Former Partner at Economic Laws Practices (ELP) Babu Sivaprakasam has quit to launch LEx Aeterna Practice (LEAP) along with other lawyers at the firm..ELP Partners Aditya Khadria and Yogesh Pirthani, along with Counsel Dhrupad Vaghani, have joined Sivaprakasam as co-founding partners. Six other ELP lawyers will join the new entity..Sivaprakasam started his career as a lawyer practicing before the Madras High Court. He then switched to in-house practice in 1996 with Bank of Baroda, after which he moved to Standard Chartered Bank in 2001, where he worked till 2004. He was also associated with Axis Bank from 2004 to early 2005. He then co-founded SNG Partners in Mumbai, where he worked till 2014, before joining ELP..The practice areas at LEAP will include Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Will and Estate Planning, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Insolvency Bankruptcy and Stressed Assets Resolution, General Corporate and Contracts, Disputes and Litigation, and Regulatory Compliance..Speaking on the launch, Sivaprakasam said in a press release,"This is but a natural transition and my life’s calling and truly a significant moment. My intention to start this venture stems from a vision to build a legacy that has the spirit of corporate culture and perpetuates the best practices of a law firm. We endeavor to provide a platform for legal entrepreneurs to express and realize their true calling. The firm will offer strategic counsel & planning and innovative solutions to our clients that would enable a positive transformation.".“We are in the process of expanding the team with another six more immediately.” “I would like to express my gratitude to the Divine (Aeterna) and to all our well-wishers and patrons, without their encouragement this wouldn’t have been possible,” he added.The firm has begun its operations from Maker Chambers VI, Nariman Point in Mumbai..If you would like your Deals, Columns, Press Releases to be published on Bar & Bench, please fill in the form available here.