Name: Bahram Vakil
Firm Name: AZB & Partners
Country: India
Expertise: Infrastructure Law

Telephone: +91 22 6639 6880
Fax: +91 22 6639 6888
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Bahram Vakil is our exclusively recommended Infrastructure Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bahram directly using the contact details listed above.

Bahram, Co–Founder and Senior Partner, is renowned for his restructuring, bankruptcy and infrastructure / project finance experience. He has served on various high–level government committees on financial reform, foreign direct investment and securities market reform. Amongst these, Bahram was appointed as a key member of the Dr. T K Viswanathan Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee, constituted by the Indian Ministry of Finance, to draft the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Bahram is also a member of the (i) Insolvency Law Amendment Committee, constituted by the MCA to recommend amendments to the IBC; and (ii) International Insolvency Institute (“III”), a non–profit, limited membership organisation set up to promote international cooperation / coordination in the insolvency field. Bahram is the first lawyer to be invited to the III.

Bahram also serves on the following committees: (i) Member of the Task Force on the Development of Secondary Market for Corporate Loans set up by the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) (2019); (ii) the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Committee – SEBI Advisory Group (2011); and (iii) the United Kingdom Sinha Committee – Working Group on Foreign Investment in India (2010).

The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business mentions that Bahram is a gregarious and hard headed lawyer, whose clients value his “smart, reliable and practical advice.” His finesse in negotiations is especially singled out. “He adds value in negotiations, ensuring both parties see the other’s point of view,” states Chambers Global.

Bahram has been recognised by most international publications, including being recognised as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2018 – 2020) for Banking & Finance by Chambers Asia–Pacific and Chambers Global. Bahram is also recognised as an ‘Elite Practitioner’ for Banking & Finance, Banking & Financial Services and Infrastructure by Asialaw Profiles (2020). Additionally, Bahram is named a ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015 – 2019). He is ‘Highly Regarded’ for Energy, Infrastructure, Banking and Project and Finance by IFLR1000 (2016 – 2020) and ‘Recommended’ for M&A / Governance, Government Contracts, Corporate and Banking & Finance by International Who’s Who Legal (2018 – 2019). Bahram has also consistently featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list published by India Business Law Journal (2015 – 2019) and was awarded ‘Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year – India.’

Bahram has an LL.M. from Columbia University and is dually qualified to practice law in India and New York, being a member of the New York State Bar.

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