Bankruptcy and Insolvency
The firm has expertise in the new Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code and in a go-to name in the field. We work closing with the corporate debtors, financial creditors, the committee of creditors and have been the lawyers for many resolution professionals. The firm handles not only the litigation part of the insolvency process before the Adjudicating Authority (NCLT) but also preparation of documentation such as information memorandums, bidding documents, resolution plans etc. We have successfully represented many resolution applicants before the Adjudicating Authority and its appellate tribunal.
Loan Transactions and Debt Recovery
The firm further has expertise in advising on all aspects of banking and financial services including advice on syndication and other loan arrangements, facility letters, security documentation, letter of credit and financial services regulations, project finance, ship finance, guarantee arrangements, performance bonds and bonding facilities. With the added advantage of an understanding of the issues of legal systems in the region, we are able to utilize a high level of technical and practical knowledge to deliver what our clients need efficiently and effectively each time. Our reach is further widened and enhanced by our ability to draw upon the resources of our network of associate firms in the region. The clients served by our banking & finance teams are generally “relationship” clients whom we have cultivated and maintained through the years. They include corporations, domestic and International banks.
We represent our clients both individuals and banks before the Debt Recovery Tribunal and its Appellant Authority as well. We have successfully, helped many of our clients to settle matters which have been pending for long in these forums, thereby reducing the cost of litigation and time.
Project Finance and Infrastructure
The firm, keeping in view India’s focus on liberalizing investments in infrastructure, is well entrenched in regulatory and advisory services to facilitate the same. The firm has been rendering its services to different sectors of the economy like the railways, electricity, ports, roads and highways, power projects and technological parks in India.
A substantial part of this practice involves advising clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of project finance, preparation of commercial and legal risk matrix, drafting of venture documents for setting up of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), and reviewing various financial & implementation agreements including those relating to identifying risks of promoters and investors. We at UKCA are committed to providing innovative and dependable project documents.
The firm has been involved with the services sector in India having advised public bodies, contractors, lenders; and developers. The key component of the firm’s practice in this area is to assist transactions with an underlying purpose of identifying, analysing and allocating legal and commercial risks in consonance with the substantial parameters as provided in the framework of legislation.
The infrastructure and project finance practice of the Firm is well recognized for its outstanding practice in:
- Advising on Loan Agreements/ Bridge Loan Documents.
- Advising on Debenture Subscription Agreement.
- Advising and Drafting Debenture Trust Deeds.
- Advising and Drafting of Share Pledge Agreements.
- Escrow Agreements.
- Due Diligence.
- Inter Creditor Agreements.
- Drafting of Concession Agreements Advising.
- Advising, Drafting and Negotiating BOT Contracts.
- O&M Agreements