Jyoti Sagar

Jyoti Sagar has honed his legal skills for over four decades, practising law since 1976. He has pioneered new paradigms in the organisation and management structures of Indian law firms. Founder of J.  Sagar Associates law firm and K&S Partners, a boutique intellectual property rights firm, he has introduced several features that remain unique to Indian law firms even to this day.

A ‘no family’ rule, admittance to partnership without goodwill buy-in, a fixed retirement age for partners and innovative partner compensation mechanisms, are just a few of the many pioneering systems and processes that he has seamlessly integrated into the shared vision, mission and core values of the firms.

Jyoti is the Associate President at Society of Indian Law Firms and he currently serves as one of the International Vice Presidents of Asian Patent Attorneys Association. He has also been the past President of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Indian Group).

He is the Chairman of Society for Urban Regeneration of Gurgaon that focuses on long term sustainable development issues of Gurgaon, National Capital Region. A Trustee of Genesis Foundation that provides critical medical assistance to the underprivileged children suffering from congenital heart defects, he also supports Deepalaya that is engaged in education of slum children in the National Capital Region. Jyoti serves on the Board of Governors, The Scindia School, Gwalior.

Over the years, Jyoti has received many accolades and recognitions. Few of the noteworthy ones are:  

  • The Asia Pacific Legal 500 - ‘widely respected’ & ‘immensely versatile and experienced’. He is rated as ‘one of India’s most esteemed lawyers’, who is ‘highly regarded’ in his field. He has also been listed for the past 5 years consecutively, as a leading individual in two categories - Corporate / M&A and Projects & Energy
  • Chambers & Partners - “a brilliant lawyer” and a “top bracket corporate law expert,” peers and clients agree. He has several years of experience advising foreign and domestic clients on corporate, capital markets and financing transactions’
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers – a person ‘credited with “real charisma and flair” and a “hands-on, inspiring style”
  • PLC Which Lawyer - a ‘highly recommended individual’ in three categories namely Intellectual Property, Corporate and M&A

Jyoti founded J. Sagar Associates (JSA) in New Delhi in 1991 as a solo practitioner. In 1994, he founded K&S Partners, an Intellectual Property boutique firm. Both these firms are today well established in the annals of Indian legal firms.



  • American Bar Association
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Society of Indian Law Firms
  • Supreme Court of India Bar Association


  • B.A. (Economics Honours), St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (1972)
  • LL. B., University of Delhi (1975)


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Last Updated on 25th January 2019

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