Ranajoy Basu, Partner | London | McDermott Will & Emery


Ranajoy Basu focuses his practice on structured finance with key experience in debt capital markets transactions. He has a broad range of experience in international capital markets advising a wide range of participants, including arrangers, originators, servicers and trustees, in connection with the securitisation of a wide variety of assets in numerous jurisdictions, including emerging markets transactions.

Ranajoy has a particular focus on emerging markets transactions, and is recognised as an industry leader by both, Legal 500 and Chambers. He joins as the Head of the Firm’s India practice. He regularly advises on a broad range of capital markets and complex structured finance transactions including external foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) and qualified institutional placements (QIPs) relating to India. He has advised banks on some of the largest corporate debt defaults and restructuring in India.

Ranajoy is recognised as one of the World’s leading lawyers in cross-border social impact finance structures, including social and development impact bonds, renewable energy and “green” structured finance transactions. Ranajoy has advised on some of the most innovative financial inclusion structures around the world, including the Educate Girls Social Impact Bond, which aims to improve the education of children in India, and the recent ground-breaking Utkrisht Bond, which is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality. Ranajoy continues to advise foundations, governments, NGOs, impact funds and financial institutions on structuring social impact finance solutions. He recently advised on the ground breaking International Finance Facility for Education, which is the largest funding mechanism targeting education programmes around the world.

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Securitisation and structured products

  • Advised Mizuho as Arranger on GBP 200m IFRS off-balance sheet securitisation of consumer receivables originated by Hitachi Capital*
  • Acted for Capita in relation to the sale by the UK Treasury of £13,000,000,000 of Northern Rock mortgages to Cerberus Capital Management*
  • Advised Capita on the £6.1 billion securitisation of a portfolio of UK residential mortgage loans by Cerberus European Residential Holdings, the largest transaction of its kind since the global financial crisis*
  • Advised Wilmington, Deutsche Bank, Citi, BNYM and Intertrust on several securitisation matters restructuring post-financial crisis*
  • Advised GemCorp in a unique private securitisation of trade credit insured trade receivables originated and serviced by the Tower Trade Group*
  • Advised Deutsche Bank on Lloyds £2.32 billion residential mortgage backed securitisation*

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  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Capital Markets Law, 2023-2024
  • The Legal 500 UK, Emerging markets, Leading Lawyer, 2021-2024
  • The Legal 500 UK ESG Awards, Private Practice Champion of the Year in Environmental/Sustainability, 2024
  • Chambers Crisis and Risk Management, Global-wide: Environmental, Social & Governance Risk, 2024
  • India Business Law Journal, International A-List lawyer, 2023
  • Legal Era Achievers Awards, Cross Border Lawyer of the Year: Banking & Finance, 2023
  • IFLR1000, Capital markets: Debt and UK Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation, 2022-2023

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King’s College London, LL.M., Banking & Finance Law
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Islamic Finance

England & Wales