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shishir mehta

Shishir Mehta

, Mumbai

Partner | Banking and Finance

education

  • LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, New York (2005)
  • LL.M., (Banking & Finance), London School of Economics, London (2000)
  • B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), National Law School of India University, Bangalore (1999)

Shishir Mehta is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group in the Mumbai office. Shishir has played an instrumental role in establishing Khaitan & Co’s Banking & Finance practice over the last decade and regularly represents domestic and international banks, financial institutions, NBFCs, companies, sponsors and promoters on a wide range of debt financing transactions. His core practice includes advising on credit facilities, security creation, ECBs, ODIs, NCDs, private credit and structured finance solutions and he also actively advises on restructurings, pre-insolvency resolutions and bankruptcy/insolvency matters. Over the years, Shishir has been involved in several leading transactions and his significant international and domestic experience puts him in a unique position to support the banking, corporate and cross-border needs of clients. 

Prior to joining Khaitan & Co as a partner in 2010, Shishir practiced at Slaughter and May in London (2000-2004) and at White & Case LLP in New York and London (2005-2009). He is a graduate of NLSIU Bangalore (1999), holds LLM degrees from LSE (2000) and Columbia Law School (2005) and is admitted to practice law in India, New York and England & Wales. Shishir also has a special interest in matters relating to the State of Gujarat, India. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Gujarat, India
  • New York Bar Association, USA
  • Law Society of England & Wales, UK

Recognition and Accomplishments

  • Shishir is ranked since 2011 as a leading Banking & Finance practitioner in India by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Listed as a leading attorney by IFLR1000 and Asia Law
  • Recognized as an Expert by Who’s Who Legal
  • Recommended for his expertise by The Legal 500

Representative Matters

Shishir Mehta has represented and advised the following clients

Standard Chartered Bank

Advised on an external commercial borrowing of USD 600 million for Dhamra LNG Terminal Private Limited (a 50:50 JV between Total SA and Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd.) and related hedging documentation.

MUFG Bank, DBS, HSBC, Sumitomo Mitsui, Standard Chartered, State Bank of India, Yes Bank and Axis Bank

Advised on a master lending facility agreement for IRC Agrochemicals Private Limited, documenting bilateral working capital loans aggregating INR 25 billion with common terms and security and guaranteed by Indorama Corporation Pte. Ltd.

Axis Bank

Advised on client led consortium on a term loan facility of INR 60 billion to Jio Digital Fibre Private Limited.

Barclays Bank PLC

Advised on uncommitted standby letter of credit facility for an aggregate amount of USD 750 million extended to InterGlobe Aviation Limited (Indigo Airlines).

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Mashreqbank PSC and DK Partners

Advised on client led ad-hoc committee of lenders on Indian law aspects of debt restructuring for USD 500 million loan to JBF RAK LLC.

SoftBank Group Corp. oftBank Group Corp.

Advised on financing arrangements with PayTM India and SoftBank Vision Fund (SVF) on analyzing certain financing structures.

Reliance Industries Ltd. and Infotel Broadband Services Pvt. Ltd.

Advised on USD 500 million external commercial borrowing to fund the acquisition of the pan-India Broadband Wireless Access spectrum for INR 120.8 billion.

JP Morgan

Advised on senior and mezzanine facilities aggregating to GBP 235 million provided to offshore subsidiaries of Lodha Group, India for acquisition of a property in London for construction and development purposes.

Deutsche Bank AG

Advised on the issue and listing of secured, rated, listed, redeemable, non-cumulative, taxable non-convertible debentures aggregating INR 2 billion, on a private placement basis for Altico Capital India Private Limited.

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