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Pradeep Ratnam

Pradeep Ratnam is Senior Partner in the New Delhi office of the Firm. He is Co-chair of the Firmís Infrastructure, Banking and Project Finance Practice.

Pradeep obtained an integrated bachelorís degree in Arts and Law (B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)) from the prestigious National Law School of India, Bangalore. He is also a British Council Chevening Scholar with an LL.M. with Distinction from the University of Warwick, U.K. Prior to joining Kochhar & Co, Pradeep, who is dual qualified in India and the UK, had a distinguished career in Infrastructure and International Law with Firms such as Herbert Smith LLP, Allen and Overy and White and Case LLP in London and Singapore. In the last decade since his return to India, Pradeep oversaw the legal function as Director (Legal) in IDFC Alternatives (the erstwhile alternative assets and private equity platform of IDFC Bank), was thereafter Group General Counsel at Infrastructure Leasing and Financing Services Limited (IL&FS).

Pradeep has over 22 years of multi-jurisdictional work experience in the areas of Infrastructure, Government Contracts, Procurement and PPP. Additionally, Pradeep advises on Restructuring and NCLT matters, Opportunistic M&A, transactions in Banking, Project Finance and Structured Finance; and in M&A and Private Equity in Infrastructure and related sectors. He also actively advises international clients on FDI, Foreign Exchange & Financial Regulation in India, and Infrastructure-focused Commercial Arbitration and Disputes.

Pradeepís clients comprise of an eclectic mix of multinational companies, top tier domestic and international banks and financial institutions, project promoters, developers, contractors and operators, multilateral, development finance institutions and export credit agencies, domestic asset reconstruction companies, credit and private equity funds and their portfolio companies in inbound investment and ODI. As a result of over two decades of having practiced law in India, the UK and Singapore, Pradeep has richly diversified work experience in advising on advising on the legal aspects of transaction structuring and investment in India and overseas, complex due diligence exercises involving both India and other jurisdictions, Structured Financing, Project & Portfolio Operations and Financing, and Deal Exits. He is currently involved in various transactions in conventional power, renewable energy, power transmission, roads, telecom, water, ports, housing, and social and urban infrastructure.


  • LL.M. University of Warwick, UK (British Chevening Scholar), 1999
  • He is also a solicitor on the rolls of the Law Society, London.
  • LL.B., National Law School of India University, 1997.


  • Admitted to the Bar in 2000


  • Delhi Bar Association

Contact Details:

Delhi Office :

11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola,
Jasola District Center, New Delhi 110025 (India)
Tel: +91 11 41115222/43129300, Fax: +91 11 40563813

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