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Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel

As long anticipated, Percy to become independentAs long anticipated, Percy to become independent

It’s been a long time coming, with rumours swirling for months now, but Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) partner and Delhi head Percy Billimoria has given notice last month and is set to start up an independent counsel practice, we have reliably learned.

He is likely to become independent and start a Delhi-based barristers’ chambers-style practice by the beginning of August, but has been on vacation the whole of this month.

It is understood that in late May, CAM discussed the terms of Billimoria’s exit.

We have reached out to Billimoria for comment.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas managing partner Cyril Shroff declined to comment.

He had joined CAM in 2016, at the height of the CAM-SAM-AZB wars, from AZB & Partners Delhi.

While Billimoria’s joining had steadied the ship in Delhi, CAM can expect reinforcements in Delhi with long-time Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas corporate partner Akila Agrawal due to join at the latest by August.

CAM’s Delhi office currently has around 164 fee-earners and 32 partners.

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Like +15 Object -6 Rukawat AA GAYI 20 Jun 18, 13:29  interesting  controversial
No surprise. He is very good in court. CAM was a time waste. Two years of his career were lost in CAM's benefit.
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Like +12 Object -17 Guest 20 Jun 18, 13:42  controversial
Best thing that has happened to CAM in the recent past other than Akila joining. [...] Hope CAM Delhi will finally be able to match up to expectations.
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Like +12 Object -4 RAKESH123 20 Jun 18, 13:45  interesting
I have worked with Percy Sir for over two years. There are many of his juniors in law firms across India who will follow him to the end of the earth.
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Like +13 Object -1 Appu@Morning-Bath 20 Jun 18, 13:57  interesting  top rated
Not the first person to go this route. But he is capable of making a great counsel. All the best Sir.
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Like +11 Object -2 SONIA567 20 Jun 18, 13:58  interesting
I know him to be very articulate, and to the point. This will enable him to be in court more often which he needs to do.
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Like +8 Object -3 Waqt-BADLA 20 Jun 18, 14:04  interesting
Its the new age where lawyers realise that litigation is the future. He is very strategic and a clever counsel.
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Like +4 Object -9 DB11 20 Jun 18, 14:17
This is the latest fad to go in for 'Counsel Practice'. Offcourse you need a substantial amount of work & goodwill as well for that!
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Like +19 Object -0 MrLitigator 20 Jun 18, 14:29  interesting  top rated
I am confident that Percy has nothing but goodwill following him for sure, within litigation if you have goodwill, the work will surely follow. I think someone has mentioned that his juniors will follow him to the end of the earth, but I am sure there will be clients that will follow as well!
Best of Luck Percy. Happy Arguing.
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Like +4 Object -2 Latest fad? 21 Jun 18, 02:28
For someone who spends his/her day proofreading documents to earn a living, yeah, probably.
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Like +5 Object -1 Guest 20 Jun 18, 14:31
Very good resource for any organisation, but I think Percy took considered and balanced opinion, as his expertise are much needed in litigation. wish him all the best.
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Like +13 Object -2 advocate KK 20 Jun 18, 14:32  interesting
Not sure about authenticity of this news, as CAM delhi means Percy only !
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Like +6 Object -1 Court- K 20 Jun 18, 14:34  interesting
It looks Percy has found the right path, all the best.
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Like +6 Object -0 Koi Jeeta Koi Haara 20 Jun 18, 14:43  interesting
If not now then when? No better time to do this Sir. Congratulations! CAM's loss but you dont have to look back.
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Like +7 Object -0 Chutzpah 20 Jun 18, 14:51  interesting
Yeh toh hona hi tha!

