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Trilegal litigation nets first Mumbai partner with fresh ELP associate-partner Faraz Sagar [UPDATE-1]

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) associate partner Faraz Sagar has joined Trilegal as a partner in Mumbai today to bolster the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution in the city.

Trilegal Delhi partner Anand Prasad confirmed his joining.

Update: In a press release, senior Trilegal litigation partner Sitesh Mukherjee said: “Faraz brings extensive experience in advising and representing a number of domestic and international clients on corporate criminal liability and white collar crimes in various courts, tribunals and other fora and will strengthen our disputes resolution practice.”

The 27-partner law firm will now have three partners in dispute resolution, with Mukherjee and Shankh Sengupta in Delhi and Sagar in Mumbai. The firm would announce its internal partnership promotions in the “next few days”, according to the release.

Trilegal now has three Partners in its disputes resolution practice with Sitesh Mukherjee and Shankh Sengupta located in its Delhi office and now Faraz Alam Sagar located in Mumbai.

He became associate partner at ELP in May, after having joined the firm in 2012 from Wadia Ghandy & Co.

He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2006, moving to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London for one year in 2008.

Sagar is a graduate of Symbiosis Law School, holds a master of business laws from NLSIU Bangalore and an LLM in Finance from the Institute for Law and Finance of the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Update: Trilegal’s press release stated:

Faraz regularly advises and represents clients before the Enforcement Directorate and other regulatory authorities under the Foreign Exchange Management Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act. He also advises and conducts extensive internal forensic investigation and corporate espionage investigation for corporate clients. Notably, Faraz has advised and assisted one of the world's largest telecom service providers in the 2G Scam criminal case. Prior to joining Trilegal, Faraz was part of the litigation and dispute resolution team and environmental law team of a leading Indian firm.

In the last six months, Trilegal has added three new Partners. Of these, Kunal Chandra and Gautam Singh were selected from within after the last round of Partner selection process held earlier this year, and Ravindra Bandhakavi, an expert in PE and corporate M&A, joined the firm from another leading Indian law firm.

We have reached out to ELP for comment.

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