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:

  • 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 — awarded Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2019 by Project Finance International 
  • 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)

Education

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi