Luthra and Luthra

Piyush Mishra

Partner

Contact

+91 22 4354 7000

pmishra@luthra.com

Overview

Piyush is a Partner in Infrastructure, Finance, Insolvency, and Restructuring Practice of Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India. Before joining Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India, he has worked with AZB Partners, Cyril Amarchand & Mangaldas, Allen & Overy LLP (London) and Amarchand & Mangaldas.

He is a dual-qualified lawyer, Advocate (India) and Solicitor (Non-Practicing), England & Wales, and is recognised as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ by asialaw, ‘Leading Lawyer’ by international publications including IFLR 1000 and Chambers & Partners.

He has extensive experience in distressed assets space including restructuring and insolvency, enforcement of security and acquisition of such assets. He has acted for Lenders (CoC and individual), Resolution Professionals, Bidders and Distressed Debt Funds in pre-IBC resolutions, CIRP process and liquidations.

Piyush is associated with reputed industry groups such as the Core Group on Insolvency, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce. He has authored and presented papers at various forums. These include various national and international seminars by INSOL (HK), IBBI (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai), CFA Institute, SBI, ICSI (Eastern Region) and ICAI on insolvency laws. His publications include The Restructuring Review, 2019 and 2020, PLC’s Structured Finance & Securitisation Multijurisdictional Guide (2012) and various articles in Project Finance International.

Experience Statement

  • Acted for various Resolution Professionals in the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) for Punj Lloyd Limited, Jhabua Power Limited, Educomp Infrastructure Solutions and Marketing Limited.
  • Advised a consortium of lenders, on sale of more than 51% shares in Jindal India Thermal Power Limited and Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited through an e-auction process under S4A and SDR schemes.
  • Acted for State Bank of India and HDFC Bank Limited on a syndicated secured term loan of INR 10.8 billion approximately for Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited.
  • Acted for a consortium of 27 lenders lead by PFC and SBI on INR 130 billion senior and sub debt secured syndicated facility for KSK Mahanadi.
  • Acted for Cairn India Limited on the first reserve based funding in India in relation to approximately INR 40 billion syndicated secured facility from reputed lender through participating interest based funding and refinancing of the facility through listed rupee bond issuance.
Bar Enrolment
  • Bar Council of India

Education

  • B.A., LL.B.(Hons.)  – National Law School of India University Bangalore, India

Awards / Recognition

  • Recognized as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ by asialaw.
  • Recognized as Notable Practitioner’ by Chambers & Partners.
  • Recognized as ‘Leading Lawyer’ by IFLR 1000.
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