Jeet Sen Gupta joins ELP friends at Vertices from Juris CorpJeet Sen Gupta joins ELP friends at Vertices from Juris Corp

Jeet Sen Gupta, who had joined Juris Corp as a partner in July 2015 from Economic Laws Practice (ELP), has now joined the Mumbai start-up Vertices Partners, which was set up by three ELP alums.

Sen Gupta will be leading the firm’s banking and finance practice, which also includes structured finance, special situations and stressed assets work.

According to his Linked-in profile, he had left Juris Corp in September 2016 after a year and three months at the firm. He had begun his career in 2001 at ELP, climbing the ranks there until a two-year stint in 2007 at Amarchand Mangaldas as a senior associate, before returning to ELP in 2009 as associate partner, where he made partner in 2012.

Vertices managing partner Vinayak Burman commented in a press release: “We have known each other for several years and this was the most natural conclusion.”

Sen Gupta said in the release that he was looking forward to working with the team and growing the firm to the “next level”.

Vertices was started in March 2016 by then-ELP partner Burman, associate partner Amit Vyas, and senior associate Archana Khosla.

Juris Corp: Retention issues

Sen Gupta had been hired by Juris Corp only in July 2015 as a “growth driver” to take the “firm to the next level", according to managing partner H Jayesh.

A Juris Corp spokesperson commented: "Things did not quite work out as expected. He was with us briefly and we found him as a highly intelligent lawyer. He will make his presence felt wherever he goes. We wish him well."

Juris Corp’s partner numbers had tanked to fewer than 10 partners, after at least nine partner exits in the 3 years up to 2015.

However, by late 2015 and early 2016, the firm set about a cautious recovery, with a office with Fox Mandal partner Debanjan Bannerjee and Pal from Trilegal and Amarchand Mangaldas principal associate Abhinav Surana as a partner, as well as an internal promotion.

But with Sen Gupta’s departure now, the ship is looking far from steadied: in the last year, Juris Corp long-time partner Detty Davis went in-house, and lateral hire Aninda Pal left after five months for HSA.

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Like +2 Object -1 Burger king 04 Jan 17, 13:05
Ye toh hona hi tha
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Like +16 Object -2 EmilyRatajkowski2 04 Jan 17, 13:59  interesting  top rated
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Like +12 Object -2 EmilyRatajkowski2 04 Jan 17, 13:59  interesting
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Like +2 Object -1 buka 04 Jan 17, 14:51
after the innumerable arguments you guys had on work and the negotiations- glad to see the friendship grow fonder at Vertices
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Like +0 Object -0 Bro code 04 Jan 17, 19:27
Yeah
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Like +5 Object -1 Peekay 04 Jan 17, 16:43
While this was expected, JC's fall from tier 2 to tier 4 is written all over.
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Like +6 Object -0 Res Ipsa Loquitur 10 Jan 17, 16:07  interesting
JC is certainly Tier 1 in the following criteria
1 Most oppressive hostile HR
2 Maximum Partner and senior turnover
3 Maximum ill feeling amongst those who quit
4 Maximum comments relating to it censored by LI
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Like +11 Object -0 Guest 05 Jan 17, 13:25  interesting
Whoever has been hired as a growth Driver has to contend with the Founders foot on the brake! Jeet must have suffered this fate and left out of frustration as have many partners before him from 2012 onwards
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Like +4 Object -2 Huge Loss 06 Jan 17, 10:35
What a loss for JC! Jeet is a fantastic lawyer and a wonderful person to deal with.

All the best Jeet.
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Like +7 Object -0 Guest 06 Jan 17, 14:11  interesting
Kian, I am not commenting on the contents of the story, but the heading and language used in the story is really not far below what we expect from you. You are aware that many young kids do read Legally India and they will feel that this strange use of language is acceptable. I will point out just some of the sentence constructions and grammatical errors which are making my eyes bleed:

1. Juris Corp loses partner Jeet Sen Gupta to ELP alma mater start-up Vertices - This is just wrong. the use of the word alma mater here contorts the sentence to a point where it makes very little sense. It can actually mean that ELP, the alma mater has a new startup named Vertices which Jeet Sen Gupta has joined. One can say "Juris Corp loses partner Jeet Sen Gupta to ELP alumni start-up - Vertices". I get it that you want to use the word alma mater because it's cool, but please use a different sentence construction or better, put it in the body where you can use longer and more complex sentence structure (not a good practice, but alma mater you know!).

2. Jeet Sen Gupta, who had joined Juris Corp... has now joined the Mumbai start-up Vertices Partners, which was set up by three ELP alums.

ALUMS - Really??!!! Alumnus - male graduate, alumna - female graduate, alumni - mixed gender gradutaeS. You have taken a latin word and added an English suffix to it. To give you an example, this is akin to saying that the plural of der Mann is die Manns and not die Männer.

I am not saying anything about the random use of past perfect tense etc..
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 06 Jan 17, 16:55
Haha, thanks for your stylistic feedback, maybe tried to put a bit too much into the headline :)
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Like +0 Object -0 Why 06 Jan 17, 16:06
Kian, I am not commenting on the contents of the story, but the heading and language used in the story is really (not: my mistake) far below what we expect from you.
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 06 Jan 17, 16:57
Oh, sorry to hear that :( What's wrong with the rest of the story, other than the headline?
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Like +0 Object -0 Why 06 Jan 17, 18:10
Eh, no! I did not mean to write "not" there. It was reading as "Kian, I am not commenting on the contents of the story, but the heading and language used in the story is really not far below what we expect from you." I meant to say that it was far below the standard we have come to expect from you.
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