Aakash Sardana advises lenders, special situation funds, and major corporate borrowers and issuers on a variety of finance transactions including domestic and cross-border, bilateral and syndicated, special situation, and acquisition financings. Mr. Sardana also advises clients on project development and finance transactions.

Mr. Sardana received his LLB from London School of Economics and Political Science. Concurrently with his legal studies, Mr. Sardana served as president of the United Kingdom Singapore Law Students' Society where he represented, and advocated for, the interests of all Singaporean law students studying in the UK. 

Mr. Sardana trained in the firm’s Singapore and London offices, completing seats in the Banking, Capital Markets, Project Development & Finance, and Litigation & Trial practices.

Mr. Sardana's experience includes advising:

  • Global Infrastructure Partners on a term loan facility in connection with its acquisition of Tower Vision India Private Limited, a business that establishes and maintains passive telecom infrastructure in India
  • PT Energi Mega Persada TBK on the term loan in connection with acquisition Kinross International Group Ltd's of Energi Mega Pratama, Inc., an explorer and trader of oil and gas
  • WNS (Mauritius) Limited, an IT service management company in its £90 million term loan facility for the acquisition of The Smart Cube Limited, a global provider of sector-specific research and analytics solutions
  • Bayfront Infrastructure Management Pte. Ltd (“Bayfront”), in relation to its third infrastructure asset-backed securities (“IABS”) issuance through Bayfront Infrastructure Capital III Pte. Ltd, in which four classes of investment grade rated notes (Class A1, Class A1-SU, Class B, Class C) of US$374.3 million in aggregate principal amount were offered to investors and are listed on the Singapore Exchange in addition to a US$30.2 million equity tranche which was retained by Bayfront. This was Bayfront’s third IABS offering, building on the success of previous IABS in 2018 and 2021 respectively, both of which Latham acted on as well
  • Ola, India’s largest mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, in a US$500 million Term Loan B (TLB) debt financing from marquee international institutional investors
  • An ad hoc group of bondholders in connection with the restructuring of the US$500,000,000 7.55% Guaranteed Senior Notes Originally Due 2020 and Extended to 2021 issued by Dr.Peng Holding Hongkong Limited
  • Oravel Stays Pte Ltd, a leading Indian hotel management technology group on a US$600 million Term Loan B. This milestone transaction made Oravel Stays Pte Ltd the first Indian startup to raise capital using a Term Loan B instrument, as well as the first Indian startup to receive public ratings from Moody's and Fitch
  • Adani Enterprises Limited on the term loan, bridge facility, and note financing, concurrent with a US$535 million bond offering, in connection with acquisition of Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd., two India-based cement companies
  • Bayfront Infrastructure Management on a US$401 million infrastructure asset-backed securities transaction with a sustainability tranche
  • OCM Verde XI Investments Pte. Ltd., an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management, on the US$1 billion offering of guaranteed and secured private placed notes by a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited to fund an acquisition 
  • Infogain Corporation, a ChrysCapital portfolio company, on the US$80 million senior secured credit facilities for the purposes of, among others, financing the acquisition of Absolutdata Holdings, Inc. and refinancing existing indebtedness with Bank of the West
  • Warburg Pincus on the term loan facilities in connection with acquisition of Storhub Holding Pte. Ltd, a holding company for a portfolio of self-storage real estate assets in Singapore
  • PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk on a US$1.3 billion term loan facility in connection with the acquisition of PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk, an Indonesian-based producer and distributor of cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates 
  • A syndicate of banks on a US$200 million term loan facility for PT Barito Pacific Tbk, a diversified resource-based company 
  • PT Pertamina EP Cepu on its US$1.8 billion project financing in connection with the construction and development of a gas processing facility and pipelines, with an expected allocation of 192-MMSCFD to the gas offtaker located in Bojonegoro Regency, East Java, Indonesia. This transaction was awarded Project Finance International Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Deal of the Year of 2019. 
  • Golden Energy and Resources Limited on its US$150 million term loan in connection with its acquisition of Stanmore Coal Ltd, an Australia-based coal exploration company 
  • JBIC, Asian Development Bank, and the commercial bank lenders in post-completion matters relating to the Sarulla geothermal power project in North Sumatra, Indonesia — the largest single geothermal power project in Indonesia and at the forefront of new geothermal developments in Indonesia under the Fast Track 2 program

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017
    Upper Second Class Honours

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi