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Highly regarded

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Bar admissions:

England & Wales
Singapore (registered foreign lawyer)



Practice areas:

Project finance

Industry sectors:

Oil and gas

Saptak Santra is an experienced partner with over 25 years of experience working in corporate and business law.  He primarily focuses in the areas of Infrastructure Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Corporate Restructurings and Private Equity Law across a broad range of industry sectors such as energy, transport infrastructure, facilities management, real estate, telecommunications, media, technology, and consumer products.

Saptak has worked on some of the most high-profile transactions in Asia.  He routinely represents major financial institutions, private equity and infrastructure funds, developers, governments and multinational corporations, such as Berkshire Hathaway Energy, First Reserve Corporation, Carlyle Investment Management, Mizuho Bank, TPG Capital, Société Générale, Coface, Siemens AG, Vietnam Airlines, the Government of Laos, Chevron, TNK-BP, UBS and the Pacific Century Group.

Saptak has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the following publications: Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global for Energy & Natural Resources; Asian Legal Business Singapore Legal Who’s Who for Finance; Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Banking and Finance, Project Finance and Corporate/M&A; IFLR1000 for Banking, Energy and Infrastructure and Project Finance; Best Lawyers in Singapore for Banking and Finance and Energy Law; and Global Restructuring Review 100 for Restructurings and Insolvencies.  

In addition, he is a regular speaker on the Asian conference circuit and sits on the committees of several trade and industry organizations.

  • Advised Kimberly-Clark Corporation on its acquisition of Softex Indonesia, a leader in the fast-growing Indonesian personal care market, in an all-cash transaction for approximately US$1.2 billion from a group of shareholders including CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific IV. 
  • Advised Berkshire Hathaway Energy in relation to both its direct acquisition and purchase as a tax equity investor of a series of solar and wind projects totalling over 4GW of generating capacity throughout the United States.
  • Advised Toyota Motor Corporation on its US$1 billion investment in Grab Holdings Inc., provider of ride-hailing, ride-sharing and logistics services in Southeast Asia.
  • Advised the Government of Laos on the acquisition and financing of a range of renewable and non-renewable energy projects in Laos. 
  • Advised GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed company, on the US$150 million acquisition, via bankruptcy, of the Solar Materials division of SunEdison Inc., a U.S. renewable-energy company, which manufactures and develops solar panels and solar components. 

  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Investment management
  • Natural resources
  • Transport

  • England and Wales

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) 
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA)
  • British Chamber of Commerce Singapore (BritCham) 
  • International Bar Association (IBA) - Banking Law Committee 
  • International Construction Law Association (ICLA)
  • International Project Finance Association (IPFA)
  • Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
  • U.K. Society of Construction Law (SCL)

  • University of Law, Chester - Diploma in Legal Practice with Commendation
  • University of Sheffield - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)