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Cyril Amarchand competes, hires Khaitan competition PA Anshuman Sakle as partner post-Uberoi exit

Cyril Amarchand: To be up one comp partner after Uberoi leaves
Cyril Amarchand: To be up one comp partner after Uberoi leaves

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has continued rebuilding its competition team - ahead of the impending departure of competition head Nisha Kaur Uberoi, who is currently serving out her notice period - with the hire of Khaitan & Co principal associate Anshuman Sakle as a partner.

Sakle had worked with Khaitan & Co since graduating from Symbiosis law school in 2009, barring a four-month secondment with the competition group of A&L Goodbody in 2014.

In June, Cyril Amarchand had promoted Bharat Budholia to partner in competition law.

We have reached out to Cyril Amarchand managing partner Cyril Shroff.

A Khaitan spokesperson said that Sakle was someone who had grown in the firm and they only wished the very best for him.

Update: A Cyril Amarchand press release stated:

Anshuman specializes in competition law, and has advised clients on issues related to market practice and market structures. He regularly advises on compliance aspects related to the enforcement provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 including providing assistance in mock ‘dawn raids’. Further, Anshuman has been involved in the drafting and filing of leniency applications with the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

He has also advised several clients across various sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals, automotive components, media and entertainment, financial services, heavy machinery, civil aviation, chemicals and information technology on applicability of Indian merger control on transactions and filed numerous pre-merger notifications with the CCI.

Earlier this year, Anshuman was also a Resource Person (for Merger Control), with the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs...

Managing Partner Cyril Shroff commented on his appointment, saying, “We are delighted to have Anshuman on board with us, and will be aggressively expanding our competition law practice. His addition would add bench strength to service our clients in this growing area of law”

Anshuman Sakle, on his appointment said, “I am delighted to be joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and extremely excited about the opportunity to work with an excellent team"

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