Nishta Paul

Nishta specializes in Regulatory & Policy, with a focus on Electricity, Renewable Energy and Public Private Partnership. In addition, she also advises on other Infrastructure Projects such as Roads and Ports.

With regard to Energy Projects, she has reviewed and drafted model power purchase agreement for State Governments, and power purchase agreements for leading power companies in India. She was also involved in conducting a due diligence on a power generating company which included power purchase agreements, fuel supply agreements and EPC contracts.

Nishta has advised the Government of India on preparation of strategies in respect of preparation, procurement and management of PPPs in India.

Prior to working with JSA, Nishta was an Associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co., where she conducted due diligences and advised on corporate debt restructuring for a leading real estate company.

Swapneil B. Akut

Swapneil specializes in Capital Markets & Securities laws.

He advises on a broad range of capital market transactions and has extensive experience in representing both issuers and investment banks on a number of complex, multijurisdictional transactions, including qualified institutions placements, initial public offerings and rights issues.

Swapneil focuses on fast-paced qualified institutions placements, and recent highlights include advising on the successful qualified institutions placements by Suprajit Engineering Limited (INR 1,499 million), Somany Ceramics Limited (INR 1,200 million), The Phoenix Mills Limited (INR 2,825 million), Capital First Limited (INR 3,000 million) and Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (INR 8,096 million).

More recently, Swapneil has expanded his focus to include the public offer and listing of infrastructure investment trusts in India. He was an integral part of the team that advised on the initial public offer of the IRB InvIT Fund, the first-ever initial public offer of units by an infrastructure investment trust in the country.

Before joining JSA, he worked as a consultant with KPMG India, as part of their risk management practice. Swapneil spearheads the JSA Mumbai tennis team in a host of corporate tennis tournaments in the city.

Sanjeevi Seshadri

Sanjeevi practices in the areas of General Corporate Commercial, Mergers & acquisitions and private equity investments.

He has been handling matters in relation to joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. He has conducted due diligence exercises and drafted various commercial agreements for these matters.

He has advised domestic and international clients in relation to foreign direct investments, investment exits and corporate restructuring. Aside from this, he has advised clients in relation to queries on the Companies Act as well as on regulations pertaining to the Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical industries.

Ishana Tripathi

Ishana specializes in the areas of general corporate commercial, labour & employment and dispute resolution.

Ishana has gathered transactional experience in the field of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, legal audits & due diligence exercises, and drafting of commercial agreements She has advised on domestic and international clients in on foreign direct investments and acquisitions. She has also advised clients on various exchange control and foreign direct investment issues.

She has gathered invaluable experience & expertise, inter alia, in handling various types of corporate/commercial & civil litigations and arbitrations. She has advised extensively on international and domestic arbitrations and dispute strategies.

Ishana also advises on employment & labour issues such as disciplinary proceedings and matters relating to work place conduct.

Ishana has previously worked as independent counsel and with AZB & Partners.

Nitesh Bhasin

Nitesh’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial law, Private Equity, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

He has had a diverse practice and his work experience includes Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Private Equity, Foreign Investment, Business Transfers, Real Estate and Oil & Gas.

He has advised a number of Indian and foreign companies in structuring the acquisition or investment.

Prior to joining the Firm, Nitesh has worked with another leading Indian law firm, Trilegal.

Siddharth Suresh

Siddharth’s practice focuses on Projects and Regulatory & Policy matters while covering diverse areas of Project Finance, Corporate Commercial law including Foreign Investment and Private Equity.

He has assisted in various transaction documents especially in matters relating to Corporate Laws and Foreign Direct Investment.

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by Siddharth, amongst others, cover the following: –

  • Assisted in preparation of documents in relation to investment by Halcyon of the mines owned by Fomento Resources.
  • Assisted in preparation of various documents relating to real estate like leave and license agreement.
  • Assisted in preparing documents in relation to the proposed Western Freeway Sea Link Project from Worli to Haji Ali.
Kavita Agrawal

Kavita’s practice area covers Asset Finance (Shipping financing, Aviation financing and Real Estate funding), Project Finance, Corporate Commercial transactions, Private Equity investments and foreign collaborations including advising on strategies for structuring such transactions, conducting due diligence exercises, identifying risks; drafting and negotiating such transaction documentations.

