Sameer Jain
Sameer Jain
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In Conversation with Sameer Jain, PSL Advocates & Solicitors

Sameer Jain is the Founder & Managing Partner at PSL Advocates & Solicitors

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Sameer Jain is Founder & Managing Partner at PSL Advocates & Solicitors. Sameer's practice primarily focuses on Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration along with corporate commercial litigation.

After his graduation from National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur, and completion of a course on Contract Negotiation from Goldman Sachs University, Sameer worked with a number of organizations including Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices.

In this interview conducted by our Campus Ambassador Vishal Sharma, Sameer discusses the rise of alternate dispute resolution, the effects of the Covid pandemic, and more.

What is the most important skill one must possess if they want to pursue a carrier in dispute resolution?

Perseverance and fire in the belly are the two most important skills one much possess to not only pursue a career in law but also Dispute Resolution.

For dispute resolution specifically, one must additionally possess the skill to simplify complex propositions of law. My belief is while law, as a subject, is logical and scientific, its explanation on paper and during arguments is an art.

How has dispute resolution including arbitration been like in the current scenario and to what extent has it changed from pre-pandemic time?

There has certainly been an increase in disputes between the parties. However, at the same time, there are more and more settlements between the parties, owing to the general financial downward spiral.

Alternative Dispute Resolution is on the rise including arbitration and mediation due to its pace and cost effectiveness.

Being an NLU graduate yourself, do you feel like there is disparity between an NLU graduate and a Non-NLU graduate?

No. There is no disparity in the long run. There may be initial perceptional bias but in the long run, everything blurs and all what matters is how hard you work. This general belief of bias towards NLU graduates must go and everyone should feel equally confident.

What is your advice to the students who have graduated this year or will the next year, in view of the job-crunch due to pandemic?

Stay put and have patience. The economy is reviving. Law firms and lawyers are getting back their hold. The world is not coming to an end. This profession is beautiful in as much as 10 years down the line, it would not matter if you started your career one year late.

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