Raghubir Menon to become regional M&A head at SAM MumbaiRaghubir Menon to become regional M&A head at SAM Mumbai

After national M&A head Shuva Mandal is set to join Tata Sons as group general counsel (GC) tomorrow (15 July), Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has appointed partner Raghubir Menon into the regional M&A head role.

Menon will be relocating to Mumbai from the firm’s Delhi office.

He had joined the partnership at erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas in 2011 from White & Case Singapore, where he was an associate since 2006.

He had started his career at Amarchand in 2001 after graduating from NLSIU Bangalore.

Correction: Menon is being appointed as regional M&A head, not national M&A head.

Update 17:56: According to a press release from the firm, Delhi partners Natashaa Shroff and Ekta Gupta will also be relocating to Mumbai with a team of associates.

Executive chairman Shardul Shroff said in the statement: “Raghubir is a stellar lawyer with an impeccable reputation in the industry. Along with Natashaa and Ekta, the team will drive the M&A and private equity practice in Mumbai, which is an important market for the firm.”

A total of 44 out of the firm’s 91 partners were now in the general corporate practice, he said, with 480 lawyers now at the firm in total.

Mumbai managing partner Akshay Chudasama added: “This move will further strengthen our relationship with our clients in Mumbai and bolster our corporate M&A and private equity practice. Raghubir is known for his legal acumen and is a thought leader in his practice area.”

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Like +18 Object -1 Missed chance 14 Jul 17, 16:54  interesting  top rated
What happened to Akila?
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Like +1 Object -0 Why? 15 Jul 17, 21:58
@Kian: why was the other comment re Akila and others deleted?
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Like +5 Object -2 Buddy! 19 Jul 17, 00:02
Again buddy, what's with the info on what's happening with others? Go read some akhbaaar! Pukka, you must be one of those Tier 1 Lawyers/ aspiring to be one. Someone is moving, congratulate and wish his good luck! :) Have heard he is a damn good guy and has a loyal team! Anyway, good reporting!
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Like +20 Object -25 Guest 14 Jul 17, 17:51  controversial
Heartiest congratulations!! Terrific reputation as a professional and as a person. Great move by SAM! All the best
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Like +13 Object -4 Shroffie 14 Jul 17, 18:43  interesting
And this heralds the move of a new managing partner to the Bombay office. Not Raghubir but Natashaa Shroff. Smart move by the Shroffs to keep the Bombay professionals under watch. Not sure if it is a great move for Ragubir though. The Bombay corporate lawyer market is over lawyered and has several good options used to Bombay style of functioning.
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Like +9 Object -0 Team S 14 Jul 17, 19:52  interesting
No one replaces the Desi Harvey!!!
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Like +25 Object -4 AR 14 Jul 17, 23:00  interesting  top rated
Heard that ARs team is very upset about the late bonus at the Banyan Tree. Rumours are it might be as late as October. [...]
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Like +11 Object -1 True stories 17 Jul 17, 03:23  interesting
As they say, promises are meant to be broken. Most won't stick around post bonus.
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Like +2 Object -2 Fall from grace 17 Jul 17, 22:45
matter of time before the high and mighty humpty dumpty has a great fall . . .
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Like +2 Object -1 Loss loss 18 Jul 17, 10:25
The surprising thing about the banyan tree is that even if one either takes the bonus and leaves or leaves before the bonus, in both cases he will incur a loss. Don't know why qualified lawyers with options would agree to work in such conditions.
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Like +0 Object -0 Buddy! 19 Jul 17, 00:03
Heard.....???? You just could not be more vague :(
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Like +0 Object -0 Interesting 19 Jul 17, 12:16
Why is it late?
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Like +3 Object -0 Bengali baba 16 Jul 17, 12:56
Please be careful with what your publish. News about RM's appointment as 'NPH' would have given a few heart aches at Samco. Mera number kab ayegaa!!
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Like +19 Object -2 Interesting 17 Jul 17, 02:17  interesting  top rated
Interesting to see how this pans out for some of the younger partners at SAM Bombay, especially a certain lateral hire from Khaitan who is acting too big for his own comfort - wait to see if this is to rein them in.
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Like +1 Object -3 dont agree 19 Jul 17, 21:02
if this is a reference to who I think it is - then that's totally wrong. He's a super smart US lawyer. worked at the best firms in the world, cant even come close to other SAm lawyers
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Like +1 Object -2 Interesting 20 Jul 17, 14:26
Haha, "can't even come close to other SAM lawyers" - looks like your English isn't really one to boot, because you pretty much just wrote a conflicting sentence right there. #English
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Like +0 Object -0 dont agree 20 Jul 17, 23:33
yeah I meant to write "cant even be compared with other SAM lawyers" - agreed my bad.
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Like +0 Object -0 Old boy 04 Aug 17, 12:41
I am sure a US trained lawyer is acting exactly the way he is trained to act, while "some others" find him flamboyant because they cannot act like him. The "partners and senior management" at Indian law firms often cannot handle foreign trained lawyers and their professional attitude, unless the latter agrees to be servile and refrains from questioning unfair policies, unprofessional attitudes, and arbitrary expectations.

I feel really bad for young Indian lawyers who are abused terribly by their seniors.
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Like +5 Object -4 Quite Interesting 17 Jul 17, 22:47
An interesting move. Wonder what SAM's strategy is for Bombay with Shuva gone? Good move for Raghubir... A consummate professional.
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Like +0 Object -0 ElCid 18 Jul 17, 07:30
Has the partner churn stopped as the markets slow down?
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Like +1 Object -0 anon!! 18 Jul 17, 18:00
Yeah, kind of, I would think.
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Like +0 Object -0 Buddy! 19 Jul 17, 00:05
Naaaa re naaaa!
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Like +5 Object -3 Lawyer1 18 Jul 17, 08:28
Good for RM. Pleasure to work on the other side of the table from
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Like +0 Object -1 Lawyer1 19 Jul 17, 08:13
Good move for the firm
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Like +1 Object -0 Booksize 21 Jul 17, 09:13
What's his book size?
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