J Sagar Associates (JSA)

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J Sagar Associates (JSA)

J Sagar Associates, which is commonly known as JSA, is an Indian law firm. It was founded by Jyoti Sagar in 1991 and later Berjis Desai joined the firm on April 1, 2003 starting the Mumbai office. The firm now has offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.

The founding partners have a clear vision about the structure of the law firm. They say JSA is not a personality driven firm but a merit backed partnership. Some of JSA's clients include Pepsi, Saint-Gobain, McCormick Inc.(US based spice manufacturer)<ref> | JSA racks up second American client macula buy $ 115m </ref> and Aircel. <ref> help Aircel raise 3G funds through $449m commercial papers </ref>

The firm is structured into nine clearly defined practice areas and practice chairs which coordinate the work.

Management Strategy[edit]

Men may come and men may go but JSA must go on forever sums up the belief of the founding partners. The retirement age of the partners is fixed and the firm has a stringent partnership framework. <ref> | Bar & Bench interview</ref>

To help ensure that the firm won't be dominated or exposed to nepotism, there is a policy that two people from the same family cannot both work at the firm - the policy has lost JSA associates or partners who married another JSA lawyer.

Founding partner Jyoti Sagar in an interview said: "A key element of our structure is that we are what we call “one nation one firm”. That means we do not have different firms with different sets of Partners at geographical locations operating under the same name. We are one firm with one balance sheet, one profit and loss account and the entire partnership shares from the same kitty. We are fully and financially integrated. It is a seamless organisation."<ref> http://barandbench.com/brief/4/1167/20-years-of-jsa-conversation-with-jyoti-sagar-founder-partner-j-sagar-associates</ref>

Jyoti Sagar's vision in 1991 was to set up a firm which was truly institutional;a reaction to being denied partnership after working for his uncle Vidya Sagar for 16 years. <ref> |How Jyoti Sagar & Berjis Desai made JSA partners in profit </ref>


Ahmedabad A - 503, Shapath Hexa Opp Gujarat High Court, Near Sola Bridge Janta Nagar Kakoldiya Road, S G Highway Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380060, India T: +91 79 6611 1061

Chennai 29, Bannari Amman Towers, 2nd Floor, Block A, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore - 600004, Chennai, India T: +91 44 4930 6600

Gurgaon Sandstone Crest, Opp. Park Plaza Hotel, Sushant Lok - 1, Gurgaon 122 009, National Capital Region, India T: +91 124 4390 600

New Delhi B - 303, 3rd Floor, Ansal Plaza, Hudco Place, August Kranti Marg New Delhi, Delhi 110049, India T: +91 11 4311 0600

Mumbai Vakils House, 18 Sprott Road, Ballard Estate, Mumbai 400 001, India T: +91 22 4341 8600

Bangalore Level 3, Prestige Obelisk, 3 Kasturba Road, Bengaluru - 560 001, India T: +91 80 4350 3600

Hyderabad Plot No. 391B, Road No.81, Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500096, India T: +91-40-2363 5600/


IFLR Rankings[edit]

  • Banking & Finance- Tier 1
  • Energy- Tier 1
  • Private Equity- Tier 1
  • Infrastructure- Tier 1
  • Oil & Gas- Tier 1
  • Project Finance- Tier 1
  • Transport- Tier 1

Legal 500[edit]

Legal 500 writes: "J Sagar Associates handles an extensive variety of disputes, ranging from shareholder to shipping cases. The team served as co-counsel to a multinational sportswear company in LCIA arbitration and then acted for the client before the Delhi High Court in opposing a challenge to the award made by the arbitral tribunal."

Legal 500 rankings:

  • Banking & Finance: Tier 1
  • Capital Markets: Tier 1
  • Corporate M & A: Tier 1
  • Projects & Energy: Tier 1
  • Dispute Resolution: Tier 1
  • Projects & Energy : Tier 1

Chambers & Partners[edit]

Chambers & Partners ranks Dina Wadia, Sajai Singh in Band 1.

Chambers & Partners Rankings:

  • Banking & Finance- Tier 1
  • Corporate M& A -Tier 1
  • Private Equity - Tier 1
  • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy-Tier 1
  • Real Estate -Tier 1
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) -Tier 1



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