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).
Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture 2021: The Legal Innovation Agenda - Pre-, During, and Post COVID
Milestone in Cross-Border Insolvency: A Successful Application Under the Pilot Measure from Hong Kong to Mainland China
- April 2020
Singapore Chapter in The Private Competition Enforcement Review - Thirteenth Edition
- June 18, 2020
Decision Making in Uncertain Times – What to do when you don’t know what to do
- 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
"Understands what is important to international clients and is able to combine her formidable legal skills with a strong business sense in order to deliver practical legal advice."Chambers Asia-Pacific
- University of Toronto (Canada) (LL.B. 1988)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Solicitor and Barrister of the Law Society of Ontario; Permitted to practice Singapore law (commercial, finance, and corporate)
India Business Law Journal, Top 100 International Lawyers (2019-2021)
Chambers Global/Asia-Pacific (2012-2022), leading individual, Singapore and India Banking and Finance: "quick to distil complex ideas into a simple form"
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2012-2021); "for good reason one of the most highly respected lawyers in Singapore"; (2021-2022): "Leading Individuals" in Singapore Banking and Finance: foreign firms
Euromoney's Women in Business Law, Expert, Restructuring & Insolvency (2020)
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