NUJS’ 2007-batch Abhimanyu Ghosh joins Khaitan as associate partnerNUJS’ 2007-batch Abhimanyu Ghosh joins Khaitan as associate partner

Trilegal Delhi-based counsel Abhimanyu Ghosh will be joining Khaitan & Co in its energy, infrastructure and resources practice as an associate partner next week.

Ghosh had joined Trilegal as an of counsel from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in November 2015, as we had reported around the time.

The NUJS Kolkata 2007 graduate had begun his career at erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas in 2007, having completed a business degree from 2010 to 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, before returning to India in 2011 where he joined J Sagar Associates (JSA) for a year before returning to Amarchand.

Khaitan executive director Amar Sinhji commented: “Abhimanyu’s joining will help us in our strategy of growing our well established EIR practice on a national level. We welcome Abhimanyu to the Khaitanco family and wish him a long and mutually beneficial association with us.”

Khaitan senior projects partner Upendra Joshi had resigned from the firm in April.

We have reached out to Trilegal senior partners and Ghosh for comment.

According to Ghosh’s Trilegal firm profile:

Abhimanyu advises a wide range of Indian and multi-national clients on the infrastructure sector in relation to development of projects, mergers, demergers, acquisitions, and disputes. Abhimanyu also regularly advises Indian and foreign lenders in relation to their lendings in the projects and infrastructure sector in India. He has also appeared before electricity commissions and tribunals and provided advice on various issues pertaining specifically to the electricity sector.

Trilegal had made two rare lateral partner hires in recent months: Kannan Rahul in banking from JSA, and Nisha Kaur Uberoi from AZB & Partners.

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Like +5 Object -0 HNLC 01 Sep 17, 17:39  interesting
Well done Mr. Ghosh. We will all miss you. You are the best senior we had. We will miss you. TC will miss you even more. PS: you never told us you were an MBA.
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Like +3 Object -2 WellWisher 01 Sep 17, 19:06
Congratulations !! Also, think Abhimanyu earned his LL.M. from UPenn, not "a business degree [...] at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School" Big difference. Probably did the certificate course at Wharton offered to all LL.M. students. I am sure Abhimanyu would like this corrected, you should too.
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Like +4 Object -0 EDR 01 Sep 17, 19:36
EDR Represent!

Yay Manyu
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Like +0 Object -0 Ramzah 01 Sep 17, 22:38
Kco has been looking high and low for infrastructure partners. [...]
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Like +8 Object -1 Gunners 02 Sep 17, 00:14  interesting
Finally some interesting Man U transfer.
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Like +2 Object -3 Mou 03 Sep 17, 16:59
Landed another free agent too. Probably one of the best in the bracket.
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Like +3 Object -7 Guest 02 Sep 17, 01:21
Abhimanyu is a star and a wonderful human being to be around. Trilegal will miss him sorely.
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Like +5 Object -8 Man United 02 Sep 17, 01:26  controversial
He is a brilliant guy and K CO is lucky to get Man United in their team.
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Like +7 Object -7 Alias 02 Sep 17, 01:53  controversial
Listing down the firms that is left now.
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Like +5 Object -8 Manu U Fan for Life 02 Sep 17, 08:20  controversial
Yet another star joining Khaitan. Khaitan is surely the firm to work for.
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Like +4 Object -6 Guest 02 Sep 17, 11:24
Hey, Kian. Can you put some pointers on how to earn loyalty? It seems Khaitan has done something really wonderful to have earned such loyalty from you - any comment questioning the super powers at Khaitan are edited. We would also like to learn.

On a separate note, hadn't those very super powers at Khaitan's mumbai office interviewed Abhimanyu a few years back [...]
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Like +9 Object -8 Ramzah 02 Sep 17, 12:40  controversial
Why is a fact being editted? That neither Trilegal nor CAM made him partner. And KCO is taking counsel from other firms and making them partner. Manisha Shroff before Abhimanyu.
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Like +1 Object -2 kianganz 02 Sep 17, 12:50
That may be a fact, though the earlier comment wasn't necessarily.

Also, the inferences you make are not necessarily fair and we tend to moderate most such comments.
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Like +5 Object -2 Jealous much? 02 Sep 17, 17:37
Just like your spelling of edited you seem to have distorted your facts. You can't consider the same firm that one has considered earlier and nor can the firm? Don't see whether he was rejected by KCO assuming he did interview, so don't quite get the logic. Obviously KCO wouldn't have forgotten had they they rejected while appointing a new partner! The powers that be clearly feel the need to build up their energy and financing practice with outside talent. Doubt anybody at Tri felt Manyu wouldn't make partner - waiting game is clearly not worth it for him.
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Like +2 Object -3 Good for him!!!! 03 Sep 17, 22:38
Going by the comments, looks like he is a hardworking rockstar! Good for him. Loss for CAM. But CAM being arrogant. CAM, I don't think you guys give a shit about him- bad for CAM!!!! New comers, just don't for the 'make believe' freakin brand! Do some research!
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Like +1 Object -0 Cam insider 06 Sep 17, 01:26
CAM in that team was and continues to be very top heavy, and it's to their credit that their products get placed wherever they proceed thereafter. That said Man U did get an unfair deal at CAM, given the assurances that they had given him.
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Like +4 Object -0 Reshuffle 04 Sep 17, 10:02
Decent lawyer and nice guy. Competing for partnership at Trilegal unfortunately at the same time as some other excellent contemporaries and might have realised that he might not make it.
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