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PE giant Blackstone gets first India GC, with Cyril Amarchand partner Himanshu Dodeja

Blackstone gets its first legal head in India
Blackstone gets its first legal head in India

Freshly minted Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partner Himanshu Dodeja will join private equity major Blackstone as its India general counsel (GC).

Dodeja specialises almost exclusively on private equity and, other than Blackstone, has worked for majority private equity houses such as Carlyle, Warburg Pincus and Temasek.

He is a 2004-Amity Law School graduate with a 2007-LLM from New York University’s (NYU) School of Law.

Cyril Amarchand managing partner Cyril Shroff commented: “This builds on our deep relationship with Blackstone. Private equity houses have a long tradition of recruiting from their main relationship firm.

“We wish him well.”

Dodeja declined to comment when contacted.

Other than with Amarchand Mangaldas, as it then was, and its successor firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Blackstone has over the years worked with at least six firms according to Legally India reports.

These have included J Sagar Associates (JSA), Trilegal , Khaitan & Co, Desai & Diwanji and Bharucha & Partners.

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