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Trilegal promotes two counsel but no partners ‘on track’ this year

Rao
Rao
Trilegal did not make any new partners this year but promoted senior associates Upasana Rao and Nitish Nair to counsel in Delhi. There were no counsel promotions in the Mumbai region.

Rao graduated from Symbiosis Pune in 2005 and worked at DSK Legal until leaving as a senior associate in 2008. She then obtained an LLM from King’s College London and joined Trilegal in December 2009.

Nair graduated from NLU Jodhpur in 2006, worked at Paras Kuhad & Associates until 2007 and joined Trilegal that year.

Rao and Nair focus on general corporate and M&A at the firm.

Nair
Nair

Trilegal Delhi now has 10 retainers as counsel – the level preceding partnership at the firm.

Delhi-based co-founding partner Anand Prasad told Legally India that no lawyers were on scheduled partnership track this year, “but we have people on track for next year”.

The firm converted to an near-full equity model after it and UK magic circle firm Allen & Overy ended their best friendship of five years in September 2012. Prasad said at the time that revenues at the firm had been increasing by 20 to 25 per cent year-on-year for several years, with a slightly lower annual growth in headcounts and total profits because of a larger cost base.

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Like+0 Object-0 Dose of reality 8 years ago
Since when did big firms start internally communicating anything?
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Like+0 Object-0 Insider 8 years ago
Its a lalaland. There isnt a communication mostly, and if there is one, it is never lived up to.
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Like+0 Object-0 Agree 8 years ago
Nailed it. Then they say lead by example.
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Like+0 Object-0 Sure 8 years ago
Quoting kianganz:
Insider, though didn't ask for a precise date - don't know if there is a fixed date, to be honest...
Its a long dark tunnel with no light in sight!!
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Like+19 Object-6 hmm 8 years ago  interesting  top rated  controversial
wonder why everybody has voted the comments praising this individual down?
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Like+10 Object-21 PS 8 years ago  controversial
Congratulations Nitish. Star Counsel! :)
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Like+11 Object-20 colleague 8 years ago  controversial
congratulations NZN and UZR, well done and well deserved. Would love to see you both as equity partners in a truly professional firm unlike the designated partners (salaried if you like) in some others.
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Like+12 Object-21 Trilegal Colleague 8 years ago  controversial
Nitish-Truly Deserved. One of the best seniors and a wonderful person. Wish you become partner soon.
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Like+8 Object-10 MC Assoc 8 years ago  controversial
I'm not a troll, I'm a former lawyer of the firm (who doesn't think much of the place at all) and don't even get me started on [...]. However, do I feel very bad that these two young lawyers who work there have to bear the brunt. These two are amongst the most genuine people that you'll meet at any law firm, anywhere. So lets not vent against them unnecessarily.
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Like+38 Object-4 Confused Zeus Says . . . . 8 years ago  interesting  top rated
Its obvious that the down voting of even positive comments is coming from Trilegal folks who feel slighted/let down/betrayed. With so much negativity within - this firm does not seem a happy place to work at. Real red flag to whoever is seeking to engage them as well. I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
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Like+4 Object-5 Why so confused? 8 years ago
Wow. Firstly how do you know that the downvoting's coming from trilegal? Secondly atleast in the delhi office, their promotion was taken fairly forgranted and looked forward to. Thirdly, these promotions were infact internally announced ages ago. And on top of it, both of them and are uniformly well liked.

In fact I don't think there are enough people who were senior associates as long as they have been in the firm and as a result, even if your confused comment can be assumed to be true, the pool of people who would feel let down/ betrayed is clearly not as large as the number of downvotes. Maybe the invisible hand of rivals, or jealous batchmates in other 'lala' firms who still have to get their due?
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Like+7 Object-1 betweenthelines 8 years ago  interesting
"with a slightly lower annual growth in headcounts and total profits because of a larger cost base..." un-paraphrased - people keep ditching us, but that's okay, we just pile it all up on the lawyers left behind (and make them feel like we're paying them more)
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Like+34 Object-1 Guesteratro 8 years ago  interesting  top rated
Upon seeing the comment section, this place seems to be Crylegal LOLOL
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Like+8 Object-4 congrats 8 years ago
many congratulationa to Nitish. Super well deserved
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Like+3 Object-1 L for Lawyer 8 years ago
looks like lot of friction taking place.. wonder what the slight ruckus at Kailash Colony Market on Friday was about "wink *wink ?
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Like+10 Object-8 MOUwadi 8 years ago  controversial
Two terrific seniors and persons to work with. To all who have voted down the positive comments about Nitish and Upasana - they are genuinely nice people and exceptionally talented professionals who have guided and mentored a whole bunch of lawyers, so if you have had a bad experience with them, it reflects on how capable you are. May God help you all in this profession.
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Like+4 Object-1 Manish Tewary 8 years ago
Quoting MOUwadi:
Two terrific seniors and persons to work with. To all who have voted down the positive comments about Nitish and Upasana - they are genuinely nice people and exceptionally talented professionals who have guided and mentored a whole bunch of lawyers, so if you have had a bad experience with them, it reflects on how capable you are. May God help you all in this profession.
Bang on, MOUwadi! May God help these morons who can't even digest success of these deserving young lawyers. In so far as their negative vote is concerned, I don't think they are even taken seriously in their own parties (hmmm...i mean firms!).
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Like+8 Object-4 Magic Square 8 years ago
KIan,

Isn't it ironic that a system that appears to be democratic at face value actually operates as a mechanism to allow free speech to be suppressed? I refer of course to the fact that negative voting for comments hides comments that are actually positive praise for someone! You need to look at this system again.

And shame on those hiding behind a keyboard casting negative votes for people praising someone else. Really cowardly behaviour - free speech at its worst.
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Like+13 Object-4 Strangestuff 8 years ago  interesting
I can't imagine anyone downvoting anything praising nair. The man geniunely the nicest guy and a star lawyer to boot. Kian, is there anyway you can check the IP addresses of the down votes? Seems like BD teams in firms have quite a broad mandate.
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Like+2 Object-2 anon 8 years ago
congrats to Nitish and Upasana. The downvoting seems a bit harsh.
bit surprising that a firm like trilegal doesn't have people becoming partners this year. I believe they have a lot of counsels.
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Like+4 Object-1 Friend 8 years ago
Well done Upsie. Very proud of you. I have worked with Upasana before her Trilegal days and she is a talented lawyer and a good person.
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