Law firm Juris Corp’s banking partner, Jeet Sen Gupta, has quit to join Mumbai-based boutique corporate and dispute resolution firm Vertices Partners, two people familiar with the development said.
Gupta joins as the fourth partner at Vertices, which was set up last year by three former executives at Mumbai-based law firm Economic Law Practice (ELP). He will head Vertices’ banking, structured finance and stressed asset advisory practice.
An alumnus of Symbiosis Law College of 2001 batch, Gupta started his career with ELP in 2001 as an associate and later worked at Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co for a couple of years before moving back to ELP. He joined H Jayesh-promoted Juris Corp in July 2015 as partner.
Vinayak Burman, who co-founded Vertices along with Archana Khosla and Amit Vyas, confirmed that Gupta is joining the firm and said his expertise will help accelerate the firm’s growth.
A partner at a Mumbai law firm who has worked with Gupta in the past said that he has headed practices specialising in project finance, asset finance, corporate finance and structured finance transactions and that he has provided advisory services on transactions in Asia, the US and Europe. “Gupta is detail oriented and known for multitasking during demanding deadlines,” the partner said.
Vertices has about a dozen and a half lawyers. It specialises in private equity, venture capital, startup advisory, and mergers and acquisitions segments. It also focuses on white-collar crimes advisory, banking code, commercial litigation, intellectual property, real estate, media and technology.
Vertices is one of several boutique law firms that have come up in recent years as senior executives at traditional law firms venture out on their own.
Recently, Santanu Mukherjee quit as partner and head of international trade policy advisory at Luthra & Luthra Law Office to start his own firm. Ranjit Prakash, a former senior partner at HSA Advocates, set up boutique law firm Archeus Law in November last year with a focus on construction law and dispute resolution practice.
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