Show me the money, baby???
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Like +25 Object -28 Chai wala 20 Jun 18, 15:07  controversial
Not sure he left the firm or firm left him...
There was gossip going around that few days back [...]
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Like +5 Object -1 Court- K 20 Jun 18, 15:52
If you have stepped into court in the last several months , you would know that this is what he was wanting to do for a long time.
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Like +17 Object -5 Coffee Wala 20 Jun 18, 16:47  interesting  top rated  controversial
Percy is a star. He always has been one. CAM has had a zillion exits from its inception. When CAM struggles to justify its exits, and is unable to pay its hires, it gets people to post inaccurate stories about those who have exited to save face. So its not very clear if its the alleged poor performance of its hires.....or the actual and factually correct poor leadership who has absolutely no idea or direction other than misplaced pomp and show.
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Like +7 Object -1 Benzt 20 Jun 18, 19:11  interesting
The Shiny Maybach would indicate otherwise.
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Like +5 Object -1 carnama 21 Jun 18, 18:25
We need more info on which partner drives which luxury car :)
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Like +6 Object -0 kianganz 21 Jun 18, 18:31 LI subscriber  interesting
That's gonna be a loooong list... :)
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Like +11 Object -0 Parsis 21 Jun 18, 19:50  interesting
I think the Parsis of Corporate Law have the best cars....
Bahram, Percy and Naval!
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Like +0 Object -0 Cars 22 Jun 18, 12:46
Which ones?
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Like +0 Object -0 Alto 22 Jun 18, 14:09
But someone gotta do that. The nation wants to know.
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Like +6 Object -2 Ajooba 20 Jun 18, 21:57
You can't call it non performance when you yourself don't let someone perform despite knowing that he has the ability to perform. This is called setting up a person up for failure. People like Percy don't get left. They leave. They are stars that shine on their own accord and in their own terms. All the litigation force on one side do not have the class and type of clients that Percy has.
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Like +8 Object -0 Not SAM or CAM 21 Jun 18, 02:30  interesting
Boss, he is quite the star. Why do lawyers working in CAM worship their firm so much? Aisa kya milta hai tum logon ko?
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Like +5 Object -1 SCAM 21 Jun 18, 17:20
When you get inside and realise it's all moh maya, you have to put up a resolute front for the public. Have to defend the Tier 1 ranking after all.
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Like +18 Object -9 Mr. Accountant 20 Jun 18, 15:16  interesting  controversial
This man came in and turned a 40crore loss into a profit. He works till the wee hours of the morning. Cyril Bhai's balance sheet will leak like a tap.
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Like +14 Object -0 Tax Lawyer 21 Jun 18, 20:37  interesting  top rated
P&L not Balance sheet :P
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Like +0 Object -0 Sunrise 22 Jun 18, 12:17
P&L will impact the Balance Sheet as well
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Like +3 Object -0 Who is next? 20 Jun 18, 16:29
So who's going to head the Delhi office? Gyani? Gauri? Akila? Manish?

Is there some dark horse? A surprise choice may be.
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Like +11 Object -0 WahTaj 20 Jun 18, 18:21  interesting
The men can dream. Especially one of them who has been harbouring this dream since the day he joined.
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Like +1 Object -3 Insider 20 Jun 18, 21:07
Has to be Akila. Like Duh
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Like +7 Object -7 Monsoon 20 Jun 18, 21:59  controversial
Two women heading.Way to go girl power!
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Like +2 Object -0 Why the hate? 27 Jun 18, 08:43
I wonder why "go girl power" is being down voted so much? Kian, please do a story on sexism in LI's comment section.
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Like +3 Object -2 Guest 20 Jun 18, 16:49
Well...
He gave his best to The firms like AZB and CAM.
so what if he left.
This will be the fresh start for Percy Sir, As everyone has right to.
And shall all prayer for Percy Sir
Good Luck
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Like +3 Object -2 Bravo- Alpha 20 Jun 18, 17:42
He is admired by many of the associates who he interacted with. I never got to do so which is a regret.
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Like +21 Object -3 GROUND CONTROL 2 MAJOR 20 Jun 18, 17:48  interesting  top rated
He has flown the coup. VCS is a control freak and will drive away all the good leaders. Only chamchas can prosper
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Like +3 Object -1 An Associate 20 Jun 18, 17:56
It is sad to see changes in the leadership. We had hopes that Delhi is now doing well. Hope it does not go back to where it was before he joined.
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Like +11 Object -2 Hoping 20 Jun 18, 19:33  interesting
Cyril needs to be very careful in choosing who heads Delhi. It has to be someone with face value. That's just half if it. He needs to vest some level of power and decision making authority in this person. Delhi has some very committed and hard-working lawyers and a bad leader will simply undo the good work that Percy did during his time there. Hoping for the best and wishing Percy all the very best in his new venture. He will surely shine.
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Like +12 Object -2 Wonton 20 Jun 18, 22:02  interesting
The good ones will leave. No one can tolerate so much instability. Winter will come soon.
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Like +3 Object -0 Once More 20 Jun 18, 18:08
I never got to meet him but I know he dealt with some difficult issues with a lot of maturity.He will be missed for sure.
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Like +24 Object -1 Dancer 20 Jun 18, 18:30  interesting  top rated
CAM should relocate few Bangalore partners to Delhi office. Or to Timbuktu office. Or any place from where they can't come back.
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Like +17 Object -19 Ashes 20 Jun 18, 20:06  controversial
CAM over. Game, set, match to SAM. SAM has rocked Bombay with Raghubir and Akshay. SAM Delhi going great guns with Gunjan and Jatin neither Jamai Raja nor either daughter count despite the partner tags in the real world.

