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Jayant Dasgupta

Executive Partner, New Delhi Jayant Dasgupta

Dr. Jayant Dasgupta is an Executive Partner at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi. He heads the Environmental Law practice and also advises on Trade Remedy measures, WTO Dispute Settlement, Foreign Trade Policy, Food Law and other Regulatory areas.

Before joining legal practice in 2014, Dr. Dasgupta had served as Ambassador/PR of India to the WTO, Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Chief Adviser, Bihar State Planning Board, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce and Director (Exports), Ministry of Textiles. Dr. Dasgupta has over three decades of experience of working in the Indian Administrative Service, in areas such as textile exports, state excise, SEZs/EOUs, export infrastructure development and trade facilitation, foreign trade policy, international trade negotiations and bilateral dispute settlement. During his long career in government, he has also presided as a quasi-judicial authority for the implementation of various national and state Acts.

Dr. Dasgupta has spoken on public policy, domestic and international trade issues  at Oxford University, ECIPE, Florence, UNCTAD, WTO Public Forum, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, ASCI, Hyderabad and LBSNAA, Mussoorie.


  • Ph.D in Economics  from Patna University
  • Bachelor’s degree in law from Magadh University
  • Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics
  • Master’s degree in Economics from Annamalai University
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Master’s degree in Physics (Gold Medallist) from Patna University

Practice Areas:

  • Environmental law
  • Food Law
  • Drugs and Cosmetics Law
  • Trade Remedy
  • WTO Dispute Settlement
  • Foreign Trade Policy
Tel: +91-11-41299800/41299960
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