As first reported by Bar & Bench on May 19, J. Sagar Associates Partner Akshay Chudasama is leaving the firm to join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Chudasama’s resignation has been officially confirmed by the firm..JSA Managing Partner Berjis Desai commented,.“Akshay is leaving JSA to pursue a career with another law firm. He has had a great innings at JSA and we wish him yet another great innings with his new firm. His dynamism and vitality will surely be missed.”.Chudasama will be joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as Regional Managing Partner, according to our sources..SAM & Co Managing Partner Pallavi Shroff commented, “We are very excited about Akshay joining us. We look forward to building Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas together.”.It is understood that some of the Retained Partners from his team are also leaving along with him. However, this was not confirmed by the firm..Chudasama, who specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, amongst other sectors, joined JSA in December 2005, eleven years after starting his practice. Prior to JSA, he worked at AZB & Partners (where he was a Partner) as well as Lex Inde (where he was Managing Partner).