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NatashaPicNatashaPicProject finance boutique SJ Law opened up in Delhi in April, five years after former India Law Services partner Samir Jagad founded the firm in Mumbai.

The firm’s associate partner Natasha Landge, promoted to the designation four months ago, relocated to Delhi to head the new office. Three other Delhi lawyers working earlier in the firm’s head office in Mumbai relocated to the Delhi office while the firm hired one lawyer locally, she said.

She told Legally India that while the State Bank of India was a major existing client in Delhi, the firm would be looking to do business development in the city.

“We have to target the Delhi market. We cannot just keep looking at work coming from Bombay. For the work to get generated here it’ll take some time. We are like a small firm in a niche market, one will not find many project finance firms, it took us some time to build a market in Bombay and it will take similar time in Delhi. But I have been getting good feedback and with the elections everyone is quite happy with the way things are progressing,” commented Langde.

She said that the firm would retain its Mumbai fee structure for project finance clients in Delhi. Landge, who graduated from ILS Pune in 2006 and obtained an LLM in corporate law from Glasgow University’s law school in 2007, worked in the corporate team of Desai & Diwanji for two years before joining SJ Law. She also handles the firm’s corporate mandates.

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Recommend! +8 Objection! -4 wellwisher 2014-06-05 23:06
Samir Sir is one of the renowned PF lawyers with high credentials. All the best for the great venture.
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Recommend! +13 Objection! -12 peejay! 2014-06-06 15:54  controversial
Yeah, very renowned. I have been in this sector for almost 15 years and have never heard his or his law firm's name before.
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Recommend! +11 Objection! -6 wellwisher 2014-06-06 19:40  interesting  controversial
@peejay! That shows your limited knowledge. Request you to look around or rather change your sector.

Had you actually been in this sector, you would have heard of dealogic ranking (which is also provided on this site)and would have never commented like a ignorant person.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -2 Gopi Kishen 2014-06-07 11:38
Will take a long time for the Firm to establish in Delhi not sure if it makes business sense to open in Delhi when bulk of this kind of work is in Mumbai. It is a field with tough competition but I am not sure there is any work and hence real competition
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -1 aparna 2014-06-08 20:14
Does anyone have contact details of this firm ? Mumbai and Delhi offices ?
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -1 Guest 2014-06-11 14:28
Congrats Natasha.. Happy for you. Goodluck :)
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Amit 2014-06-13 18:44
Congratulations Natasha...Well done...
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