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Now official: Akshay Chudasama resigns JSA to be Shardul Amarchand Mumbai managing partner

Akshay Chudasama, senior partner in J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai, has now handed in his notice and will be Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas’ new Mumbai managing partner after the end of his notice period according to two authoritative sources.

Chudasama, who was first reported to have been in advanced discussions to join Shardul Amarchand last week, has now formally tendered his resignation, which has been circulated to JSA’s partnership several minutes ago.

The details of who in Chudasama’s team will move are still being worked out.

We have reached out to Shardul Amarchand and Chudasama for comment.

Update 15:56: JSA managing partner Berjis Desai commented: “Akshay is leaving JSA to pursue a career with another law firm. He has had a great innings at JSA and we wish him yet another great innings with his new firm.

“His dynamism and vitality will surely be missed.”

Update 17:47: Shardul Amarchand partner Pallavi Shroff commented: “We are very excited about Akshay joining us and we look forward to building Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co together.”

Chudasama was part of JSA’s management committee and has been a partner at JSA since 2005, having joined from AZB & Partners where he was a partner from 2002.

He was the managing partner of Lex Inde in Mumbai from 1994 until 2002 and holds an undergraduate in economics from the University of Bombay and a 1994 LLB from the London School of Economics.

Team (Cyril) Amarchand Mangaldas (Delhi) Team (Shardul) Amarchand Manganldas (Mumbai)

Dhir & Dhir partner Rahul Goel
Kochhar partner Manishi Pathak
AZB Delhi partner Ritika Rathi
Clasis IP head Ashwin Sapra
MNK Law Offices partners Gyanendra Kumar, Anuradha Mukherjee and Srinivas Kilambi

Citi consultant Gokul Rajan & Jones Day associate Nikhil Naredia
Kochhar & Co partner Harry Chawla & Niti Paul

Gnarus Partners founder Rishi Anand
Khaitan associate partner Harsh Kumar

Raghuram Raju (ex-Dua Associates partner, ex-GC of Religare)
Luthra & Luthra partner Piyush Mishra
Khaitan & Co Delhi partner Gauri Rasgotra; and
Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner Kirat Singh Nagra

JSA partner Akshay Chudasama
Bombay high court advocate Ameya Gokhale
Verus partner Jay Parikh
Khaitan associate partner Abhishek Sinha
Dudhat Pereira & Associates founder and former Udwadia Udeshi partner Radhika Pereira.
Khaitan associate partner Iqbal Khan
Khaitan & Co associate partner Deepto Roy

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