Abir Lal Dey, Partner at L&L Partners on his career and importance of certain skill-sets
This interview was taken by Rohit Pradhan
Abir Lal Dey is a Partner at L&L Partners (formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices). has rich experience in banking, projects & infrastructure, project financing, structured financing, insolvency and debt restructuring across various sectors including Solar, Wind, Road, Thermal, Oil & Gas, Transmission, Real Estate, Ports, Hydro, Warehousing, Aviation, Automobile. Abir is involved in advisory work related to various infrastructure sectors, including energy, transportation and mining. Abir is also actively advising on Startup and Fintech.
Would you like to tell something about your pre-college life? What was the driving factor to pursue law? What do you most enjoy about the law?
I love reading about the development of constitutional jurisprudence and nature of law.
What were the activities, academic or otherwise, that you undertook in your law school days which in your opinion have shaped you and your career?
Symbiosis Law School experience. My alma mater gave me the insight, confidenceexposed me to whole new world. It me the support as family. I havemade friends for life. If I everwrite a autobiography my college wbe one of the.
The law firm life is challenging but satisfying. You deal with issues, client expectations and a host of things. It is vey dynamic platform and many ways different from litigation . There are challenges but once you endure the the journey is truly enriching. There is a lot achieve, the law is changing
What is the average workday experience of a Partner at a law firm like?
Typically 10-12 hours a day but it can
Who was your mentor, or main source of inspiration who motivated you all along the way? Any importance of having a mentor in this field?
My first mentor is my father who pushed me outside my comfort zone to make me resilient and self-sufficient. In college my immediate senior Sabyasachi Chatterjee (), just treated melike his own brother and provided me the support and guidance.
My first job Wockhardt Mr. Shivaji gave me a PPO and helped me my career. Mr. A G Karkhanis India Law Services (ow Link Legal) took me and gave me growuring my long Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas my mentor is Mr. Bikash Jawar professionally.
What are the qualities you and your firm look for in an intern?
Analytical, diligent, focused and team player.
What are the parameters your firm looks upon for the job of an Associate?
(b) strong fundamentals on things learnlaw school;
(e) sound research skills
(g) right attitude towards learning.
In my view if a candidate is able to demonstrate the aforesaid the recruiters would be bound to consider his/.
What would be your word of advice to young lawyers and law students? What qualities do you think one should develop in order to become a lawyer?
Studying law and practising law, in my view, are completely different ball games and therefore require different skillsets. saidI do acknowledge that skills learnlaw school definitely compliment the practice and a strong help.