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Chudasama team of 18, with 4 sal partners, to join Shardul Amarchand; JSA retains one partner

Thanks, Roy, Singhvi, Gupta (top left, clockwise)
Thanks, Roy, Singhvi, Gupta (top left, clockwise)

Four J Sagar Associates (JSA) salaried partners - Ashoo Gupta, Mithun Thanks, Ashni Roy and Gaurav Singhi – and around 13 to 14 other fee-earners will be joining senior JSA partner Akshay Chudasama in his move to manage Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office.

The four retained partners will be joining Shardul Amarchand as salaried partners.

Salaried partner Jamshed Bhumgara, who was also part of Chudasama’s team and promoted to partnership in April 2013, has been retained by JSA with senior associate Manav Raheja, who has also worked with other partners than just Chudasama.

JSA managing partner Berjis Desai confirmed the departures and commented: “Entries and exits are as inevitable as death and taxes.”

Desai added that Chudasama’s and the others’ three-months notice period has been waived and they’ll be free move on after 31 May (Sunday).

He joked: “Surgery cannot be postponed for three months, particularly when the appendix wants to run away.”

Chudasama declined to comment when contacted.

Thanks, who specialises in corporate, M&A, private equity and regulatory, was promoted to salaried partnership in April 2013.

Roy – a corporate commercial, M&A, private equity, regulatory and policy lawyer – was promoted in April 2014.

Gupta specialises in general corporate commercial.

Singhi, a corporate and M&A lawyer, had joined from Wadia Ghandy in August 2014, where he had been promoted to partner several months before.

Team (Cyril) Amarchand Mangaldas (Delhi) Team (Shardul) Amarchand Manganldas (Mumbai)

Dhir & Dhir partner Rahul Goel
Kochhar partner Manishi Pathak
AZB Delhi partner Ritika Rathi
Clasis IP head Ashwin Sapra
MNK Law Offices partners Gyanendra Kumar, Anuradha Mukherjee and Srinivas Kilambi

Citi consultant Gokul Rajan & Jones Day associate Nikhil Naredia
Kochhar & Co partner Harry Chawla & Niti Paul

Gnarus Partners founder Rishi Anand
Khaitan associate partner Harsh Kumar

Raghuram Raju (ex-Dua Associates partner, ex-GC of Religare)
Luthra & Luthra partner Piyush Mishra
Khaitan & Co Delhi partner Gauri Rasgotra; and
Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner Kirat Singh Nagra

JSA retained partners Mithun Thanks, Ashoo Gupta, Ashni Roy, Gaurav Singhi
JSA partner Akshay Chudasama
Bombay high court advocate Ameya Gokhale
Verus partner Jay Parikh
Khaitan associate partner Abhishek Sinha
Dudhat Pereira & Associates founder and former Udwadia Udeshi partner Radhika Pereira.
Khaitan associate partner Iqbal Khan
Khaitan & Co associate partner Deepto Roy

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