Jerome Merchant + Partners


83, Free Press House
Nariman Point
Mumbai 400021

+91 22 6287 2428

Key contacts:

Partner: Vishnu Jerome
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Quick facts:

Founded: 2013
Lawyers: 15

Banking Finance: The Firm represents lenders and borrowers in financing transactions including corporate financing, listed debt, structured debt products, project financing and securitization.

M&A: Acquisitions and joint ventures have always been an important practice area for the Firm. In this area, the Firm calls on its experience in allied areas such as regulatory, tax and dispute resolution in structuring transactions and advise

Private Equity: The Firm advise private equity investors and target companies at all stages of their investment cycle and businesses, with a focus on exit transactions.

Funds: The Firm regularly advises sponsors in the formation, structuring and negotiation of a wide variety of private investment vehicles and sponsors

Insolvency: The Firm’s Banking and Disputes team is increasingly advising lenders and corporates on their debt restructuring arrangements and insolvency resolution and liquidation issues.

Disputes: Our disputes lawyers provide end to end advice including pre-litigation advice, negotiation and effective use of court and arbitral processes, in the area of commercial disputes.

Technology: Our technology practice advises on traditional outsourcing structures and in IP, privacy and data management in the media, entertainment and fin-tech space.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance    
  • Insolvency 
  • Disputes 

Banking Finance: Vishnu Jerome; Murtaza Somjee 

M&A: Sameer Sibal; Vishnu Jerome

Private Equity: Sameer Sibal; Vishnu Jerome

Funds: Sameer Sibal

Disputes: Murtaza Somjee 

Real Estate: Kalpana Merchant 

Technology: Vishnu Jerome ; Sameer Sibal            

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd and Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd  in its INR 194 Crore Investment by International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group 
  • Centrum in its acquisition of L&T Finance Ltd’s supply chain finance business comprising a loan book of approximately Rs. 800 crore

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Investment management/Insolvency 
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms