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May 02, 2019

Strong teams across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru promoted by DSK


Strong teams based across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, reputed in the areas of projects, project finance, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and headed by senior partners Anjan Dasgupta and Aparajit Bhattacharya have joined DSK Legal from HSA Advocates.

Seven partners are part of these teams that will add significantly to DSK Legal’s projects and project finance practices, making them amongst the strongest in the country, and significantly expand DSK Legal’s corporate and M&A practices. The DSK partnership will also benefit from the vast experience of these partners not only in the various practice areas they specialize in, but also on aspects relating to firm management.

The move has enabled DSK Legal to restart their office in Bengaluru, which will help serve their clients better. Heading the Bengaluru office will be new partner Sharath Chandrasekhar. The partners joining DSK Legal are

• Aparajit Bhattacharya (Senior Partner) –• Anjan Dasgupta (Senior Partner)

• Harvinder Singh (Partner, Delhi) • Aninda Pal (Partner, Mumbai) –• Sharath Chandrasekhar (Partner, Bengaluru) –• Devika Chadha (Associate Partner, Delhi) - • Avinash Kumar Khard (Associate Partner, Mumbai) –Anand Desai, Managing Partner, DSK Legal, “This is a huge and exciting step in DSK Legal’s journey. Both Aparajit and Anjan are well respected and bring a strong contingent of lawyers with them. The opening of our office in Bengaluru has been long due, given the amount of work we do there. We shall continue our efforts to deliver excellent services to our clients, while maintaining an atmosphere of friendship and cohesiveness in our firm. We are committed to our motto “True Value, True Values”, and to help achieve the aspirations of our clients and our colleagues while applying these values.”

Aparajit Bhattacharya said, “After having spent more than a decade and a half at HSA, it was an emotional decision to move on and pursue newer opportunities and goals. Having said that, we considered the opportunity and felt that having a market-leading practice with international standard systems and processes in place, coupled with the vision that quality and client service is of paramount importance, joining hands with DSK Legal and the leadership team at the Firm headed by Mr. Anand Desai was the right decision. We believe, together, we will be able to take the Firm to greater heights, making it a go-to legal services firm in our chosen areas of practice. With the support of the entire team at DSK, as well as our core partners and team who join us from HSA, we will grow in a strategic manner and create a law firm of choice for clients. We look forward to being a part of this new journey. We wish all our friends at HSA all the very best for the years to come.”

Anjan Dasgupta said, “We are thrilled to join the internationally reputed DSK Legal partnership and are confident we will be able to make dynamic contributions to the continued growth and success of the Firm and its clients. We have a wealth of experience advising sponsors, lenders, investors and governments in energy and infrastructure M&A, development and financing transactions, and this will help us meet increased client demands for legal advice in these practice areas pan India. We will always feel that we are a part of the HAS family and wish Hemant and the entire team good luck for all future endeavours.”

With this move, DSK Legal has expanded its multi-disciplinary team to 130+ lawyers, with 32 partners (including associate partners).

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