Sukhvir Basran

Sukhvir Basran

Counsel
London

Email sukhvir.basran@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2506

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish

Sukhvir Basran has played an instrumental role in establishing and leading the Hogan Lovells Global Impact Financing & Investing platform, which launched in 2019. Combining her substantial experience in cross-border leveraged finance, sustainable finance and social enterprise work, Sukhvir advises clients on incorporating innovative financing structures anchored in impact outcomes into mainstream transactions.

Sukhvir plays an active role in the development of the impact financing sector and her work extends beyond the purely legal. Her goal is to create strong partnerships and collaborations across the sector to develop unique financial solutions to overcome the challenges facing the impact economy.

Sukhvir is working with a number of clients to develop detailed and transformational internal ESG, Sustainability and CSR investment policies. She is involved with a number of organisations and financial institutions in the Gender Lens space to develop products and deepening engagement to promote Gender Lens outcomes, including Aurora: The Gender Lens Project with the 2X Challenge. Sukhvir is on the ELFA ESG committee and the Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Steering Committee. Sukhvir is a member of Hogan Lovells Social Enterprise Board and is a core member of the Business Integrity Group.

Education and admissions

Education

Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School

Master of Law, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Laws, Wolverhampton University

Related knowledge

UK2030

Representative experience

Barings, Pemberton and Bank of Ireland on Stirling Square's acquisition of French thermostatic elements producer Vernet.

Advising ad hoc noteholder committee on the restructuring of US$4-6bn debt owed by Croatian business in new special administration, including the provision of US$1bn DIP fun.

Brookfield Capital Partners LLC in relation to a facilities agreement for the acquisition of Greenergy Fuels Holding Ltd.

A syndicate of banks in relation to a €4.9bn facilities agreement backing Unipol in its takeover bid for Banca Nazionale del Lavaro S.p.A.

Big Society Capital as lender on a secured bridging loan advanced to Social Stock Exchange Limited.

UK government organisation in respect of corporate user guides relating to the legal structure of and key issues arising from social impact bonds and development impact bonds.

UK social enterprise on structure and raising investment for the purposes of scaling operations internationally.

A foundation on the structure and implementation of international development bonds involving multiple stakeholders and investors.

A real estate private equity fund on SFDR disclosure regulation and advising them in respect of its CSR and ESG investment policy. 

UBS Optimus on various amendments and advice regarding its Education Development Bond in India. 

Co-ordinating pro-bono advice for Nesta in respect of its Access to Justice Challenge. 

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