Subscribe for perks & to support LI

Your Interests & Preferences: Personalise your reading

Which best describes your role and/or interests?

I work in a law firm
I work for a company / in-house
I'm a litigator at the bar
I'm a law student
Aspiring law student
Save setting
Or click here to show more preferences...

I am interested in the following types of stories (uncheck to hide from frontpage)

Firms / In-House
Legal Education

Always show me: (overrides the above)

Exclusives & Editor's Picks

Website Look & Feel

Light Text on Dark Background

Save preferences

Note: Your preferences will be saved in your browser. You can always change your settings by clicking the Your Preferences button at the top of every page.

Reset preferences to defaults?

Ex-(Shardul) Amarchand senior partner Harry Chawla to join (Cyril) Amarchand from Kochhar


Kochhar & Co partner Harry Chawla, who was a senior equity partner at Amarchand Mangaldas in Delhi before resigning in December 2012 and joining Kochhar & Co in early 2013 as its Mumbai managing partner, is set to join the new firm expected to be launched by Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai managing partner Cyril Shroff in Delhi, according to two sources.

The new firm will compete with Amarchand Delhi managing partner Shardul Shroff, who is also due to launch a new firm in the coming weeks by expanding into Delhi.

Chawla is a senior corporate partner at Kochhar and Mumbai-region managing partner, though he has continued being based primarily in Delhi.

Chawla had joined Amarchand Delhi in 2008 after having started up his own firm, Chawla & Co, out of Luthra & Luthra in 2000.

He was on Amarchand’s national management committee before he resigned in 2012.

Chawla and Cyril Shroff declined to comment.

We have reached out to Kochhar & Co managing partner Rohit Kochhar for comment.

Team (Cyril) Amarchand Mangaldas (Delhi) Team (Shardul) Amarchand Manganldas (Mumbai)
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
Dudhat Pereira & Associates founder and former Udwadia Udeshi partner Radhika Pereira.
Khaitan associate partner Iqbal Khan Khaitan & Co associate partner Deepto Roy
Click to show 9 comments
at your own risk
By reading the comments you agree that they are the (often anonymous) personal views and opinions of readers, which may be biased and unreliable, and for which Legally India therefore has no liability. If you believe a comment is inappropriate, please click 'Report to LI' below the comment and we will review it as soon as practicable.
refresh Filter out low-rated comments. Show all comments. Sort chronologically
Like +14 Object -4 Khachhar..!!! 16 Apr 15, 20:45  interesting
It was on the cards he was not good in brokering leases..!!!
Reply Report to LI
Like +31 Object -15 guest 16 Apr 15, 22:34  interesting  top rated  controversial
Cyril Delhi looks much stronger than Shardul Mumbai.
Reply Report to LI
Like +6 Object -7 Hello 17 Apr 15, 00:02  controversial
Great hire cam. Harry is a very seasoned lawyer . Will bring in the business and also add maturity. Way to go !
Reply Report to LI
Like +3 Object -2 Correction 17 Apr 15, 10:52
The new firm will compete with Amarchand Delhi managing partner Shardul Shroff, who is also due to launch a new firm in the coming weeks by expanding "into Delhi".

Kian, not into Delhi, its Mumbai....
Reply Report to LI
Like +0 Object -1 tri-cikal 17 Apr 15, 13:51
When will the churning affect bengalooru? bengalooru so far seems to be insulated from cam vs sam vs fan
Reply Report to LI
Like +4 Object -3 Bollywood 17 Apr 15, 14:25
Party toe Abhi shuru hui hai!!
BTW all CAM hires seem from 3rd tier firms and SAM from top tier. Interesting would have thought it would happen the other way around.
Reply Report to LI
Like +4 Object -0 Kachra 17 Apr 15, 13:55
We have reached out to Rohit Kochhar for comment...what a joke...what will he comment? RK gave examples of this guy being the symbol of loyalty for re-joining RK must be stumped and speechless...eating his own words !!
Reply Report to LI
Like +0 Object -0 Anti Climax 17 Apr 15, 14:07
Kian you have not mentioned that Harry was with Kochhar before and he joined him again and left him once more...
Reply Report to LI
Like +1 Object -1 Insider 17 Apr 15, 22:02
Conspicuously, there was feud between rk and hc, as hc wants to change the feudal lord system of the firm where u can become partners if u can bring business even not remotely relatable to law .. And then force meagerly paid associates to do that ..!!! But then follows what u expect..!!!
Reply Report to LI

Latest comments