Mayer Brown announced today that Soumitro Mukerji has joined its Banking & Finance practice as a partner in Singapore. He joins from Hogan Lovells in Singapore, and previously practiced in London at Linklaters.
Mr. Mukerji has nearly 15 years of experience advising on complex banking and finance matters, including fund-level financing, leveraged and acquisition financing, general corporate financing and structured lending. His clientele includes banks, financial institutions, funds, corporates and financial advisors across the credit spectrum.
“Soumitro's arrival is a significant step in the expansion of our Banking & Finance practice in Asia and our broader regional strategy. Our clients will now have access, in Singapore, to the unparalleled technical expertise and experience offered by our global Fund Finance team, widely recognized as a leading global Fund Finance practice," said Richard Stock, co-leader of Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice.
"As a leader and an innovator in the subscription credit facility and the broader fund finance market, we have an unwavering commitment to continuously deepen our capabilities. With most transactions carrying international components, Soumitro’s skills, market knowledge and experience enhance our global reach and will build on our existing client and cross-practice synergies," said Ann Richardson Knox, Global Head of Mayer Brown’s Fund Finance team.
Commenting on his move, Mr. Mukerji said: "I am delighted to have joined Mayer Brown, a firm widely regarded as being the gold standard in global fund finance. The firm's outstanding reputation in international finance, established institutional client base, and preeminent practice internationally, provide an ideal platform to assist my clients in fund finance, acquisition finance and general financing matters. The APAC funds market is witnessing unprecedented growth and I look forward to my continued contribution to this industry."
The addition of Mr. Mukerji complements other recent high profile partner arrivals in Asia. In the last six months, six Corporate & Securities partners have joined Mayer Brown in Asia, including an Investment Funds team in November 2021.
Brief background information follows:
Soumitro Mukerji - A multi-specialist banking and finance partner with nearly 15 years’ experience, Mr. Mukerji regularly advises a wide-range of market participants, including banks, funds, and corporate houses on their most complex financing transactions. Having previously worked in London and Mumbai, and based in Singapore since 2019, he is able to offer a truly international perspective on transactions.
Alongside his broad finance practice, Mr. Mukerji has one of the most active Fund Finance practices in Singapore, concentrating on representing both financial institutions and fund managers on fund financing products including subscription line financings, umbrella facilities, NAVs, hybrids and GP facilities. He sits on the APAC Advisory Council of the Fund Finance Association (FFA) where he actively supports the development of the investment funds market within the APAC. He also sits on the FFA’s APAC Diversity Committee and is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusiveness within the APAC finance community.