Exclusive: HSA scoops Paras Kuhad’s Mumbai Lit team headed by Amit Jajoo (Updated)

Pallavi Saluja

Amit Jajoo
Amit Jajoo

HSA Advocates, busy ramping up its practice verticals and undergoing restructuring, has got Paras Kuhad’s entire Mumbai Litigation team on board.

Partner-in-Charge Amit Jajoo has joined HSA Advocates as a Partner along with his team of six lawyers, according to sources.

Jajoo’s team also includes Associate Partner Sushmita Gandhi, who focuses on Banking and Finance practice.

HSA Managing Partner Amitabh Sharma, and Amit Jajoo were not available for comment at the time of publishing the story.

Jajoo, who joined the bar in 2004 after graduating from Government Law College, Mumbai, worked at the solicitors firm NC Dalal & Co before joining Paras Kuhad as a Partner in Mumbai. Jajoo focuses on general civil and commercial litigation, IPR related litigations and arbitration matters.

It is understood that Paras Kuhad would be shutting its Mumbai office considering Jajoo and his team made up the entire office.

HSA has been on a hiring spree off late. The firm has recently hired Sharath Chandrasekhar as a Partner in the newly opened Bengaluru office,  Aninda Pal from Juris Corp in Mumbai, and also changed the firm’s  management structure. Of course, the biggest change at the firm took place over over three months ago, with Khaitan’s Amitabh Sharma taking over as Managing Partner from Hemant Sahai.

Update: The HSA press release states that,

“What really stood out in HSA for me is their single-minded focus and dedication in creating an alternative platform for the clients and colleagues, devoid of any individual and family ownership. This, coupled with their HSA 2021 strategy and the strides that they have made in last few months, really helped me close the discussion of my coming on board. HSA 2.0 vision strategy is both integrated and dynamic and I am excited to be a part of the next phase of this growth together with Sushmita and my team” says Amit Jajoo.

“The last 3 months at HSA have seen rapid growth and change. The firm is moving from strength to strength in enhancing its team, capabilities and capitalising on growth opportunities.” says Amitabh Sharma, Managing Partner, HSA.

“With HSA 2.0, we have embarked on a journey to realize the HSA 2021 vision of creating a world class institution providing exemplary legal services and at the same time inspiring, energizing and connecting with our colleagues, clients and communities alike.”

“Our aim is to add value not just to our clients, but also to our people and the world around us by being innovative, solution oriented, knowledge driven and at the same time, socially responsible. We are driven to bask in the shared success of each of our attorneys. And in order to realize our HSA 2021 vision, we have been cherry-picking the ablest of lawyers – Amit and Sushmita being the latest to be invited to partnership collegium. Amit comes in with impeccable credentials within the Dispute Resolution space, a strong client following and a great reputation in the Mumbai litigation circles. Having known him over last several years in Mumbai, I have witnessed him growing professionally and achieve such an impressive client following in just over a decade practice. On behalf of the HSA partnership collegium, I extend a very warm welcome to Amit, Sushmita, Victor, Anaisha and Anamika to HSA.”

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