Saugata acts for banks, lessors, funds and airlines. He led on the development of tax-driven aircraft financing structures in Europe. His experience includes secured lending structures, ECA-backed bond and loan financings, portfolio acquisitions, pre-delivery payment (PDP) financings and operating leases.
He has advised on financings of other asset classes, including equipment, petroleum platforms and transportation assets.
Saugata also has expertise in all classes of OTC derivatives, including equities, credit, commodities, fx products, structured repos and stock loans. He has represented banks and funds on bond-financed city developments, collateralised debt obligations (CDOs), margin-lending trades and structured investment vehicles.
Saugata advised on the first Coface-backed bond issuance to finance ATR aircraft which won Airfinance Deal of the Year for Export Credit 2015.
"commercial, pragmatic, very smart and an excellent – and very diplomatic – negotiator."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2015