She has been extensively involved in advising on issues of Indian law governing Foreign Direct Investment across varied sectors, structuring transactions for foreign investments, the Banking transactions and Private Equity investments.

Kavita has experience in drafting and vetting the finance documents, security documents, project documents, investment documents (such as shareholders and share purchase agreements), conveyance deed, title deed etc.

Upendra N. Sharma

Upendra chairs the M&A practice of the Firm, and also focuses on Private Equity investments and General Corporate Commercial matters.

Upendra has represented domestic and multi-national companies in cross-border transactions across industry sectors, advising on foreign direct investments into India, outbound investments from India, establishment of new business operations, joint ventures, technology transfers, commercial contracts, employment law and compliance related matters.

He has also represented various strategic and financial investors, particularly Private Equity Funds in a variety of investments and exits. He also advises the investee companies in such transactions. His role in these transactions includes structuring of complex transactions, drafting, vetting, negotiating and rendering considered advice.

Upendra has extensive experience in handling diverse Banking & Finance transactions. He started his career as a Disputes Resolution lawyer and has variety of experience in Litigation and Arbitration as well.

Angsuman Dutta

Angsuman Dutta practices in the areas of Banking & Finance.

He has advised Indian and multi-national banks, and non-banking financial companies in relation to bilateral and syndicated lending (secured & unsecured), working capital, external commercial borrowings and project financing. He has also advised banks and corporates in connection with issuance of non-convertible debentures and overseas bond.

Before joining JSA, he worked as an in-house counsel in the corporate legal group of ICICI Bank Limited, Mumbai.

Apoorva Misra

Apoorva’s area of practice is Regulatory & Policy with a focus on Regulatory Litigation in the Power sector, Oil & Gas projects, Mining and Environment.

He handles matters relating to tariff fixation, grant of short term & long term open access, approval of power purchase agreements, fuel supply issues for thermal power plants, approvals for use of forest land and other contractual & regulatory issues with respect to these sectors. He also advises on regulatory compliances required in relation to various Infrastructure projects such as, establishing Coal based Thermal Power Plants, Wind Power Projects and laying of City Gas Distribution Network.

Apoorva has been involved in advising & representing various corporate entities involved in Generation, Distribution Trading, Transmission of Electricity, City Gas Distribution and Mining before various State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Appellate Tribunals for Electricity, various High Courts and The Supreme Court of India.

Additionally he has also represented Consumer Associations in matters pertaining to tariff fixation before the Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Appellate Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India. He has advised on risk analysis and the mitigation strategy involved in various projects and rendered legal opinions on regulatory issues pertaining to tariff fixation, licensing and electricity trading to various companies in India. Apoorva has been part of team and has anchored some path breaking matters such as – petition seeking appropriate mechanism for off-setting the impact of tariff due to unprecedented rise in the price of imported coal primarily due to changed legal regime in source countries; and designation of privately owned industrial consumer as a Regional Entity under the India Electricity Grid Code.

Before joining the firm Apoorva has worked for various International and National funding organisations on projects relating to community forestry management, rural livelihood and so on.

Seema Sukumar

Seema has been actively involved in areas of law such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Collaborations, Venture Capital, General Corporate Commercial Laws and Infrastructure Projects.

She has advised both domestic & international clients on foreign direct investments into India, outbound investments from India, joint ventures, establishment of new business operations in India, transaction structuring, and has provided assistance in obtaining necessary approvals.

She has also advised clients on setting up funds both within and outside India. She has provided structuring advice, assisted clients in obtaining regulatory approvals and making investments into portfolio companies.

She regularly advises clients on Indian law issues concerning foreign exchange regulations and general corporate laws.

Seema has handled several complex structuring and other issues in Infrastructure Projects like those pertaining to the New Bangalore International Airport Project.

Sneha Sheth

Sneha’s practice covers diverse areas of Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and General Corporate Commercial.

She has been involved in drafting of opinions and memos on various Corporate Commercial issues. She is involved extensively in the Firm’s Regulatory and Competition Law practice and has appeared and filed representations before various regulators including SEBI and Competition Commission of India. She has also been involved in a number of Arbitrations involving various Commercial Disputes.

