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Joint Managing Partners: Dina Wadia, Shivpriya Nanda  
Senior Partner: Amit Kapur
Number of partners: 86
Number of lawyers: 321
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.

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Corporate:

50 partners; 200 fee-earners
■ Sale by Reliance Infrastructure of its integrated Mumbai Power Division, comprising electricity generation, transmission and distribution business, to Adani Transmission for USD$2.6 billion
■ Acquisition by ANI Technologies Private Limited in the majority of Birds Eye Systems Private Limited’s shareholdings
■ Acquisition by Imperius Healthcare Investments Pte. Ltd., a Temasek entity, of an 18.11% stake in Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited from existing investors
■ Acquisition by Ebix, Inc of an 80% stake in Itz Cash Card Limited
■ Sale of the Tulip Group entities to PKI
■ Investment by International Finance Corporation and IFC Global Infrastructure Fund in Hero Future Energies Private Limited
■ Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority, Government of Maharashtra in connection with the approx. USD$1.2 billion Pune Metro Line III (Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar)
Key Clients: eBay, 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]

Finance:
19 partners; 45 fee-earners
■ Represented lenders in an INR 115 billion financing to a Tata Steel subsidiary for acquisition of Bhushan Steel Limited
■ Represented lenders in a USD$1.5 billion financing to ONGC Videsh Limited
■ Represented lenders in a USD$550 million and INR 10.6 billion facilities to Chambal Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited
■ Represented Aircel Limited and its subsidiaries in a voluntary insolvency resolution filing under the Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (largest voluntary filing under the Code)
■ Advised in setting up IRB InVIT Fund, the first infrastructure investment trust in India
■ Advised Galaxy Surfactants Limited on the recently concluded IPO of its equity shares
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]

Disputes:
29 partners; 103 fee-earners
■ Advised and represented PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. in High Court and Supreme Court proceedings regarding the alleged misuse of river water resources in Tamil Nadu
■ Representing Microsoft India in a suo motu public interest litigation before the Supreme Court in respect of the misuse of online applications and platforms for dissemination of media depicting sexual abuse
■ Represented Adani Power Limited, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (a Tata Power subsidiary), Sasan Power Limited (a Reliance Power subsidiary) and GMR Kamalanga Power Limited before the Full Bench of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, which delivered a landmark judgement on the readjustments required for the principles governing contracts
■ Acting for the Federation of Indian Airlines in High Court and Supreme Court proceedings challenging to the power of an airport operator/manager to impose levies on food products for sale on board flights
■ Advising a major international beverage and snack food manufacturer on a challenge regarding the prohibition of the use of non-recyclable plastic containers
■ Acting for a leading stock broking company in Supreme Court proceedings resulting in the a landmark decision that synchronised trades are not illegal, per se, under the Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices Regulations
■ Acting for the Federation of Airlines in its successful defence against allegations of cartelisation before the CCI
Key Clients: Abbott Healthcare, Adani Power, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Larsen & Toubro PepsiCo, SAP, Tata Power
Contacts: Farhad Sorabjee, Dhirendra Negi
Tel: +91 22 4341 8502, +91 11 4311 0661
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

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

International Work:
■ Sale of Indiabulls Real Estate Limited’s commercial assets to Blackstone. The assets will have a gross value of approx. INR 850 crore
■ Primary investment by eBay Singapore into Flipkart Limited; the sale of eBay India Private Limited by eBay Singapore to Flipkart Limited
■ Representing Louis Dreyfus Armateurs in a UNCITRAL arbitration in London for its investment loss in India

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