J. Sagar Associates (JSA) is a leading national law firm in India comprising over 300 professionals, with offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) IFSC, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The mission of the Firm is to provide outstanding legal solutions in the chosen practice areas with a strong emphasis on ethics. Clients benefit from the expertise and experience as a large firm while still enjoying the privilege of personal attention and responsiveness of a small firm.
Our Practice areas are – Banking & Finance; Capital Markets & Securities; Dispute Resolution; General Corporate Commercial; Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity; Projects; Regulatory & Policy; Tax, Customs & Trade; and Corporate Compliance, Anti-Corruption & Investigation.
How it all started
J. Sagar Associates was founded in the year 1991 within months after the initiation of the economic liberalization program in India. The promise of an emerging economy and the expected changes in the investment and corporate environment provided an outstanding opportunity of new avenues of growth to Indian legal profession.
It was then that our Chairman & Founder, Mr. Jyoti Sagar, envisioned the need and opportunity to institute a law firm which would represent a paradigm shift from the then established structures of family or individual controlled law firms in India. That vision has resulted in JSA evolving from a solo start up in a one room office to a collegial firm with over 300 professionals in seven offices across India.
During the 25 years of its existence, JSA has led the change in the way law firms are owned, managed and operated. We are consistently ranked amongst the top law firms in the country
What we stand for
Being there for our clients
We seek to bring our decades of rich experience to help our clients navigate through a complex legal system by delivering prompt and bespoke solutions.
At JSA, we believe in not only meeting but exceeding client expectations. We take pride in going beyond the call of duty to service our clients. Our knowledgeable and committed teams help us do just that.
What makes us unique
Our core values – Exceeding client expectations, people matter, integrity, learning, teamwork & collaboration
JSA’s core values are its building blocks, and together they bring alive our culture of inclusiveness, enabling us to serve our clients both domestic and international.. Our distinctive perspective and strong market understanding makes us one of the sought after law firms for the corporates in India.
Our unique ownership structure is free from vested interests such as family ownership. We are a meritocracy with modern practice management. Our history and culture has created a platform which attracts likeminded professionals – the best talent in the fraternity – enabling us to deliver innovative solutions to our clients. We foster honesty, trust and openness. This allows us to give our clients sincere and realistic advice that would work in their best interest.
We remain on the forefront of the issues that affect our clients by constantly innovating new approaches and relying on our long-standing experience in the legal space. Over the years, we have achieved the right balance of offering our clients the expertise and know-how of a large firm, while giving personal attention and responsiveness like a small firm. JSA has a strong commitment to the community in which we practice our profession. We give back in several ways including through an active pro bono program; financial assistance to several deserving causes and by rolling up our sleeves and physically working on community projects apart from pro bono legal advice.
How we work
One firm, one team
Our most powerful tool for success is seamless teamwork and collaboration within and between offices, practice areas and amongst professionals. We bring to bear our best resources for each piece of work we do and we strive towards delivering value. One of the first firms to create teams with practice area and sector focus to service the evolving needs of clients for domain specialists, today JSA has built niche practices in several areas. Our presence in seven major cities of India, operating with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology, make us one virtual office and ready-to-deliver team to provide services across the country.