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This article, like many others, was first published exclusively for long-term supporters, some time before everyone else got to read it.

Shardul Amarchand hires star Cogni GC Anand Bhushan for Chennai launch

Bhushan to go private practice for SAM
Bhushan to go private practice for SAM

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has scooped Cognizant Technology Solutions India & APAC region general counsel (GC) Anand Bhushan to set and head up its new Chennai office after he fully leaves a little later this month, according to three authoritative sources.

Chennai-based Bhushan had resigned from Cognizant in April of this year, as first reported by us back then, but he's been tight lipped about his destination declining to comment for the past months.

We have reached out to Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas for comment but not heard back.

Bhushan was the first person to join the fast-growing tech start-up's legal department in 2007 and by 2013 had built the Cognizant team up to a team of 70 people, he had said in a 2013 interview .

He holds a 2002 LLB from Dr Ambedkar Law University Tamil Nadu and an LLM as a Fulbright scholar in corporate and cyber laws from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in the US He practised independently for five years, when he was a consultant for companies Bharatmatrimony, Jaya TV, Aurofood, SAAG RR Infra, and FL Smidth.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas had opened an office in Bangalore in April with Karthik Mahalingam from Omidyar Network.

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