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$3m PEP firm Willkie Farr promotes NUJS ‘08 Rahul Saha to partnership

Rahul Saha gets nod to Wilkie partnership
Rahul Saha gets nod to Wilkie partnership

Rahul Saha, an NUJS Kolkata 2008 graduate, has been promoted to partner at US-international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher in London.

He is part of the firm’s competition practice and one of two London promotions at the firm. According to the firm’s press release he “advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including EU and UK merger control, cartels, competition litigation and UK market investigations”:

He frequently represents clients before the European Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, as well as a range of UK sector regulators. Rahul advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including retail/consumer goods, e-commerce, finance, payments, pharma, telecoms and energy. He also has experience advising on EU and UK sector-specific regulation, in particular in relation to energy and telecom matters.

While at NUJS, Saha had interned at erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas, but he has spent most of his legal career outside of India since graduating.

He completed his training contract at Hong Kong-Australian firm King & Wood Mallesons, which absorbed UK firm SJ Berwin in 2013 in an ill-fated merger that fell apart by 2016.

Saha moved to Wilkie Farr as a senior associate in 2016.

Willkie is a highly profitable US law firm, which also has six offices in European business capitals.

It had a total of 146 equity partners and 10 non-equity partners, with average profits per equity partner of $3.1m and total revenues of $817m in 2018, according to the American Lawyer.

The firm had introduced the non-equity partnership tier in 2019.

We have not been able to confirm at the time of publication whether Saha has been promoted to equity partnership or the recently-launched non-equity tier (see below), but have reached out to Saha for comment.

Other recent foreign firm partnership promotions of Indian law school graduates have included:

Rahul Saha Work history From: Jan 2020 : Partner , Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP ( London ) Nov 2016 - Jan 2020 : Senior Associate , Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Nov 2015 - May 2016 : Secondee (Acting Global Antitrust Counsel) , Diageo May 2014 - Nov 2016 : Managing Associate , King & Wood Mallesons Sep 2010 - May 2014 : Associate , King & Wood Mallesons Aug 2008 - Aug 2010 : Trainee Solicitor , King & Wood Mallesons Mar 2007 - May 2007 : Intern , Amarchand Mangaldas Education 1988 - 2003 : La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata , ISC 2003 - 2008 : NUJS Kolkata , B.A./LLB , Law
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