Sushma Jobanputra
Name: Sushma Jobanputra
Firm Name: Jones Day
Jurisdiction: Singapore
Practice Area: Banking & Finance Law

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Professional Biography:

Sushma Jobanputra has advised clients on a variety of banking, corporate, and structured finance matters across Asia including India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. She also has acted for lenders and other creditors in cross-border restructurings.

Before joining Jones Day, Sushma was a managing director at Barclays Capital, heading a team in the structured transactions department, with responsibility on behalf of the bank for the execution of all large complex structured transactions with other financial institutions and multinationals. Prior to that she was a partner at a Magic Circle firm in London where her practice focused on structured and acquisition finance.

Sushma was included as one of Asia’s “Hot 100” lawyers for 2011 by Asia Legal Business magazine, which recognizes lawyers who are leaders, movers and shakers, and dealmakers in Asia. She is also listed in Chambers Global 2015 as a “Foreign Expert Based in Singapore” for banking & finance in both India and Singapore. Sushma is also a member of the Expert Panel of Cross-Border Commercial Law, a leading center of commercial law research in Asia.

Sushma has lived in India, Canada, France, and England prior to moving to Singapore. She is fluent in English, French, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Jones Day Singapore:

Jones Day lawyers have been advising clients in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years. The Jones Day Singapore Office comprises approximately 30 lawyers who have lived and worked in the region for many years and who understand the unique cultures and ways of doing business in the different South and Southeast Asian nations. Opened in 2001, the office acts as an ideal base for lawyers providing multijurisdictional advice in Singapore and the fast-growing economies of the wider region including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition to English, our multilingual lawyers are fluent in a wide variety of languages, including Indonesian, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Malay, and Mandarin.

Our lawyers are familiar with multiple legal jurisdictions, including the United States, England & Wales, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. In 2013, Jones Day was one of only four foreign international law firms awarded a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licence to practice Singapore law in permitted areas (primarily commercial and corporate). This licence enables Jones Day to offer both the local and international legal knowledge increasingly required by complex cross-border transactions. Licence winners were noted for having “extensive global networks and deep expertise in key practice areas that will support the growth of the Singapore economy.”

Our lawyers work as part of a fully integrated global team with lawyers from Jones Day’s 40 other offices around the world. They handle complex and innovative cross-border transactions and have experience in international corporate and commercial work, M&A, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, fund formation, banking and finance, debt and equity capital markets, energy (oil & gas), projects and infrastructure, international dispute resolution, and arbitration.

Jones Day actively supports its local community. In September 2012, the Jones Day Foundation made a donation of US$500,000 to the Singapore Management University (SMU) to fund a Professorship of Commercial Law for a term of seven years. As SMU’s largest gift from a law firm, this exemplifies Jones Day’s commitment to Singapore, and the further development of its commercial laws.