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(Cyril) Amarchand finalises 7 new equity partners + 12 salaried for future home-turf partnership, as Shardul still freezing list

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, as the new partnership under Mumbai-based brother Cyril Shroff is set to be known when started from 1 April, has finalised a list of seven new equity partners, and 12 new salaried partners to be promoted in its existing offices.

According to sources, once the split between the Mumbai and Delhi region of the firm takes effect (expectedly by 1 April), the following seven partners will be promoted to equity partnership in Amarchand’s current Mumbai and Bangalore region, of whom five were first reported by Bar & Bench:

  • Santosh Janakiram (projects, Mumbai)
  • Arjun Lall (corporate, PE & capital markets Bangalore)
  • Sharad Mathkar (litigation, Mumbai)
  • Shaneen Parikh (arbitration / disputes, Mumbai)
  • Amey Pathak (projects, Mumbai)
  • Nivedita Rao (corporate, M&A, Bangalore)
  • VP Singh (litigation, Mumbai).

Existing Mumbai-region equity partners will also accede to the Cyril Amarchand partnership, which currently includes Cyril and Vandana Shroff, S Bhojani, L Vishwanathan, Leena Chacko, Ashwath Rau, Yash Ashar, Tushar Mavani and Bangalore’s Reeba Chacko.

This list excludes any future partners based in the new Delhi office of the firm, which will be set up in Saket in the coming months, as reported by Legally India on 13 March; Khaitan & Co’s Gauri Rasgotra and Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Kirat Singh Nagra would be some of the lateral hires part of the starting team of Cyril Amarchand’s Delhi office.

The following principal associates would see the nod to salaried partnership in the new firm headed by Cyril:

  • Mumbai: Ravi Kumar (corporate M&A), Ganesh Rao (private equity, funds), Smruti Shah (corporate M&A, PE), Radhika Gaggar (corporate), Rishabh Shroff (private client), Dhananjay Kumar (projects), Ankush Mehta (disputes) and Subhalakshmi Naskar (projects),
  • Bangalore: Akshay Bhat (corporate), Nagavalli Gopalakrishna (real estate),
  • Chennai: Arun Prabhu (corporate / TMT),
  • Hyderabad: Harita Rao (projects).

Amarchand Bangalore recently hired former ICICI legal counsel Avinash Umapathy as a consultant, who will be promoted to partnership in Bangalore once the new partnerships are fully operational.

Cyril Shroff did not respond to a message seeking comment.

It is understood that Shardul Shroff is also in the process of finalising his list of new partners in the Delhi region.

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