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Bahram Vakil

Mr. Bahram Vakil
Mr. Bahram Vakil Co–Founder of AZB & Partners is amongst India’s foremost restructuring, bankruptcy, infrastructure and project finance attorneys. Considered by leading publications the most reputed restructuring lawyer in the country, Chambers Global states that, “Bahram Vakil is an instantly recognizable figure who is commended for his being able to ‘get into the details’ of more complex matters. Bahram’s strength lies in his ability to bring the commercial point of view to the table.”

As part of his restructuring and bankruptcy experience, Bahram has advised several distressed funds, insolvency professionals, domestic and international banks, including the large stressed accounts referred to insolvency resolution by the RBI.

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 Committee on Bankruptcy Law Reforms, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, to draft the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”). Bahram is also a member of the Insolvency Law Amendment Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recommend amendments to the IBC. He is also the first Indian lawyer to be invited to serve as a member of the International Insolvency Institute (III).

Additionally, Bahram has served on the following committees: (i) Member of the Task Force on the Development of Secondary Market for Corporate Loans set up by the RBI; (ii) the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Committee – SEBI Advisory Group and (iii) the U.K. Sinha Committee – Working Group on Foreign Investment in India.

Bahram has been recognized for his expertise by an array of international publications. The 2017 RSG India Report recommended Bahram for Infrastructure, Banking, Finance and Project Finance. He has been ranked an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2018 & 2019) and Band 1 (2011 – 2017) for Banking & Finance by Chambers Global; an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2018 & 2019) and Band 1 (2012 – 2017) for Banking & Finance; and recognised for Corporate/M&A (2012 – 2015) by Chambers Asia–Pacific.

He has a LLM from the Columbia University and is dually qualified to practice law in India and New York.

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