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Khaitan scores 3 senior associates from Trilegal, JSA, White & Case as partners, counsel

Khaitan & Co hired two salaried partners and one counsel, with nine years of experience, in its capital markets and the energy and infrastructure practices across Delhi and Mumbai.

Former J Sagar Associates (JSA) senior associate Dibyanshu Sinha joined as associate partner and former Trilegal senior associate Nishant Beniwal joined as counsel in the Delhi Energy, Infrastructure & Resources practice of the firm, while former White & Case lawyer Kartick Maheshwari joined as associate partner in the Mumbai securities, capital markets and corporate practice.

Sinha graduated from NLIU Bhopal in 2005, directly joining JSA. He obtained an LLM in 2009 from Columbia University School of Law. He is also admitted to the New York bar. He advises operators undertaking oil and gas projects on corporate commercial laws, M&A, project development issues in the infrastructure space and project finance in the energy sector, stated Khaitan’s press release.

Beniwal, who graduated from NUJS Kolkata in 2005, has worked at Trilegal, JSA, and Luthra & Luthra Delhi, according to the release. He advises regulators, developers and investors on investing in, developing and financing infrastructure projects in India, and on regulatory issues in power trading, coal-linkages and mining arrangements, statutory permits and consents, land acquisition, environment and labour welfare legislations.

Maheshwari graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 2005 and obtained an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 2006, joined AZB & Partners until 2011 from where he moved to White & Case Singapore’s private equity and M&A team.

He represents private equity firms, alternative investment funds, sovereign wealth funds and strategic investors on domestic and cross-border transactions, and has extensive experience in India and Indonesia.

Trilegal partner Karan Singh said that he wished Beniwal well.

Legally India has reached out to JSA for comment.

The firm has yesterday promoted two Mumbai salaried partners - Adheesh Nargolkar and Raj Panchmatia - to equity partnership, and 11 principal associates to salaried or “associate partnership”.

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