Ranajoy Basu


Ranajoy is a partner in Reed Smith’s Structured Finance team in London and is a founding member of the firm’s Social Impact Finance Group. He heads the Social Impact Finance team in London and has extensive experience in advising clients on microfinance, social impact bonds, cross-border payment platforms and social impact finance structures. He has advised on market leading social investment transactions including, amongst others, on the first rated microfinance securitisation, the first cross border development impact bond in India and continues to advise on some of the most complex innovative cross-border funding structures targeting social impact and financial inclusion.

He regularly speaks at industry events and panel sessions on impact funding and structuring impact finance solutions. He is the author and consulting editor of “Microfinance: a practitioner’s handbook”, a leading publication on the subject. In addition to his social impact finance practice, his core specialisation as part of the Structured Finance team is advising on securitisations, debt capital markets, derivatives and debt restructurings, with a particular focus on emerging markets transactions, renewable energy project bonds and debt structures.

He was named Young Legal Innovator of the Year at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2015 for his work on a ground-breaking and innovative Social Impact and was also named in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” in 2015.

Contact details

+44 (0)20 3116 3000

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance