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Capital Markets/Structured Finance


Partner Ranajoy Basu focuses his practice on structured finance with key experience in debt capital markets transactions. He has a broad range of experience in international capital markets advising a wide range of participants, including arrangers, originators, servicers and trustees, in connection with the securitisation of a wide variety of assets in numerous jurisdictions, including emerging markets transactions.

Ranajoy has a particular focus on emerging markets transactions, and is recognised as an industry leader by both, Legal 500 and Chambers. He joins as the Head of the Firm’s India practice. He regularly advises on a broad range of capital markets and complex structured finance transactions including external foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) and qualified institutional placements (QIPs) relating to India. He has advised banks on some of the largest corporate debt defaults and restructuring in India.

Ranajoy is recognised as one of the World’s leading lawyers in cross-border social impact finance structures, including social and development impact bonds, renewable energy and “green” structured finance transactions. Ranajoy has advised on some of the most innovative financial inclusion structures around the world, including the Educate Girls Social Impact Bond, which aims to improve the education of children in India, and the recent ground-breaking Utkrisht Bond, which is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality. Ranajoy continues to advise foundations, governments, NGOs, impact funds and financial institutions on structuring social impact finance solutions. He recently advised on the ground breaking International Finance Facility for Education, which is the largest funding mechanism targeting education programmes around the world.

Ranajoy is recognised as a pioneer in impact investment. His work has included the market leading ‘Educate Girls’ bond which was the first development impact bond of its kind. His clients have ranged from GAVI, UNICEF, World Bank, IFC, to governments, financial institutions, funds, charitable institutions, NGOs and microfinance institutions around the world. He has been involved on ground breaking work for Wattpad, Theirworld and The Global Business Coalition for Education.

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King’s College London, LL.M., Banking & Finance Law
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Islamic Finance

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Leading individuals)

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The team is affable and approachable at all levels, and proficient in its legal advice‘, says a client of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, adding that ‘the commercial insight of the team coupled with its negotiation and drafting expertise makes the firm a pleasure to deal with‘. Ranajoy Basu and counsel Priya Taneja joined from Reed Smith LLP to form the firm’s India group, bringing extensive experience in high yield and other capital markets transactions. Andrew Savage‘s practice covers commercial and finance disputes and international arbitration proceedings, frequently in emerging markets. Hamid Yunis handles cross-border M&A, investment issues and private equity transactions, predominantly within the health and infrastructure sectors. Nick Azis is also a key adviser on M&A deals.

London > Finance > High yield

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP joins that ranking this year having recruited in 2020 to create a new high yield practice. Lead partner Ranajoy Basu and counsel Priya Taneja, who joined from Reed Smith LLP, are the key practitioners and clients describe ‘a very professional firm that has taken on some very talented individuals who are fully up to speed with very complex and demanding transactions‘. Though it is less involved in new issuance on behalf of banks or corporate issuers, the firm has a strong presence on the trustee side, acting for clients such as Wilmington Trust and U.S. Bank Trustees.