Sneha has also been involved in a number of Writ petitions, suits, appeals and in drafting relevant pleadings, legal notices and representations. She has an extensive Litigation experience in Bombay High Court, statutory tribunals and authorities.

Ronak Thakkar

Ronak’s practice at the Firm spans across areas such as Banking & Finance, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and General Corporate Commercial matters.

He has advised clients on debt transactions including syndicated lending (secured & unsecured), domestic and external commercial borrowings, and security creation.

In the areas of Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions, he advises funds and investors on corporate law issues, acquisitions (private/public companies, inbound/outbound transactions) and foreign investment in India.

He is also involved in negotiating and reviewing a variety of commercial and financing contracts.

M. J. Mahadev Prakash

Mahadev advises on areas relating to Corporate Secretarial & Compliances under various applicable corporate laws including Foreign Exchange Regulations; Foreign Direct Investments; setting up of subsidiaries of foreign companies /Special Purpose Vehicles, in India; in-bound and out-bound investments; setting up of Liaison offices in India of foreign companies; and, statutory registrations under various laws, regulatory compliances under RBI & SEBI.

He is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) since 2002; and before joining JSA he was as an in-house ‘Company Secretary’ for various corporate houses in different sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Manufacture of Electronic Equipments / Consumer Durables, Real Estate and Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC).

Mahadev has also served as an in-house legal counsel to various companies and has advised on various Share Subscriptions and Shareholders Agreements involving Foreign Direct Investments to the tune of ` 1600 crores, and has successfully closed multiple FDI transactions in co-ordination with external legal counsels including international law firms.

He has had the professional experience of convening and conducting meetings of Directors, shareholders and debenture holders; and has had direct interactions with various government and statutory authorities at all levels including Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), local and central offices of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Principal/ Additional Secretaries of State Governments and other local bodies.

He was appointed as the ‘Group Compliance Officer’ for various group Companies to ensure compliances under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Regulations and Anti-Bribery laws and perform other related functions including training of employees under FCPA, periodic reporting, coordinating FCPA Audit and others.

Mahadev was slected as ‘one of the best employees’ of the Company during his tenure as ‘Company Secretary’ for the year 2006 – 2007 and was presented with a ‘super performer’ award.

Arjun Krishnamoorthy

Arjun’s practice focuses primarily on general corporate commercial matters including corporate acquisitions, business transfers and joint ventures and strategic alliances. His transactional practice includes advice on India entry, foreign exchange regulations for both in-bound and out-bound investment and general corporate advisory. He also advises on establishment of new business operations in India including advising them on related corporate secretarial and compliance requirements and providing general legal hand-holding for setting up in India, including advise on real estate acquisition by way of leases

He has also advised extensively technology, telecom and life sciences companies including on regulatory compliances and licensing requirements.

Prior to joining JSA, Arjun was working for a PhD in Law at Keele University and prior to that was with the Bangalore office of Kochhar & Co.

Kumarmanglam Vijay

Kumarmanglam has extensive experience in matters relating to direct and indirect taxation (including international taxation, transfer pricing, litigation and M&A tax), Accounting, and Corporate Law including mergers and acquisition, joint ventures, foreign investments, market entry strategy, and corporate restructuring.

Coming with a strong background in taxation he has dealt with several high profile cases involving international tax and corporate tax advisory. He has recently advised a Swiss multinational on issues arising out of an indirect acquisition and seeking a ruling from Advance Ruling Authority. He has advised a US multinational in implementing a tax efficient transaction resulting from a global split. He has recently advised on high pitched tax litigation before Dispute Resolution Panel as well as Income Tax Appellate Tribunal level. He is also engaged in representing clients in tax advocacy before the government for bringing in changes in fiscal laws.
As part of his M&A experience, Kumarmanglam has worked on several acquisitions and asset purchase matters. He recently led advisory to a US corporation on acquisition of business of an Indian manufacturing company across several jurisdictions. He has also assisted a listed media company in a business hive-off matter. He has also worked on several Private Equity and strategic acquisitions.

