Sindhura Swaminathan | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Sindhura Swaminathan

Associate, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 15 33

E sswaminathan@whitecase.com

Overview

Sindhura is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group of the Paris office since August 2011.

Sindhura joined the Firm in February 2008 and qualified as an Associate in March 2010 in the London office. In 2009–2010, she spent six months on secondment in the Firm's New York office, in the bank finance, restructuring and insolvency practice.

Sindhura also spent a year on secondment at IFC in Johannesburg where she notably worked on major financing transactions and investments across Sub-Saharan Africa and Francophone Africa.

In White & Case's Asset Finance Practice Group, Sindhura acts for commercial banks and equity participants regarding financings involving aircraft, railway, shipping and other mobile assets. These financings are typically tax-enhanced structures and include European export credit agency support. Sindhura also has extensive asset leasing experience in which she has assisted in acquisitions and sale/leasebacks on behalf of owners and lessors.

She has particular experience in the field of asset finance but within the category of project finance, Sindhura's experience includes energy and infrastructure financings, in which she acts on behalf of the borrowers, sponsors, lead arrangers, investors and commercial lenders.

Almost all of the transactions on which Sindhura has worked were cross-border in jurisdictions throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LLB, University of Nottingham
  • LPC, Nottingham Law School

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Experience

Advising BTMU, Santander and KfW in the Coface-supported USD financing of Royal Caribbean's purchase of an Oasis-class passenger cruise vessel being manufactured by STX France; the USD financing takes the place of the cancelled portion of the EUR facility that we closed in July 2013 on behalf of Société Générale, HSBC France, BNP Paribas and Natixis, which has been amended to accommodate the new USD facility. (2013–2014)

Advising Alpha Trains on the acquisition of a portfolio of 202 rolling stock assets in a combined asset and share-sale transaction, and on the secured debt financing thereof. (2013)

Advising a major bank in a multi-loan portfolio transfer in multiple jurisdictions (including the Middle East, South America, North America, Southeast Asia and Australia).

Advising Foxtrot International in respect of the financing of an IDA-backed gas supply project in the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire. (2013)

Advising HSBC in the Coface-supported buyer credit financing of 295 locomotives to be manufactured by Alstom for export to Kazakhstan for the Kazakh national railway (transaction named 2012 Deal of the Year by Global Trade Review). (2012–2014)