Juris Corp partner Veena Sivaramakrishnan defects to SAMJuris Corp partner Veena Sivaramakrishnan defects to SAM

Former Juris Corp partner Veena Sivaramakrishnan is joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as a partner in Mumbai, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

She will be a part of SAM effective 25 August, according to a press release from the firm.

A Nalsar Hyderabad 2004 alumnus, Sivaramakrishnan started her career at Juris Corp, did a secondment at Davis Polk & Wardwell and a stint in the in house legal team of ICICI Bank before returning to Juris Corp in 2009.

She commented in the press release: " am very excited to join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co in the Banking, Restructuring and IBC team. It is the logical next step in my professional journey. I look forward to growing the practice to newer heights in the years to come. I am excited to exploit the opportunities that would present themselves going forward and contribute to the growth of the Firm."

SAM managing partner Akshay Chudasama commented: "We are delighted to welcome Veena as a Partner in the Firm. She will be a vital contribution to the team and will help us further strengthen our relationship with our clients in the western region. She is a well-respected banking lawyer and has significant expertise on complex matters."

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Like +47 Object -3 Bihari 02 Aug 17, 18:32  interesting  top rated
Jayesh should also join SAM/CAM/KCO/AZB/JSA...
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Like +15 Object -8 Mogambo 02 Aug 17, 19:51  interesting  controversial
Congrats Veena!
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Like +50 Object -1 Been there done that 02 Aug 17, 20:55  interesting  top rated
So many years in Juris Corp? That failed firm with a nasty oppressive environment? I hope she leaves that culture behind in JC.
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Like +0 Object -42 JC employee 03 Aug 17, 13:39  troll?
The work culture has changed in the firm.
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Like +33 Object -1 Ex JC 03 Aug 17, 17:28  interesting  top rated
become very much worse. It used to be a great place to work until 2012. Currenmtly if you see firm profiles Partner Durgesh Khanpurkars name is ominous by its absence. Has hee too left and JC suppressing news as usual!
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Like +28 Object -0 ex JC 05 Aug 17, 20:16  interesting  top rated
Its confirmed that Durgesh Khanapurkar has left and JC suppressing news as he would have been 5th partner to quit in last 2 monthsLI should bring out the truth in a scoop
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Like +19 Object -0 Guest 14 Aug 17, 14:42  interesting  top rated
Maybe JC is waiting for 3 more partners to quit before it shhots off another press release! JC now has the trend of losing partners wholesale
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Like +47 Object -1 Anything better 03 Aug 17, 09:09  interesting  top rated
The advantage of working with JC is that after that any place seems better (maybe not AZB but any other place surely).
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Like +38 Object -3 Ex AZB and JC 03 Aug 17, 22:02  interesting  top rated
I have worked at both JC and AZB. I can assure you AZB has way better working environment than JC.
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Like +38 Object -1 another ex JCand AZB 04 Aug 17, 12:08  interesting  top rated
AZB is strict but fair JC is arbitrary and whimsical Quality of work and pay scaleis also good at AZB One cannot compare the two since AZB is in a diffrerent league from Juris Corp ( which oppresses its people, insults them and witholds their pay and leave on flimsy grounds)
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Like +4 Object -7 Really?! 04 Aug 17, 15:44
Is that so ? I understand that AZB has still not made payment for bonus for last year !
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Like +2 Object -1 Bubba 05 Aug 17, 08:06
You guys don't deserve bonus!
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Like +3 Object -6 CAMmie 04 Aug 17, 19:59
How is azb fair? Fairness is not just having "office policies" to punish, but also to reward - one way street!
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Like +4 Object -7 Bonus nahi aaya 05 Aug 17, 16:57
I doubt you are ex AZB. You call late bonuses and arbitrary termination policies fair?
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Like +31 Object -1 bonus 05 Aug 17, 19:28  interesting  top rated
Mr bonus nahi aaya we are comparing AZB with Juris Corpse Just not getting bonus is nothing In JC you may get your entire pay withheld on some flimst groundI personally know of a partner actually being asked to pay back salary foe past months for some flimsy excuse and another getting decrements in salary for 2 years before finally quitting in disgustThe point is that whatever its failings working at AZB is heaven compared to Juris Corpse and only someone who has worked at both places can tell the difference e and fellow readers love when you share your thoughts in a comment but please:
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Like +0 Object -0 Mojito 17 Aug 17, 05:21
Why doesn't big law in india pay salaries and bonus on time? Firms globally pay salary for a particular month by 25/26 day of that month. My big law firm in India pays salary for a month on 7 th day of the following month. All blue collared workers in India in the private sector also get paid on the 7th of the month. Non family/ non promoter lawyers are treated no better (at least on this metric) than blue collared workers!!!
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Like +15 Object -0 Res ipsa loquitor 17 Aug 17, 16:32  interesting  top rated
Mr Mojito
At least you are getting salary In Juris Corp any bookie having knowledge of its HR policies would give you odds of a 100 to 8 that you do not get your promised agreed upon salary (as HR is continually looking for the flimsiest excuses to withhold or deduct the same)Therefore it is no surprise that partners and seniors stampeding towards the exits JCs bad karma seems to be catching up ie the chickens are coming home to roost!
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Like +7 Object -5 Desai Diwanji 05 Aug 17, 02:10  controversial
Ohh...please do not insult Desai Diwanji. Please come here and work if you think work culture was bàd at JC. we are masters in torturing our associates,.. Please feel free to visit and survive. Stop hyping stupid JC issues when D&D are masters in harassing and underpaying
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Like +2 Object -1 Ex-D&D 07 Aug 17, 10:04
Ma Friend,

Complaining of old school approaches and burdensome deadlines ??? That may not be as bad as several other things you may experience at other work places, especially at Tier 1 Firms. Still complaining, move out !!! ...

