He is hailed for being "very strong technically and at the same time very pragmatic" and for "his attention to detail, promptness in advice and documentation.

Sawant Singh

Co-founding Partner
Mumbai

Sawant areas of expertise include private equity, project finance, securitisation, asset reconstruction, consortium banking, domestic and external commercial borrowings and debt restructuring. He also advises clients on a host of corporate and commercial, labour/employment and real estate issues including inbound and outbound foreign investment, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Sawant’s services have been widely recognized and he is known for having a "great reputation" in the market. According to Asialaw Profiles, Sawant "is highly respected by peers and much acclaimed by clients" and according to Chambers and Partners, Sawant "has great clarity of thought and varied exposure, and handles very big transactions with ease". He also has been referred to, by Chambers & Partners, as one of India's most in-demand banking practitioners and has been listed in the 'A-List: India's Top 100 Lawyers' by the Indian Business Law Journal.

Clients praise him for his "solution-focused and practical approach" in addition to his "very calm demeanor, which is a huge plus in high stakes negotiations". They admire him for being "accessible, smart and quick in his responses" and for being "able to see the commercial aspects of the matter". Chambers and Partners has also certified Sawant as "Highly recommended as a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance" in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. According to them Sawant is described as being "a very well-regarded lawyer on the banking side," and a "project finance veteran".

  • Sawant Singh advises a range of prominent foreign and domestic banks on project and real estate finance, as well as regulatory issues. A source reports that “Sawant is the go-to person for tactical solutions” and “always makes himself available.” ‐ Banking & Finance, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2020.
  • “Sawant Singh is always at hand to provide the client with quality and practical solutions. He has a very pleasant interactive style which is a big positive.” ‐ Labour and Employment, Legal500 2020.
  • “Sawant Singh is recognised by clients and peers as one of the top financing lawyers in India. He impresses clients with his ability to make difficult transactions seem simple and provides clients with first class advice” ‐ Corporate and M&A, Legal500 2020.
  • Recognised as a ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ in Banking and Finance by Asialaw Profiles 2020.
  • A ‘Recommended Global Leader’ in Project Finance (Who’s Who Legal 2019 rankings), Sawant Singh has been praised for standing out among peers for his “clear and quick responses” as well as his “clarity of thought” and “ability to give great solutions to problems and understand commercial rationales”.
  • A ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in Corporate M&A, Banking/Finance (RSG Consulting 2019), Sawant has been applauded for his “sound and firm legal advice” and praised for “providing solutions to complex legal problems”.
  • Sawant is described by one market observer as “quite active,” and the same source notes that he has been “in this space for a long time, so he is quite experienced.” – Banking and Finance, Chambers and Partners 2019.
  • Described by peers as “a very good corporate lawyer,” Sawant Singh has considerable experience in power and renewable energy ‐ Projects, Infrastructure & Energy, India by Chambers and Partners 2019.
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey 2019 quotes Sawant Singh for his “prompt response, good knowledge of the financial services industry and clean, crisp accurate advice.”
  • Sawant for consecutively six years has been included in ‘The A-List: India’s top 100 lawyers’ published by India Business Law Journal.
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey 2018 has quoted Sawant, “for his timeliness of delivery and accuracy of delivered documents”.
  • Chambers and Partners Asia has quoted “Sawant Singh is hailed for being “very strong technically and at the same time very pragmatic” and for “his attention to detail, promptness in advice and documentation.” He is experienced advising on a wide range of finance matters, spanning from cross‐border lending to project finance.
  • Chambers and Partners Asia has quoted “Sawant Singh is a project financing practitioner who has garnered a significant reputation acting for major lenders across the region. He has notable experience advising on the financing and refinancing of power and renewable energy projects.
  • Sawant has been recognised as a ‘notable practitioner” by IFLR1000.
  • Recognised as a Market-Leading Lawyer ‐ Asialaw Leading Lawyer survey 2017‐2019 in Banking and Finance; Project and Infrastructure.
  • Sawant has been the recipient of the ‘Client Choice in Banking & Finance Law Award’ in India held by Legal’s Finest 200 Awards, 2015.
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey observed and recommended Sawant as one of the most highly recommended Asia‐Pacific focused lawyers in Banking, Labour, and Employment.
  • Highly recommended as a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy, Chambers Asia-Pacific. Sawant has been ranked in Band 2 of lawyers for Banking and Finance practice area by Chamber’s Asia and Chamber’s Global Guide.
  • Sawant has also been ranked for Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy practice area by Chamber’s Global Guide.