Shardul reigns supreme. CAM fanfare about Percy replacing Ashwath in high profile trade remains bunkum. The one respectable face of CAM Delhi left in 2 years. Shows how badly CAM is bleeding.
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Like +13 Object -9 Know it all 20 Jun 18, 21:12  controversial
Yes. That’s why CAM unit value is two times SAM unit value. Go back to your trainee pool and figure.
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Like +10 Object -8 Louis Vuitton 20 Jun 18, 22:26  controversial
The only unit of value in CAM today is LV - projects and IBC is funding the entire firm.
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Like +4 Object -3 Anon!! 21 Jun 18, 00:17
Erm? Seriously???? As this generation would say -- LOLs!
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Like +3 Object -2 LOLs 21 Jun 18, 02:32
You mean LOLZZZ?
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Like +1 Object -0 Anon!! 21 Jun 18, 11:39
Totally!! I forgot the Zees....
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Like +1 Object -0 Partner 21 Jun 18, 13:36
how does it matter how much each unit costs - its notional - what matters is how much yearly pay out such holding entitles you to.
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Like +7 Object -5 Oreo Baa 20 Jun 18, 20:16  controversial
With Percy exit all the big litigation matters he brought like Rolls Royce will walk out. Percy was THE face of CAM competition enforcement. Cam is in deep trouble. Avantika only does merger control. Perhaps CAM will now hire Ravi or Manas for competition enforcement. Such a senior exit around whom the entire Delhi office was built. He lasted 17 years in AZB and 2 in CAM! Facts speak for themselves.
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Like +16 Object -3 Huh? 21 Jun 18, 02:33  interesting  top rated
CAM has half of India's competition lawyers and 10% of the work.
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Like +9 Object -2 Aruaan 20 Jun 18, 20:40  interesting
The New A in AZB sends Cyril his regards.
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Like +9 Object -2 Litigator 20 Jun 18, 20:45  interesting
With one stroke any chance CAM Delhi had to survive is wiped out. And litigation team also wiped out. Cam is already struggling with Ashwat corporate exit and now this massive lit loss. Cyril has lost the battle and the war.
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Like +3 Object -0 Practical 20 Jun 18, 22:22
The litigation team needs a big name leader if they wish to remain pertinent in Delhi. There are some good small players but no big leader. No big name. Percy going will leave that void. Let's hope that the management brings a heavy hitter like him.
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Like +12 Object -5 ardua tuado 20 Jun 18, 21:34  interesting  controversial
The only half way decent CAM office is Bangalore. Cam truly over. Percy is a legend. And was not treated with respect. Cam last HR Rollout announcement made by the bosses said this is a family firm. Anyone who has a problem with that please feel free to leave. More exits to follow. Bad press with ET on the Adani Wilma - Ruchi Soya bid where CaM had to resign citing conflict of interest after representing the bidder and the resolution professional, The CBI raid at Cam offices in Nirav Modi matter and now Percy high level exit. Cam in deep trouble. Gone are the glory days.
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Like +27 Object -2 Gone 20 Jun 18, 21:49  interesting  top rated
Please count Bangalore office also. It USED to be good. Now it is just full of mediocre partners, specially the junior partners. The recent exits from the Bangalore office is a proof of that. Faltu ego, artificial deadlines and mistreatment of associates are the reasons.
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Like +8 Object -13 Observer 21 Jun 18, 15:55  controversial
I don't know where you are getting that from. The Bangalore partners are a good lot, and nice people too. A few associate leaving for different reasons is not indicative of anything. In fact, I don't think any of them have joined competition in Bangalore.