Kumarmanglam has worked on a number of Court approved reorganisation matters encompassing planning, as well as execution. These include listed as well as unlisted telecom companies, ITeS firms, and companies in manufacturing, service and Infrastructure sectors.
Prior to joining JSA, Kumarmanglam has worked with Big Four Firms across direct tax practices.

Raveena Dhamija

Raveena primarily focusses on Projects and Banking & Finance.

She has advised on diverse Finance Transactions and opinions relating to Energy projects, such as LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Projects (including Regasification Agreements) and Coal projects.

Raveena has advised on issues pertaining to handling service and transportation agreements, guarantees, comfort letters and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts.

She has also worked on matters relating to Customs Act and Railways Act, with special reference to liabilities arising out of transfer by Railways.

Revathy Muralidharan

Revathy specialises in Corporate Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Dispute Resolution.

She has advised on several diverse corporate transactions, including share acquisition & business transfers; besides being involved in conducting legal due-diligences, drafting, negotiating & finalizing various transaction documents – such as shareholders agreement, share subscription, share purchase and share transfer agreements. She has worked across sectors such as Healthcare, Automotive and Information Technology. She also advises clients on corporate secretarial compliance and mandatory statutory registrations.

Revathy has been extensively involved in Real Estate transactions including drafting Joint Venture and Construction agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, agreements for sale and preparing title opinions.

She has also appeared and argued before various judicial forums in the original and appellate jurisdictions including Madras High Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Labour Court.

In addition, she has also been involved in conducting labour audits and advising on employee related issues, including drafting employment contracts and related agreements like non-compete, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.

Before joining JSA, she was with Trilegal, Bangalore and thereafter with HSB Partners, Chennai.

Nitin Potdar

Nitin specializes in Public and Private, Mergers & Acquisitions, including De-mergers, restructuring of business, Asset & Share Purchase deals, Joint Ventures and Strategic alliances, Private Equity and general Corporate advisory.

Nitin has a vast experience with transactions related to Foreign Direct Investments & Exchange Controls Regulations. He has advised several multinational companies on financial & technical collaborations in India, and strategies / options for commencing operations & consolidations in India, in a cross section of industries.

He is a keen observer of the evolution of the law regulating Takeovers in India. He has been part of several high profile corporate takeover battles including, defending hostile bids.

Nitin also has extensive experience in Private Equity transactions including leveraged buyout transactions & exits. He has provided strategic and business oriented advice to a variety of companies receiving Private Equity investment.Prior to joining JSA, Nitin was a Partner for six years with Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. Prior thereto; he worked with Crawford Bayley & Co. as a Senior Associate.Nitin is a frequent speaker at several conferences and seminars organized by leading industry, institutions, and chambers on subjects like, Takeover Code, M&A, and structuring of Joint Ventures.

He was member of the International Bar Association – Anti-trust section & India Advisory Group. Currently, Nitin is a member of the Executive Committee of the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce & a Member of the Managing Council of the Chamber of Tax Consultants.

Sunanda G.

Sunanda specializes in Real Estate transactions, including conducting Due Diligences and drafting of all related documents. She regularly provides advice on property related matters to various multinational companies.

She also has extensive experience in Banking & Finance related transactions including Real Estate Financing and Security Creation. Sunanda has drafted letters of intent, agreements and deeds for the sale, lease, and license of immovable property and project management services agreements and advised on the registration of documents, special economic zone compliance, development and co-development projects.
She also advises on various labour legislations and has been involved in drafting and reviewing various employment contracts. She has been involved in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts relating to Retail & Franchising.
Sunanda has experience in conducting cases and in this regard has appeared before the courts, tribunal and the consumer forum. She has been involved in drafting of various petitions.
She has been practicing law for over six years and before joining JSA, she tenured with AZB & Partners, Bangalore for a period of 2 years and then joined M&C Partners, Bangalore.

Shailesh Shukla

Shailesh specializes in Dispute Resolution which includes Litigation & Arbitration, in diverse areas of Corporate & Commercial disputes, Mining, Oil & Gas, Transportation – Ports and related disputes.

