APARNA SEHGAL's main areas of practice are restructurings, refinancings, secured lending and project finance. She has negotiated and documented complex multi-jurisdictional financings, refinancings and restructurings in a variety of sectors including commercial and residential real estate, power and general manufacturing, fund-of-funds and for hedge funds expanding into the reinsurance sector. Aparna has worked on transactions in the UK, continental Europe, South East and East Asia and the United States representing the interests of lenders and borrowers. Her client base is diverse encompassing financial institutions and other financial intermediaries, multilateral organisations, hedge funds, multinational corporations and private equity funds. Aparna also advises participants in the secondary debt trading market, in particular in relation to the risk profile of prospective investments.
Prior to joining Sidley, Aparna spent almost three years on secondment to International Finance Corporation based in their offices in Washington, D.C. and Bangkok. She has also undertaken secondments to CDC Group (at the time of the reorganisation of its investment fund management business to Actis Capital), Moscow Narodny Bank and Barclays Capital, and spent several months working with ANZ Banking Group in London on the disposal of their project finance business in Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Aparna has also worked in the London, Paris and Washington, D.C. offices of her previous firm.