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Ex-Azure GC, Luthra partner Dipti Lavya Swain starts firm with 2 offices, 3 partners

Dipti Lavya Swain starts DLSDipti Lavya Swain starts DLS

Mumbai-based Dipti Lavya Swain, who had been general counsel (GC) at Azure Power until around six months ago, has set up law firm DLS Law Offices.

Swain is a 2006-NLU Jodhpur graduate who had joined Azure from Luthra & Luthra in January 2018, where he was a partner, said that he had begun working independently on matters after leaving Azure in June.

DLS Law Offices now has 3 partners, consisting of Swain, litigation partner Haripad Mohanty who is heading up its Orissa office, and litigation partner Anish Desai in Mumbai.

Founder and managing partner Swain said: “This is a full service law firm, we will be doing just about everything, but the core expertise will be private equity and M&A corporate commercial transactions, and we will obviously be sector agnostic.”

He added that his practice was fairly sector agnostic, though at Luthra he had been mostly into private equity and M&A work. As GC at Azure, he said he was looking at “anything relating to the renewable energy sector”, including projects, financing, regulatory work, raising capital and more.

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Like +49 Object -5 Anon1 29 Nov 18, 01:53  interesting  top rated  controversial
Please ask him to stop spamming on LinkedIn!

And what so obvious about being sector agnostic?

Will do just about everything... haha
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Like +56 Object -10 LI reader 29 Nov 18, 09:03  interesting  top rated  controversial
There are 4 type of professionals:

1. Good at work and good at heart

2. Good at work but not so good at heart

3. Not good at work but good at heart

4. Neither good at work nor good at heart

People who have worked with DLS know which one he is! The number of likes to this comment would establish that
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Like +11 Object -8 Tyler Durden 29 Nov 18, 11:48  controversial
If you went by comments at LegallyIndia, there would be only one type- No.1- "Great lawyer and even greater human being"
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Like +2 Object -0 lol 29 Nov 18, 13:58
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Like +0 Object -0 oh 29 Nov 18, 12:24
not clear.. please be specific!!!!
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Like +25 Object -1 LI reader 29 Nov 18, 15:12  interesting  top rated
Samajhdar ko ishaara kaafi hai. My favourite movie is Krazy 4 by the way.
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Like +7 Object -9 Team DS 29 Nov 18, 09:34  controversial
Congratulations, Sirrr!
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Like +12 Object -4 DLS 29 Nov 18, 13:11  interesting
It is so apt that my favourite movie is I am Number Four
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Like +14 Object -2 Anonnn 29 Nov 18, 15:28  interesting  top rated
Any clue why he left Azure?
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Like +4 Object -2 Anonnnn 29 Nov 18, 19:39
Because it lacked any hue.
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Like +19 Object -3 LI reader 29 Nov 18, 20:11  interesting  top rated
Me too would like to know
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Like +11 Object -1 Me too 01 Dec 18, 00:16  interesting
Dont think he left on his own volition
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Like +10 Object -2 Methree 29 Nov 18, 20:38  interesting
Any clue why he had such a short stint (few months) at Azure?
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Like +1 Object -6 Guest 29 Nov 18, 21:05
Congratulations Dipti! All the very best to you and the firm!
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Like +3 Object -50 Guest 29 Nov 18, 21:12  troll?
I know he's a great lawyer and a great person both. Heartiest Congratulations. All the very best.
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Like +20 Object -1 Cravat 30 Nov 18, 14:17  interesting  top rated
No Cravath, only Swain and no moore...
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Like +4 Object -5 Equity 01 Dec 18, 00:12
He wanted equity at Luthra. Didn't get it and left. But did he get it at Azure? what was his deal at Azure? Why did he leave?
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Like +9 Object -3 Chamcha 01 Dec 18, 13:24  interesting
No one who is in his right mind would ask for or even dream of equity at Luthra unless the person is hallucinating.
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Like +13 Object -3 Guest 01 Dec 18, 20:23  interesting
I have been hearing that (i) L&L (as they call it now) is going to open equity (ii) some major changes are being made to make things good for associate and for everyone else (iii) all blue eye boys have been told (including the real blue eye boy) to either fall in line or be ready to face consequences. All this talk is like Modi's promise, achche din aayenge par almost paanch saal ho gaye par kuch nahin hua. Best part of L&L big change talk is that they are incapable of even ensuring that its partners (who are all incapable of working in morning including RKL, MS and their blue eyed boys) come to office at a reasonable hour. Apparently, recently they have told all partners to come to office at the relevant in-time to lead as an example (because they are the guiding stars) but all partners who are late comers for years are still walking in 12, 1, 2, 3 pm or whenever they feel like. If this is the situation in relation to the smallest issue, I highly doubt that they can fix any other issue ever. So whoever is staying in L&L thinking they will open equity, should honestly forget about it.
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Like +5 Object -1 Hobs 01 Dec 18, 22:11
even Mr. Luthra Does not have equity.
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Like +0 Object -1 Annonymous 10 Dec 18, 20:36
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