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AQUILAW, a law firm set up in 2015 in Kolkata, has now opened offices in Mumbai.
The firm has set up two offices – a litigation office in Fort Chambers, Fort and a non-litigation office at Poonam Chambers in Worli.
Jay Bhatia has joined AQUILAW as a Partner in Mumbai.
The firm’s Founding Partner Sucharita Basu said,
“An office in Mumbai was always part of our growth strategy and we are completely committed to augmenting our practice in terms of quantity, quality, and geography.
We welcome Jay to the AQUILAW family and hope to do very good work together for further progress of the firm”.
Bhatia had his own legal practice prior to joining AQUILAW. He specialises in dispute resolution, commercial and corporate laws, real estate, media and entertainment, family disputes, banking, intellectual property rights, immigration and off-shore structures.
He was also appointed as a Senior Standing Counsel for the Government of India from 2009 to 2016 at the Bombay High Court and handled several high stakes and high profile cases during his tenure.
He is a graduate of Government Law College, Mumbai, and holds an LL.M. in International, Business and Corporate Laws from St. Louis University School of Law, USA.
Commenting on his decision to join AQUILAW, Bhatia said,
“I am excited to join AQUILAW as it expands into Mumbai. This was the logical step to expand my practice and offer more bandwidth to my clients. The Firm has experienced, bright, and impressive lawyers. I will contribute my knowledge, strengths, and experience to the Firm’s ongoing growth and success.”
AQUILAW’s practice in Kolkata is led by Sucharita Basu, Sanjay Basu, and Suman Mukhopadhyay, while Vikas Mehta and Vikram Mehta are in charge of the Delhi office.
The firm has also started its Indirect Tax practice led by Rajarshi Dasgupta, who joined as an Executive Director from KPMG in May 2017.