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Like +8 Object -2 Jokin 21 Jun 18, 17:50  interesting
Hahahahah! Friend, I urge you to take feedback from the once who have left in last 6-7 months (not the formal exit interview). You will get the answer.
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Like +8 Object -13 Ghungru 21 Jun 18, 23:47  controversial
If their drafting skills are like yours, CAM should be thankful to them for leaving.
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Like +13 Object -1 Jokes 22 Jun 18, 12:10  interesting  top rated
Yeah, because with your impeccable command over the language, I am sure you must be drafting UN Charters.
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Like +1 Object -4 Ghungru 25 Jun 18, 04:12
For 'once', you said it right.
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Like +0 Object -2 Kidskemp 22 Jun 18, 07:51
Buddy, wake-up and smell the coffee. :)
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Like +4 Object -0 The monk 20 Jun 18, 21:54
When were the days of glory?
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Like +5 Object -0 SCAM 21 Jun 18, 17:23  interesting
6 days in 2015
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Like +16 Object -7 Head or Litigator? 20 Jun 18, 22:26  interesting  controversial
Think this departure in 2 years hints at a lack of alignment with the CAM culture. Things work very differently under Madam Zia and assimilating that culture for 17 years clearly had its ramifications. CAM is not a Bawa bonhomie so the clash was a given. Ashwath survived the years in CAM but is probably very uncomfortable in the (new) AZB culture! Who knows? Percy is a solid litigator but don’t think we can say that he can head a practice or an office. Have heard the performance issue too many times to just negate it. I think it works well both for CAM and Percy - both are now free to pursue their own vision. Counsel was clearly the next stop and CAM the pit stop to head an office. Pretty sure Cyril has a plan and this clears the way for it. Let’s wait and watch. Even though CAM bashing is clearly the popular sport here.
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Like +4 Object -2 Genius much? 20 Jun 18, 22:59
Amazing powers of deduction. Now can you also tell us why Trump is the way he is?
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Like +1 Object -2 Innocente 20 Jun 18, 23:33
What is the CAM culture? Pray do shed some light on this culture which from the sounds of it seems like a cult..ure!
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Like +14 Object -2 Young Associate 21 Jun 18, 16:00  interesting  top rated
Whoever has written this – it is clear that its someone in the CAM senior Partnership and I am posting this because it makes me very angry. I have no idea about politics except what I hear second hand. But I can tell you one thing – Mr. Billimoria was always dignified and never had a bad word for anyone. This is a leader one respects, so what notion of leadership you have no one knows since [...] only likes whoever praises [...] and speaks ill of others. Everyone in office knows this. And there was one recent incident which I witnessed when Mr. Billimoria was visibly upset when he was told that his request to hire the younger brother of the court clerk was rejected. He was red in the face yet said nothing. Even a 10th pass knows that if you have a leader of the office without authority he is going to either learn to suck it up or else up and leave. When you call someone a head and then even his simple requests to hire a young deserving lawyer as a trainee is not granted then even I wondered what ability he has to help us associates with our problems. This is why it makes me very angry and I don’t care if I am identified and fired for this. Grow up you senior management. And instead of asking us for our time sheets why don’t you first get busy with work instead of reading comments on LI and responding to them.
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Like +4 Object -1 Tiger Paws 21 Jun 18, 16:02
