Vinay Ahuja
Partner, Managing Director, Indonesia & Singapore | Head of Regional Banking and Finance
Indonesia, Singapore
+65 983 661 52


  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Countries of expertise

  • Indonesia
  • Lao PDR
  • Thailand

Vinay is a seasoned Partner and Group Leader of the Regional Banking & Finance Practice Group, with expertise in fintech and technology. With an impressive 18 years of transactional and advisory experience, including more than a decade in Southeast Asia with DFDL, Vinay has advised a diverse range of clients, including domestic and international banks, sponsors, private and institutional investors, insurance companies, development banks, governments, agencies, and state-owned enterprises. His extensive experience spans domestic and cross-border finance transactions such as commercial and institutional lending, acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, securitization and structured finance, derivatives, secured and unsecured transactions, as well as regulatory advice and compliance.

Vinay not only leads the firm's Indonesia Practice but also serves as the head of the India Desk, solidifying his expertise in these regions. Additionally, he cultivates and manages key client relationships while serving as one of the firm's sector leaders in the Banking and Finance domain.

Throughout his career, Vinay has advised a broad spectrum of corporate and multinational clients on intricate transactions in Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Thailand, particularly in sectors such as energy, infrastructure, mining, information technology, telecommunications, transport and logistics, and agriculture.

In recent times, Vinay has been dedicated to advising clients engaged in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, showcasing his knowledge in this rapidly evolving field.

Vinay's professional reputation extends beyond his work, as he is a regular speaker at international industry conferences, seminars, and workshops. He is also an accomplished author, with several published articles and papers in esteemed newspapers, magazines, and journals, including the IPBA Journal, Asian-MENA, ALB, and IBLJ.

Vinay's exceptional expertise has garnered recognition in the legal community. He was honored as a "Distinguished Practitioner" by Asia Law in 2022 and acknowledged as one of Thailand's Top 100 Lawyers in 2012 by Asia Business Law Journal.

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