Kochhar & Co. Strengthens its Infrastructure, Banking, and Structured Finance Practice; Pradeep Ratnam and Parul Verma Join as Senior Partner and Partner, Respectively

Firm News
1 October 2020

We are delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Pradeep Ratnam who joins Kochhar & Co. (‘Firm’) as Senior Partner and Co-Chair Infrastructure, Banking and Finance Practice. Pradeep and his long-time colleague Ms. Parul Verma who has accompanied him into the Firm as a Partner, will both be based out of the Firm’s New Delhi office.

Mr. Pradeep Ratnam: Pradeep obtained his bachelor’s degree in law (B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)) in 1997 from the prestigious National Law School of India, Bangalore, followed by an LL.M. in 1999, as a Chevening Scholar, from the University of Warwick, UK. Pradeep is dual qualified in India and the UK and has over 22 years of multi-jurisdictional work experience in the areas of Infrastructure, Government Contracts, Procurement, Project Finance and PPP. Additionally, Pradeep advises his clients on Restructuring, Stressed and Opportunistic M&A, Private Equity in Infrastructure and allied and related sectors.

Prior to joining Kochhar & Co, Pradeep had a distinguished career in Infrastructure and International Law with global firms including 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) and was thereafter Group General Counsel at Infrastructure Leasing and Financing Services Ltd. (IL&FS), followed by private specialist practice in the areas of Infrastructure and Banking, based in New Delhi.

Ms. Parul Verma: With post qualification experience of over a decade, Parul specializes in Infrastructure, Project Financing, Fintech and Financial Regulation and Real Estate. Prior to joining Kochhar & Co, Parul worked in top tier Indian law firms as well as in marquee in-house corporate positions in India.

Pradeep and Parul advise infrastructure companies, domestic and international banks, and their borrowers, Indian NBFCs, multilateral and development financial institutions, asset reconstruction companies, and investment and credit funds in transactions in Infrastructure, Banking and Real Estate.