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BMR expands unabated for Bangalore launch, taps Themis’ Thomas, Nair & team

BMR Legal has opened an office in Bangalore with two partners from Themis Associates and their six-member team of lawyers.

Former Themis partners Roshan Thomas and Siddharth Nair have joined BMR as partners and consultant to kick of the Bangalore office of the BMR Advisors consultancy, according to a press release from BMR.

Before joining BMR, Thomas was a partner at private equity boutique Lexygen after having joined Nishith Desai Associates in 2003 after graduating from Nalsar Hyderabad.

Nair began his career at ALMT Legal after graduating from NLSIU Bangalore in 2005, joined Old Mutual in-house for a year before starting his own practice, the Law Offices of Siddharth Nair, for three years and joining Themis in 2012.

Both specialise in corporate transactional and private equity work. The office is based on Union Street in Bangalore and is 4,405 square feet in size, according to BMR.

A BMR spokesperson said that Thomas and Nair would not comment, while managing partner Mukesh Butani was not available for comment.

Legally India has reached out to Themis for comment.

BMR Legal, which also includes partner Amit Khansaheb, who had joined from Desai & Diwanji, now has a total of six partners and 30 associates in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, where it opened in March of this year by absorbing AZB & Partners alumnus Souvik Ganguly’s firm Acuity Law. In April, the firm poached Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan partner and indirect tax head Madhav Rao in Delhi.

However, BMR Legal co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh had left in December 2013 to start his own firm.

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