J. Sagar Associates has elevated Kumarmanglam Vijay, Manish Mishra, Sidharth Sethi, Tirthankar Datta, Utsav Johri, and Vaibhav Choukse to Equity Partnership at the Firm..Commenting on the equity partner promotions, Amit Kapur and Vivek Chandy, the Joint Managing Partners, JSA said,“These promotions reflect the areas of growth for the firm, and we are delighted to further build on the firm’s organic bench strength and key industry offerings. These promotions will further enhance our ability to stay ahead of the trends that matter most to our clients and that we remain the go-to firm known for its deep technical expertise and unrivalled local knowledge. We congratulate all the new partners and wish them all the success in their new roles.”.Vijay is a 2015 graduate of the CCS University, UP. He has extensive experience in matters relating to direct and indirect taxation (including international taxation, transfer pricing, litigation and M&A tax), Accounting, and Corporate Law including mergers and acquisition, joint ventures, foreign investments, market entry strategy, and corporate restructuring.Mishra is a 2012 graduate of the CCS University, UP. He has more than 23 years of experience in Indirect taxation across industry, consulting and law firms. Manish’s area of expertise includes advising clients on tax-efficient transaction planning, logistics and supply-chain management and contract drafting and reviews. He regularly appears before various adjudicating and appellate forums for clients in tax related litigation.Mishra has been actively involved in policy formulation and advocacy with the policymakers representing various industry associations and chambers. .Sethi is a 2007 graduate of the ILS Law College Pune. He earned his LL.M. from Jindal Global Law School in 2022.His practice covers diverse corporate commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He also advises and acts for clients in insolvency proceedings, global product liability litigations, constitutional & administrative law litigations, proceedings related to penal laws, white-collar crimes and corporate and forensic investigations.Sethi has significant exposure to international arbitrations (domestic and foreign seated, and institutional as also ad hoc), involving disputes arising from joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, share purchase agreements and various other commercial contracts..Datta is a 2008 graduate of the National University of Juridical Sciences, West Bengal (NUJS).He specialises in banking & finance, financial services, and cross border investments. He has extensive experience in structured debt transactions including all manner of finance related transactions (secured, limited recourse and syndicated), project finance, acquisition finance, structured finance, real estate financing, listed and unlisted corporate bonds / non-convertible debentures (private placement), insolvency and debt restructuring and other general banking and fintech products..Johri is a 2008 graduate of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU).His practice focuses on structured finance, acquisition finance, leveraged buyouts, project finance, cross border finance, real estate financing, debt restructuring and debt capital markets. He advises various Indian and international banks, NBFCs, financial institutions, credit funds, distressed asset funds and Indian borrowers.Johri has also been actively involved in various debt restructuring and security enforcement assignments. .Choukse is a 2008 graduate of the NLC, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune. He also holds an LL.M. in Competition Law from Kings College, London in 2009.His practice focuses on complex enforcement and merger control cases and represents and advises clients on a broad range of competition law issues spanning across several sectors. He has handled several high-profile competition litigations in various fora including the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the appellate courts.On the enforcement side, Choukse routinely advises leading multinational and industry associations on matters ranging from cartel, leniency, dawn raids, abuse of dominance, commercial agreements to competition compliance mandates..With these partner elevations, the total number of equity partners at JSA will be 49..If you would like your Deals, Columns, Press Releases to be published on Bar & Bench, please fill in the form available here.