitava Basu, and contribute to an offering that encompasses domestic and cross-border M&A, project structuring, commercial agreements, corporate governance issues, and complex regulatory issues relating to data protection, technology, and crypto, among others. Clients include growth companies, SMEs, and large corporates, with the firm focusing on areas including renewable energy, insurance, media, and education. Previous team leaders Avikshit Moral and Arunabh Choudhary left the firm in October and December 2021 respectively. Lawyers are in Mumbai unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Jayesh H; Bindiya Raichura; Neeraj Dubey; Namrta Rai; Sumitava Basu

Testimonials

Juris Corp is a good law firm for Corporate and M&A practice which is headed by Jayesh and team. JC believes in giving personal attention to the needs of the client and reach out in the best possible manner.’

‘Team is ably headed by Ms. Namrta Rai who possess hands on experience in Corporate and M&A practice. Namrta goes about the job in a professional manner and ensure that she covers all the facets of the transaction to give the client a 360 degree view.’

Key clients

Theratraq India Private Limited

Antwalk Private Limited

Notesgen Technologies Private Limited

Royal Bank of Canada

Arth Padarth Factors And Finance Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Royal Bank of Canada in relation to entering into transactions for the trade of precious metal in India with an Indian entity.
  • Advised Theratraq India Private Limited in execution of share transfer agreement between its shareholder and SAI Med Partners Europe GmbH.
  • Advised Antwalk in their Series A investment of around USD 8 million from two institutional investors in the US.

India > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Juris Corp deals with a range of real estate mandates, including acquisitions of data centres, advising developers on attaining financing for developments of luxury resorts and supporting asset managers on lending to constructors. Jayesh H, Bindiya Raichura and Namrta Rai lead the practice, which is based across Mumbia and New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Spenta Corporation Private Limited

Datascape Realty Private Limited (Greenscape Group)

Megaplast India Private Limited

DMI Finance Private Limited

Xander Finance Private Limited

Lotus Logistics and Developers Private Limited

Bhumi Group

Credit Suisse Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Mahanagar Gas Limited

Adani Group

Jupiter Capital

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Work highlights

  • Assisted Jupiter Capital in drafting a title search report for a luxury resort of about 82 parcels of land at Vizhinjam Village, Kerala.
  • Advised DRPL on the sale of its 100% interest in DRPL in favour of Ascendas Property in order to develop and operate a data centre campus on a prime site in Navi Mumbai.
  • Assisted JNPT in the due diligence of mortgaged land.

India > Data protection

Juris Corp bolstered its offering in data protection with the hire of Neeraj Dubey in December 2021; the practice is establishing itself in the domestic technology market, particularly in edu-tech and fintech.

Juris Corp (“the firm”) is a law firm which aims to provide unbiased and unmatched legal services in our practice areas. The firm believes in being the “preferred law firm” for our clients by offering consistent value to them. The firm has a dynamic team with strong expertise in our practice areas, who are solution oriented with emphasis on quality to best help our clients. For a firm of our size, we are humbled by the fact that year on year some of the best names in the globe have chosen us to act for their largest and complex transactions.

Juris Corp’s capabilities have been widely recognized by our clients and several global law firms. The firm has received several international accolades symbolizing our commitment to help clients in achieving their objectives.

According to our clients, what works in our favour is our ability to “think ahead of the client”. We are known to “act in the best interests of our clients” and “work on bringing down unnecessary or avoidable legal costs through innovation and forward thinking”.

The firm’s practice areas have been listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy and corporate restructuring
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition and antitrust law
  • Derivatives and treasury products
  • Dispute resolution and arbitration
  • FinTech
  • General corporate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity, venture capital and funds
  • Project finance
  • Real estate
  • Securitization and structured finance
  • Start-up

The firm focuses on the following business sectors (listed below in alphabetical order):

  • Asset reconstruction
  • Aviation
  • Banking and financial services
  • Chemicals
  • Data protection
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Metals
  • Pharmaceutical and healthcare
  • Renewable energy
  • Technology and media
  • Trade finance

The firm’s website can be accessed at – www.jclex.com

Corporate social responsibility and pro bono work: Juris Corp operates from a long-held commitment to corporate social responsibility. The firm supports organizations making a difference in the lives of those in need. Some of the initiatives taken by the firm include:

  • Supporting charity to chosen organisations, sponsoring education of under privileged students, NGOs etc.
  • The firm has been encouraging handmade artwork from rural India – more than 10,000 micro art pieces have been purchased and distributed over the last 22 years.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Jayesh H (Co-founder)jayesh.h@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5555
Talat Shah (Co-founder)talat.shah@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5503
Bindiya Raichura (Equity Partner)bindiya.raichura@jclex.com(+91) 77188 34664
Neeraj Dubey (Equity Partner)neeraj.dubey@jclex.com(+91) 80 4669 8206
Shubhabrata Chakraborti (Equity Partner)shubhabrata.chakraborti@jclex.com(+91) 4920 5515
Vedanarayanan Lakshmanan (Equity Partner)ved.lakshmanan@jclex.com(+91) 8527595963
Ankit Sinha (Partner)ankit.sinha@jclex.com(+91) 11 4014 4108
Apurva Kanvinde (Partner)apurva.kanvinde@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5509
Darshi Shah (Partner)darshi.shah@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5520
Namrta Rai (Partner)namrta.rai@jclex.com(+91) 7738378057
Saurabh Sharma (Partner)saurabh.sharma@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5537
Smrithi Nair (Partner)smrithi.nair@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5539
Sumitava Basu (Counsel)sumitava.basu@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5513
Aashka Shah (Counsel)aashka.shah@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5574
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Jayesh H photoMr Jayesh HCo-Founder, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Apurva Kanvinde photoMs Apurva KanvindePartner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Vedanarayanan  Lakshmanan photoMr Vedanarayanan LakshmananPartner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Dhruv Malik photoMr Dhruv MalikCounsel, Juris Corp (New Delhi)
Smrithi  Nair photoMs Smrithi NairPartner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Namrta Rai photoMs Namrta RaiPartner, Juris Corp (New Delhi)
Bindiya  Raichura photoMs Bindiya RaichuraPartner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Talat Shah photoMrs Talat ShahCo-Founder, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Aashka Shah  photoMs Aashka Shah Counsel, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Saurabh Sharma photoMr Saurabh SharmaPartner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
Ankit Sinha photoMr Ankit SinhaPartner, Juris Corp (New Delhi)
English (fluent)
Hindi (and several Indian regional languages)
Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
IBA (International Bar Association)
ISDA
INSOL International
: Juris Corp’s values of Integrity – Excellence – Innovation – Teamwork, sets the Firm apart from the rest. Making a difference is the Firm’s practice. The Firm strongly believes that its biggest assets are its people and keeps working towards creating an environment for growth for all its members. The Firm also believes in adapting to the best practices to provide exemplary services for its clients.