Kunal Katre

Kunal Katre

Local Principal
Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Kunal Katre has significant experience advising on a wide range of finance transactions, including general syndicated loans, P2Ps, acquisition financing, margin lending, structured financing, leveraged financing, first and second lien financing structures, and private equity led sponsor financing, representing a mix of corporate borrowers, banks and private equity sponsors.

Kunal has worked in Singapore for over 9 years and has prior experience working in London (where he worked for a magic circle firm) and India (where he worked for a leading Indian law firm).

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the firm, Kunal's experience includes :

  • Advising the arrangers on the P2P financing of Vedanta Resources plc.

  • Advising the arrangers on the acquisition financing relating to the acquisition of a majority stake by Advent in Manjushree Technopack Limited.

  • Advising the arrangers on various minority acquisition financings relating to acquisition of minority stakes by private equity sponsors (Bain and Advent) in Quest Global Services Pte Ltd.

  • Advising AION Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition financing in respect of the acquisition by AION Capital of GE Capital Services and GE Money Services in India.

  • Advising the arrangers in connection with the USD 6.6 billion P2P of Danish telecoms operator TDC.

  • Advising the arrangers in connection with a 30% acquisition by GMR Infrastructure Limited of a company in Indonesia within the Sinarmas group.

  • Advising the arrangers in the acquisition financing for Leila Lands Limited in relation to the acquisition of Britannia Brands Limited.

  • Advising the arrangers on the P2P financing of Infinis Energy plc, one of the UK's leading generators of renewable power.

  • Advising the lenders on the recapitalisation in respect of the Birla Carbon Group in relation to its carbon businesses in Europe and the US and a subsequent USD 1.2 billion refinancing in March 2018.

  • Advising the arrangers to SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad’s USD 5 billion refinancing.


Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)
  • Delhi Bar Council~India (2005)

Education

  • University of Delhi (LLB (First Division)) (2005)
  • University of Delhi (BA Sociology (with Honours)) (2002)

Languages

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Hindi