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Shardul Amarchand poaches supersenior Dua lit partner Shiraz Patodia & 2-partner team for Delhi


Dua Associates' second-largest equity holder Shiraz Patodia will join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) with her team of partners Priyanka Sharma Goswami and Anusuya Sadhu Sinha, and manager Saloni Tuteja and senior associate Amrita Sharma, reported Bar & Bench.

Update 21:44: SAM managing partner Pallavi Shroff told Legally India: “We are very happy and excited about Shiraz joining us. She has a  wealth of knowledge and  experience ? which we respect. We look forward to building the firm together.”

Patodia has been at Dua for 29 years and specialises in litigation and arbitration.

SAM's new Mumbai office's managing partner Akshay Chudasama, who joined from J Sagar Associates (JSA), took up his job earlier this week.

We have reached out to SAM, Dua and Patodia for comment.

Cam vs Sam: Lateral hires since March 2015

Team Cyril Amarchand Team Shardul Amarchand
  1. (Shardul) Amarchand ex-PR head Radhika Garg, ex-PA Bishwajit Dubey
  2. Bharucha lit partner Kapil Arora & 3 associates
  3. Shardul Amarchand IP partner Ranjan Negi & team; Shardul Amarchand corporate principal Aarti Joshi
  4. Dhir & Dhir partner Rahul Goel
  5. Kochhar partner Manishi Pathak
  6. AZB Delhi partner Ritika Rathi
  7. Clasis IP head Ashwin Sapra
  8. MNK Law Offices partners Gyanendra Kumar, Anuradha Mukherjee and Srinivas Kilambi
  9. Citi consultant Gokul Rajan & Jones Day associate Nikhil Naredia
  10. Kochhar & Co partner Harry Chawla & Niti Paul
  11. Gnarus Partners founder Rishi Anand
  12. Khaitan associate partner Harsh Kumar
  13. Raghuram Raju (ex-Dua Associates partner, ex-GC of Religare)
  14. Luthra & Luthra partner Piyush Mishra
  15. Khaitan & Co Delhi partner Gauri Rasgotra; and
  16. Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner Kirat Singh Nagra.
  1. JSA retained partners Mithun Thanks, Ashoo Gupta, Ashni Roy, Gaurav Singhi
  2. JSA partner Akshay Chudasama
  3. Bombay high court advocate Ameya Gokhale
  4. Verus partner Jay Parikh
  5. Khaitan associate partner Abhishek Sinha
  6. Dudhat Pereira & Associates founder and former Udwadia Udeshi partner Radhika Pereira.
  7. Khaitan associate partner Iqbal Khan
  8. Khaitan & Co associate partner Deepto Roy
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