Last Updated 26 April 2019
The firm’s primary office is located at Mumbai, with associate offices in New Delhi and Bangalore. Its lawyers advise financial institutions and corporates on various aspects related to securitisation and assignment of different portfolios of receivables, ranging from housing, credit card, ... operational and loan portfolio receivables. The securitisation practice works closely with the M&A and disputes practices in structuring securitisation transactions. Many large portfolio assignment transactions are undertaken by way of a business transfer of the portfolio, associated assets (including employees and technology) and are advised by the firm's financing/securitisation and M&A lawyers. Given the rising levels of distressed assets in the Indian economy, Jerome Merchant's securitisation lawyers increasingly work with its disputes and insolvency teams in advising on the structure for sale and acquisition of debt portfolios which are non-performing and are under different stages of re-structuring or insolvency.