Trilegal taps JSA for second finance lawyer

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Shaswata Dutta, a banking and finance lawyer who was until recently a principal associate at J Sagar Associates (JSA), has recently joined Trilegal’s Mumbai office as counsel.

He is the second banking and finance lawyer to move to Trilegal from JSA in the past year. Kannan Rahul, a salaried partner at JSA, joined Trilegal’s all-equity partnership in August 2017.

Commenting on the new hire, Rahul told Asia Business Law Journal that Dutta will be working with him in the firm’s banking and finance team. “Considering his experience on a wide variety of transactions at his previous firm, he would be a valuable addition to the practice,” said Rahul. “We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial association with him.”

While at JSA, Dutta had advised on what was the first IPO of an infrastructure investment trust, IRB InvIT Fund, and also its registration with the securities market regulator.