Do not forget, you still end up working on good transactions at D&D (unless you are too fussy about deal values)...
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Like +9 Object -3 Sap 03 Aug 17, 10:24  interesting
There is no banking restructuring n IBC team in Sam - there is only banking team - is she joining with a team? Otherwise it withers would be more partners than associates in that team
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Like +2 Object -43 Intern 03 Aug 17, 10:54  troll?
Juris Corp's work culture is the Best!
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Like +39 Object -1 Observer 04 Aug 17, 12:12  interesting  top rated
Buwaahahahah I did not know that interns in JC were on psychotropic substances as is apparent when they make such statements
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Like +21 Object -0 Chalo Dilli 03 Aug 17, 11:10  interesting  top rated
Who else moving?
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Like +16 Object -6 former colleague 03 Aug 17, 11:25  interesting  controversial
Many congrats Veena! I am very happy for you.
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Like +11 Object -6 Sap 03 Aug 17, 11:48  interesting  controversial
What will now happen to Sapan?
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Like +9 Object -5 Guest 03 Aug 17, 19:17  controversial
He must be happy to have someone sign the opinions.
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Like +7 Object -6 ramsay 05 Aug 17, 14:10  controversial
god is he moving to Luthra - what a relief for SAM if true!
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Like +2 Object -3 Guest 05 Aug 17, 19:59
if its a relief for SAM, what do they do during job interviews!
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Like +3 Object -2 Guest 2 08 Aug 17, 10:33
Very little of choice when big people from the media industry and ex bank MDs make the recommendation!
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Like +1 Object -3 Guest 03 Aug 17, 13:13
or Luthra maybe? a shot in the arm
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Like +2 Object -4 Business 04 Aug 17, 16:49
Head not arm
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Like +11 Object -9 Blr Guest 03 Aug 17, 17:51  controversial
All the best Veena. I'm sure SAM will benefit from your experience and work ethic
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Like +18 Object -16 Guestt 03 Aug 17, 18:47  controversial
One of the best catches by SAM in recent times. Veena has exceptional reputation in the banking industry and SAM finally has a rock solid name to market In the banking/ insolvency circuit. All the best to both of them - This acquisition without a doubt will be accretive!
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Like +24 Object -0 hmm 03 Aug 17, 20:16  interesting  top rated
the team moving with her?
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Like +4 Object -9 Zero sum game 04 Aug 17, 10:00
This move is quite puzzling. On the corporate side, SAM in Mumbai went for top drawer names who are well known in India and abroad with strong client relationships. That hasn't been the case for the banking and finance practice where they have adopted a very different approach. What is the point of building a mid tier practice that will struggle to service the top tier corporate clients of that firm? The clients already know as much so perhaps this is to ensure corporate continues to dominate.
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Like +42 Object -2 Ex JC 04 Aug 17, 16:45  interesting  top rated
Veena was the last survivor of Juris Corp pre 2012 best days when the firm was highly respected and was a viable alternative to the likes of erstwhile AMSS, AZB and JSA as it had stalwarts as partners. Since then highly oppressive HR policies, bad management a whimsical managing partner and a reputation for not keeping promises has turned JC into a sort of laughing stock among law firms where partners completing 6 months would be entitled to Long Service awards! . With Veena the last stalwart gone JC will soon be toast!
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Like +35 Object -1 Guest 05 Aug 17, 08:22  interesting  top rated
If all the people Juris Corpse has hired and lost were laid end to end they would span between its two offices at Parel and Nariman Point
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Like +18 Object -0 Guest 16 Aug 17, 11:45  interesting  top rated
Yeah sadly today the firm is a joke Their HR can easily write a book based on experience titled "How to Lose Partners and repulse associates"Further Management institutes can incorporate a case study "How not to run a Law Firm" All this because of horrendous HR which turned a great firm in 2012 into this pathetic state
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Like +8 Object -2 N8E GROUP 04 Aug 17, 20:01  interesting
Dear Veena,

Congratulations.

N8E Coffee group
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Like +27 Object -1 Ex JC 07 Aug 17, 12:03  interesting  top rated
Juris Corp now seems to be a dead firm.RIP. Even another partner quitting ie Mr Khanapurkar following the quartet in June does not seem to be newsworthy by LI standards. That being so one should only speak good about the dead but knowing JC the only good one can speak about it is "JC is dead Good"
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Like +7 Object -3 Sam insider 07 Aug 17, 16:46
Seems like no one is interested in the protagonist of the news! - everyone is ranting of the politics in their respective form!
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Like +0 Object -4 True 08 Aug 17, 12:20
Completely agree, also remind me of mob lynching.
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Like +0 Object -2 Banking lawyer 14 Aug 17, 13:10
Kannan Rahul leaving JSA for Trilegal is so much more exciting than this. JurisCorp is long over and done with.
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