JSA elects new managing partners

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J Sagar Associates (JSA) elected senior partner Amit Kapur and partner Vivek Chandy to joint leadership of the firm until March 2022. The two succeed outgoing joint managing partners (JMP) Shivpriya Nanda and Dina Wadia. “We are working with the active support of the outgoing JMPs and executive committee members in transitioning our roles,” Kapur told Asia Business Law Journal.

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Vivek Chandy

“We are identifying the strategic path and priorities for the firm right from training, hiring, getting teams to work together seamlessly, increasing our offerings and generally making the firm more efficient.”

Apart from Kapur and Chandy, partners Amar Gupta, Amitabh Kumar and Wadia were chosen to be part of the firm’s executive committee for a tenure of three years. Shivpriya Nanda returns to full-time practice and practice leadership.

The executive committee was decided on the basis of anonymous votes by equity partners. There was then a follow-up election to decide the JMPs.

Chandy said they would work to provide a more seamless experience to clients with regards to lawyers from different practice areas collaborating with each other.

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Amit Kapur

“By way of an example, when there is an M&A transaction in the energy sector, we will typically put in place a team of experienced M&A lawyers and have banking and finance experts working alongside specialists in the energy sector,” he said.

Kapur heads the infrastructure practice of the firm and focuses on disputes and transactions in this area.

Chandy specializes in the areas of private equity, M&A and corporate commercial work with a particular focus on commercial real estate, e-commerce, information technology and healthcare sectors.