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

India > Financial services regulatory Tier 1

Juris Corp is home to a substantial banking and finance team that impresses clients with both its ‘advice and service level‘. The team combines its finance expertise with corporate, restructuring and litigation and extends to derivatives and structured finance matters. It counts major, global banks and other financial services companies among its clients and a range of associations and regulators. It also works with many of the global law firms. Its work spans advising on various payment and settlement systems and their implementation and the re-evaluation of current systems in light of the various, changing regulatory regimes. It also advises on crypto-currency platforms and a dedicated team advises on the issues associated with transitioning from IBORs to other alternative risk-free reference rates. Jayesh H and Saurabh Sharma in Mumbai, Arunabh Choudhary in Bengaluru and Ankit Sinha in New Delhi are the highly rated team heads.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Their knowledge on digital signatures and its validity is very crucial during the on-going pandemic for financial institutions. They are also the experts on advice on derivatives and other credit solutions. We are also working very closely with their litigation team and I am very impressed by the advice and service level.’

‘Accessibility Engagement, communication and patient in explaining risks.’

‘Aashka Shah is very responsive, clear, practical and is not reluctant to form a view when things are not clear.’ 

Key clients

DBS Bank India Ltd.

Deutsche Bank AG

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

State Bank of India

JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company Limited

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Limited

JSW Steel Ltd.

UTI Mutual Fund

Adani Capital Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Block.one in its investment in CoinDCX, a digital asset exchange engaged in the business of providing electronic trading service to its users to trade into digital assets /crypto pairs, derivatives, and other structured products across the globe.
  • Advised Axis Bank Limited (“ABL”) in relation to the closure of its Hong Kong Branch which involved rendering advice to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority along with ABL on the transfer process and transfer of all the loan portfolios of ABL HK into Gift City branch.
  • Advised all the promoters and co-founders of ECW Consultants Pvt. Ltd. in obtaining a certificate of registration (CoR) from the RBI for operating as a Non-Banking Financial Company – Non-Deposit taking (NBFC-ND) in India.

India > Banking and finance Tier 2

International financial institutions and syndicates retain Juris Corp‘s banking and finance team for high-value transactions including structured deals as handled by co-head Jayesh H. Co-heads Saurabh Sharma and Ankit Sinha have a thriving financing practice incorporating multibillion-dollar mandates for lenders and borrowers alike. The team saw an uptick in matters relating to distressed fundraising, restructuring and debt portfolio transferrals, while also advising on an increasing number of environment-related deals. The team is advising the State Bank of India on its $1bn loan co-financed by various Japanese lenders into the Covid-19-impacted automotive sector.

Testimonials

‘Juris Corp has been an extremely approachable law firm for any of our banking and capital market related issues and this is the biggest strength. Each lawyer that we reach out to is always available for a call to discuss issues and provide ad-hoc advice. ’

‘Known in the market for handling external commercial borrowings which are cross-border in nature.’

‘Ankit Sinha and Saurabh Sharma are both knowledgeable.’

Key clients

JSW Steel Limited

DBS Bank Ltd.

Reliance Industries Limited

Birla Corporation Limited

Deutsche Bank AG

Mashreqbank psc

Barclays Bank PLC

State Bank of India

J.C. Flowers Asset Reconstruction Private Limited

InCred Financial Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the State Bank of India in relation to an untied loan of $1bn availed by SBI under a loan agreement entered into by it with Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
  • Advised 15 participating banks, led by State Bank of India, and including, amongst others, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank N.A., BNP Paribas, Axis Bank Limited and HDFC Bank Limited in relation to certain working capital facilities (both fund and non-fund based), extended by way of multiple banking arrangement by the participating banks to Larsen & Toubro Limited. The deal was valued at $4.1bn.
  • Advised banks including, Axis Bank Limited, Bank of Baroda and Punjab National Bank on one of the biggest infrastructure financing (multiple banking arrangement) mandates involving an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT). The Lenders granted credit facilities aggregating up to $5.9bn to Jio Digital Fibre Private Limited.

India > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Juris Corp has a focus on representing clients in insolvency and banking-related litigation and is headed by Shubhabrata Chakraborti from Mumbai. The group has a regional presence, with a Delhi office overseen by counsel Dhruv Malik.

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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

  • Represented various external commercial borrowing lenders of one of the India’s leading telecommunications infrastructure companies in relation to the corporate insolvency resolution process of the company before the National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai Bench.
  • Represented one of the India’s leading investment management companies against a leading real estate company before the NCLT, Mumbai.
  • Advised a corporate debtor (post CIRP) and its new management before the Securities Appellate Tribunal against the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

Juris Corp‘s project finance practice acts for a large number of major Indian and foreign lenders. Joint heads Ankit Sinha, Saurabh Sharma and Jayesh H handle financing work in the urban infrastructure, manufacturing, housing and transport sectors. The team is a leader in the green loans space, having recently advised on headline deals on behalf of Singapore-based lenders.

