Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Santosh Janakiram is a partner at and head of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Projects Group and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group, and previously was a partner at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (AMSS), India’s then largest and foremost law firm. He has worked in AMSS/the Firm’s Mumbai office since 2001.
Santosh has rich experience in banking, project financing, acquisition financing, structured financing, projects and private equity, and represents developers, sponsors, lenders and contractors in infrastructure and project finance transactions. Santosh is involved in various bond and structured debt financings. Santosh also leads the development of the Firm’s renewable energy practice, advising developers, investors and lenders in this space, whereby the Firm has emerged as the pre-eminent firm in this sector in India.
Santosh has acted in a number of landmark transactions, including advising Indian lenders, the International Finance Corporation, Development Bank and other national and international financial agencies in the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra-Mega Power Project, which is the first project to be financed by offshore lenders. He has also advised Tata Power Limited in relation to the investment by BlackRock Real Assets led consortium including Mubadala Investment Company in its renewable energy portfolio and on various high-yield bond transactions undertaken by Indian groups. A few of his recent significant transactions include advising a consortium of lenders, led by Rabo Bank in relation to financing amounting to USD 1 billion availed by a subsidiary of the Renew Group engaged in the development of hybrid wind and solar farms which is Round-the-Clock Battery enabled. He has also advised Engie Solar S.A. and Engie S.A. on the sale of solar projects to Edelweiss group, and advising various Indian developers on issuance of high-yield offshore bonds aggregating USD 1.5 billion.