He has been primarily practicing in the High Court(s), Company Law Board and various Arbitral Tribunals. Shailesh has also appeared before several other courts of India viz. Debt Recovery Tribunal, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal, Civil Judge Senior Division, District Courts, City Civil Courts, Magistrate Courts, Sessions Courts including before the Provident Fund Commissioner, Labour Commissioner, Inspector General of Registration, Land Revenue Authorities, Ministers, Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.

Shailesh has also advised clients in scheme/ mergers matters under the Companies Act and has appeared in such scheme matters before the High Court. He has also advised clients on issues with regard to payment of stamp duty in Maharashtra and argued the matters before Superintendent of Stamps.

He has represented multinational companies before several courts, and has extensive experience in handling disputes in the High Court. He also has extensive experience in white collar criminal matters like cheating, criminal breach of trust, departmental prosecutions and has acted for clients by advising them with the help of external criminal counsels. He has worked with Senior Criminal Counsels, and has appeared along with them in quashing petitions before the High Court.

With regard to Real Estate, he has drafted documents for sale or purchase of immovable property, power of attorneys, lease of immovable property, conveyances, agreements for sale, memorandums of understanding, deed of transfer, tenancy agreements, leave and license agreements. He has advised the clients on various areas of law such as property, land, and provident funds. Shailesh has appeared before the Inspector General of Registration with regard to the issue of payment of stamp duty on the documents. He has acted and advised clients in family disputes with regard to the properties and has drafted settlement agreements in this regard.

He has been practicing law since 1995. Before joining JSA, he was with AZB & Partners, one of India’s premier law firms.

Kartikeya Dar

Kartikeya specialises in Banking & Finance and financial services.

He has experience in debt transactions (secured, unsecured and syndicated and including secured notes), project finance, acquisition finance, structured finance, real estate financing, security creation, unlisted debt and general banking products.

Kartikeya has also previously advised Indian and international corporations on Oil & Gas upstream developments (including on production sharing contracts and joint operating agreements) and thermal Project Financing and refinancing.

Paras K. Parekh

Paras’s practice covers diverse areas of Litigation and Dispute Resolution besides advisory and opinion on various Corporate Commercial, Securities, and Business & Mercantile laws.

He has been involved in many high profile disputes before the Supreme Court, High Court, the Tribunals and various other Fora. He has been appearing for various FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors), Mutual Funds, Stock Brokers and other Securities Market Intermediaries in matters related to regulatory approvals, takeover conflicts, delisting, adjudication and penalties.

Paras has advised various clients on takeover issues, FII & FVCI (Foreign Venture Capital Investment) registration, listing of securities and corporate Disputes. He has been actively involved in Arbitrations and Dispute settlements.

Prior to joining the Firm, Paras was empanelled with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and has appeared for them in many complex cases before the Appellate Tribunal and High Courts. He has advised and assisted various clients in matters related to takeovers, overseas company incorporation, and due diligences. He has also dealt with Takeovers and Joint Ventures while working with AZB & Partners, one of the leading law firms in India.

Medha Shah

Medha practices in the areas of Corporate Commercial and Mergers & Acquisition and Private Equity.

She has advised domestic and international clients on structuring transactions and drafting and negotiating transaction documents in relation to acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and debt related transactions.

Medha’s practice also extends to General Corporate Commercial and advisory work including legal opinions on a variety of corporate and commercial laws.

Before joining JSA, Medha was with Singhania and Partners LLP.

Sugandha Somani

Sugandha’s practice covers Civil, Regulatory & Constitutional Dispute Resolution in various areas of Infrastructure Litigation in Electricity and in the Telecom sector in diverse fora including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various states, and The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Telecom & Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), State Electricity Regulatory Commission, and Competition Appellate Tribunal.

She is involved in various aspects of Dispute Resolution including evaluation of contractual arrangements / regulatory and legal framework to facilitate compliance and advising clients on processes to avoid / mitigate risks in the conduct of business; providing strategic advice & opinions; drafting pleadings, briefing counsel; appearing & conducting matters – both on original and appellate stages.
Sugandha has also advised private utilities in the Electricity sector on diverse legal and regulatory issues and more particularly on diverse aspects of Electricity reform and restructuring.


