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(Cyril) Amarchand scoops 3 out of 4 partners of old-Law-School-boutique MNK

AMSS Delhi v Mumbai: The end is nigh
AMSS Delhi v Mumbai: The end is nigh

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai-region managing partner Cyril Shroff is due to acquire MNK Law Offices in Delhi, except for partner Probal Bhaduri who is reliably understood by Legally India to be joining a large accounting firm.

Partners Gyanendra Kumar, Anuradha Mukherjee and Srinivas Kilambi will be joining the upcoming Delhi operation of Shroff, who is due to compete with his brother Shardul Shroff in Delhi. Shardul Shroff is in turn setting up an office in Mumbai.

Bar & Bench first broke the news late last evening, though it reported that “confirmed by our sources” all four partners – including Bhaduri – would join Cyril Shroff.

MNK was set up in 1996.

Kumar, a corporate, real estate and labour lawyer, graduated in 1994 from NLSIU Bangalore and had worked at Arthur Andersen’s tax and business advisory department before setting up MNK.

Mukherjee is a 1993 NLSIU grad and specialises in litigation and arbitration.

Kilambi joined MNK in 2013 from KSB Partners, where he was a co-founder. He is also a 1994-NLSIU graduate who was formerly senior legal counsel at GE Capital India and GE Commercial Finance.

Badhuri, who will not be joining the firm that is expected to be called Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, is also an NLSIU graduate and a corporate, M&A and private equity lawyer.

MNK partner Nivedita Tiwari, who had joined MNK in 2013 from Luthra & Luthra, had joined Platinum Partners in 2014.

MNK partners Kilambi and Bhaduri did not respond to an email seeking comment at the time of going to press. Cyril Shroff did not respond to a request for comment.

Team (Cyril) Amarchand Mangaldas (Delhi) Team (Shardul) Amarchand Manganldas (Mumbai)
Citi consultant Gokul Rajan & Jones Day associate Nikhil Naredia
Kochhar & Co partner Harry Chawla

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
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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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