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Clydes makes new best friend in India, as ex Clasis partner Sumeet Lall starts CSL Chambers

Sumeet Lall becomes new Clydes BFF
Sumeet Lall becomes new Clydes BFF

Following the break-up between Clyde & Co and Clasis Law, which we had first reported on 22 March, UK-international firm Clydes has now tied up with former Clasis partner Sumeet Lall’s new firm CSL Chambers, according to sources.

We had reported on 26 March that Lall had resigned from Clasis, having been the longest-surviving partner at the troubled firm.

Lall has now started CSL Chambers, which is understood to consist of around seven lawyers, including Lall as a partner, in Delhi.

We understand from sources that the firm will formally open its office in Defence Colony shortly.

Clydes has also updated its India microsite, which lists CSL as an associated office with which it has a “strong bond” (see below).

Lall was not reachable for comment at the time of publication.

We have also reached out to Clydes for comment.

He is a 2000 ILS Pune graduate, who had been with Clasis since 2011, having joined from Parekh & Co as Clasis’ first lateral partner hire.

Clasis, under founding partner Vineet Aneja, had seen mass hiring and attrition of partners, with few senior partners remaining but for Aneja and Mumbai-lateral partner Mustafa Motiwalla, by the time the Clasis and Clydes best friendship broke up.

Upon founding in 2011, Clasis had in turn inherited the 2009-born Clydes best friendship from ALMT Legal, which Aneja had joined as a lateral partner in Delhi.

The Clydes updated India website
The Clydes updated India website

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