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AZB promotes 15 to partner (40% women) • Grows to 105 • Symbi most, 2 each from NUJS, NLU-J, GNLU

AZB partnership grows by 15, Delhi gets 9 new partners
AZB partnership grows by 15, Delhi gets 9 new partners

AZB & Partners has made a massive promotion round of 15 to its partnership, with effect from today.

This is a larger single round that previous AZB promotions, in-part because the Mumbai-region and Delhi partnerships have jointly announced their promotions this time.

Six out of the 15 new partners - 40% - are women, of whom three are based in the Mumbai-management region of the firm that includes Pune.

The largest number of new partners - three - are graduates from Symbiosis Law School Pune, with two partners each coming from NLU Jodhpur, NUJS Kolkata and GNLU Gandhinagar.

These promotions push AZB & Partners above the symbolic 100 partner barrier, with a total of 105 partners and over 430 fee-earners.

Mumbai

Mumbai promotees Atreya Bhattacharya, Shivani Kabra, Medha Marathe, Dhirajkumar Totala and Vivaik Sharma (left to right)
Mumbai promotees Atreya Bhattacharya, Shivani Kabra, Medha Marathe, Dhirajkumar Totala and Vivaik Sharma (left to right)

In Mumbai, the firm has promoted five of its lawyers to partner:

  • Atreya Bhattacharya (NLU Jodhpur, 2008, dual qualified in India and England & Wales)
  • Shivani Kabra (Warwick University, 2007, dual qualified India & England)
  • Medha Marathe (NUJS Kolkata, 2011)
  • Dhirajkumar Totala (litigation; Dayanand Law College, 2006; LLM University of Pune 2008)
  • Vivaik Sharma (funds; NLU Jodhpur, 2009)

Delhi

Delhi promotions, from top left: Bharat Apte, Swati Chauhan, Hemangini Dadwal, Anant Dang, Aditi Gopalakrishnan; from bottom left: Siddharth Khanna, Ambarish Mohanty, Ashish Pareek, Ankit Tandon
Delhi promotions, from top left: Bharat Apte, Swati Chauhan, Hemangini Dadwal, Anant Dang, Aditi Gopalakrishnan; from bottom left: Siddharth Khanna, Ambarish Mohanty, Ashish Pareek, Ankit Tandon

In Delhi, the firm promoted nine new partners:

  • Bharat Apte (Symbiosis Law School Pune, 2009)
  • Swati Chauhan (GNLU Gandhinagar 2010)
  • Hemangini Dadwal (competition; GNLU Gandhinagar 2010)
  • Anant Dang (Symbiosis Law School Pune, 2010)
  • Aditi Gopalakrishnan (competition; CLC Delhi, 2010; LLM NYU 2011)
  • Siddharth Khanna (Vivekananda Law School, 2008; University College London LLM, 2010)
  • Ambarish Mohanty (NUJS Kolkata 2006; Northwestern University, Chicago, LLM, 2012)
  • Ashish Pareek (Nalsar Hyderabad 2010)
  • Ankit Tandon (ILS Pune 2010)

One was promoted to partner in Pune:

  • Richa Choudhary (capital markets; Symbiosis Law School 2008)

Richa Choudhary becomes Pune partner
Richa Choudhary becomes Pune partner

Furthermore, Abhyudai Singh, a Symbiosis Law School 2006 alumnus) was promoted to counsel in Delhi.

Abhyudai Singh becomes counsel in Delhi
Abhyudai Singh becomes counsel in Delhi

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