JSA announce appointment of two banking and finance lawyers

JSA announce appointment of two banking and finance lawyers

Juris Corp Partners Nand Gopal Anand and Pratish Kumar move to J. Sagar Associates to boost its banking & finance practice

Prominent Indian law firm J. Sagar Associates (JSA) Monday announced the appointments of lawyers Nand Gopal Anand and Pratish Kumar.

The duo, who were Partners with Juris Corp is expected to bolster JSA’s banking and finance practice, strengthen the firm’s service offerings and supplement its existing capabilities.

“We are delighted to have Nand and Pratish join us. 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.” Dina Wadia, Partner and Member of Excom, JSA, said.

Nand Gopal will be stationed at the firm’s Gurugram office and oversee the banking and finance practice in North India, while Pratish will be stationed out of the firm’s Mumbai office.

It’s more like a homecoming for Pratish, who was in the past associated with JSA.

Nand Gopal Anand 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’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 interests.

“JSA has one of the premier banking and finance practices in the country and we are excited to welcome Nand and Pratish to 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. We look forward to working together.”Aashit Shah, Partner & Chair of the Finance Practice, JSA, said.

Nand said that he was excited to start the next phase of his career at JSA. “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. Looking forward to contributing to the overall growth of the firm,” Nand added.

“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,” Pratish said.

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