Tirthankar Datta

Tirthankar specialises in banking & finance, debt restructuring & insolvency, project finance and mergers & acquisitions (M&A). He has extensive experience in debt, quasi-debt, mezzanine finance and equity transactions including senior secured, limited recourse, bilateral or syndicated lending. He specialises in acquisition finance, leveraged finance, project finance, real estate finance, structured debt, listed and unlisted corporate bonds / Non-Convertible Debentures (Private Placement) and other general banking products. 

Tirthankar has also advised on distressed M&A transactions.

He regularly advises clients on Indian law and regulatory issues relating to debt financing and acquisition transactions including on issues concerning exchange control regulations, securities regulations and general corporate laws.

He has extensive experience in real estate financing including construction finance and lease rental discounting facilities in the residential, commercial and retail sectors as well as lending to financial institutions, leverage finance and acquisition finance transactions. 

Few of his recent advisory work includes: 

  • Advised a potential resolution applicant in relation to a proposed bid for one of the largest steel companies in India undergoing corporate insolvency resolution process
  • Been involved in four lease rental discounting facilities for various mall properties owned by the Blackstone Group, Virtuous Retail and Brookfield Group
  • Advised HDFC Bank Limited, Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank AG in connection with their recent financing transactions

Tirthankar has been practising law since 2008. Before joining JSA, he worked for eight years with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (earlier Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.) in Mumbai.




  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa


  • B.A.LL.B (Hons.), W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata


  • Bengali
  • English
  • Hindi

Last Updated on 30th January 2019

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