Key clients

JSW Steel Limited

DBS Bank Ltd.

Reliance Industries Limited

Birla Corporation Limited

Deutsche Bank AG

Mashreqbank psc

Barclays Bank PLC

State Bank of India

J.C. Flowers Asset Reconstruction Private Limited

InCred Financial Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of lenders including State Bank of India, HDFC Bank Limited, Axis Bank Limited, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank Limited, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India and Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited on their $4.1bn financing to Summit Digitel Infrastructure Private Limited which is involving an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT).
  • Acted as the Indian law transaction counsel to DBS Bank India on the green loan of $85m to the borrower, a special purpose vehicle of Singapore-based CapitaLand group.
  • Advised Axis Bank Limited, Bank of Baroda and Punjab National Bank on a $6bn infrastructure financing to Jio Digital Fibre Private Limited.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Healthcare is a sector of focus at Juris Corp‘s corporate, commercial and M&A group, with instructions spanning inbound investments, regulatory support and supply-line issues. Bangalore-based co-head Arunabh Choudhary recently completed mergers in the energy sector while co-head Avikshit Moral advised on the Indian operations of an international edutech company.

Testimonials

‘Exceptional expertise in the fintech and start-up space – young and talented team – readily available for services – client and business-centric approach.’

‘Arunabh Chaudhary is an exceptionally talented, qualified young first-generation lawyer who has set up fintech and start-up practices for Juris almost single handedly.’

Key clients

Greenergy Wind Corporation Private Limited

Credit Suisse, AG

NSEIT Limited

Lupin Limited

AceTute Limited

Work highlights

    India > TMT

    Juris Corp fields numerous offices and TMT practitioners across the length and breadth of India, routinely advising a range of high-profile clients from the worlds of tech and financial services. The team is increasingly active in fast-growth and emerging sectors, advising clients in the healthtech, edutech, cryptocurrency, and peer-to-peer lending spaces. Bangalore-based Arunabh Choudhary heads up the group’s fintech offering, and is recommended for his expertise in regulatory and policy analyses, as well as joint ventures, fund establishments, and other transactional matters. Mumbai-based Avikshit Moral is another experienced adviser who is frequently sought out by major tech and finance groups.

    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
    • Competition and antitrust law
    • Derivatives and treasury products
    • Dispute resolution and arbitration
    • FinTech
    • General corporate
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Private equity, venture capital and funds
    • Project finance
    • Real estate
    • Securitization and structured finance
    • Start-up
    • White Collar Crime

    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 21 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
    Ankit Bhatt (Partner)ankit.bhatt@jclex.com(+91) 98332 90102
    Neeraj Dubey (Partner)neeraj.dubey@jclex.com(+91) 80 4669 8206
    Shubhabrata Chakraborti (Partner)shubhabrata.chakraborti@jclex.com(+91) 4920 5515
    Ankit Sinha (Partner)ankit.sinha@jclex.com(+91) 11 4014 4108
    Apurva Kanvinde (Partner)apurva.kanvinde@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5509
    Namrta Rai (Partner)namrta.rai@jclex.com(+91) 7738378057
    Saurabh Sharma (Partner)saurabh.sharma@jclex.com(+91) 22 6720 5537
    PhotoNamePositionProfile
    Mr Shubhabrata Chakraborti photo Mr Shubhabrata ChakrabortiEquity Partner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Mr Neeraj Dubey  photo Mr Neeraj Dubey Equity Partner, Juris Corp (Bengaluru)
    Mr Jayesh H photo Mr Jayesh HCo-Founder, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Ms Apurva Kanvinde  photo Ms Apurva Kanvinde Partner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Mr Vedanarayanan  Lakshmanan photo Mr Vedanarayanan LakshmananEquity Partner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Mr Dhruv Malik  photo Mr Dhruv Malik Counsel, Juris Corp (New Delhi)
    Ms Smrithi Nair photo Ms Smrithi NairPartner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Ms Namrta Rai  photo Ms Namrta Rai Partner, Juris Corp (New Delhi)
    Ms Bindiya  Raichura photo Ms Bindiya RaichuraEquity Partner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Mrs Talat Shah  photo Mrs Talat Shah Co-Founder, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Mr Saurabh Sharma photo Mr Saurabh SharmaPartner, Juris Corp (Mumbai)
    Mr Ankit Sinha photo Mr Ankit SinhaPartner, Juris Corp (New Delhi)
    English (fluent)
    Hindi (and several Indian regional languages)
    Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
    IBA (International Bar Association)
    ISDA
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    : 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.