Baya: mystical edgeBaya: mystical edge

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Mumbai dispute resolution partner Madhur Baya left the firm last week to start up his own arbitration practice LexArbitri.

“The day I turned a lawyer I knew I would be starting up my own firm. [After] being a partner in a firm and shaping an organisation rather than building one your own way, it is the natural next-step for anyone [to start up]. How soon was the question,” commented Baya, who was part of the team setting up ELP’s dispute resolution practice with practice head Vikram Nankani. “It has been a good run, seven years of building one practice.”

Baya graduated as a cost accountant from the ICAI in 1996 and as lawyer from Udaipur in 2000. He started his legal career in 2003, joining ELP as an associate and was promoted to senior associate in 2005, an associate partner in 2010 and finally a partner at the firm in August 2012.

He is also a qualified solicitor of England & Wales.

Baya said: “Western India is a natural choice [as a regional focus of LexArbitri] - Bombay being its base and since being a one-man army it can’t spread much yet. I have in the past done various sectors – insurance, commodity, oil and gas – and I hope I’ll do all of those.”

“There is no preferred set of clients though I am largely focusing on multi-national corporations because they are lost in the mystical terra firma of arbitration in India. A lot is inexplicable to the non-Indian lawyer – they don’t understand why things happen the way they happen in our country. Often times it more a matter of using the right strategy to make things work,” he added.

ELP partner Nankani commented: “Madhur started his legal career with ELP. After spending more than a decade with ELP, we are happy that Madhur has embarked on the journey of his own with all the experience gained at ELP.”

ELP’s disputes practice had experienced considerable churn since a large defection earlier this year.

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Like +2 Object -7 Jury 02 Sep 13, 19:03
Wrong reporting Prachi..

"Baya graduated as a cost accountant from the ICAI in 1996"

He must be a cost accountant from ICWAI or a Chartered Accountant from ICAI.

Which is correct..

Fed up of correcting your mistakes
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Like +12 Object -0 Prachishrivastava 02 Sep 13, 19:08  interesting  top rated
Hi,

Thank you for taking pains to correct my mistakes but please feel free not to.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) is where Madhur graduated from http://www.linkedin.com/pub/madhur-baya/8/415/b14

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Prachi
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Like +1 Object -0 guest 02 Sep 13, 21:56
good-one..
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Like +2 Object -0 PR 02 Sep 13, 23:00
Prachi,

Apt response. Just wondering, is there a way you could block this fed up dude so that he does not do any favours to mankind, uncalled ones to be precise?

@Jury: Do something productive with your life, in case you have one.
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Like +2 Object -0 aaaa 02 Sep 13, 21:18
Dear jury,

Li is just providing informations and news. And there may be mistakes. This is not a legal book or site. Hope u will understand. I m just saying, because of ur language.
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Like +1 Object -0 SS... 02 Sep 13, 22:43
Quoting Prachishrivastava:
Hi,

Thank you for taking pains to correct my mistakes but please feel free not to.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) is where Madhur graduated from http://www.linkedin.com/pub/madhur-baya/8/415/b14

Best wishes,
Prachi



Dear Prachi

Jury is right but unfairly rude.

When Madhur graduated it was the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India i.e. ICWAI.

Prachi, it would be better if would use the full form so as to not confuse with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India which is also ICAI and a much more prestigious degree.

Prachi has very good material and sources. As an ardent reader I can only respectfully suggest that Kian proofread her articles for grammatical and literary quality.

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Like +0 Object -0 Jury 03 Sep 13, 12:27
Quoting SS...:
Quoting Prachishrivastava:
Hi,

Thank you for taking pains to correct my mistakes but please feel free not to.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) is where Madhur graduated from http://www.linkedin.com/pub/madhur-baya/8/415/b14

Best wishes,
Prachi

Dear SS/Prachi..

Apologies if I was sounding rude.



Dear Prachi

Jury is right but unfairly rude.

When Madhur graduated it was the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India i.e. ICWAI.

Prachi, it would be better if would use the full form so as to not confuse with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India which is also ICAI and a much more prestigious degree.

Prachi has very good material and sources. As an ardent reader I can only respectfully suggest that Kian proofread her articles for grammatical and literary quality.

Best Regards.
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Like +0 Object -0 Prachishrivastava 03 Sep 13, 15:36
Not a problem :)

Best wishes,
Prachi
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Like +1 Object -0 Well Wisher 03 Sep 13, 07:20
It’s good to see lawyers being entrepreneurial. I’m sure he will do splendidly. Good luck, Madhur.
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Like +1 Object -0 Well wisher 03 Sep 13, 08:55
Great move Baya!!
Wish you all the very best. Look forward to working with you.
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Like +1 Object -0 Dazed and Confused 03 Sep 13, 15:21
"A lot is inexplicable to the non-Indian lawyer – they don’t understand why things happen the way they happen in our country."

Ah, yes, those terribly befuddled non-Indian lawyers.

Able to document complex commercial transactions,conduct jury trials that produce effective redressal on commercially reasonable timetables, successfully prosecute war criminals at international tribunals....but so confused by the outstretched hands of officials in India, awaiting their payments for discharging their duties. It's all so....mysterious to the non-Indian. Spiritual, even.

Thank the stars that Baya Bhaiya is there to assist these naifs and enlighten them on the glories of India.
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Like +2 Object -2 Guest 03 Sep 13, 22:15
Dazed and confused must be a bengali.
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Like +1 Object -0 Fool 04 Sep 13, 15:36
And you, Mr. Guest, must be Sherlock Holmes? You don't plan to rise above regional nonsense, eh?
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Like +4 Object -0 PS 03 Sep 13, 23:08
Prachi, please stop writing "former partner left the firm" in your articles. How can a former partner leave the firm ?!!! If he is a former partner then he must have already left the firm, right?!! The word "former" does the job, you dont need to stress it with leaving again. Prachi's way of saying if Manmohan quits the PM post, "Former PM Manmohan has left the PM office". I hope you got the mistake.
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Like +1 Object -0 abc 04 Sep 13, 12:25
PS bhawnaon ko samjho yaar. Why dont u join legallyindia or start ur own news service. And if you are so concerned about Prachi's english, please email it to her. We are not concerned about ur expert comments. Thanks.
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Like +1 Object -0 SS... 05 Sep 13, 23:06
Quoting abc:
PS bhawnaon ko samjho yaar. Why dont u join legallyindia or start ur own news service. And if you are so concerned about Prachi's english, please email it to her. We are not concerned about ur expert comments. Thanks.


Dear ABC,

If you are not concerned then don't read it and most of all reply to it... It is after all "at your own risk"...

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Like +2 Object -0 kianganz 06 Sep 13, 05:10
Just for the record, we do actually really appreciate when readers make corrections or suggestions (though obviously we'd prefer if our copy didn't need it very often).

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Like +8 Object -0 wiki 04 Sep 13, 14:07  interesting
Would you have any contact info of Madhur Baya or his new office?
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Like +5 Object -0 Damn 09 Sep 13, 20:11  interesting
When is someone starting a practice by the name of LawAndOtherThings? Damn.
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Like +0 Object -0 PehchanKaun 13 Sep 17, 23:09
How much is he paying freshers at Lex Arbitri?
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