Tanmay Amar joins Omidyar as GCTanmay Amar joins Omidyar as GC

Sequoia Capital legal counsel Tanmay Amar will join as India general counsel (GC) Omidyar Networks, the “philanthropic investment firm” started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar in 2004, according to sources with knowledge of his move.

We have reached out to Amar and Omidyar’s press office for comment.

Amar graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 2006, after which he joined Luthra & Luthra.

He left Luthra as a managing associate in 2013 when he joined Sequoia Capital as legal counsel in Bangalore.

Previous Omidyar India GC Karthik Mahalingam had left in April to join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in Bangalore, after having joined Omidyar in 2011 from erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas’ Hyderabad office.

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Like +3 Object -4 Ex Luthra 27 Sep 16, 10:31
Congrats and well deserved!
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Like +1 Object -2 Lex Mundane 27 Sep 16, 10:39
All the best, Tanmay!
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Like +14 Object -2 Old client 27 Sep 16, 11:13  interesting  top rated
I have worked with Tanmay in the past, he is a great person to work. Extremely good with his work, quick in review, detail oriented, soft and sober. Was always a pleasure to work with him. All the best Tanmay!! Great move. Omidyar team has got a very good lawyer.
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Like +0 Object -1 Lex Mundane 27 Sep 16, 12:51
All the best,Tanmay!
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Like +25 Object -1 Scott 27 Sep 16, 14:07  interesting  top rated
So Karthik left Omidyar to join SAMCo Bangalore, Tanmay left Sequoia to fill-in the post in Omidyar. And then Apurva Rai from SAMCo Delhi joined Sequoia to fill-in Tanmay's role in Sequoia. Round-tripping!!
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Like +1 Object -1 Guest 27 Sep 16, 16:28
Tanmay is a great lawyer and a stand up guy. His knowledge of law and understanding of issues is excellent. Good move.
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Like +2 Object -1 External counsel 27 Sep 16, 17:51
Tanmay is an awesome person to work with. All the best!
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Like +2 Object -0 Across the table 04 Oct 16, 11:02
He is a great guy. Was on a deal opposite him and he was very good!
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