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Veritas picks AZB finance SA Zubin Mehta into partnership, growing to 6

Zubin Mehta steps up from AZB to partnership at VeritasZubin Mehta steps up from AZB to partnership at Veritas

Veritas Legal has snapped up AZB & Partners Mumbai senior associate Zubin Mehta at a fixed income partner (a level equivalent to salaried partner at other firms).

Mehta is a 2005 ILS Pune graduate, having begun his career at Dave Girish & Co, after which he moved to AZB in 2007. He left AZB last month.

Mehta specialises in banking and finance work, with a particular focus on the fintech space and some aviation finance.

Veritas founder Abhijit Joshi - who was the former CEO at AZB - confirmed Mehta’s joining but declined to comment further.

Veritas now has three equity partners and three fixed income partners, with Mehta.

AZB Mumbai managing partner Zia Mody said she wished him “all the very best”.

We have also reached out to Mehta for comment.

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Like +6 Object -2 Guest 22 Jun 17, 18:15
Wow! Long due.
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Like +20 Object -7 Guest 22 Jun 17, 19:44  interesting  top rated  controversial
Big loss to AZB! Excellent lawyer and a very nice person. Wish him the very best - he is sure to do well wherever he goes!
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Like +6 Object -41 AZB 22 Jun 17, 21:23  troll?  controversial
Really???? why would he leave a tier 1 and join a tier 5?? he would have earned more in AZB as SA than veritas
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Like +16 Object -3 No manners 23 Jun 17, 09:31  interesting  top rated
Logon ka kaaaam hai kehna, Kutch to kahenge! Partnership mubaarak ho Mehta Ji :) Cheers!
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Like +0 Object -0 nardin 23 Jun 17, 23:44
how much are Associates paid at Veritas?
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Like +32 Object -4 Also AZB 22 Jun 17, 22:35  interesting  top rated
Really man, do you even work at AZB, because clearly you have no idea what you are talking about! Do not smear a genuinely smart lawyer and great guy all around on a public forum. What's wrong in setting up a new practice in a growing firm and as regards pay in AZB, don't even get me started. Have you got your paltry bonus or has that been again delayed by a few more months!
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Like +2 Object -0 Ex AZB 24 Jun 17, 00:35
Bonusses are paltry at best 2 months f salary for majority plus the toxic work culture. No one takes cut evn if going to smaller firm. Either some hike or at par. So i dnt think his earning is affected. So you can chill also AZB and continue in your cubicle filling time sheets.
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Like +3 Object -1 Guest 23 Jun 17, 00:13
Rumour has it that he is poaching some people?
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Like +5 Object -4 SCAMite now 23 Jun 17, 00:42
Based on my limited interaction with Zubin during my internship at AZB, I must say that he displayed a level of clarity and understanding that many senior associates there lacked. Good human being, good mentor. I hope he does well.
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Like +0 Object -0 ElCid 23 Jun 17, 01:55
Abhijit, Nandish, Kunal and Tushar. This one is the fifth partner, no?
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Like +1 Object -0 In the know 23 Jun 17, 08:22
Rahul Dwarkadas is the litigation partner
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Like +0 Object -0 ElCid 23 Jun 17, 09:37
Damn! How did I forget him.
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Like +0 Object -0 No name basis 23 Jun 17, 08:59
Rahul Dwarkadas
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Like +4 Object -1 ElCid 23 Jun 17, 01:56
Veritas follows the legacy of AZB as far as work culture is concerned.
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Like +2 Object -2 Curious007 23 Jun 17, 09:53
How about in terms of work culture? I'm genuinely curious.
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Like +5 Object -1 Congrats 23 Jun 17, 11:03
Hey Zubin

Many congrats. This was long due. I am very happy for you, I am sure you will shine bright with AJ and Nandish :-)

Best regards,

A former colleague.
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Like +12 Object -3 Ex AZB 23 Jun 17, 13:05  interesting
Congratulations Zubin. This was long due. A great guy and an excellent human being. Should have been made partner at AZB much earlier. Glad to see him finally moving out and getting what he deserves. Work hard and shine bright.
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Like +7 Object -3 Well deserved 24 Jun 17, 00:05
One of the few people (actually the only person) in AZB who knew big-ticket banking. But this is what happens when deserving people are passed up. Am confident he will do well in a meritocracy.
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Like +1 Object -5 AZB 27 Jun 17, 18:02
No other person / lawyer better than Zubin for banking and finance. Total rockstar!
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 29 Jun 17, 09:06
I only know Zubin from law school (we were not in the same batch) and have not been in touch. From the comments he seems to be a smart guy, genuinely liked by many and considered as a capable lawyer. This is consistent with my recollection of him from college as well. Sad that he left after almost 10 years at AZB. Reminds me of the saying, "Don't push a loyal person so far that they just don't care anymore"...
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Like +0 Object -0 Zoobie Doobie 22 Jul 17, 16:44
Excellent lawyer. Fantastic person. Long long overdue. Great move. Veritas is a good set up for Zoobs. V v v v well deserved.
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