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CAM banking duo Pranav Sharma, Mallika Chopra to join Trilegal [UPDATE-1: Vote complete]

Trilegal and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) have continued the small-scale war of partner attrition, with Mumbai-based banking and finance partners Pranav Sharma and Mallika Chopra in the process of being voted into the Trilegal partnership, Bar & Bench reported.

CAM managing partner Cyril Shroff commented to Bar & Bench: “Pranav is an excellent lawyer. He revaluated his life options in the pandemic and decided to move to a smaller platform. He goes with our best wishes.”

Sharma is a 2001 and Chopra a 2008 graduate.

Trilegal now has 65 partners after these hires.

Update 01 June 2021: Trilegal has sent out a press release with several quotes:

Trilegal partner and management committee member Nishant Parikh said: “They are both very accomplished professionals who will add more depth to our practice. We would like to extend a warm welcome to both of them and wish them the very best.”

Head of banking and partner Ameya Khandge added: “We see the growing set of clients that are increasingly active in the debt market creating a strong demand for high quality lawyers and we will continue to invest our efforts in growing this practice over the next few years.

“Pranav and Mallika’s strong focus on corporate and structured finance plays well into Trilegal’s traditional strengths in this space and we are confident that they will make an excellent addition to our team in Mumbai.”

According to the press release:

Pranav Sharma specialises in banking & finance and debt capital markets and has 20 years of in- depth experience in these areas. In addition to acting for leading banks and financial institutions and other credit providers on all forms of onshore and offshore financings, Pranav also regularly represents sponsors and borrowers on such financings...

Mallika Chopra advises across a wide spectrum of banking and financing matters with a special focus on structured debt transactions, real estate and asset backed financings. She regularly represents lenders (both domestic and overseas institutions) as well as private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers...

Pranav and Mallika have acted for sponsors, borrowers, lending institutions (including multilateral agencies) and export credit agencies across a wide spectrum of banking and finance transactions. Their expertise includes acquisition and sponsor finance, real estate finance, share or receivables backed financings, structured finance and trade finance.

Pranav SharmaWork history From: May 2015: Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (Mumbai Area) Aug 2012 - May 2015: Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas (Mumbai Area) May 2006 - Jul 2012: Managing Associate, Linklaters (London) Jul 2002 - Mar 2006: Associate, Amarchand Mangaldas (Delhi) Jul 2001 - Jul 2002: Associate, Dua Associates (Delhi)Education 1996 - 2001: National Law School of India University, , Mallika ChopraWork history From: Aug 2020: Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Jul 2018 - Aug 2020: Principal Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (Mumbai) Aug 2015 - Jun 2018: Principal Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (Mumbai Area) Aug 2013 - Jul 2015: Senior Associate, IndusLaw (Mumbai Area) Mar 2011 - Jul 2013: Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co (Mumbai) Jun 2008 - Aug 2010: Lawyer, ICICI Bank Limited (Mumbai)Education 2003 - 2008: Symbiosis Law School, B.B.A.LL.B,
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