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Cyril Amarchand rebolsters corporate, bags JPMorgan's Ruetveij Pandya as partner

Cyril Amarchand works at regaining corporate strength with JPM's Pandya
Cyril Amarchand works at regaining corporate strength with JPM's Pandya

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has hired JP Morgan executive director and assistant general counsel Ruetveij Pandya as a Mumbai corporate partner.

Pandya reported to JP Morgan India general counsel (GC) Jigar Shah, handling the legal work in the investment banking vertical of the company.

Pandya commented in a press release: “I am very excited about joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas to further bolster the corporate practice of the firm.

“The firm prides itself for being trusted advisers to its clients and is globally renowned for rendering high quality, innovative, strategic and solution oriented services. This shared ethos makes the firm a natural fit for me and affords us with an excellent opportunity to bring to our clients an unique global perspective and international best practices.”

Managing partner Cyril Shroff added: “Having known and seen Ruetveij grow into a fine lawyer over the past decade, we at Cyril Amarchand are delighted to have him as part of our partnership. Ruetveij’s rich industry experience in a global cross border environment would add immense value to our firm and to the service of our clientele.”

Pandya began his career at DM Harish while studying at GLC Mumbai, joining Nishith Desai Associates in 2002 after graduating. He joined JP Morgan in 2008.

Top-billing Cyril Amarchand corporate partner Ashwath Rau and three of the partners in his team are set to leave the firm.

To be updated.

According to Cyril Amarchand’s press release:

Ruetveij has extensively worked as transactional counsel in a law firm and as an in-house counsel in the global financial services industry over the past 14 years. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, transaction & business structuring, financings and has a rich experience in the international capital markets and stressed assets space.

Prior to joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Ruetveij was an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel with JP Morgan, where he provided cross jurisdictional legal coverage to JP Morgan’s investment banking franchise and its global private equity and principal investments groups.

Ruetveij has worked closely with banking and management teams in a variety of situations and has contributed towards the formulation of several innovative structures, strategies and novel solutions. He also brings with him a rather unique experience of overseeing complete investment cycles and exits.

Having graduated from the Government Law College, Mumbai in 2002, in his free time, Ruetveij takes keen interest in photography, being an avid traveler, loves music, enjoys trivia and history, and is a foodie.

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