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Khaitan & Co has advised Yes Bank in relation to the securitisation of portfolio of priority sector loans of an aggregate amount of $78.2m (£47m). This was originated by Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services and investment by Yes Bank in the pass-through certificates issued by the securitisation trust. Associate partner Kumar Saurabh Singh represented the client […]

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