Srikant’s practice areas include Corporate Commercial, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions and private equity.

He has represented clients in sectors such as energy, hospitality, pharmaceutical medical devices, financial services, retail & franchising. He has advised multi-national companies in cross border investments, foreign direct investments, outbound investments, joint ventures and commercial contract issues.

Before joining JSA, he was with Desai & Diwanji, Advocates and Solicitors, in its Gurgaon office.

Vaibhav Choukse

Vaibhav is an experienced Competition / Antitrust lawyer with more than six years’ experience as a qualified lawyer. He represents and advises clients on a broad range of Competition Law matters, and has been handling some of the high profile litigation cases at Competition Commission of India, including Director General (Investigation) and also at the appellate court, High Courts & Supreme Court of India.

He advises multinational corporations in relation to a whole range of Competition issues (contentious as well as advisory) in a variety of sectors. He routinely advises a number of multinational corporations and industry associations on their Competition compliance and dawn raid programmes. He has also advised & represented companies on cases relating to cartel leniency.

Vaibhav also advises on M&A transactions from the Competition Law perspective, by devising their merger control strategy, combining commercial, legal and often political considerations to maximise the chance of a successful outcome. He has been involved with combination filings & seeking approval from the Competition Commission of India since the promulgation of Combination Regulations in June 2011.

He has had the good fortune of receiving tutelage from Prof. Richard Whish in EU Competition Law at Kings College, London. He is a member of the advisory & peer review board of Competition Law Cirque of National Law University, Jodhpur. He has authored numerous articles in International & National Competition Law Journals and leading Newspapers.

Vishal Anand

Vishal’s practice ranges from Regulatory to General Corporate Commercial and covers Electricity, Competition and other branches of law.

He specializes in Regulatory advisory and Dispute Resolution, and has acquired special insights into matters relating to the Electricity sector. His clients have included electrical power generators, transmission & distribution utilities, electricity traders, state regulatory commission’s bulk consumers and airport operators.

Vishal handles different aspects of Dispute Resolution including legal and regulatory appraisal of projects for securing statutory compliances, giving strategic advice and suggesting measures for mitigating regulatory risks, drafting pleadings, briefing counsel, appearing and conducting matters. He has represented a variety of public and private companies before different forums including High Courts, Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity and the Supreme Court of India.

He has also been involved in advising clients, rendering legal opinion on regulatory issues such as issues relating to parallel license, power allocation from a generating company and powers of Regulatory Commissions. He is also Empanelled as Amicus curiae to the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, the apex regulatory authority for electricity in India.

Vishal has been practicing law since 2005. Before joining JSA, he was working with Trilegal where he handled several distribution licensees, generating companies and State Electricity Regulatory Commission before various forums.

Santosh Shah

Santosh is a Company Secretary and a qualified Lawyer. He focusses on Corporate Secretarial Compliances under various applicable corporate laws including foreign exchange regulations; foreign direct investments; in-bound & out-bound investments; and statutory registrations under various laws & regulatory compliances under the RBI.

He has extensive experience handling multiple portfolios of work scattered across various fields ranging from Accounts, Finance, Banking, Investment Banking, IRDA & Corporate Secretarial Compliance Functions.

Further to the above, he has also handled AMFI due diligences, AMFI compliances, empanelment with various Banks, FI’s, Mutual Funds, associated with opening of foreign WOS, liasioning  with Global custodian banks, clients, brokers, for various legal documentations. He has further handled IRDA Compliance & IRDA License Renewal Process, and been associated with SEBI / NSDL Audit and Vetting of legal agreements.

Prior to joining the Firm, Santosh has been associated with Infosys, J.P. Morgan & Way2Wealth Group in different capacities.

He is also member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Manav Raheja

Manav concentrates his corporate law practice on Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity investment transactions and Real Estate matters.

He represents promoters, emerging companies, financial and strategic investors in an array of legal matters in the corporate law sphere. Manav also advises entrepreneurs and startup companies by hand holding them through the legal and regulatory environment of doing business in India.

Manav also works on Real Estate transactions, including conveyancing and leasing matters, property management and development agreements. He has been part of some of the largest investments in the Real Estate sector in India in the last few years.

