Who we are

J. Sagar Associates (JSA) is a leading national law firm in India with over 320 professionals operating out of 7 offices located in: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Our practice is organised along service lines and sector specialisation that provides legal services to top Indian corporates, Fortune 500 companies, multinational banks and financial institutions, governmental and statutory authorities and multilateral and bilateral institutions.

Jyoti Sagar

Chairman & Founder

Our Firm was founded by Jyoti Sagar in 1991. Jyoti retired from the Firm in 2015. He, however,  continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus and as our guide and mentor.

Management Structure

Our management structure comprises of a collegial partnership that is led by an elected executive committee which includes two joint managing partners and three other partners. With a transparent and accountable management team, we are seen as the law firm that heralded a paradigm change in India in institutionalising and professionalising law firm ownership and management. Our one nation, one firm, one balance sheet approach is unique for India.

Why we are unique

With a keen focus on learning and specialised practices, we keep in touch with the changing environment in which our clients operate. We take pride in combining the expertise and diversity of experience of a large firm with the personalized attention and responsiveness of a boutique firm. Our lawyers work seamlessly across practice areas and offices to assist our clients.

Our Commitment

Through our commitment to social responsibility, we serve our communities by rendering “pro bono” legal services and supporting social responsibility initiatives. The firm has committed to achieve an average of sixty pro bono hours per attorney per year. Our work in the pro-bono space extends to assisting on formulation of community sensitive and meaningful policies, laws and legal frameworks to facilitate economic and social development at the national, regional, city and neighbourhood levels.

We walk the talk

JSA’s vision to be the finest Indian law firm is strengthened by our core values: exceed client expectations; integrity in whatever we do; belief that “people matter”; an understanding that we best serve our clients with teamwork and collaboration; and that the beauty of our profession is constant learning. We honour and pursue diversity. We invest in our attorneys with focused continuing legal education and training in industry related issues and soft skills.

Client Focus

Our practice has been organised into three clusters – Corporate, Finance and Disputes with twenty seven service lines. We serve our clients through partner-led teams with domain knowledge across twenty one sectors: Agriculture & Forestry, Banking & Financial Services, Capital Markets & Securities, Construction and Engineering, Defence & Internal Security, Education, Energy – Power & Hydrocarbon, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail, Insurance & Pension, Investment funds and Asset Management, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Pharma, Manufacturing, Mines & Minerals, Non-Governmental Sector, Public Procurement, Real Estate, Services, Technology, Media & Sports, Telecommunications & Broadcasting, Transport & Logistics and Urban Infrastructure and Smart Cities.

Affiliate Firm - K&S Partners

Our intellectual property and patent matters are handled by our affiliate firm K&S Partners. The firm is an intellectual property boutique firm with an overall strength of over 110 professionals. They have offices at Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.

Awards & Recognitions

Asia Pacific Ranking 2021

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition / Antitrust
  • Corporate and M&A – National
  • Dispute Resolution – National
  • Private Equity
  • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Real Estate –  National
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
  • White-Collar Crime

Best Overall Law Firm (2020)

Also recognised in ten practice areas by India Business Law Journal in their Indian Law Firm Awards Journal, 2020.

  • Anti-Corruption & White-collar Crime
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Data Compliance & Cyber Security
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Fintech
  • Structured Finance & Securitization
  • Technology & Telecommunications

Rankings 2021

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance (National)
  • Capital Markets (National)
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Investment Funds
  • Projects & Energy (National)
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • TMT
  • Labour and employment

Asia Pacific Ranking 2021

  • Banking & Finance
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • TMT
  • Capital Markets
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Project Finance
  • Transport
  • Power
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

Firm Rankings 2021

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Private Equity
  • Labour and Employment
  • Project and Infrastructure
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Regulatory
  • Aviation
  • Media & Entertainment

Global Firm Ranking 2021

  • Banking & Finance
  • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition / Antitrust
  • International & Cross-Border Capabilities

Ranked as one of the top law firms in the Bloomberg Global M&A Legal Advisory Ranking 2020 in the India announced deals

Best Law Firm Awards 2021

  • Banking & Finance
  • M&A
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Private Equity
  • Merger Control & Antitrust

Ranked as one of the top law firms in the Venture Intelligence M&A League Table (Jan-Dec 2020) by number of deals