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Cyril Amarchand promotes 12 partner • Half in Mumbai, 5 in corp • 5 from Symbi, 1 GNLU • Hires Khaitan PA

New CAM partners
New CAM partners

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 12 of its lawyers to partner level, and two to partner designate, according to the firm’s press release.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas now has 120 partners nationally.

In addition to these promotions the firm has also hired Khaitan & Co principal associate Danish Kazi as a partner in the corporate practice in Mumbai.

City and practice wise

The greatest number of new partners were made in the corporate practice (five promotions to partner, and one to associate partner), followed by capital markets with two promotees (both in Delhi).

In terms of cities, Mumbai expectedly saw the greatest number of new partners but the relatively young Delhi office made second place.

  • Mumbai: 6 new partners (and 1 new partner designate).
  • Delhi: 4 new partners (of whom 2 in capital markets).
  • Bangalore: 2 new partners, both in corporate (and 1 new partner designate).
  • Ahmedabad: 1 new partner in corporate.

Law school break-up

Out of alma mater, graduates of SLS Pune emerged as the largest contingent, with five new partners.

And following last year’s trend, the firm has promoted another graduate of GNLU Gandhinagar - the 2009 batch’s Pururaj Bhar, in Mumbai projects).

Amongst the new partners, one each had graduated from NLIU Bhopal, NUJS Kolkata, ILS Pune, NLU Jodhpur, as well as one new Nalsar Hyderabad partner designate.

A total of two new partners hailed from NLSIU Bangalore.

New partners

New partners, left to right, as listed below
New partners, left to right, as listed below


  • Nikunj Maheshwari (Mumbai, 2008 SLS Pune)


  • Abhijeet Das (Mumbai, 2009 SLS Pune)

Capital Markets

  • Anuj Pethia (Delhi, 2008 NLIU Bhopal, LLM Columbia University)
  • Shatarupa Dasgupta (Delhi, NUJS Kolkata 2008)


  • Aditi Manchanda (Mumbai, 2007 SLS Pune)
  • Kota Chandan (Bangalore, NLSIU Bangalore 2009)

New CAM partners (part 2), left to right, as listed below
New CAM partners (part 2), left to right, as listed below

  • Ravi Shah (Ahmedabad, 2005 Mumbai University)
  • Vishak Abraham (Bangalore, 2008 NLSIU Bangalore)
  • Danish Kazi (lateral hire, has just joined from Khaitan & Co in Mumbai, 2005 ILS Pune)

Dispute Resolution

  • Raunak Dhillon (Delhi, 2008 SLS Pune)


  • Richa Mohanty Rao (Delhi, 2008 SLS Pune)

Financial Regulatory Practice

  • Garima Joshi (Mumbai, 2009 NLU Jodhpur)


  • Pururaj Bhar (Mumbai, 2009 GNLU Gandhinagar)

New partner designates:

  • Bharath Reddy, Corporate, Bangalore, 2008 Nalsar Hyderabad
  • Taher Mandviwala, Real Estate, Mumbai, 2006 University of Mumbai

New partner designates Reddy (l) and Mandviwala (r)
New partner designates Reddy (l) and Mandviwala (r)

Last year, in March 2017, CAM had promoted 20 to its partnership.

In the firm’s press release, a number of partners commented.

Managing partner Cyril Shroff said: “The firm stands for its commitment to the growth and development of its human capital. The firm adheres to its core values of ‘Character’, ‘Competence’ & ‘Commitment’. The partner inductions have been in line with this philosophy and underscore our ‘talent first’ approach.”

Partner Vandana Shroff added that the group of new partners represented the “firm’s strength, breadth of our practices and exceptional talent”, while chair to finance practice and partner L Viswanathan added that they “have both the track record and the potential to grow and reinforce the market leading practice of CAM” and national head of corporate practice and partner Reeba Chacko noted that there had been a “rigorous selection process”.

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