Highly revered in the financial services sector, Soumitra has vast experience advising clients on Corporate Finance including Debt Finance and Private Equity, Joint Venture setups and exits, Mergers & Acquisition including domestic and cross border acquisitions and General Corporate Matters. He is based out of Bangalore and oversees the expansion of the Corporate Commercial vertical of the firm in Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.
Soumitra has been advising all types of financial institutions and other entities on a wide range of matters with a special focus on Investment Funds, IT/ITES sector, Manufacturing & Automobile sector and start-ups. He specializes in managing commercial transaction advisory including legal due diligence, documentation, negotiation and transaction closing support.
As a transactional counsel, Soumitra believes in value addition, practical lawyering and personally involves in transaction structuring/advisory services, handholding clients on legal compliances which are required for business operations in India under various domestic and foreign exchange laws.
Few of his notable transactions include advising a leading German bank in its exit from substantial investment in one of the leading developers in India, advising Sethness Products Company in its acquisition of and later disinvestment in Sayaji Sethness Ltd., advising a prominent Indian diversified financial services holding company in its restructuring of existing investment in secured, non-convertible debentures (NCDs) issued by a real estate developer based in Bengaluru and advising an eminent capital and housing finance company in its term-loan investment (construction finance) to a real estate developer for the development of a project in Hyderabad.
Soumitra is a member of the IPBA and has been a speaker at conferences in Auckland, 2017 and Manila, 2018. He is a regular speaker at the Start-up Leadership Program in Bangalore & Pune, at the Global INcubation and SERVices (GINSERV) as well as various legal educational institutions.
Soumitra has been a key member responsible for the corporate & commercial practice being awarded as a winner by the Indian Business Law Journal where clients have particularly complemented his “commercial wisdom”.
Master of Business Law – NLSIU, Bangalore
MBA (Marketing & Finance)- National Institute of Business Management
BAL (Bachelor of Academic Law) and LLB – Bangalore University
Bar Council of Karnataka(India)
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
COVID-19 Legal FAQ Series – FDI Policy – an analysis on Press Note 3 of 2020, April 2020
Covid-19 Legal FAQ Series – Contractual Obligations; April 2020
India chapter of Joint Ventures Law Global Guide titled ‘Joint Venture in India: Overview’ published by Thomson Reuters (India, November, 2017)
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisition
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Fund Formation and Structuring