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J Sagar Associates

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Joint Managing Partners: Amit Kapur, Vivek K Chandy
Number of partners: 98
Number of lawyers: 332
Languages:English, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, French, German, and other Indian regional languages

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1991, JSA is an India-based leading national law firm operating out of eight offices. For the past 25 years, the firm has provided legal representation, advice and services to leading international and domestic businesses, banks, financial service providers, funds, governmental and statutory authorities, and multilateral and bilateral institutions. The firm is recognised as the Indian law firm that led, and continues to lead, a paradigm shift towards institutionalising and professionalising law firm ownership and management in India. This contemporary and modern approach is reflected in the work of its lawyers.

Main Areas of Practice:

JSA’s corporate practice is centred around transactional and legal advisory services including day-to-day business, regulatory issues, corporate and governance affairs with around 14 service lines from restructuring, mergers and acquisitions to private equity and joint ventures, JSA advises clients through all stages of complex and marquee assignments.
56 partners; 197 fee-earners
■ Advised eBay Singapore Services Pte Ltd in relation to its investment of USD 160 mn for an acquisition of approximately 5.5% stake in Paytm E-Commerce Private Limited
■ Advised the Government of India acting through the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management and the Ministry of Power, in relation to the sale by the GoI of its entire 52.63% shareholding in REC Limited to Power Finance Corporation Limited for an aggregate consideration of approximately USD 2 billion
■ Assisted HCL Technologies Limited’s acquisition of Sankalp Semiconductor Private Limited
■ Assisted Ford Motor Company in relation to its proposed JV with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. They will form a JV, with Mahindra owning a 51% stake and Ford owning a 49% stake
Key Clients: Emaar, Google, Groupon, Indiabulls Real Estate, Jasper InfoTech, Reliance Infrastructure
Contacts: Sajai Singh, Shivpriya Nanda
Tel: +91 80 435 03627, +91 124 439 0660
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

JSA’s finance practice caters to the needs of asset reconstruction companies, banks, corporates, developmental finance institutions, export credit agencies, funds, investors, investment banks, market intermediaries, multilateral financial institutions and non-banking financial companies for raising and lending money in the form of credit facilities, debt capital market instruments and equity capital market instruments.
13 partners; 38 fee-earners
■ Advised Aircel Limited, Aircel Cellular Limited and Dishnet Wireless Limited in relation to corporate debtor filing for insolvency resolution under the IBC
■ Advised various banks in relation to USD 1.4 bn (approx.) facilities availed by Bamnipal Steel Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel Limited
■ Advised Galaxy Surfactants Limited on the recently concluded IPO of its equity shares
■ Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Fund in connection with its investment of USD 60 mn in Supermarket Grocery Supplies Private Limited
Key Clients: Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, State Bank of India, Edelweiss group, Citigroup, Altico Capital, ICICI Bank
Contact: Aashit Shah
Tel: +91 22 4341 8536
Email: [email protected]

JSA has perhaps the widest and deepest commercial and regulatory disputes capacity in the field of complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary dispute resolution with domain experts and strong team of dedicated litigators across the country.
29 partners; 103 fee-earners
■ Represented the Association of Power Producers, Rattan India, GVK, GMR and Coastal Energen in the landmark judgment where Supreme Court has quashed the RBI 12 February 2019 circular on stressed assets
■ Represented the Federation of Indian Airlines in matters involving determination of aeronautical tariff at the Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru airports. JSA was part of the matter where the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal for the first time determined the principles for determination of aeronautical tariff
■ Represented Adani Power Ltd. And Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, in a clarification proceeding before the Supreme Court. The Application had been filed by the Government of Gujarat and the distribution company in Gujarat praying for a clarification of the Judgment of SC dated 11.04.2017 in Energy Watchdog vs. CERC & Ors
Key Clients: Abbott Healthcare, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Larsen & Toubro PepsiCo, SAP, Tata Power.
Contacts: Dhirendra Negi, Vinod Kumar
Tel: +91 11 4311 0661, +91 44 4930 6619
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] com

Additional Practice Areas:
Entity information, M&A, private equity, corporate and business restructuring, contracts, public procurement, employment; competition/anti-trust, anti-corruption and corporate investigations, taxation, private trusts and private wealth, equity capital markets, debt capital markets; structured finance, project finance, debt restructuring and insolvency, forensic investigation, securities and debt advisory lending, securitisation and asset reconstruction, PPP, constitutional and administrative litigation, funds and pooled investment vehicles, commercial litigation corporate litigation incl. insolvency, arbitration and ADR, treaty disputes, regulatory proceedings, white-collar crime, anti-corruption

International Work:
■ Global acquisition (substantially all) of the assets of Japan-based Takata Corporation, a leading global supplier of vehicle safety systems arising out of cross-border bankruptcies in the United States and Japan
■ Advised and assisted Air Water Inc., Japan in the acquisition of business undertaking engaged in manufacturing, distributing and selling specialty industrial gases, from Praxair India Private Limited
■ Assisted LOT Polish Airlines through facilitating the commencement of its operations out of New Delhi, provided assistance in regulatory approvals / licensing / Directorate General of Civil Aviation / Ministry of Civil Aviation and all other requirements to be fulfilled for such operations
■ Primary investment by eBay Singapore into Flipkart Limited; the sale of eBay India Private Limited by eBay Singapore to Flipkart Limited


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