SushmaJobanputra

Partner-in-Charge Singapore

Singapore + 65.6233.5989

Sushma Jobanputra, the Partner-in-Charge of the Singapore Office, has been advising clients for more than three decades on banking, restructuring, and corporate matters. She has practiced in London, Toronto, Paris, and Singapore, and her practice includes structured, acquisition, and trade finance as well as cross-border debt restructuring across Asia including Singapore, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Sushma's financial institution clients include Standard Chartered Bank, DBS Bank, JBIC, Asian Development Bank, BNP Paribas, and Société Générale. She also has represented a significant number of corporate clients, including IBM, Procter & Gamble, Hyatt Corporation, Godrej Group, Micron Technologies, Temasek, Crescent Point, L Catterton, Tikehau, Boeing Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Trafigura, and the Tata Group.

Before joining Jones Day, Sushma was a managing director at Barclays Capital, heading a team in the structured transactions department, with responsibility on behalf of the bank for the execution of all large complex structured transactions with other financial institutions and multinationals. Prior to that she was a partner at a Magic Circle firm in London where her practice focused on structured and acquisition finance.

Sushma serves on the following committees: National University of Singapore's Law Advisory Council, which supports and advances the Law Faculty in its education, research, and service mission; Expert Panel for the Singapore Management University Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia; Organising Committee for the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Lecture; Legal Services Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce; Documentation Committee for the Asian Pacific Loan Market Association Singapore; and Advisory Committee to the Board of WIMAR (Women in Mining and Resources, Singapore).

Experience

  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • Jinko Solar and Energía Solar San Ignacio complete $31 million 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Energía Solar San Ignacio, S. de R.L de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, operation, and financing of Jinko’s 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant and associated electrical substation and interconnection line located in the State of Yucatan in the municipality of San Ignacio, Progreso, Mexico.
  • Heidrick & Struggles amends and restates revolving credit facilityJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a premier global provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility.
  • Surya Prakash Vietnam Energy Company develops first solar power project in Vietnam under new Vietnamese solar power regulationsJones Day is advising Surya Prakash Vietnam Energy Company Limited, a subsidiary of India's Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital, in connection with its Phase 1 development of a 50MW grid connected solar power project in Ninh Thun Province in Vietnam.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $47.5 million secured term loan financing to multinational software company and participates in $45 million preferred stock investment in CompanyJones Day represented Crestline Direct Finance in connection with a $42.5 million initial term loan and $5 million delayed draw term loan facility provided to a multinational software company.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • GE sells assets related to its Small Industrial Motors Business to Wolong Electric GroupJones Day advised General Electric Company in the sale of the small industrial motors business of its Power Conversion division to Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd.
  • Jinko Solar completes first long-term financing of $135 million 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Solar Park Viborillas, S. de R.L. de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, and senior financing of Jinko’s 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project to be constructed in Las Viborillas, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • OMERS completes US$266 million investment in HDFC of IndiaJones Day advised OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees, in connection with its US$266 million investment of Equity Shares of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (“HDFC”), India's largest private sector lender.
  • Shapoorji Pallonji Group and Allianz Real Estate form US$500 million commercial office fund in IndiaJones Day advised SPIRE Investment Manager Pte. Ltd., the Investment Manager for the joint venture fund platform of Shapoorji Pallonji Group and the real estate arm of global insurance firm, Allianz Group, in connection with the formation of a new US$500 million fund platform (SPREF II Pte. Ltd.).
  • Tata Technologies sells 43 percent stake in company to Warburg Pincus for $360 millionJones Day advised Tata Technologies Ltd., a Singapore-headquartered engineering services company, in its $360 million sale of a 43 percent stake in the company to Warburg Pincus.
  • Godrej Consumer Products and Godrej Mauritius Africa Holdings Limited refinance existing facilitiesJones Day represented Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Godrej Mauritius Africa Holdings Limited in connection with the refinancing of existing facilities of Godrej Mauritius Africa Holdings Limited.
  • J.M. Huber sells Silica business to Evonik for $630 millionJones Day advised J.M. Huber Corporation in the sale of its Silica business unit of Huber Engineered Materials to Evonik Industries AG for $630 million.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • Credit Suisse and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad complete placement of Ordinary Shares of Maxis BerhadJones Day represented Credit Suisse and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, as joint bookrunners and placement agents, in connection with the offer and sale of 300,000,000 New Ordinary Shares of Maxis Berhad, a leading communications service provider and large mobile operator, in the United States pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and outside the United States in a Regulation S offering under the Securities Act.
  • Tikehau Capital Partners refinances acquisition of IREIT Global GroupJones Day advised Tikehau Capital Partners in connection with the refinancing of its acquisition of IREIT Global Group.
  • Trafigura issues $600 million Perpetual Resettable Step-up Subordinated Securities on Singapore Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd., a market leader in the global commodities industry, in connection with its offering of $600 million of 6.875% Perpetual Resettable Step-up Subordinated Securities on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
  • KeyBank provides $775 million credit facility to GTT CommunicationsJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as lender and administrative agent, in connection with the $775 million credit facility provided to GTT Communications, Inc., a multinational telecommunications and internet service provider.
  • Micron Technology and its Singapore subsidiaries complete $800 million sale and lease-back equipment financingJones Day represented Micron Technology, Inc. (MTI) and its Singapore subsidiaries, Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., as seller and lessee, and Micron Semiconductor Asia Capital II Pte. Ltd., as purchaser and lessor, in connection with an $800 million sale and lease-back equipment financing transaction.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 10, 2018
      Singapore Insolvency & Restructuring Law, APLMA seminar
    • April 17-20, 2018
      Restructuring International Transactions, 2018 Jones Day Outbound and Overseas Compliance Seminar Series (One Belt One Road)
    • April 17-20, 2018
      Power and Transportation in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, 2018 Jones Day Outbound and Overseas Compliance Seminar Series (One Belt One Road)
    • August 30, 2017
      Singapore as an International Debt Restructuring Center: Legal Challenges and Opportunities
    • July 7, 2017
      Aiming High, Inspiring Leadership, panelist, Women's Initiative Network (WIN)
    • October 13, 2016
      Asian Women in Leadership Summit 2016
    • September 15, 2016
      Blockchain Forum – Singapore
    • November 13, 2014
      Interviewed on "Asia Business Report" on BBC World News
    • October 21, 2014
      Panelist at the Barclays Women in Leadership Forum
    • October 8, 2013
      Current Issues in FCPA Compliance – Meet Our Professionals From Around the World
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