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But for the grace of Shroff, Khaitan becomes first Indian law firm to reach 100 partners: promotes 5 equity, 18 salaried

KhaiCo hits century
KhaiCo hits century

Khaitan & Co has become “the first Indian law firm to reach the milestone of 100 partners”, according to a press release from the firm.

The round of 5 new equity partners, and 18 new salaried partners did not include any lateral hires. See full list below:


  • Ashish Razdan – Mumbai
  • Kumar Saurabh Singh – Mumbai
  • Niren Patel – Mumbai
  • Joyjyoti Misra – Delhi
  • Susmit Pushkar – Delhi


  • Abhay Sharma
  • Abhishek Sinha
  • Akhil Bhatnagar
  • Anuj Shah
  • Anshul Prakash
  • Gahan Singh
  • Madhur Kohli
  • Mayank Singh
  • Surbhi Kejriwal
  • Yigal Gabriel


  • Harsh Walia
  • Rajat Jariwal
  • Rajiv Bhatnagar


  • Rashmi Deshpande
  • Sharad Moudgal
  • Vinay Joy
  • Vineet Shingal


Almost all partners were “either home-grown or have spent substantial number of years at the firm”, the firm stated in a press release, and maintaining a “significantly low partner to associate leverage ratio” (i.e, fewer associates per partner) was “paramount” to ensuring client satisfaction.

King of the hill?

Amarchand Mangaldas, a firm of “about 700 lawyers” according to a Delhi press release from 19 February 2015, has 84 partners.

However, the firm that is in the midst of a break-up in two, had internally agreed that 14 new equity partners and 26 new salaried partners would be promoted.

The new salaried partners would have taken Amarchand’s partner headcount to around 124 110, excluding upcoming lateral hires, though no official internal or external announcements about internal promotions or lateral hires have yet been made from neither Mumbai nor Delhi sides.

In the Mumbai region of Amarchand, 12 new salaried partners and seven equity partners would be promoted, and in the Delhi region seven new equity partners and 14 salaried partners.

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