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Bharucha ramps up with 3 lateral partners: Ex-Amarchand Vandana Pai, NDA’s Shafaq Sapre, SuriCo’s Arjun Anand

Pai Bharucha
Pai Bharucha

Three lateral hires will join Bharucha & Partners in Mumbai and Delhi in April as partners.

Vandana Pai Bharucha returns to practice

Vandana Pai Bharucha, former Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai corporate partner who left in July 2014, will join in the Mumbai corporate team.

Pai Bharucha is a 2003 NLSIU Bangalore graduate who started her career at Amarchand and became partner at the firm in 2010 in the team of Mumbai corporate partner Ashwath Rau.

Rau commented: “Glad she is back in practice and wish her well.”

Shafaq Sapre JV head joins in Mumbai

Shafaq Sapre from Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), where she leads the joint ventures practice and also works in funds and real estate investments , technology and litigation and dispute resolution, will join Bharucha as a partner in Mumbai.

The GLC Mumbai graduate had joined NDA in 2007.

Update: NDA managing partner Nishith Desai commented: “I am delighted Shafaq has joined  Bharucha, a great firm. I know her well and she will definitely excel there. She is like our family member and I wish her all the very best.”

Arjun Anand
Arjun Anand
Arjun Anand joins from Suri & Co to bolster Delhi

Suri & Company corporate partner Arjun Anand will join as a partner in Bharucha’s Delhi office, which was started in 2011.

Anand began his career at DSK Legal in 2005 after graduating from Symbiosis Law College, later joining Dua Associates, moving to the Dua-breakaway Tatva Legal and then Suri & Company in April 2011.

Update: Suri & Company managing partner Gurvinder Suri commented: “Arjun Anand had been with Suri & Company as a retainer partner focused on M&A and transactional practice.  We appreciate his sincerity and competence.  He is seeking fresh challenges and we wish him best of luck. Suri & Company itself is under the process of strengthening its existing practice areas in corporate, regulatory, infrastructure, transactional, litigation and arbitration, etc.”

Bharucha managing partner MP Bharucha confirmed all three new joiners.

We have reached out to all three new joiners for comments.

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