S Babu: SNG 2 ELPS Babu: SNG 2 ELP Babu began his career in the Chennai high court in 1991 and though he will be based in Mumbai, he will now return to the city regularly to assist in growing ELP’s new office there, according to an ELP spokesperson.

At SNG Mumbai he was co-heading the corporate banking vertical. SNG managing partner Rajesh Narain Gupta commented that Babu had been looking to move his base to Chennai for a while but that SNG did not have any “immediate plans to open in South India”.

“It was a very peaceful, friendly thing,” he said about the move. “We of course wish him well, and he’s going to be an exceptionally good resource to ELP as well.”

The Madras University graduate had joined Bank of Baroda in 1996 as a legal officer, moved to Standard Chartered Bank in 2001, followed by a stint at Axis Bank in 2004 before co-founding the Mumbai branch of SNG & Partners.

ELP managing partner Rohan Shah commented in a press release that he would “play an important role in growing ELP’s banking and finance practice in Mumbai as well as Chennai”.

He told Legally India that ELP has had a banking practice for around three years now, headed by Jeet Sengupta who had joined from Amarchand, and Deep Roy from ICICI, and that Babu would help consolidate the team with his “leadership well recognised by the domestic banks”.

Today Bharti Airtel GC Jyoti Pawar is also joining ELP to head its technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice, as first reported in March.

Shah commented that Pawar would be a fillip to the TMT practice, but also become “senior leadership for the Delhi office”.

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Like +6 Object -1 industry observer 01 Aug 14, 11:10  interesting
Babu single handedly built the banking finance practice of SNG & Partners in Mumbai and made SNG a player to reckon with in the Bombay market - All the best to Babu and a fantastic catch for ELP!! Finally ELP is getting the right guys on board and is in the news for the right reasons!
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Like +1 Object -1 kianganz 01 Aug 14, 11:11
Sorry for the error in one of the names in the story - unintentional and now corrected.
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Like +1 Object -1 Bappi da 01 Aug 14, 11:14
well done, kian! you should still publish my comment - give me some credit :)
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Like +1 Object -1 kianganz 01 Aug 14, 11:21
There you go, published :) That typo was so nonsensical and short-lived, let's just forget about it, eh :)
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Like +2 Object -1 Legally India Fan 01 Aug 14, 14:05
Kian - I dont agree with the headline of this news item - it should be for banking finance push and not necessarily for Chennai push - I don't want to ascribe motives to your journalism but the headlines seems to be toeing the line of the Managing Partner of SNG & Partners. If you see the Bar & Bench headline and article on this, the MP Of ELP clearly states that "He will play an important role in growing ELP's Banking Finance practices both in Mumbai and Chennai'. Your current headlines is misleading and I would respectfully urge you if you could make the necessary changes. Thanks
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Like +3 Object -0 ammi 01 Aug 14, 15:03
is there a banking/finance practice of SNG in Mumbai ?
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Like +0 Object -0 industry observer 01 Aug 14, 15:42
Kian - I agree with the comments of legally india fan - pls make the necessary changes
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Like +1 Object -1 Madrasi 06 Aug 14, 16:42
What a mustache
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