He led the CAM office out of the dark ages and you talk about performance? Are you saying that the CAM office did not do well? Or it did well irrespective of Percy being there? Because in that case, it is on auto pilot and you don’t need a leader do you? Or maybe Wendy the Witch just waved her magic wand and poof the collections materialised. Or wait … it was Gauri who waved HER magic wand … !
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Like +11 Object -0 Automobile Association 20 Jun 18, 23:10  interesting
The law firm space in Delhi is not an easy one to occupy and occupy meaningfully. Cam, with the ego issues of VCS and CSS, will find it difficult to break into the largely relationship driven Delhi market. SSS has built these relations when competition was really low - in the early 90s on the back of the AMSS brand. Now the AMSS brand stands divided. There is no clarity of what or who CAM is in Delhi. It is a rag tag combination of unaligned people! Blind leading the the blind into a ditch. The smart ones have left and will continue to leave. AA will make a nice quick buck, and why not she is coming at a time when the firm is ravaged!. Heard she is getting a nice assured 8+ package for 3 years.
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Like +6 Object -1 leagleagle 20 Jun 18, 23:12  interesting
A huge void left to fill for CAM!. Percy, once an Anti-Trust and Commercial Law genius, seems to have developed a taste for core-litigation practice, given his frequent appearances in Courts. He will soon be a force to be reckoned with, once his independent practice starts ! No wonder CAM was unable to contain him.
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Like +1 Object -0 John Hamm 20 Jun 18, 23:27
"Barrister Chamber-Style Practice" A bold move, yet one cannot expect any less from Percy. There being no feat left to achieve or throne to ascend, going all independent was the only way forward.
Big competition coming up in Litigation Circle.
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Like +10 Object -2 Lord of Law 20 Jun 18, 23:36  interesting
Gone are the days of glory and with exit of Percy. The obituary of CAM is complete. Delhi office is nothing but a cemetery now. Percy was the only ray of hope in this decomposing firm. He had surpassed all targets, gave new lease of life to CAM. Brought them out of dark ages. He is admired and loved by all associates, which made Cyril and Vandana insecure. C&V became resentful of Percy’s acumen and approbation amongst CAM lawyers. They wish to run this Firm like fiefdom. They both believed that behaving in a swaggering, overbearing, despotic manner in a self styled delusions of godhood, will scare and tame a Titani called Percy Billimoria. Nobody will ever burn his sweat, flesh and blood like Percy did for CAM. Pity, they both now have to deal with two cats, (A Vs G). I am sure C&V know that all cats love fish, but none wet their paws.
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Like +4 Object -0 Comparison 20 Jun 18, 23:42
Was he leading AZB Delhi? Just asking!
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Like +15 Object -7 Responsibility 20 Jun 18, 23:48  interesting  controversial
Leader takes responsibility clearly that wasn't case with Percy. Good litigator, good person but unfortunate leading wasn't best virtue
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Like +4 Object -1 Numero Uno 21 Jun 18, 00:46
He takes responsibility for the success and stability of CAM Delhi. And the proof of pudding is......wait and see what happens once he is gone.
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Like +2 Object -1 Deliriously Mad 21 Jun 18, 16:03
If only Percy was going to a law firm, you would know the answer. CAM Delhi would be empty except for the incompetent. A leader is someone who inspires and gets things done not someone who only survives because of chamchagiri.
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Like +5 Object -1 Onward 21 Jun 18, 13:55
Percy did a good job while he was at CAM. He helped bring balance there. Now having done what he came to do, he is moving on to the next challenge. I am sure that with his goodwill and astute legal mind, he will meet this challenge successfully. Have not come across a more dedicated and dignified legal counsel and person.

