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Khaitan corporate SA Alok Sonker joins Link Legal as associate partner

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Link Legal India Law Services has hired Khaitan & Co Mumbai senior associate Alok Sonker as an associate partner in the corporate practice.

Sonker specialises in M&A, private equity, corporate commercial and securities law.

In a press release managing partner Atul Sharma and co-managing partner Nusrat Hassan said they wished him success in his new role.

Sonker is a 2006 Lucknow University LLB graduate, with a 2008 LLM in business law from NLSIU Bangalore.

He had joined Rajani Associates in 2009, and had joined Khaitan in 2013.

We have reached out to Khaitan for comment.

Update: Khaitan executive director Amar Sinhji commented: “We wish Alok all the very best in his future endeavours. We would like to thank him for his contributions during his tenure with our Firm and I am sure that he will add immense value in his new role.”

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Like +11 Object -4 Colleague 06 Apr 17, 20:03  interesting
What a delightful news! Gem of a person. Very enterprising. Good things happen to good people. Left Khaitan on very good terms. All the very best!
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 06 Apr 17, 20:37
Wow. Congratulations Alok!
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Like +5 Object -8 Congratulations! 06 Apr 17, 21:00  controversial
An experience, solution-oriented lawyer who is devoted to his work and his clients. Best of luck Alok!
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Like +1 Object -6 Sir 06 Apr 17, 21:57
Alok sir is ze best
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Like +2 Object -4 Friend1 06 Apr 17, 22:16
We will miss you at khaitan Alok! Hope
You kick ass at khaitan. Good luck!
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Like +1 Object -0 Time Warp 07 Apr 17, 12:05
I guess you meant kick a$$ at Link Legal...
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Like +0 Object -9 488 06 Apr 17, 22:18
Interesting! Link Legal pay more than Khaitan !!?
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Like +2 Object -1 489 07 Apr 17, 16:13
Why should that matter as a comment to this thread? What would be a more relevant question is whether Link Legal has a large corporate practice in Mumbai and this recruitment may be seen as a positive move to expand its Mumbai presence in M&A and PE deals. There are larger, more strategic points to be discussed then always discussing pay or book size, which seem to be the first thing people discuss on partner/ associate partner hires/ movements.
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Like +0 Object -2 Another Friend 07 Apr 17, 12:07
All the best Alok!
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Like +0 Object -2 The other guy 07 Apr 17, 18:13
Super news, Alok.

All the best.
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Like +0 Object -0 Wellwisher 07 Apr 17, 23:14
Good stuff Alok! Wishing u luck and success in ur new role..
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Like +0 Object -0 Another colleague 10 Apr 17, 12:22
Still wondering why would you leave Khaitan for Link Legal...
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Like +0 Object -0 Another thought 11 Apr 17, 12:09
Hmmm...maybe because he jumped from SA to AP with one move. There is a thought for career progression. In any case, best wishes Alok!
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Like +0 Object -0 Acquantance 21 Apr 17, 12:04
Or may be coz. its not everyone's cuppa tea to gain Partnership! Independent of wits and charm..ability really matters at Khaitan!
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