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Amarchand Mumbai kills automatic ‘designate’ associate lockstep, promotes 13 principals, 20 senior associates

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai region, which includes the Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad offices, has promoted 13 of its lawyers to principal associate and 20 to senior associate.

A total of 10 lawyers were promoted to the principal associate designate level, which is a designation between senior and principal associate at Amarchand, and 11 associates were bumped up into the senior associate designate bracket.

However, for the first time this year, it is understood that Amarchand changed its policy so that “designates” would not automatically advance to the more senior level in the following year.

In other words, previously a principal associate designate would be guaranteed to become a principal associate the next year. Legally India understands that this policy has been discontinued.

Amarchand Mangaldas senior partner Vandana Shroff confirmed the number and names of promoted associates (below), but declined to comment on the firm’s promotion or designation policy.

New principal associates:

  • Aditya Mehta
  • Sundaresh Maheshwari
  • Tapan Deshpande
  • Arun Siwach
  • Kunal Savani
  • Ashish Jain
  • Harsh Maggon
  • Rishabh Shroff
  • Tirthankar Datta
  • Nikunj Maheshwari
  • Atman Desai
  • Ruchira Shroff
  • Subhojit Sadhu

Senior associates:

  • Abhishek Singh
  • Adarsh Saxena
  • Aniruddha Ghosh
  • Arpan Chowdhury
  • Kashish Bhatia
  • Madhav Kanoria
  • Manasvini Raj
  • Meera Jayakumar
  • Namrata Rao
  • Prateek Shroff
  • Ridhesh Vora
  • Rohan Banerjee
  • Ronak Ajmera
  • Shehryar Khanum
  • Shruti KP
  • Soumya Hariharan
  • Surya Sreenivasan
  • Taher Mandviwala
  • Vipul Jain
  • Vivek Rathore

J Sagar Associates (JSA), promoted 23 lawyers to the senior associate level across its offices in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Delhi and Hyderabad. JSA does not have a principal associate designation.

Many thanks to readers who have helped us with confirming these names. If anyone can confirm Amarchand Delhi, Khaitan & Co Mumbai, and AZB & Partners’ associate promotions, that’d be much appreciated.

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