Practice Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Projects & Infrastructure

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Projects & Infrastructure

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Banking & Finance Group - Member
  • Energy Group - Member
  • Fintech Law Group - Member
  • Insurance/Re-Insurance Group - Member
  • Mining Group - Member
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Pradeep Ratnam is a Senior Partner in the New Delhi office of the Firm and co-chair of the Firm's Infrastructure, Banking and Project Finance Practice.

Pradeep obtained a B.A, LL.B. (Hons.) from the prestigious National Law School of India, Bangalore and is 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, worked in Herbert Smith LLP, Allen and Overy LLP and White and Case LLP in London and in Singapore. Since his return to India, Pradeep has served as Director (Legal) in IDFC Alternatives (the alternative assets platform of Global Infrastructure Partners) and as Group General Counsel at Infrastructure Leasing and Financing Services Limited (IL&FS).

Pradeep has over 24 years of multi-jurisdictional work experience in the areas of Infrastructure and Finance, Public Law and PPP, and advises on transactions in Banking, Projects & Structured Finance and Restructuring, as well as M&A and Private Equity investments in Infrastructure.

Pradeep's clients comprise of domestic and international banks and other financial institutions, infrastructure companies, project developers, EPC and O&M contractors, asset reconstruction companies, credit funds and private equity. With practice experience of over two decades in diverse jurisdiction - the UK, Singapore and in India, Pradeep advises on the legal aspects of cross border transaction structuring in India, investment regulation, complex due diligence, financing, project development, M&A and exits. He is currently involved in various transactions in conventional power, health and IT, renewable energy, power transmission, roads, telecom, water, ports, housing, and social and urban infrastructure.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Bar in 2000
Delhi Bar Association

LL.M, University of Warwick, UK (British Chevening Scholar), 1999
Solicitor on the rolls of the Law Society, London
LL.B, National Law School of India University, 1997

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Projects & Infrastructure

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Recognised among India's 'Top 100 Lawyers' by FORBES Legal Powerlist 2020; felicitated for expertise in Banking & Finance

Legal 500 Asia Pacific : Recommended Lawyer for Banking & Finance 2022, Projects, Energy & Infrastructure 2022


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