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Kumar Tewari

London Office
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Kumar Tewari, partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP and head of the London Banking team, focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border banking and debt finance matters. 

He counsels clients on a wide range of complex matters including, general banking matters; commercial real estate finance (leveraged investment and development finance); acquisition and leveraged finance; structured trade and project finance for infrastructure development; fund finance for limited and general partners; and secondary trading and non-performing loans. Kumar is considered to be an authority on complex intercreditor arrangements such as senior, mezzanine and preferred equity arrangements.

Kumar also has significant experience in advising lenders and sponsors in highly regulated environments (both public and private entities) on a diverse range of legal matters, including regulatory, compliance and governance matters and guiding boards on UK directors duties.

Prior to joining Katten, Kumar was a director and head of Legal at Lloyds Banking Group plc in London, where he played a significant leadership role and managed a UK-wide legal team responsible for a circa £40bn corporate and secured real estate finance book. Prior to Lloyds Bank, Kumar worked at Europe Arab Bank plc and before that he worked at Clifford Chance LLP in the leveraged finance team.

Kumar is a frequent speaker on issues regarding UK Commercial Real Estate matters, he is also a technical trainer and has played a significant role in helping to develop the Loan Market Association's Intercreditor Agreement model form.

Shown below is a selection of Kumar’s engagements.


Legal 500 - UK Individual, 2019

Legal Business

Legal Business, Rising Star In-House Counsel of the Year Award, 2015
May 16, 2018
Panelist | LMA Summer REF Conference | London
April 24, 2018
Panelist | All Change, Mind the Gap | London
February 7, 2018
Speaker | REF Certification Course for Bankers | Design Thinking | London
Kumar  Tewari


  • LL.M, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • LLB, Middlesex University

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales


Legal 500 - UK Individual

Legal Business

Rising Star In-House Counsel of the Year Award, 2015
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  • Loan Market Association
  • CRE Finance Council (CREFC)
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