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Abhijit Joshi’s Veritas Legal bags Wadia’s Rahul Dwarkadas & team to kick off lit practice in new office

Dwarkadas: Kicking off litDwarkadas: Kicking off lit

Rahul Dwarkadas, who had resigned from Wadia Ghandy’s partnership on 4 March, will be joining the Mumbai-based firm of ex-AZB & Partners CEO Abhijit Joshi, Veritas Legal.

Dwarkadas was promoted to the partnership at Wadia Ghandy in 2011 has practiced litigation across various fora for around 12 years.

Abhijit Joshi stated: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Rahul and his team. The firm gains significantly with Rahul's arrival and together we look to a bright future."

Rahul Dwarkadas commented in a statement: “The synergies between the areas of practice will create a tremendous potential for growth. I look forward to a long and fruitful association with Abhijit and his team.”

Veritas Legal will also shift to a new office in Forbes Building, near Bombay Gymkhana, with effect from 1 May 2015.

The firm was established in November 2014 by Abhijit Joshi, former CEO and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners, and was joined by former AZB partner Nandish Vyas on February 1.

Joshi said that Veritas Legal had successfully concluded three private equity transactions, with it currently acting for Evonik, a German specialty chemicals company, to acquire Monarch Catalyst, opposite J Sagar Associates (JSA), amongst other matters.

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Like +15 Object -6 Outsider 17 Mar 15, 11:50  interesting  controversial
This is a pretty decent catch by Joshi. Coupled with his own reputation in the market, this move may well ensure the future of Veritas. Incidentally, Abhijit may be one the rare managing partners in a firm, whom almost no one badmouths usually!
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Like +4 Object -2 Just wait 17 Mar 15, 18:52
Abhijit has not been managing partner of anything for very long (he certainly was not at AZB). Give it a little while. I have faith in the trolling abilities of all of us who comment on LI.
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Like +14 Object -13 Anonymous 17 Mar 15, 11:51  controversial
Is Rahuls star Nevile Mukherjee going along with him?
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Like +2 Object -6 Anonymous 17 Mar 15, 12:46
Is king joining them too?
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Like +1 Object -1 Q 17 Mar 15, 13:11
Team bole toh?
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Like +4 Object -11 Guest 17 Mar 15, 15:53
Lets not call Veritas merely Abhijit's firm, a lot of other people also have their future riding on it.
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Like +0 Object -0 Intrigued 17 Mar 15, 20:33
Interesting to know that Veritas now has 15 odd lawyers. Who else joined.
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Like +8 Object -2 JD 18 Mar 15, 00:21  interesting
Good Luck Son ! Make me proud and show DJM what you got. I am always there for you. Good Luck to Janvi too.
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Like +11 Object -1 kianganz 18 Mar 15, 17:16  interesting
For the avoidance of doubt, we've confirmed that the above comment by JD was not made by Rahul Dwarkadas' father Janak.
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Like +15 Object -1 vantage 18 Mar 15, 21:39  interesting  top rated
was there a need to confirm?!? LOL . Janak Dwarkadas has no time for reading LI, he's the most expensive senior counsel at Bombay HC !!!
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Like +2 Object -1 Gulabjamum 18 Mar 15, 06:00
he also plays polo!
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Like +3 Object -3 hk lawyer 18 Mar 15, 08:12
now the big impact of abhijits departure is being felt on azb. azb needs litigation lawyers and the fact that the WG group decided to give azb, CAM/SAM a miss shows, which way things are turning -
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Like +40 Object -4 poet 18 Mar 15, 11:12  interesting  top rated
There once was a young legal eagle,
They asked him, why Veritas Legal?
He sat with a pout,
Said, I wanted out,
And killing my partners is illegal!
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Like +1 Object -0 Where 18 Mar 15, 15:17
Kian is this the Forbes building which houses the Dutch consulate ?
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Like +0 Object -0 Shardul 20 Mar 15, 00:35
Isn't this the same place where Shardul is taking office space??
A mere coincidence or is Verifas keeping the seat warm?
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Like +0 Object -0 Bombay Lawyer 24 Mar 15, 19:10
That building has enough office space for everyone.
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Like +9 Object -10 coo 18 Mar 15, 20:42  controversial
Not bad for someone who was a logistics manager at azb..
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Like +6 Object -4 Industry Observer 19 Mar 15, 09:06
All the best to Veritas Legal - This market desperately needed an alternate platform - beyond the azb,amss,kco,jsa, trilegal of the world- facilitating coming together of high quality individuals to build a true partnership. BMR Legal is one such emerging platform. I hope Abhijit and his Partners will be able to build an institution. My best wishes to Abhijit, Nandish, Rahul and all future partners of the firm!
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Like +3 Object -2 Hello 19 Mar 15, 14:14
There is really no room for Vertis law firm, with players like platinum, snr and phoenix- me thinx! Take it or leave it :)
Quoting Industry Observer:
All the best to Veritas Legal - This market desperately needed an alternate platform - beyond the azb,amss,kco,jsa, trilegal of the world- facilitating coming together of high quality individuals to build a true partnership. BMR Legal is one such emerging platform. I hope Abhijit and his Partners will be able to build an institution. My best wishes to Abhijit, Nandish, Rahul and all future partners of the firm!
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Like +1 Object -0 To Hello 20 Mar 15, 10:40
Last heard, Phoenix Mumbai wasn't doing too well and most of its original members have quit for lack of growth....do platinum, snr and phoenix have litigation teams ?! There is more than enough room for everyone and competition is good for the legal market place.
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Like +0 Object -0 vantage 20 Mar 15, 21:20
Phoenix Litigation is doing ok in Mumbai last i heard!
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Like +2 Object -0 xoxo 20 Mar 15, 07:35
All this churn. Why can indians not team up and work as mega firms like u have in the uk or us? Why this desperate need to establish one's jagirdari?
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Like +1 Object -0 vanquish 21 Mar 15, 12:57
Why are all these partners leaving Wadia Ghandy? What is the reason? This is a genuine question!!
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Like +13 Object -0 vanquished WG insider 21 Mar 15, 14:52  interesting  top rated
Dhaval Mehta is the reason
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Like +9 Object -2 Like you know ki 23 Mar 15, 01:10  interesting
They're all jealous of his success like you know ki competence.
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