PEOPLE

Anuj Kaila

Partner

LOCATION
Bangalore
EMAIL
anuj.kaila@bgl.kochhar.com
PHONE
+91 80 4030 8000

Profile

Anuj is a seasoned Banking & Finance, Corporate and Fintech lawyer and heads the Banking & Finance practice at the Firm’s Bangalore office. He has vast experience in structuring, preparing and negotiating banking & finance documents for various types of banking transactions including bilateral and syndicated funded and unfunded credit facilities, external commercial borrowings, project finance, acquisition finance, guaranteed credit facilities to overseas subsidiaries of Indian entities, construction finance, trade finance, and derivative transactions. Anuj also advises clients on retail banking products and insolvency proceedings.

Anuj also has substantial experience in exchange control regulations, foreign investments, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. His work includes structuring, conducting due diligences, assistance with regulatory and exchange control approvals, contract preparation, negotiations and closing assistance. Anuj also advises clients on various other general corporate matters.

Anuj also actively advises Fintech companies in the payments space and virtual currencies and is an industry expert on payment regulations in India. He has assisted clients on digital lending (including P2P lending), e-KYC, payment instruments, payment aggregator and payment gateway regulations, account aggregator regulations, online gaming / betting regulations, Aadhaar related matters, securities trading, insurance, data and privacy, crypto currencies, outsourcing regulations in the financial sector, e-commerce issues, and SAAS products in the Fintech industry to name a few.

Before joining the Firm, Anuj worked as an in-house counsel in the corporate legal group of ICICI Bank Limited at Mumbai and Bangalore.

He regularly authors articles and is quoted by various publications on matters relating to banking and Fintech.

Expertise

Banking & Finance
Corporate Compliance & Advisory
Corporate/M&A
Private Equity & Venture Capital

Publications

Education

  • B.B.A, LL.B, Symbiosis Law School
  • Diploma in Business Laws, Corporate Laws and Mergers & Acquisitions, ASCL Law School, Pune
  • Strategic Thinking & Leadership, Executive Education, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Memberships

  • Karnataka State Bar Council

Select Experience Statement

  • Assisted Caspian Impact Investments in respect of multiple external commercial borrowings availed from U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
  • Assisted ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, RBL Bank and Yes Bank with a syndicated financing amounting to INR 7,500 million to a large mining company.
  • Assisted the selling shareholders in relation to the acquisition of Unilog Content Solutions by Investcorp.
  • Assisted WaterHealth India in relation to an external commercial borrowing availed from Overseas Private Investment Corporation amounting to USD 12.5 million.
  • Assisted Glance InMobi in its acquisition of Shop101 and various other joint ventures in India.
  • Assisted State Bank of India and ICICI Bank on a syndicated acquisition financing transaction amounting to INR 7,000 million.
  • Advised TFX Equities Inc. on its acquisition of Teleflex Medical Private Limited.
  • Assisted Stellapps Technologies in relation to the funding (debt and equity) received from Strides Ventures Debt Fund.
  • Assisted two Indian crypto currency exchanges and an international crypto currency exchange on all Indian regulations in relation to crypto currencies and payments.
  • Assisted various NBFCs in India in launching various banking products.
  • Assisted various Fintech (Indian and international) on payment regulations in India.

Industry Presence

  • Speaker and panelist at the 2nd Annual Debt Syndication India Summit 2019, Mumbai.
  • Conducted a session on Legal Framework in Fintech Space organised by NUMA and Kotak Mahindra Bank at Bangalore, 2017.
  • Conducted a session on Impact of Corporate Laws on Banking Transactions for the entire in-house legal team of Federal Bank at their annual retreat held in Bangalore in 2017.

Contact Details

  • 201, Prestige Sigma, 3 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 560001, Karnataka (India)
  • +91 80 4030 8000
  • +91 80 4112 4998
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