With over 24 years in the profession Upendra has rich experience in all aspects of Indian law and documentation relating to M&A, projects and project finance as well as international capital markets. He has been the lead Indian counsel on several large domestic and India-bound M&A transactions across sectors including insurance, telecom, power (conventional and renewable), mining and airports, and has also acted as lenders’ as well as borrowers’ counsel on a number of financing transactions. The combination of transactional experience and financing considerations helps him with a 360o perspective essential for providing counsel on demanding and complex assignments. His hands-on involvement in all aspects of these matters including on strategy, structuring, due diligence, negotiations and documentation helps him service client needs and add value at each stage.
Having advised through all stages and aspects of business – from helping formulate strategies for acquisition of businesses or assets through to developing strategies both on amicable parting of ways and potential or real disputes – Upendra appreciates the varied needs through the life-cycle of business relationships, which helps him with the “look ahead” approach rather than addressing only situations at hand.
He is acknowledged for his thought leadership and insights into legal aspects including those relating to civil nuclear liability, and is frequently invited to speak at various seminars. He also has several publications to his credit on aspects including infrastructure & resources, energy & utilities.
Recognized as a leading legal practitioner both by clients and peers, Upendra is consistently named as such in research publications including the International Financial Law Review, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Asialaw.