Desai & Diwanji litigation partner Anoj Menon and his team of at least two senior associates, Dhanyashree Shah Jadeja and Shreevardhini Parchure, will be joining AZB & Partners.

We had reached out to Menon and AZB Mumbai managing partner Zia Mody this morning for comment.

We have also reached out to Desai & Diwanji for comment.

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Like +9 Object -0 Sinking pihs 12 Apr 17, 21:26  interesting
D&D used to be a mid market champion but is moving towards obscurity.

Definitely something the management needs to think about.
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Like +0 Object -1 Well wisher 12 Apr 17, 21:59
All the very best Anoj.
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Like +0 Object -0 Dd 12 Apr 17, 22:34
Any idea AZB have another litigation office in Fort/Churchgate area?
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Like +4 Object -0 Big news 12 Apr 17, 23:00
Big gain for AZB. This is like the entire D&D lit. The firm has been sinking and atmosphere is pathetic. All good ones have left. Who will handle lit now? [...]? But who will [...] ask for advice now that Anoj has left? Do&D should have retained lawyers. Their pay is also only worth to buy peanuts and papad for lunch/dinner. All associates work till midnight or 2-3am and get paid mere peanuts compared to even startup firms!
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Like +12 Object -1 HAHA 13 Apr 17, 01:34  interesting
I find it hilarious that you think we (corp team) have enough work to keep us occupied till 2-3am.
Anyone got the contact details of a good recruiter/head hunter?
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Like +4 Object -0 Guest 13 Apr 17, 00:12
The only real litigation partner of desaidiwanji has left. No other litigation lawyer in desaidiwanji is capable of handling corporate litigation the way Anoj handled.
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Like +2 Object -1 Reporting AZB win 13 Apr 17, 09:06
AZB won this for Baring Private Equity Asia Advisors Pvt Ltd and employees, quashing of an FIR by Global Indian School of Singapore and payout of $34 million on off court settlement in favour of Baring Asia.

https://www.vccircle.com/bombay-hc-stamp-on-baring-asia-global-school-off-court-settlement/
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Like +1 Object -1 Insider 13 Apr 17, 09:22
It's over for D&D.
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Like +0 Object -1 Litigator Bombay Bar 13 Apr 17, 13:47
What is happening to Rajendra and VP?
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Like +8 Object -0 We have one! 13 Apr 17, 16:04  interesting
Devika will now head the lit practice!!
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Like +6 Object -4 Edward Snorts Snow 13 Apr 17, 21:04
Anoj is going to be appalled with the quality of AZB lit lawyers. Bar Rajendra and a senior lady lawyer, the partners couldn't tell Adam from Steve.

Poaching Anoj is an absolute masterstroke; especially taking into consideration the two who've followed him there.
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Like +17 Object -2 Bewafa 13 Apr 17, 22:50  interesting  top rated
D&D is finished. They are unable to attract top talent and the managing partner lacks the ambition to take the firm higher. The partners don't know how to lead and motivate the associates and the toxic atmosphere just adds on to the misery. Thank god I left at the right time. Thanks but no thanks.
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Like +0 Object -2 Sanam Bewafa 16 Apr 17, 19:57
so basically D&D is going thru the Crawford,Mulla route!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Tyron 17 Apr 17, 09:19
May the dead shall never die
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Like +7 Object -1 Guest 17 Apr 17, 12:53  interesting
As if D &D cares!!!
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