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AZB equity partner Yogesh Bhattarai resigns for sabbatical


Exclusive: AZB & Partners Mumbai equity partner Yogesh Bhattarai has internally announced that he would leave the firm to go on a one-year sabbatical.

“We have been informed that the is is proceeding on a one year sabbatical,” confirmed AZB partner and CEO Abhijit Joshi.

According to a number of sources close to the firm, Bhattarai has announced that he would travel in India during his sabbatical. It is understood he is likely to leave the firm around the end of June but no definite return date to AZB has been agreed.

Bhattarai, who graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1997, has been with AZB since 2002. He was promoted to become AZB partner in 2006 and was made up into the equity partnership in 2009. He specialises in corporate and M&A.

He had joined AZB from Nishith Desai Associates in 2002, where he had worked for one year after five years with Wadia Ghandy in Mumbai.

Bhattarai declined to comment when contacted.

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