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Cyril Amarchand promotes 19 to partner, 4 to partner designate • 42% women • 7 from NLS, 3 NUJS

19 new CAM partners across 7 practice areas
19 new CAM partners across 7 practice areas

With effect from 1 July, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 19 of its lawyers to partnership, growing its total partnership size to 132, with its total fee-earner headcount now standing at 737.

The round is more than 50% larger than last year’s, when the firm had made 12 new partners.

Partner Vandana Shroff said in a press release: “I am very proud to see rise in numbers of female lawyers in the leadership position. Nearly 42% of new partners are female.”

The largest number were graduates of NLSIU Bangalore, where 7 of the new partners secured their LLBs from.

NUJS Kolkata produced 3 new partners, with 2 coming from Nalsar Hyderabad, and 1 each from GNLU Gandhinagar, SLS Pune, Delhi University, GLC Mumbai, and Chennai’s School of Excellence in Law.

The average graduation year of new partners was 2009, with a median of 2010. The youngest partner in terms of seniority by around three years was Paridhi Adani, a GLC 2013 graduate, who is also the daughter of managing partner Cyril Shroff and Vandana Shroff.

Last year, SLS Pune had made the largest contingent of new partners at five, with only two coming from NLSIU.

19 new partners, by practice area:

Capital Markets

  • Devaki Mankad (GNLU Gandhinagar 2009)
  • S Vivek (NLSIU Bangalore 2010)

Corporate

  • Aishwarya K (NLSIU Bangalore 2010, LLM Oxford University 2014)
  • Bharath Reddy (Nalsar Hyderabad 2008)
  • Megha Bhargava (SLS Pune 2008)
  • Paridhi Adani (GLC Mumbai 2013)

Dispute Resolution

  • Adarsh Saxena (NLSIU Bangalore 2010)
  • Animesh Bisht (NUJS Kolkata 2010)
  • Jyoti Dastidar (Delhi University 2009)

Financial Regulatory

  • Rohan Banerjee (NUJS Kolkata 2010)

Insolvency & Bankruptcy

  • Madhav Kanoria (NLSIU Bangalore 2010)
  • Vardaan Ahluwalia (NUJS Kolkata 2009)

Real Estate

  • Taher Mandviwala (Mumbai University 2006, Solicitor 2008, LLM Mumbai University 2009)

Project & Project Finance

  • Aditya Sabharwal (NLU Jodhpur 2007)
  • Lakshmi Prakash (NLSIU Bangalore 2009)
  • Sangita John (NLSIU Bangalore 2010)
  • Surya Sreenivasan (NLSIU Bangalore 2010)
  • Vivek Rathore (Nalsar Hyderabad 2010)

Chennai Office

  • Edward James (School of Excellence in Law Chennai 2007)

4 new partners designate

New CAM partners designate
New CAM partners designate

Corporate

  • Mudit Shah (GNLU Gandhinagar 2009)

Dispute Resolution

  • Radhika Dubey (GGSIPU Delhi 2007)
  • Shikha Tandon (Amity Law School Delhi 2006)

Employment

  • Abe Abraham (ILS Pune 2001)

In a press release, four senior partners congratulated the newcomers to the partnership, and managing partner Cyril Shroff said: “These promotions symbolise a steady growth of organic talent, in-line with the firm’s core values of character, competence and commitment. These are rigorously trained-in and steeped in the firm’s culture.”

Partner L Viswanathan, who chairs finance, projects & insolvency at the firm, commented: “Each of them has demonstrated a passion for serving our clients. Their admission to the partnership demonstrates ongoing success and growth of the firm were they have critical role to play in future success of the firm.”

Partner and national head of corporate Reeba Chacko added: “It is heartening to see the fantastic home grown talent within the firm and to see them grow into our partnership.

“The rigorous process that we have followed considered on a balance both the aspects of individual merit as also the business case of the relevant practice. I wish all our new partners a great journey ahead!”

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