Dhir & Dhir Associates’ partner Jayashree Dasgupta has left the firm after serving an 18-year career to open her own independent litigation chambers in South Delhi. She currently has two lawyers, with other appointments expected in the near future.
“Back in 2004, when I was being interviewed for Dhir & Dhir, Mr Alok Dhir asked me where I see myself in five years. My immediate response was ‘to have my own independent litigation chambers’,” Dasgupta told India Business Law Journal.
Prior to that she was associated with the Singhania & Company for one and a half years and later joined Dhir & Dhir as a senior associate.
With more than two decades of experience, she has specialised in complex commercial litigation matters and disputes arising from commercial banking and financial transactions.
Dasgupta has represented both the borrowers and creditors, and is well recognised as a banking & finance litigation lawyer before the Debt Recovery Tribunal, the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal and the High Court.
As a registered insolvency professional, she has been appointed as a resolution professional and liquidator, and is adept at handling complex issues under the insolvency board on the advisory side as well as on the litigation side.
Her achievements include end-to-end litigation of public sector financial institutions such as the Rural Electrification Corporation, the India Infrastructure Finance Company, Life Insurance Corp and PTC India, representing some of country’s major real estate companies, and dealing with one of the most contentious land acquisition matters against the National Highways Authority of India, among other issues.