Wish you well Percy and wish CAM all the very best as they move forward from this.
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Like +3 Object -0 Turmoil 21 Jun 18, 17:19
He was the best thing to happen to Delhi office of CAM. His leaving will be very bad.
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Like +4 Object -0 RSK@345 21 Jun 18, 17:28
He has a superb sense of Humour. Self -depreciating like many Parsis. And again like all Parsis a very good lawyer. His marriage has proven lucky for him.
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Like +10 Object -0 No i for detail 21 Jun 18, 17:44  interesting
It is 'deprecating', not 'depreciating'.
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Like +2 Object -0 Apricot 21 Jun 18, 20:14
Correct - unlike others whose sense of humour was self apprecating - or is it self appreciating?
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Like +9 Object -0 Magic Square 21 Jun 18, 19:03  interesting
His exit makes Argentina's path to the semis much easier.
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Like +7 Object -0 Bye PB 21 Jun 18, 23:55  interesting
This organisation is extremely negative. It's the way it functions. No doubt it has fine legal acumen. But it's the way it is adminstrated that it feels suffocated. All work is given by the Mumbai office. Mostly DD work. It functions like a back office.
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Like +12 Object -4 Young Turk 22 Jun 18, 01:14  interesting
[...] Those who worked with Billimoria Sir, have witnessed, that Percy struggles to find a space on wall, both at office and his palatial home to hang those accolades and awards which have been bestowed by most distinguished reviewers like “Chamber and Partners” in last two decades. Google him if you have doubts on my declaration. His clients worship him and his juniors can bravely march to their bereavement for him. His friends swear for his integrity and uniformity in his actions. Every Associate & Partner at Delhi office including “Guards” know that Percy leaves office in wee hours, only when his office is knocked by morning housekeepers. Can anybody deny on this “Page” that he did not turn around the fortunes at Delhi Office. 40 Crore Loss to 78 Crore Profit in 24 months at CAM Delhi. He is a Miracle Lawyer was Kuber for CAM. Associates and Partners were discriminated before Percy. He brought Equity, Parity and Justice in administration at CAM. He worked for CAM in utmost selfless manner. His stint at AZB proves, he plays long innings and everybody just loves him. Wait for few weeks, and revisit this forum. [...] I will miss him and so will everybody else who had some good hopes that CAM will shine, post his arrival, but alas, this place will be a tomb, soon enough & once again.
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Like +15 Object -1 Too long 22 Jun 18, 08:15  interesting  top rated
Bus kar pagle rualyega kya ab.
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Like +8 Object -4 Bemused 22 Jun 18, 08:33
The Turk does protest too much. Bemused with the length and language of most of the comments. Suspicious much.
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Like +7 Object -2 Kitchen worker I 22 Jun 18, 10:18  interesting
This is too funny. I have been in the Delhi office since it's inception, but justice parity? No doubt Percy is a good man, but he is not an administrator - that work has been managed by Gauri throughout. Percy was supposed to the figurehead and rainmaker and I think to that extent, the role had run it's course. It would have been good to have him continue ashe is a good person and a good lawyer, but I would think no big harm done either with him leaving also. Well, other than a losing pr battle in LI comments, which I guess is now a thing.
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Like +0 Object -0 Tell me 22 Jun 18, 05:57
Is the team also moving with him ?
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Like +10 Object -8 Outside the Bubble 22 Jun 18, 09:02  controversial
Two things stood out from the comments.

