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Bharuchas & Mundkurs hit undo on 4-month-old merger, BSP re-branding

Mundkur independent again after short-lived Bharucha merger
Mundkur independent again after short-lived Bharucha merger

Bharucha Singh & Partners has reverted into its pre-April 2019-merger constituents, Bharucha & Partners and Mundkur Law Offices.

The split was finalised around six weeks ago, both sides confirmed and we have now reported (somewhat late in the day).

Bharucha partner Justin Bharucha commented: “We unwound the merger a month and a half back, we remain good friends and our practice continues.”

Bharucha & Partners thereby returns to its name pre-dating the re-brand that had incorporated the names of Delhi-based partner DP Singh and Bangalore-based Mundkur.

Singh remains with Bharucha & Partners, which now has 9 partners and total fee-earners of around 59.

Ramanand Mundkur said: “We unwound the merger over a month and a half ago. Our firm continues its practice as MLP (Mundkur Law Partners).”

Mundkur Law Partners, which had originally been established in 2007, will operate with 2 partners and 12 fee-earners from Bangalore, as it did before joining Bharucha.

Mundkur and his wife and partner Divya Balagopal (respectively 1994/96 NLSIU Bangalore graduates) specialise in corporate finance, M&A and private equity.

The merger had given Bharucha a considerably stronger base in Bangalore.

Part of the merger was also a re-branding of the Bombay solicitors firm to Bharucha Singh Mundkur, though the name of the legal entity had remained Bharucha & Partners.

In March 2019, partner Abhishek Malhotra had left the firm after a merger to go independent as TMT Law Practice again.

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