Ravi Kini

Managing Attorney

Ravi is MVKini’s Managing Attorney. Ravi holds an LL.M. in International Financial Laws from the University of Georgia, USA where he specialised in Derivatives Risk Framework.

Ravi is one of India’s leading practitioners of law relating to national and state highways projects. He is also renowned for his work in the aviation, government affairs, and banking sectors.

Ravi advises NHAI and state authorities on highways and related projects. He advises on international competitive bidding in Public Private Partnerships (PPP). He has a wealth of experience advising the Indian government on bid processes, and drafts and vets tender documents and contracts. He is skilled in incorporating Special Purpose Vehicles and executing concession agreements and contracts for selected bidders.

His expert knowledge comes from advising on a wide range of projects executed/funded in this way. They include the development of a free trade and warehousing zone, the creation of industrial training and skills development centres, the building of rail-related manufacturing facilities as well as ports terminals, IT parks and other urban transport projects.

Ravi’s public-sector experience gives him a unique understanding of how government functions. Ravi leads a team that effectively mediates industry concerns to the relevant government body to swiftly arrive at constructive outcomes.

His significant experience in the aviation sector has led him to advise on ground-handling issues across a number of airports. Ravi’s experience extends to advising bodies, such as IATA, on Competition Law issues. His extensive experience includes advising India’s national carrier. He negotiated and drafted the contracts for the leading aviation company’s purchase of 68 commercial aircrafts from Boeing, in a US$7 billion deal. He also assisted in the formation of its low-cost subsidiary, Air India Express. He regularly drafts and vets aircraft leasing agreements.

Ravi leads a team that supports Indian companies seeking access to foreign capital through external commercial borrowings (ECB). The team regularly interprets RBI circulars and is able get swift clarification from the regulator as required. He and his team act as the lender’s legal counsel, participating in negotiations with borrowers ensuring compliance of banking law and practise. Keeping the lenders’ interests at the fore, they assist with securities’ creation and perfection of charge documentation. Ravi was named as leading lawyer in the aviation sector in ‘Who’s Who Legal’ (Aviation, 2010) and listed in the ‘Leading LAWYER 100’ 2011 Annual Guide, which recognizes members of the legal community who have stood out among their peers by demonstrating professional achievement and excellence in their area of practice. He was also recognised as a key commercial lawyer in the International Who’s Who Legal (Commercial Litigation, 2009).

His practice areas include Aviation, Project Finance, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Government Affairs, Power and Energy, Shipping and Maritime.