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AZB Partner Shreyas Jayasimha quits to set up Aarna Law

AZB & Partners Bangalore partner Shreya Jayasimha has resigned to start up law firm Aarna Law, reported Bar & Bench without official comment from him or the firm.

Jayasimha graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 2000, worked in the chambers of then advocate and now Delhi high court justice S Murlidhar for a year, and in the offices of Jayaram and Jayaram for another year, setting up Jayasimha Law Chambers in 2003. He joined AZB as partner in 2008.

In 2010 AZB broke up with its Bangalore merger partner of one-and-a-half-years, Anup Shah.

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Like +17 Object -2 Pazzini ka baap 05 Aug 13, 17:31  interesting  top rated
Good luck, Shreyas. Sure that u will succeed
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Like +2 Object -1 Anon 05 Aug 13, 19:09
Is AZB also rethinking and restructuring? Or, unlike LL, they would not acknowledge it?

Kian: It will be interesting to see an analysis on partners biglaw firms have lost or gained in last one year.
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Like +8 Object -2 CC 06 Aug 13, 16:53  interesting
Like Bar and Bench, please do mention about his father and father-in-law. Relevant to the story. If my father and father in law were judges, I too would not be sitting in front of a desk at AZB.
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Like +20 Object -25 Hua 06 Aug 13, 23:41  controversial
Big gain for azb
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Like +7 Object -9 jury 07 Aug 13, 18:21  controversial
How and why??
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Like +13 Object -16 Jurys 08 Aug 13, 13:20  controversial
Check with anyone at azb
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Like +19 Object -9 xyz 11 Aug 13, 10:47  interesting  controversial
Big loss for azb
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Like +16 Object -2 JAI 07 Aug 13, 03:35  interesting  top rated
Another boutique from an nls guy... This bubble of boutique law firms will burst soon....
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Like +0 Object -4 Anon 07 Aug 13, 13:13
Normally I would agree with JAI but not in this case. Litigation is in any event easier to start off on one's own than corporate. Second, Shreyas has the right connections.
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Like +0 Object -0 bemused 07 Aug 13, 16:30
why attribute the potential success of shreyas to his connections
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Like +6 Object -2 BZA 07 Aug 13, 18:00
Quoting bemused:
why attribute the potential success of shreyas to his connections

Because that what he is all about
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Like +7 Object -6 Confused Zeus Says . . . . 07 Aug 13, 19:38  controversial
Quoting BZA:
Quoting bemused:
why attribute the potential success of shreyas to his connections

Because that what he is all about

Really? Did Shreyas' "connections" write the NLS entrance exam for him and help him complete his course?

Let's give credit where it's due. Well done, Shreyas.
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Like +5 Object -4 Amused 07 Aug 13, 18:34
Why not? Litigation is one area where connections maketh the man and talent does not ensure much!
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Like +5 Object -1 Sparrow 10 Aug 13, 12:15
Yeah, that's why we have had legal luminaries like Nani Palkhivala, Soli Sorabjee, Fali Nariman, YV Chandrachud who didn't have any background.

The truth is that, in both corporate and litigation, it always helps if you have connections which provides a starting platform. But that will only give you some initial headstart -- but after that its only merit. In corporate, Zia and Cyri/Shardul, had good conections which surely must have helped them initially. But what they are today is also becasue they had some mettle in them. Likewise, in litigation, Salve, Rohatgi, Rohinton -- all had godfathers, but do you think they are today only because of those connections? Connections can only get you to a certain distance, but not beyond that.
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Like +0 Object -0 lily 10 Aug 13, 13:24
Well said Sparrow
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Like +13 Object -3 Guest 11 Aug 13, 17:11  interesting
Hmmmmmmm. why has such a senior lawyer in an allegedly "biglaw" firm left, following the footsteps of many of his peers like Vinita MG, Vishnu Jerome, Yogesh Bhattarai. Clearly something nasty is happening in the firm. Would be interesting to know what that is.
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