JurisCorp equity partners in its banking practice, Delhi-based Nand Gopal Anand and Mumbai-baseed Pratish Kumar, have joined J Sagar Associates (JSA) as partners in its Gurugram and Mumbai offices repsectively, according to a firm release.
Anand had been at JurisCorp for six years after graduating from ILS Pune, followed by three years at Khaitan & Co and a return to Juris Corp in 2015.
Anand said: “I am grateful to the JSA management for putting their faith in me. With Pratish and I joining the firm together, I am sure that our synergy will benefit the banking and finance practice of the firm.”
In Kumar’s case, it is a return to the firm, having worked there between 2012 and 2017 before joining JurisCorp (where he had also worked between 2008 and 2012 after graduating from NLIU Bhopal).
Kumar commented: “JSA is one of the highly regarded firms in the banking and finance sector, both at the national and international level. I am thrilled about this new role and my second innings at JSA. Nand and I, with our professional experiences and expertise, hope to add value to the existing banking and finance practice of the firm.”
According to JSA, Anand would “oversee our banking & finance practice in North India”, and:
Nand Gopal Anand: Nand has 15 years of extensive experience in handling a variety of financing transactions involving Indian and foreign banks, financial institutions, multi-lateral agencies, governmental agencies, public sector enterprises and companies. He also works closely with corporates and banks in project financings across various sectors such as conventional and renewable energy, transmission, oil & gas and transportation.
Pratish Kumar: Pratish’s expertise lies in domestic and cross border corporate lending, trade finance transactions and securitisation transactions which includes securitisation of standard assets, securitisation of non-performing assets, pass through structures and direct assignment transactions. He has also advised clients on debt restructuring and issues relating to the enforcement of security interest.
Mumbai banking partner and executive committee member Dina Wadia commented: “Nand brings a wealth of experience across the entire spectrum of the banking and finance space and his joining will considerably boost our practice in the North and enable us to better serve our clients in these regions. Pratish’s joining will considerably boost our trade finance and securitisation practice. We look forward to them being valuable members of our team.”
“They are both accomplished individuals and bring together a wealth of experience. Their joining our firm will augment our existing expertise and offerings to Indian and global banking clients in project financing, trade finance and securitisation,” said Aashit Shah, partner and chair of JSA’s finance Practice.
JurisCorp co-founder Jayesh H had commented: “I thank both Nand and Pratish for their invaluable contributions in re-orienting the banking practice of Juris Corp and grooming the next-gen. I wish them both the best in their future endeavours.”
The banking practice would be headed at JurisCorp by Ankit Sinha and Saurabh Sharma, who were promoted earlier this year to partnership.
JurisCorp equity partner Arunabh Choudhary added: “The two new partners in the banking practice will take over the reins and steer the practice ahead. Their dedication and determination has been well appreciated by clients, which further solidifies the level of trust and reliability which has been bestowed by our clients over the years.”