JSA Reconstitutes its Executive Committee
JSA announced the composition of its newly elected Executive Committee and the re-election of the Joint Managing Partners.
The five new Executive Committee members are:
Amit Kapur and Vivek Chandy have been re-elected as the Joint Managing Partners of the firm for the next three years. Both Amit and Vivek assumed their role as Joint Managing Partners in January 2019.
Commenting on the reconstituted Executive Committee:
Amit Kapur, Joint Managing Partner said, “Vivek and I are delighted to welcome Rupinder Malik and Varghese Thomas to the firm’s Executive Committee for the first time. They are both seasoned practitioners with a strong track record of managing and leading teams. We look forward to their fresh perspectives and ideas as we drive our strategy forward.
On behalf of the Firm, we would also like to thank Amar Gupta and Upendra N Sharma, the outgoing Executive Committee members, for their leadership, hard work and invaluable contributions during their term, especially in successfully navigating issues during the pandemic and keeping our people safe.”
Vivek K Chandy, Joint Managing Partner said, “Notwithstanding the unique issues and challenges faced by the industry at large during the last two years of the pandemic, JSA has continued to further build and cement its position as the leading law firm in India, having been involved in some of the most complex and first to market corporate transactions and litigation matters over the past 24 months. We are particularly pleased with the Firm’s stellar financial performance and upswing across all operating metrices – including achieving significantly consistent high double-digit revenue and productivity growth across our core practice areas – corporate, disputes and finance.”
The Executive Committee, comprising five members and with a three-year tenure, forms the senior leadership team of the firm with responsibility for the overall management, developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy, and managing the firm’s operations across its seven offices.
Brief Biographies – New Executive Committee Members
Amit has anchored JSA’s Infrastructure regulatory practice since 1997 with a focus on dispute resolution, public procurement, PPP and Energy sector transactions (Power, Hydrocarbons, Natural Resources); Climate Change & Sustainable Development; Transport (Rail, Highways and Civil Aviation); Communications; Municipal Infrastructure and Social Developmental projects.
Dina specialises in Banking & Finance, Investment Funds, Financial Services, and Mergers & Cross Border Investments & Acquisitions. She has extensive experience advising Indian and multinational banks, NBFCs, financial institutions, development financial institutions, debt funds, sovereign funds and corporate borrowers on finance related transactions. She also leads the Debt Capital Markets practice of the firm.
Rupinder has over 25 years of experience with more than a decade in JSA. Her practice primarily focusses on Corporate, M&A/PE and White-Collar Crime Investigations. Rupinder has extensive expertise in advising clients on cross-border investments (inbound and outbound); joint ventures; strategic alliances; restructurings, employment, data protection, and related regulatory issue. She has represented wide variety of industries, businesses, and sectors. Rupinder also has handles compliance matters and investigations in connection with fraud, cybercrime, money laundering and other anti-corruption laws and sanctions.
Varghese specialises in handling matters related to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and debt recovery proceedings. With extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution, he regularly advises clients in arbitrations and court cases related to shareholder disputes, commercial contracts, concession agreements supply, sale contracts and engineering contracts. Varghese also advises on private trusts and estate planning matters and on Exchange Control regulations and Securities Regulations.
Vivek K Chandy
Vivek brings extensive experience in areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate commercial matters and real estate advisory in India. He is also qualified to advise on international commercial arbitrations and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).