J Sagar Associates (JSA) has hired Nand Gopal Anand and Pratish Kumar as Partners in the firm's Banking & Finance practice..Both Anand and Kumar were formerly partners at Juris Corp at Delhi and Mumbai, respectively..Kumar, who is re-joining the firm, will be stationed at the Mumbai office. His expertise lies in domestic and cross-border corporate lending, trade finance transactions and securitization transactions including securitization of standard assets, securitization of non-performing assets, pass through structures and direct assignment transactions. He has also advised clients on debt restructuring and issues relating to the enforcement of security interest..Anand will be stationed at the firm's Gurugram office and will oversee JSA's Banking & Finance practice in North India. With over 15 years of extensive experience, Anand has worked closely with corporates and banks in project financing across various sectors such as conventional and renewable energy, transmission, oil & gas and transportation..Welcoming the new Partners on board, Partner and Member of JSA's Executive Committee Dina Wadia said, "We are delighted to have Nand and Pratish join us. Nand brings a wealth of experience across the entire spectrum of the Banking & Finance space and his joining will considerably boost our practice in the North and enable us to better serve our clients in these regions. Pratish’s joining will considerably boost our trade finance and securitisation practice. We look forward to them being valuable members of our team.” .Aashit Shah, Partner & Chair of the Finance Practice, JSA said,“JSA has one of the premier banking and finance practices in the country and we are excited to welcome Nand and Pratish to our team. They are both accomplished individuals and bring together a wealth of experience. Their joining our firm will augment our existing expertise and offerings to Indian and global banking clients in project financing, trade finance and securitisation. We look forward to working together.” .Expressing his views on this new journey, Kumar said,“JSA is one of the highly regarded firms in the Banking & Finance sector, both at the national and international level. I am thrilled about this new role and my second innings at JSA. Nand and I, with our professional experiences and expertise, hope to add value to the existing Banking & Finance practice of the firm”.Anand commented,“Excited to start the next phase of my career at JSA. I am grateful to the JSA management for putting their faith in me. With Pratish and I joining the firm together, I am sure that our synergy will benefit the banking and finance practice of the firm. Looking forward to contributing to the overall growth of the firm”.