Sensing a gap in the energy and infrastructure space, HSA Advocates partner Ajoy Halder has left to establish his own firm Halder & Associates in New Delhi.
“The intention is to plug that gap by providing high-quality legal service with partner-level attention on a continuous basis,” Halder told India Business Law Journal. “I am very glad that I took this decision to start a law practice. Having worked as a senior lawyer in infrastructure and energy space extensively in India and abroad, I feel this is the right time to start my own practice.”
Halder joined HSA Advocates in 2016 from Pinsent Masons in Singapore, where he worked as a senior associate. He has been practising for over 13 years and worked in the above-mentioned practice areas in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Halder said the first month of starting his own practice kept him very busy with ongoing transactions with existing clients. “We have also started reaching out to sponsors, banks, consultants and multilateral institutions in India and abroad (existing as well as new contacts) and are bidding for transactions.”
The firm will focus on infrastructure, energy and corporate practices. Halder is working with two senior lawyers specializing in general corporate and M&A matters. “The intention is to have a lean, but a very experienced team and deliver high quality work consistently. Having worked in Singapore for close to five years, I would like to continue doing international transactions and parallelly develop a presence in the Indian market,” said Halder.