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L&S executive partner leaves

J Sagar Associates has hired Shafaq Uraizee Sapre as a partner in the firm’s Mumbai office. Sapre joins from Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, where she was an executive partner and head of corporate practice for west and south India.

Sapre will be working with corporate partner Sandeep Mehta, who has been with the firm since 2008. She specializes in M&A, joint ventures (JV) and private equity investments, and has 18 years of experience. She has also worked as the head of the JV practice at Nishith Desai Associates, and as a partner at Bharucha & Partners.

HSA hires banking partner

HSA Advocates has inducted Sharmil Bhushan as a partner in the Mumbai office. Bhushan joins from Khaitan Legal Associates and she focuses on financial services and insurance.

She has more than 14 years of experience, and has advised clients on various aspects of banking and finance such as structuring and fund formation, inbound and outbound investments, securities market, strategic alliances, joint ventures, corporate and debt restructuring, resolution of distressed assets, enforcement of security, insolvency proceedings, general corporate and commercial transactions. Bhushan also previously worked with Essel Finance as their head of legal and compliance.

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