Pune UniversityKhaitan & Co legacy firm Khaitan Jayakar Sud and Vohra (KJSV) has inducted two salaried partners, promoting Tanuj Sud in Delhi and hiring Sudhakar Avadh as the partner in charge of its new Pune office while gearing up for further national expansion.

Sud has been promoted to become one of the KJSV's 10 salaried partners, shortly after having joined KJSV in January 2010 as a partner designate, before which he was a senior associate at Dua Associates.

"At that stage in life and time in career where this seemed like the most sensible move to me," he commented.

Independent practitioner Avadh has joined as the firm's Pune partner in April, to boost the firm's fifth Indian office in the city, which was opened a month ago and will focus on corporate work.

KSJV co-managing partner Umesh Khaitan said that the firm's plan was to provide pan India legal service to large corporates at various locations where the volume of defending cases is of a high order.

"We're trying to create a service model for [companies in the banking, insurance and FMGC sectors] and have developed an outsourcing model on this basis. Currently we're providing services to HLL and J&K bank - based on this experience of ours, we're trying to upscale the model.

"We're trying to open more and more offices so that our all-India strength grows and we're able to provide services to our clients at a very reasonable cost," he added.

The firm also has offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, with four equity partners: co-managing partners Umesh Khaitan in Delhi and Mohan Jayakar in Mumbai, as well as partners Malini Sud and Ashutosh Khaitan in Delhi.

Umesh Khaitan told Legally India: "We have in place a very regulated HR policy and in the long term we're expecting to follow a principle that a lawyer working with us for a span of seven years will become a partner."

He also added that he would like to convert to a limited liability partnership (LLP) in future.

KJSV is a legacy Khaitan & Co firm which was founded in 1996.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 12 May 10, 07:53
That's interesting. The 7 year work guarantee to become a partner. Do any other Indian firms follow this model? As I understand, only a select few lawyers stand in line for partnership. Would appreciate if someone could shed some light on this. thanks!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 12 May 10, 08:05
can we know the contact address, email, phone no of their new pune office

[It is:
Khaitan, Jayakar, Sud and Vohra
306, 3rd Floor City Mall
University Circle
Ganeshkhand Road
Ganeshkhand
Pune – 411007
Emails are firstname.lastname [at] kjsv.co.in
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 May 10, 05:02
i would like to know who the HR head of Khaitan Jayakar Sud and Vohra is and would appreciate it if some light could be thown on the other HR policies. Thank you.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 May 10, 05:20
Way to go Tanuj!!!! You are finally on the so called "FAST TRACK" :-);-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 May 10, 06:44
Congrats Tanuj. I wish you luck and hope that your Project Finance Team makes the firm proud.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 May 10, 09:41
so KJSV is going places!!! good going tanuj .... 2010 appears to be life altering for you ... i have heard KJSV is a great place to be :-) ....
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 May 10, 10:46
what is the salary scale like at KJSV? and how is their corporate practice?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 May 10, 11:11
Not sure they have very well defined pay structures with respect to each level; but by and large they do not compete with the big firms like AMSS or Trilegal in terms of compensation. Have heard however that the corporate practice at KJSV is growing apparently at a decent pace with Project Finance and Banking and Private Equity being the core focus
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 13 May 10, 22:24
tanuj .. the ROCKSTAR!!!... i see you are finally settling down.. found your place... back to your roots and all.. really great!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 14 May 10, 01:06
Malini... great to see that your son has joined you.. i am so happy for you.. together now you will both do great !!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 14 May 10, 05:54
Hey Tanuj!! Happy to hear that Project Finance practice at KJSV is flourishing under your aegis. The Project Finance Teams of the so called Big 5 Law Firms of India should watch out for this highly potential underdogs called KJSV. Kudos!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 14 May 10, 05:56
The Suds will be a name to reckon in the near future
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 14 May 10, 07:22
isn't KJSV a litigation firm?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 May 10, 04:08
I think kjsv does a fair bit of corporate work also. Ashutosh khaitan and malini sud were heading it before. They seem like a good medium sized firm, with a rounded practice.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 May 10, 06:13
Can someone please give the phone number of their Delhi office.All numbers available on different websites are wrong.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 May 10, 07:07
KJSV, Delhi: +91-11-41552824
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 16 May 10, 07:16
@ #13
the KJSV bombay office does a lot of litigation..maybe that's what ur referring to..
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 20 May 10, 12:09
Whom do I send my CV in the Pune office? What is the email ID?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 21 May 10, 05:05
hi tanuj all the best! we have worked together for one assignment when u were in Dua.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 22 May 10, 06:12
heard they have good clients, and tanuj is very good.. He knows a lot and is a very good teacher. An excellent opportunity.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 18 Jun 10, 05:21
The number written above does not work. Please provide with another number
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