Partner-in-Charge Singapore

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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 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).


  • Timken acquires Des-CaseJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Des-Case Corp., a Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.
  • Junshi grants exclusive rights to Dr. Reddy's for toripalimab cancer treatmentJones Day represented Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd. ("Junshi") in its grant of exclusive rights related to the development and commercialization of toripalimab, an anti-PD1 monoclonal antibody, to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories for the territory of Latin America, India, South Africa, and an option to expand the territory to include Australia and New Zealand and potential other countries.
  • Citibank provides $400 million unsecured multicurrency credit facility to Deckers Outdoor CorporationJones Day represented Citibank, N.A., as left lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $400 million unsecured multicurrency revolving credit facility provided to Deckers Outdoor Corporation, a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories.
  • UPL Limited and its subsidiary UPL Corporation Limited complete amendment and restatement of its outstanding US$700 million term loan facilities and up to US$750 million term loan facilityJones Day represented UPL Limited and UPL Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of UPL Limited, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a (1) US$700 million sustainability linked loan facilities agreement ("700M SLL") entered into by UPL Corporation Limited, as borrower, with Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Hong Kong Branch, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A Singapore Branch, MUFG Bank, Ltd., and Societe Generale, Hong Kong Branch as mandated lead arrangers, underwriters, and bookrunners; and (2) US$750 million sustainability linked loan facility agreement ("750M SLL") entered into by UPL Corporation Limited, as borrower, with MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Hong Kong Branch as mandated lead arrangers, underwriters, and bookrunners.
  • UPL Limited and UPL Corporation Limited complete refinancing of its outstanding US$3 billion term loan facilityJones Day represented UPL Limited and UPL Corporation Limited (a Mauritius incorporated subsidiary of UPL Limited) in connection with the refinancing of the outstanding principal amount under its US$3 billion term facility.
  • Private Dutch investment company refinances US$170 million of existing financial indebtednessJones Day represented a private Dutch investment company in connection with a US$170 million structured, secured financing transaction to refinance its existing indebtedness incurred in connection with an acquisition of a custom chemical manufacturer.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Materion acquires H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, in connection with the acquisition and financing of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in connection with the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • Minsheng aircraft leasing entities defeat fraudulent transfer and preference claims with presumption against extraterritorialityJones Day represented Chinese and Irish aircraft leasing entities (the "Minsheng and Yuntian Entities") in the chapter 7 cases of Zetta Jet PTE, Ltd, a Singapore entity ("Zetta Singapore") and Zetta Jet USA, Inc. (collectively, the "Zetta Entities").
  • Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Godrej Son Holdings, Inc. refinances existing debtJones Day represented Godrej Consumer Products Limited, as guarantor, and Godrej Son Holdings, Inc., as borrower, in connection with certain financing transactions and refinancing of existing debt.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$550 million in combined financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources Inc., in connection with (i) an offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, (ii) a secured asset-based revolving credit agreement in an initial aggregate principal amount of US$100 million, and (iii) an offering of US$100 million aggregate principal amount of shares of its Common Stock in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Hyatt Hotels completes US$200 million financing and refinancing of Indian joint venture entityJones Day represented Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its wholly-owned Mauritius subsidiary in connection with the following bespoke financing arrangements aggregating in principal amount to approximately US$200 million: (a) an INR term loan facility granted to an Indian joint venture entity 50% of which is owned by Hyatt's Mauritius subsidiary; (b) a standby letter of credit facility granted to Hyatt Hotels Corporation; (c) an additional INR term loan facility granted to the Indian joint venture entity; and (d) the issuance by the Indian joint venture entity of certain INR denominated, redeemable, unsecured, unrated, and unlisted non-convertible debentures.
  • Maxeon Solar Technologies completes public offering of $125 million of Ordinary Shares and concurrent private placement of $33.7 million of Ordinary SharesJones Day represented Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd., one of the world’s leading global manufacturers and marketers of premium solar power technology, in connection with its concurrent SEC registered public offering of $125 million of its Ordinary Shares and private placement of $33.7 million of its Ordinary Shares to an affiliate of Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, one of Maxeon’s existing largest shareholders.
  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Indonesia) achieves final close of procurement of US$550 million Government Multifunction Satellite Public Private Partnership projectJones Day advised the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Indonesia) on the initial tender and procurement, and subsequently the successful financial closing, of a US$550 million Government Multifunction Satellite Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project.
  • UPL Limited obtains US$500 million sustainability-linked loanIn a first of its kind for an Indian company, Jones Day represented UPL Limited in a US$500 million sustainability-linked loan with a US$250 million greenshoe option, arranged by MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A.
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