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Sushma Jobanputra

Partner-in-Charge Singapore


(T) +65.6233.5989
(F) +65.6536.3939


  • University of Toronto (Canada) (LL.B. 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Solicitor and Barrister of the Law Society of Upper Canada; Permitted to practice Singapore law (commercial, finance, and corporate)

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. Having practiced in London, Toronto, Paris, and Singapore, 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 a significant number of corporate clients she has represented 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 was included as one of Asia's "Hot 100" lawyers for 2011 by Asia Legal Business magazine, which recognizes lawyers who are leaders, movers and shakers, and dealmakers in Asia. She is also listed in Chambers Global 2018 as a "Foreign Expert Based in Singapore" for banking & finance in both India and Singapore as well as a leading lawyer in Banking & M&A in Singapore, IFLR1000. Sushma is a member of the Expert Panel of Cross-Border Commercial Law, a leading center of commercial law research in Asia.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012-2018) — leading individual in Singapore B&F: International and Expert: Based abroad (India): clients commend her for "great commercial awareness," being "quick to distil complex ideas into a simple form," and offering "very high quality of service"

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2012-2018) — leading individual in B&F: Foreign Firms: "a rare combination of technical expertise and market knowledge"


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Sushma Jobanputra