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Sanjeev Dhuna



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Sanjeev Dhuna



Sanjeev is a partner in A&O’s London office in the Leveraged Finance Group and leads the firm’s direct lending practice. He has advised on a broad range of LBO financings including cross-border direct lending transactions from unitranche up to more complex PIK, first and second lien and Holdco PIK structures.

Sanjeev has also acted on a broad range of high profile and cross-border structured banking transactions including syndicated loans and investment grade acquisition financings, direct lending, structured emerging markets financing, property transactions and international financing structures. In addition, Sanjeev has also worked on a number of project financing, ECA financing and infrastructure transactions and he has a particular focus on emerging markets. Sanjeev is Chairman of the India Group and a core member of the Africa Group at Allen & Overy. 

“Sanjeev Dhuna offers particular strength in emerging markets work. Described by one source as a ‘fabulous deal-maker,’ he recently advised Standard Chartered on the financing of Bharti Airtel's USD10.7 billion purchase of Zain Africa. He is noted for matching ‘technical excellence with commercial strength.’” Chambers & Partners: UK

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Publications: 18 FEBRUARY 2020

Antitrust and Brexit – where do we stand?

The UK has well-established domestic antitrust and merger control regimes, enforced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 07 February - 13 February 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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News: 14 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy highly ranked among foreign law firms in India

Allen & Overy has the highest profile and reputation of all foreign law firms in India, according to a report by RSG Consulting, who have ranked the firm number two in a list of the top 50 foreign law firms in India.

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Publications: 12 MARCH 2019

The Reserve Bank of India relaxes restrictions on foreign lending

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a series of policy changes, which include (i) the relaxation of its External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) framework and (ii) the withdrawal of certain restrictions on investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) in corporate debt. These changes open up new opportunities in the Indian market for international lenders and debt funds.​

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