Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021 India
Tel: (+91 22) 6636 7000
Fax: (+91 22) 6636 7172
Current position: Partner and head of banking & finance practice
Practice area/industry focus: Banking & finance, real estate
Career highlights: Babu Sivaprakasam is a partner at ELP and heads the banking & finance practice. He holds a law degree from Madras University and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu.
Babu brings with him over 22 years of diverse and rich experience as a legal professional in the banking & finance sector. His expertise lies in all forms of banking & finance matters, including transactional, advisory, governance and compliance. This extends to property and stamp laws; securitisation; transfer & management of stressed assets; trade and documentary credit transactions; derivatives; structured & syndicated finance; collateralised debt obligations; commercial real estate; commodities; aircraft and ship finance transactions; advice on banking product development; standardisation of documents; and, legal risk management. He has extensively advised and worked closely with major public sector banks, many foreign and private banks, non-banking finance companies and top realty firms in India.
Babu started his career in 1991 as a lawyer practising in the Chennai High Court. His experience as an in-house counsel took off in 1996 when he joined Bank of Baroda. He has also worked at Standard Chartered Bank and Axis Bank.
Babu has been recommended for his expertise in IFLR1000.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2016 in Banking & Finance