1. He worked till the early hours of the morning almost every day. This is not a badge of honour like some of the awestruck posters are making it out to be, this is stupidity. I'm sure he could have brought that 78 crores down to 75, hired a few more people, and made sure everyone had a life.

2. He promised a court clerk that he'd get his brother a job. Many MNCs reading this would feel uncomfortable working with someone who is not above trading favours. Thankfully for the Indian Law Firm world, foreign GCs don't read LI Comments.
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Like +8 Object -4 Titanic 22 Jun 18, 13:25
The first part is called industriousness and the second is called humanity. There your bubble is busted.
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Like +14 Object -1 Questions 22 Jun 18, 13:49  interesting  top rated
1. Folks like Percy dont practice law to reach a revenue target or to show that they have billed for 16 hours, they work (esp after 20 years, just like PS, CS , ZM) because they love the practice of law whether in a firm or outside. There is nothing wrong in working hard and ensuring quality and complete preparedness on a matter, it is one's choice and not stupidity. That's their fuel not the cash in the bank account. Juniors get motivated by seniors who work hard. Please note practice of law is not a means to an end. If you see it that way (Again a personal choice) I doubt you will know ever the feel what passion is.

2. To your point on helping out the brother of a court clerk, I am sure he wasnt promising equity in the firm also would like to know what kickback he got out of helping a court clerk. It's his benevolence as managing partner of a firm which i understand was not allowed by the top management. The firm is filled with kids of influential client and bureaucrats (and we all know the kickbacks a Firm gets) and I assure my friend almost all the MNCs of the world have similar practice.
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Like +1 Object -1 DB9 25 Jun 18, 14:17
+100 to comment no. 41.2 ...couldn't have put it better!
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Like +2 Object -1 Litigator 22 Jun 18, 15:55
I think you live in a bubble. Familiarise yourself with economic hitmans and please read world history.
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Like +4 Object -1 vakil ka vakil 22 Jun 18, 14:11
One more wicket falls. How many more before all out? Is Akhila still joining this rag tag outfit?
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Like +0 Object -0 Sammie 22 Jun 18, 16:46
Very much. Heard her team has put in their papers at SAM.
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Like +2 Object -0 Legaleagle123 22 Jun 18, 16:47
Watch out as he sets new precedents in court! With or without anyone's help.
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Like +4 Object -1 Bystander 23 Jun 18, 07:43
Like almost all good Indian lawyers, P. Billimoria seems to be a very good lawyer and a very bad manager. Individually brilliant and hardworking, but unwilling/unable to delegate or build a second tier, works unnecessarily hard for that reason.
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Like +1 Object -0 Rufus Mc. Muffin 23 Jun 18, 14:41
I have seen Percy in action. He is an absolute perfectionist. He likes to get deep into facts and law and us one of the few lawyers who actually likes track of time when he is lawyering. He makes you think beyond the obvious. As for bieng a bad manager, that was never his role. That role has always been reserved for someone else.
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Like +2 Object -0 Sesame 23 Jun 18, 10:22
Yet another big exit. Percy arrival was heralded by great fanfare. Head of Delhi when LV is not even Head of Mumbai. Head of Disputes. Head of Competition Enfrocement. Ex Senior Partner AZB and the latest victim of the CAM family politics and shenanigans. Wonder what the international market thinks given several high profile CAM exits. Clearly management strategy is poor. Shardul is having the last laugh.
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Like +1 Object -0 Fallacy 23 Jun 18, 14:46
Percy was head of Delhi to give a credible name to the Delhi office. On hindsight, he should have stayed at AZB where he was king and had his own runway to take flight. An unnecessary landing in the desert. Good that he is taking off again. Will surely soar new hieghts. Meanwhile CAM will have to ensure that the good people stay. Lot of pressure on Akila to not only perform but also help lead Delhi with ???
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Like +1 Object -0 Deep-ti 24 Jun 18, 10:20
It is not just about Percy leaving. For anyone who knows the number of Principal Associates and Senior Associates who have left the firm in the past 6 months, the situation is reaching tipping point. A few Senior Associates are already looking to move out. Litigation Principal Associates are looking for independent practice.

If Akila is being brought in as the Head of Delhi office, she surely has a task at hand. CS and VS need to announce a credible face to the Delhi office soon.
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Like +9 Object -0 Kinelly 24 Jun 18, 12:33  interesting
TThe Shroffs don’t have a good word for anyone. No respect for professionals. In contrast, see how Haigreve handles people who are leaving both one on one and in the media. Haigreve is super classy. The Delhi Shroffs refusal to issue a statement on Akila and Mumbai Shroffs on Percy reeks of feudal mentality.
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