span[Exclusive]: JSA Retained Partner Nitin Kala leaves to join Directi as VP – Legal & Regulatory

Pallavi Saluja

Nitin Kala
Nitin Kala

JSA Partner Nitin Kala has left the firm and has joined a tech conglomerate Directi, as head legal and regulatory at their Dubai office.

Kala is joining as Vice President Legal & Regulatory at, a subsidiary of Directi, where he will be looking after the legal and regulatory functions globally.

Commenting on his decision to move in-house, JSA Joint Managing Partner Shivpriya Nanda said,

“We wish him the very best for this new phase in his professional life.”

At JSA, Kala was part of the Regulatory & Policy group, specialising in telecommunications and media laws.  He also regularly represented clients before TDSAT and various courts in India.

He is dual qualified to practice in India and United Kingdom. He holds a Masters degree from King’s College London, University of London.

Kala had joined JSA in 2010 from Fox Mandal Little. He was made Retained Partner in 2013.

The firm has already seen couple of exits this year including Equity Partners Sumanto Basu and Pallavi Bedi. Another partner Zerick Dastur has left the firm for counsel practice.

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