New projects for JSA’s Basu and BediNew projects for JSA’s Basu and Bedi

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Delhi projects equity partners Sumanto Basu and Pallavi Bedi will be leaving the firm by 31 March 2017.

Basu is chair of JSA’s projects practice and specialises on energy-related work.

Bedi had returned to JSA in 2012 from Mayer Brown in London, where she had been a senior associate at the time. Her focus is also on projects and oil and gas work.

A statement from the co-managing partners Shivpriya Nanda and Dina Wadia, and senior partner Berjis Desai noted:

Sumanto and Pallavi have each been valued members of the firm since 2007 and 2011 respectively and we wish them every success in the future.

Basu declined to comment when contacted yesterday.

Both work together in the same practice, and it is understood that their next move - whether they will go independent or join another firm - is not yet finalised.

Delhi projects partner Amit Kapur was elected to succeed Berjis Desai as senior partner on 1 April.

To be updated.

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Like +1 Object -0 J Sea 14 Feb 17, 11:18
This is obviously cause of Amit Kapur, moving into a more important role. Ek mayan mae do talwaar. Let's hope his juniors are not affected, as partners are generally well off, but associates still need that bucks. Last I heard though [...]
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 14 Feb 17, 11:55
AZB?
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 14 Feb 17, 12:49
SAM?
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Like +0 Object -1 Guest1 14 Feb 17, 13:13
CAM?
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest2 14 Feb 17, 13:44
LL ?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 14 Feb 17, 14:05
ha ha ha
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Like +0 Object -0 Lull 14 Feb 17, 23:01
height of optimism..!!
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Like +1 Object -0 Plase Stop 14 Feb 17, 13:37
KCO?
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 2 14 Feb 17, 13:46
Basu & bedi ?
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Like +2 Object -0 besquaire 14 Feb 17, 14:04
Besquaire?
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest3 14 Feb 17, 14:55
KCO Delhi makes sense for both
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Like +0 Object -0 KCOwallas 14 Feb 17, 15:29
Most likely, even if they are not considering, KCO should. Would be a good fit overall for all concerned.
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Like +1 Object -0 Chai Paani Vendor 14 Feb 17, 19:28
What would the [...] of KCO delhi do? They will never allow anything positive thing.
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Like +3 Object -1 Circa024 14 Feb 17, 15:18
The gravy train is headed to HSA.
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Like +8 Object -1 Makes Sense 14 Feb 17, 15:49  interesting
HSA makes sense. The slow disintegration of JSA makes me weep. We as a species need autocrats/ firm hands/ proprietors to steady sinking ships and cut the fat, like Trump and Modi. No different in Indian law firm circles.
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Like +4 Object -0 Gurgaon bhukamp 14 Feb 17, 16:40
Seedhe bolo ki jyoti wapas aa jaye
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Like +1 Object -2 Anon1234 15 Feb 17, 21:42
"Makes Sense" and "we need... like Trump and Modi" in the same breath without a negative in between. Makes sense indeed!
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Like +1 Object -1 Jio sim card wala 14 Feb 17, 15:31
KCO delhi it is
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Like +0 Object -3 Anon1 14 Feb 17, 16:21
what will the rest of the infra partners do? i think it is HSA...
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Like +23 Object -0 big basket 14 Feb 17, 15:32  interesting  top rated
JSA apne partners ko sell karne ke liye retail shop kyon nahi khol leta.
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Like +5 Object -2 Guest 15 Feb 17, 12:41
Basu and Som leaving JSA is a big loss. both great guys!
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Like +6 Object -1 OKHLA BROTHER 15 Feb 17, 18:54  interesting
They won't join CAM for sure.
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Like +0 Object -1 arnt foxt 15 Feb 17, 23:52
pallavi is bright with standard skills and relatively young and has all the options possible. cant say about sumanta.wish them the best.
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Like +8 Object -2 Guest 16 Feb 17, 09:52  interesting
dont think Sumanta will head the KCO /HSA way, he's far too big for them..what a terrible loss for jsa, grt senior and decent boss to have and totally down to earth attitude, very encouraging and polite to newcomers. dint see this coming though. but wish him the best.
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Like +2 Object -1 Beagle 16 Feb 17, 11:53
Agree..gud luck SB!
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Like +2 Object -1 Kemaal 16 Feb 17, 23:43
Problems with Kapur apparently. Heard there are few more partner exits to follow. Expected with the change of guard from Berjis to Kapur.
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Like +2 Object -0 PQE 17 Feb 17, 19:18
Homecoming (Trilegal) for Sumanta?
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Like +3 Object -0 Magic Tomato 20 Feb 17, 12:19
No chance whatsoever of any such thing.
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Like +2 Object -0 nalsar fellow 21 Feb 17, 10:50
What are you up to Sumanto!! not trilegal not KCO not HSA for sure! hmmmm independent counsel practice? Great guy, sharp lawyer.
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Like +1 Object -0 Tri-star GLS 22 Feb 17, 10:08
Ok ok its not trilegal/or CAM /or SAM/ or KCO either! why would he jump into the same mess that he is moving away from...his quitting JSA in a way shows the mess of any big law firm practice! any sane well meaning decent guy can become insane in such an environment...look even this "great" "sharp" lawyer couldnt take it!
Ok Sumanto tell us quick what youre upto! from the no of the comments for sure we'll start betting soon!
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Like +0 Object -0 Worldly Wise 25 Feb 17, 13:37
Change of guard is proving too costly for JSA, but thats was a given when Jyoti left mid way and Kapur becoming SP, what a pity man!
homecoming or not, Sumanta's and Som's & Bedis leaving JSA is already bad for the firm, firm morale is as it is in the pits since last year, bad for the Jr's. He'll probably go single like Som and retain his freedom or join a bigger shark, but for the rest of the rut its bad everywhere not just @ JSA but @ all the big 4.
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