Prior to attending law school, Manav gained valuable experience in Capital Markets at the Mumbai offices of Standard Chartered Mutual Fund (now IDFC Mutual Fund) and Merrill Lynch.

Shashank Vikram Singh

Shashank’s practice covers the entire gamut of Investments & Acquisitions, in Energy and infrastructure Projects.

During the course of his practice he has advised domestic & international project developers, Private Equity funds, lenders, institutional investors, and multilateral & bilateral agencies on Private Equity investments, Joint Ventures & strategic Acquisition (greenfield & brownfield) across a diverse array of verticals in the Infrastructure sector including Energy (conventional / thermal and renewable), Transportation (roads & national highways, ports, airports, BRTS / MRTS), Oil & Gas and Urban Infrastructure.

Shashank advises clients on all aspects of power purchase agreements, fuel supply & transport arrangements, EPC and O&M contracts, and mine developer & operator contracts. He also regularly advises project developers on the bidding & procurement process involved in major Public Private Partnership Projects.

He was part of the team that advised the Asian Development Bank in its largest investment in the Renewable Energy space in India.

Before joining JSA, he was with Trilegal, Mumbai where he worked with the Corporate and Projects practice groups; and Khaitan & Co, Mumbai where he was a member of the Energy, Infrastructure & Resources practice group.

Hormuz D. Mehta

Hormuz specializes in Dispute Resolution, White Collar crimes and General Corporate Commercial Litigation.

He has extensive knowledge in Dispute Resolution from International Commercial Arbitrations to criminal frauds in local courts. He has varied experience in Litigation matters including corporate frauds, bail & anticipatory bail applications, medical negligence, scams, economic espionage, internet fraud and perjury.

In addition, he has experience in International Commercial Arbitrations under various international institutions such as the ICC, DIAC and LCIA.

Before re-joining JSA, he was for two years as a counsel in the Bombay High Court with criminal counsel Mr. Aabad Ponda. He was also a Case Manager at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre for 2 years, before which he was an Associate with JSA in the Mumbai & Dubai offices.

Ela Bali

Ela focusses on Regulatory & Policy, with an emphasis on Competition Law Litigation.

She has been involved in representing clients before the Competition Commission of India and has worked on diverse Competition matters including abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations and merger filings.

Ela has also assisted in creating Competition compliance programmes for corporate houses.

Prior to joining JSA, Ela has gained valuable experience in the area of Competition law through her previous internships.

Daksh Ahluwalia

Daksh’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial and Capital Markets.

He has advised clients on issues under the Companies Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act (including the FDI Policy) and SEBI Act. He has also advised on Service Tax issues for various structures and setting up of an online or offline gambling unit in India.
He has recently been involved in development of the education practice of JSA and has advised clients in Higher Education.
Daksh has also assisted in the rsearch and drafting of the India chapter of an M&A handbook for an International Law Firm.

Zain Pandit

Zain’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial including Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investment, Business Transfers and General Corporate Advisory.

He has recently been involved in the development of the Education practice of JSA and has advised clients on a multitude of issues surrounding Education in India.

Zain’s scope of work includes conducting legal Due Diligence and drafting and vetting of various commercial agreements such as Business Transfer Agreements, IP Assignment Agreements and Lease Deeds.

Kunal Singh

Kunal’s practice covers Civil, Regulatory & Constitutional Dispute Resolution in various areas of Infrastructure Litigation in Electricity and Airport Regulations. He represents clients in diverse fora including the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE / APTEL) and the Airport Economic Regulation Appellate Tribunal (AERAAT).

He is involved in various aspects of Dispute Resolution including evaluation of contractual arrangements / regulatory and legal framework to facilitate compliance and advising clients on processes to avoid / mitigate risks in the conduct of business; providing strategic advice & opinions; drafting pleadings, briefing counsel; appearing & conducting matters – both on original and appellate stages.

Prior to joining JSA, Kunal has gained valuable experience interning with Mr. P.P. Rao, Senior Advocate, Hon’ble Supreme court of India and Justice M. Katju, Judge, Hon’ble Supreme court of India.

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