J Sagar Associates and M&C Partners, Bangalore Merge, creating the largest Law Practice in South India

JSA enhances its presence in Corporate Restructuring, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution in Southern India to their already rich portfolio of Practice Areas

Online PR News – 01-July-2009 – – India, July 01, 2009 - J. Sagar Associates (JSA), a leading national law firm today announced that the entire practice of M&C Partners, a prominent law firm of Bangalore, will merge with JSA to form one of the largest presences for any Law Firm in South India. Mr. Murali Ananthasivan and Mr. Vivek K. Chandy, Founder Partners of M&C, will join as Equity Partners of JSA. With this merger, JSA becomes one of the largest practices in South India with 39 lawyers including 5 partners.

Speaking on the occasion, Jyoti Sagar, Founder Partner of J. Sagar Associates said, “Murali and Vivek are outstanding lawyers and I am delighted and privileged to have them join JSA.” “With this merger we enhance our presence in Southern India in the practice areas of Corporate Restructuring, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution thereby increasing the depth and breadth of the offerings to our existing and prospective clients,” he added.

M&C has carved a niche for itself in Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity, having in the last one year advised on some high profile acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies, in India and abroad.

JSA has also added Indirect Tax practice to their already existing bouquet of six practice areas, with Mr. Ashok Dhingra having joined the Firm recently as an Equity Partner at their Gurgaon office. Mr. Sandeep Mehta and Mr. Venkatesh Prasad have also been elevated as Equity Partners.

About JSA :
J. Sagar Associates (“JSA”) is a leading Indian Law Firm with over 160 lawyers including 37 partners based in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

The practice areas of JSA include Corporate Commercial, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets & Securities, Regulatory & Policy, Indirect Tax, Dispute Resolution and Employment JSA’s practice extends across diverse sectors of industry and services such as Consumer and Industrial Products, Consumer Durables, Financial Services and Banking, Energy and Transportation.

While the sectors include Energy (Power, Oil & Gas), Mining, Hospitality & Leisure, Education, Asset Management & Financial Institutions, Transportation (Highways, Metro rail, Ports & Airports), Real Estate, Knowledge Based Industries (IT / ITES / Life Sciences), Media / Entertainment / Sports, Communications (Telecom & Broadcasting), Municipal & Developmental Infrastructure, Retail & Franchising, and Construction & Engineering.

JSA has recently been awarded as the "Top Three Indian Law Firms" and as the "Best Employer in Indian Law Firms" by the first annual Rainmaker Law Firm Survey 2008.

About M&C:
M&C Partners (“M&C”) is a prominent law firm based out of Bangalore with an eighteen lawyer team including three partners.
The practice areas of M&C include Corporate Commercial, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution. M&C has carved a niche for itself in M&A, Private Equity and Corporate Restructuring, having in the last one year advised on some high profile acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies, in India and abroad.

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