Kochhar & Co. Continues its expansion with a team hire in Mumbai, forms a formidable Banking & Finance practice team for servicing clients across India and in the Middle East

Firm News
29 November 2022

Headshot imagery of Sharmil Bhushan, Kochhar & Co.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, November 29, 2022: Kochhar & Co. in a major boost to its BFSI practice has hired Sharmil Bhushan as a Partner along with her team in Mumbai. Sharmil specialises in banking & finance, debt restructuring and insolvency, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and investment funds.

With her extensive experience of over 16 years, Sharmil has been at the forefront of advising Indian and multinational banks, NBFCs, financial institutions and corporates across sectors on various aspects of Indian law. She has been actively involved in (i) credit facilities to Indian borrowers for capital expenditure, project & acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts, trade  finance & external commercial borrowings, real estate financing, etc. and (ii) structuring and implementing debt, quasi-debt and equity transactions. Sharmil has substantial experience in security enforcement assignments and the insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and in devising and implementing exit strategies from Indian investments. She also advises on setting up of private equity funds, offshore funds, venture capital funds, Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

On this development, Mr. Rohit Kochhar, Founder & Managing Partner of the Firm said, “I warmly welcome Sharmil and her team to the Kochhar family. Sharmil’s vast experience across the BFSI space and her deep domain knowledge will augment our practice and offerings to both Indian and global clients.”

With this addition, the Firm now has a robust Banking & Finance practice group with teams across our various Indian offices as well as in Dubai (UAE).

Sharmil Bhushan said, “I am excited to be part of Kochhar & Co and looking forward to growing the practice by leveraging the available synergies and the resources and adding value through my experience and knowledge”.