Anjana Potti

Anjana Potti, Partner, JSA

Anjana specialises in banking and finance with expertise in debt restructuring, structured and project funding (secured, limited recourse and syndicated), financing of inward and outbound mergers and acquisitions, real estate financing, and general banking products.

She has advised Indian and multinational banks and financial institutions extensively on corporate and debt restructuring and investments into distressed assets in the energy, manufacturing, roads and port sectors.

Anjana also advises on asset and mortgage backed securitisation and has been acknowledged for advice on risk participations and other bespoke structuring in the securitisation market. She has also advised private equity funds, corporates, and sovereign funds on share and asset acquisitions across various sectors and jurisdictions including advice on funding structures for such acquisitions and related documentation.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

 

Education

B.A., LL.B.(Hons), National Law School of India University – Bangalore (2005)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Telugu

Additionally, Anjana has extensive experience in debt and convertible securities and debt capital markets and has advised on structures and transactions (both inbound and outbound) relating to primary and secondary investment into equity, debt securities, convertible and non-convertible debentures and preference shares with structured security package.

She has been practicing law since 2005. Before joining JSA, Anjana was an Of Counsel with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for over two and a half years after being an in house counsel at ICICI Bank Limited for almost nine years.

Some of key assignments in these areas handled by Anjana are as follows: –

  • Platform investment by a Canadian pension fund into the industrial park / warehousing sector and mixed use retail malls including downstream investments through equity / convertible debt instruments.
  • Strategic Debt Restructuring of an operational thermal power project involving investment by overseas funds and sale of debt by 19 lenders to an asset reconstruction company.
  • Strategic Debt Restructuring of a listed company involving segregation of the manufacturing business ( power transmission and distribution ) and the engineering, procurement and construction business to subsidiaries by a court approved demerger.
  • Issuance of compulsorily convertible debentures by joint ventures of government companies to banks and financial institutions to fund the development of an LNG terminal in Tamilnadu and a greenfield petrochemical complex in Gujarat.
  • Refinancing of project debt provided to a group of companies (subsidiaries of a large infrastructure conglomerate) in the road sector through loans and debentures.
  • Financing of inter and intra state transmission projects.
  • Reorganisation of the financial sector business of a listed company involving the transfer of debt including listed NCDs and commercial paper to non-banking financial company.
  • Structured parallel funding by the domestic NBFC arm of a foreign fund and FPIs to domestic companies in the real estate sector.
  • Issuance of Additional Tier I Bonds by a bank in India in compliance with Basel III norms.