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Now 115 partners: Khaitan & Co promotes 11 equity, 9 APs, 4 counsel • NUJS, ILS bring most partners, Symbi Pune most APs

Most promotions in corporate, followed by litigation, projects & secruties

Khaitan & Co has inducted 11 new equity partners, 9 new associate (salaried) partners and 4 counsels in its annual promotion round, taking it up to a total of 115 partners and directors and 15 counsels.

“As our firm continues to grow, it is talent that has been nurtured in our ethos, culture and environment that will continue to lead us on to the path of becoming the Indian law firm of choice,” Khaitan said in a statement.

A few days ago, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas announced the promotion of 20 to partner.

Practice area break-ups

Corporate was the biggest area to see promotions at the partner level (5 new partners, plus 1 new AP, and 1 counsel), with litigation getting each of 2 new equity partners, associate partners and counsel.

Both the funds (Divaspati Singh and Vivek Mimani) and the “securities; capital markets & corporate” practices (Subhayu Sen, Thomas George) saw two new associate partners () but no new equity partners.

By practice: Partners

  • corporate: 5
  • litigation: 2
  • energy, infra & resources: 2
  • banking & finance: 1
  • indirect tax: 1

By practice: Associate partners & counsel

  • litigation: 4 (2 APs, 2 counsel)
  • securities, capital markets & corporate: 3 (2 APs, 1 counsel)
  • funds: 2 APs
  • corporate: 2 (1 AP, 1 counsel)
  • competition: 1 AP
  • direct tax: 1 AP

Law school break-ups

For students and others interested in the statistics, NUJS Kolkata and ILS Pune were the greatest contributor to Khaitan’s equity partnership this year, with three each, alongside Delhi University (2), and one new equity partner each from NLIU Bhopal, the London School of Economics (LSE) and NLSIU Bangalore.

The largest number of the new associate partner (AP) and counsel ranks came from Symbiosis Pune (with 3 APs and 1 counsel), with Delhi and Calcutta University each contributing two, and one new associate partner coming from ILS Pune, Gurugobind Singh University, Nalsar Hyderabad and Nuals Kochi.

By LLB college: Khaitan partner numbers

  • NUJS Kolkata: 3
  • ILS Pune: 3
  • Delhi University: 2
  • LSE: 1
  • NLIU Bhopal: 1
  • NLSIU Bangalore: 1

By LLB college: Associate partner & counsel number

  • Symbiosis Pune: 4 (3 APs + 1 counsel)
  • Delhi University: 2 (1 AP + 1 counsel)
  • University of Kolkata: 2 (1 AP + 1 counsel)
  • ILS Pune: 1 AP
  • Gurugobind Singh University: 1 AP
  • Nalsar Hyderabad: 1 AP
  • Nuals Kochi: 1 AP
  • Mumbai University: 1 counsel


Meet Khaitan’s 11 new equity partners
Meet Khaitan’s 11 new equity partners


ABHISHEK SINHA (Corporate) B.S.L., LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune

AKHIL BHATNAGAR (Energy; Infrastructure & Resources) B.S.L., LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune

ANSHUL PRAKASH (Corporate) B.A., LL.B., (Hons.), NUJS Kolkata

ANUJ SAH (Corporate) LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune

GAHAN SINGH (Energy; Infrastructure & Resources) B.A., LL.B., (Hons.), NLIU Bhopal

MANISHA SHROFF (Banking & Finance) B.A., LL.B., (Hons.), NUJS Kolkata

VINEET SHINGAL (Corporate) LLB Law, London School of Economics and Political Science BA (Hons.), Philosophy, St. Stephens’s College, University of Delhi


KABIR BOGRA (Indirect Tax) B.A. LL.B., (Hons.), NLSIU Bangalore

RAJAT JARIWAL (Litigation) LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Delhi University

RAJIV SHANKER BHATNAGAR (Litigation) LL.B., Delhi University Bachelor of Commerce, Delhi University


ARINDAM SARKAR (Corporate) B.A., LL.B., NUJS Kolkata


Khaitan’s 9 new associate partners
Khaitan’s 9 new associate partners


DIVASPATI SINGH (Funds) B.S.L., LL.B., Symbiosis Pune

RITU SHAKTAWAT (Direct Tax) C.A., ICAI B.Com. (Hons.), University of Delhi

SUBHAYU SEN (Securities; Capital Markets & Corporate) Master’s Degree in Corporate Laws, University of Cambridge, U.K.; LL.B., Symbiosis Pune

VIVEK MIMANI (Funds) B.S.L., LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune


DIVYA CHATURVEDI (Litigation) B.A., LL.B., School of Law & Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

SAGARDEEP RATHI (Competition) LL.M., King’s College London, U.K.; B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), Nalsar Hyderabad


THOMAS GEORGE (Securities; Capital Markets & Corporate) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), Nuals Kochi


SUPRATIM CHAKRABORTY Corporate B.B.A., LL.B., Symbiosis Pune

VIVEK JHUNJHUNWALA Litigation LL.B., University of Calcutta


And 4 new counsel...
And 4 new counsel...


STUTI GALIYA Corporate LL.M., Mumbai University B.Sc., LL.B., Mumbai University

VAIBHAV MITTAL Securities; Capital Markets & Corporate B.S.L., LL.B., Symbiosis Pune


SHABYASHACHI PATRA Litigation B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., Delhi University


ROOPA SHETH MITRA Litigation B. A., LL.B., Calcutta University

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