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DSK senior partner Tushar Ajinkya joins ELP with team, takes corporate size to 8

Tushar Ajinkya joins ELP for corporate pushTushar Ajinkya joins ELP for corporate push

DSK Legal senior partner Tushar Ajinkya has joined Economic Laws Practice (ELP) with a team of three in Mumbai.

He specialises in corporate and commercial work, including information technology, pharmaceutical, cross-border M&A and forensics and fraud investigations.

Also joining with him are Ankita Kashyap, as counsel, and Sukanya Sehgal and Chirag Jain as associates.

Ajinkya had been with DSK Legal for 17 years, since 2001, having started his career after a 1999 LLB from GLC Mumbai, joining Nishith Desai Associates for two years.

ELP managing partner Suhail Nathani told us earlier today: “He is a professional with two decades of experience, he was with Nishith, opened their Silicon Valley office before DSK... He’s an established force.”

“We are just looking for like-minded people who can fit in and grow my firm,” he added.

DSK managing partner Anand Desai commented: “I wish him well. All very amicable.”

Nathani added: “We’ve grown up our corporate team substantially,” noting that Ajinkya would be the 8th partner in its corporate practice.

In the past 24 months, the firm had hired 12 partners, of whom seven were in tax and tax litigation, which “continued to remain the core practice of ELP”, he said.

Ajinkyar was the third lateral hire into the corporate team in the last two years.

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Like +16 Object -3 Numbers 02 Nov 18, 13:35  interesting  top rated
[...] Anyways last year partners were complaining of lower take homes, what will happen now?
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Like +1 Object -0 Clarity 05 Nov 18, 12:46
lower take homes for partners from DSK or ELP?
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Like +36 Object -0 Yeh Kya?? 02 Nov 18, 14:54  interesting  top rated
Last I knew ELP was a partnership. So, "“We are just looking for like-minded people who can fit in and grow my firm,”??
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Like +35 Object -10 Spindoctors 02 Nov 18, 17:08  interesting  top rated  controversial
When did a partner with a team size of 3 become a "Senior Partner". Also, he wasn't even part of the Corp/Commercial practice here, at DSK - he was projected as a forensics guy. ELP sure knows how to spin things.
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Like +16 Object -27 Fact check 02 Nov 18, 18:53  controversial
One should really do a fact check before trolling. Even a quick look at DSK partner profiles on their website should be enough to show his wide experience in the corporate space that DSK was projecting. Clearly all the recognitions too must have been mistakenly given as per you.
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Like +11 Object -5 Dr. Salunke 03 Nov 18, 18:56  interesting  controversial
Silicon Valley office leader at NDA
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Like +8 Object -1 Amen 05 Nov 18, 12:49  interesting
well, interestingly DSK is one of those firms where partner profile includes every practice area under the sun, do not be surprised if you stumble across something which you never thought of as a practice area.
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Like +3 Object -8 Well wisher 02 Nov 18, 17:47
Hows the transaction work at ELP. I know its better known for their tax practice.
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Like +18 Object -2 Confused? 02 Nov 18, 18:14  interesting  top rated
@Kian why are you censoring my comment? It should be published. It is the truth.

This guy [...] wouldn't have been unless it had been vacated! [...] He [...] even now has a hard time against the tax and litigation partners who still run bigger practices than his.
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Like +15 Object -34 Fan club 02 Nov 18, 22:59  controversial
No one thought Tushar could EVER move from DSK. He's an amazing negotiator with deep sector knowledge in pharma and IT. What a catch ELP!!!
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Like +3 Object -3 Tata 02 Nov 18, 23:56
At Tata Infotech he use to do some IT related legal work......
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Like +9 Object -30 Main hoon Don 03 Nov 18, 07:07  troll?  controversial
Great pick ELP! A truly sharp negotiator - we’ve had a great experience. He’s a rare specialist within a generalist...good luck to you
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Like +9 Object -6 Kankali 03 Nov 18, 11:48  controversial
Why are there so many trolls coming on to this website?
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Like +2 Object -0 Duh! 05 Nov 18, 12:52
LI is twitter for law firm lawyers in case do not know already!
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Like +15 Object -13 Topmind 03 Nov 18, 11:53  controversial
Live and let live. Tushar is a great pick and for better prospects people move from one firm to the other. And every firm has their own goods and bads. I am sure top minds evaluate and take wise decisions.
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Like +9 Object -11 Sense 03 Nov 18, 12:51  controversial
Very well said!
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