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Khaitan promotes 20 partners, focus on corporate, litigation; ILS, GLC alums top with NLS, DU, U-Cal [UPDATE-3]

Khaitan & Co has promoted 20 lawyers to partner, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

12 were promoted from associate partner to equity partner; 8 got the nod from principal associate to associate partner.

A total of eight principal associates – seven in Mumbai and one in Delhi - have been promoted to associate or salary partner level.

Delhi saw a bumper crop of seven equity partners who rose into the equity partner ranks, while Mumbai and Kolkata both welcomed two new partners into Khaitan’s equity.

In Bangalore, one associate partner was promoted into equity.

Four were promoted to the counsel designation in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

Practice split: Corporate core, litigation sees big push

According to the firm’s press release, nine partnership promotions were in corporate.

Notably, considering Khaitan’s traditional focus on non-contentious work outside Kolkata, a massive number of six promotions were made in the dispute resolution teams across offices, with four of those having become equity partners.

Both of Kolkata’s promotions were in the litigation team from associate partner to equity partner.

Two each were promoted in the securities and capital markets team, and in the infrastructure practice.

Law schools alumni break-up

Law school
Equity Partners Associate Partners Total
ILS Pune 2 1 3
GLC Mumbai
3 3
NLSIU Bangalore 2
Delhi University 2
University of Calcutta 2
NLIU Bhopal 1
Nalsar Hyderabad 1
Symbiosis Pune
1 1
NUJS Kolkata 1
ULC Bangalore 1
NLU Jodhpur
1 1
DDU University Gorakhpur
1 1

Promos at a glance (via Khaitan & Co)

Khaitan 2016 promotions
Khaitan 2016 promotions

Mumbai associate partners:

  • Aditya Cherian (AP)
  • Moin Ladha (AP)
  • Pooja Patel (AP)
  • Peshwan Jahangir (AP)
  • Sameer Sah (AP)
  • Shivanshu Thapliyal (AP)
  • Vinita Krishnan (AP)

Delhi associate partner

  • Atul Pandey (AP)

Mumbai new equity partners

  • Kartik Maheshwari
  • Mehul Shah

Delhi new equity partners

  • Ashwin Bishnoi
  • Dibyanshu
  • Diwakar Maheshwari
  • Gaurav Juneja
  • GT Thomas Phillippe
  • Prasenjit Chakravarti
  • Prateek Kumar

Kolkata new equity partners

  • Nandini Khaitan
  • Ratnesh Rai

Bangalore new equity partner

  • Sharad Moudgal

New counsel

  • Shailendra Bhandare (Mumbai)
  • Smriti Yadav (Mumbai)
  • Shilpi Jain (Delhi)
  • Trivikram Khaitan (Kolkata)
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