SNG & Partners Appoints Amit Aggarwal As Managing Partner

As the Managing Partner, Amit will head the firm’s Corporate and Non-Contentious Practice. Founder, Rajesh Narain Gupta has transitioned to the role of Founder and Chairman and will continue to guide the firm through all strategic decisions

SNG & Partners, a law firm established in 1962 and headed by Rajesh Narain Gupta, has appointed its Senior Partner Amit Aggarwal as the Managing Partner (Corporate & Non-Contentious Practice) with effect from April 3, 2024. 

As the Managing Partner, Amit will head the firm’s Corporate and Non-Contentious Practice. Founder, Rajesh Narain Gupta has transitioned to the role of Founder and Chairman and will continue to guide the firm through all strategic decisions. 

Amit holds extensive experience in structured finance and trade finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, financial services, and capital markets. Considered an authority in the field of Banking and Financial Services, he has authored and co-authored several books on diverse subjects, including widely read titles like ‘Dishonour of Cheques and Innovative Digital Frauds’, ‘Law Relating to Guarantees’ and ‘Documentary Letters of Credit - A review of cases from the courts of India’, amongst others. Contributing significantly to the growth of the firm, Amit has been instrumental in expanding firm’s initial expansion to Mumbai, and later expanding firm’s international footprint to Singapore and Doha. An alumnus of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Amit is also a qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Speaking on the development, Founder and Chairman Rajesh Narain Gupta commented – “Amit has been with SNG & Partners for upwards of two decades now. With an illustrious and impactful professional journey, he has stood out as someone whose  values are aligned with the firm’s values. Not only has he handled complex and multi layered issues in the key high-stake matters handled by the firm, he has also mentored other Partners to take on leadership roles. Today, he plays a pivotal role in strategising, devising and implementing the firm’s expansion plans. He takes personal interest in broadening firm’s practice to widen services to our clients. I wish him all the very best for this role and hope he propels SNG & Partners to newer heights.” 

Amit Aggarwal, Managing Partner (Corporate & Non-Contentious Practice), speaking about his new role, added – “While I am excited to begin my journey in the new role, I know that I have big boots to fill. Rajesh’s legacy as the Managing Partner stands unparalleled as the firm has seen tremendous growth under his stewardship. I take the responsibility of taking it onwards and upwards. Along with practice area and geographical expansion, my key focus will be to enlarge the talent pool and promote merit-based growth as the DNA of the firm.”

Explaining his plans further, he added – “At SNG & Partners, we have consciously built a culture of learning and mentorship. This means that while there’s Partner involvement in every transaction, every team member irrespective of the designation has an opportunity to sit on the negotiation table. We are invested in our team and we believe in building more leaders as we grow. While we are building multidisciplinary teams, integration will be at the core of the firm’s values and we remain committed to create the culture of profound collaboration amongst all our team members. With opportunities of client-servicing arising at global levels, we will also continue to build strategic alliances in the global legal community to address our clients’ legal requirements.”

Bithika Anand and Nipun K Bhatiaa, the team from Legal League Consulting who worked extensively towards guiding the firm through the transition process, jointly stated – "Working on a transition project like this and ensuring that it is a seamless one requires a certain skill and expertise as it is a major milestone for a firm. We applaud Rajesh for this progressive decision and congratulate Amit on his new role. Amit has been heavily invested in focusing on what’s best for the firm. With this alignment, he stood as the perfect choice for taking the responsibility of a Managing Partner. We are glad to have supported them and thank them for entrusting us to steer the transition process. Hope this will encourage many present Founders & Managing Partners to understand that a key part of succession planning is developing the next generation of leaders through plans and processes, handheld by experts."

Notably, the firm had announced Sanjay Gupta as Managing Partner – Dispute Resolution Practice in August 2022. Since then, the firm has onboarded Partners in diverse practice areas and has also announced organic promotions, taking the Partner headcount at the firm to 24. In February this year, the Firm also announced the official launch of its dedicated Japan Desk to further Indo-Japan bilateral relations and expand its services to its Japanese clientele, Japanese companies wanting to invest and do business in India, as well as Indian companies wanting to invest and do business in Japan.

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