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ELP hires AZB counsel Vinay Butani as partner, promotes 17 to non-equity partner roles

Vinay Butani joins ELP partnership with 17 others
Vinay Butani joins ELP partnership with 17 others

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has hired AZB & Partners counsel Vinay Butani as a partner in its corporate commercial practice, while promoting 17 others into senior non-equity-partner-equivalent roles.

Equity partner promotions are to be announced soon, said the firm.

Butani, a 2009 Mumbai Unviersity law graduate who had been at AZB between March 2019 and December 2020, had joined the firm in January.

The firm has also promoted 14 to partner or director (usually a non-law qualified partner-equivalent position):

  • Abhay Joshi, Partner Competition Law & Policy Delhi
  • Abhishek Sanyal, Partner Corporate & Commercial Delhi
  • Aditya Khadria, Partner Banking & Finance Mumbai
  • Ambarish Sathianathan, Partner International Trade & Customs Mumbai
  • Gourav Sogani, Director Tax Mumbai
  • Mitesh Chauhan, Director Tax Mumbai
  • Mukta Dutta, Partner Arbitration & Dispute Re Delhi
  • Parthsarathi Jha, Partner Competition Law & Policy | International Trade & Customs Delhi
  • Rahul Charkha, Director Tax Pune
  • Rahul Khurana, Director Tax Delhi
  • Shailesh Poria, Partner Arbitration & Dispute Re Mumbai
  • Stella Joseph, Partner Tax Mumbai
  • Tejus Pathak, Director Tax Delhi
  • Yogesh Pirthani, Partner Banking & Finance Mumbai

Three principal associates were made into associate partners and associate directors:

  • Chirag Shetty, Associate Partner Tax Mumbai
  • Ginita Bodani, Associate Partner Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Mumbai
  • Mohammad Asif Mansoory, Associate Director Tax Mumbai

Associate promotions

In the associate ranks there were 14 promotions.

Senior associates promoted to principal associates:

  • Aanchal Mundada, Principal Associate Tax Bangalore
  • Ashwin Ramesh, Principal Associate Tax Mumbai
  • Nischal Agarwal, Principal Associate Tax Bangalore
  • Shreya Mundhra, Principal Associate Tax Mumbai
  • Tanaya Sethi, Principal Associate Competition Law & Policy Delhi
  • Tanvi Goyal, Principal Associate Corporate & Commercial Mumbai
  • Virangana Wadhawan, Principal Associate Tax Mumbai

Associates promoted to senior associate:

  • Archit Gupta, Senior Associate Tax Delhi
  • Dinesh Rohera, Senior Associate Tax Mumbai
  • Jishnu Dhar, Senior Associate Corporate & Commercial Delhi
  • Rajesh J, Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Delhi
  • Ria Dalwani, Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Mumbai
  • Vinav Damani, Senior Associate Tax Mumbai
  • Zain Maqbool, Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Delhi
Vinay ButaniWork history From: Jan 2021: Partner, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Mar 2019 - Dec 2020: Counsel, AZB & Partners (Mumbai Area) May 2012 - Apr 2019: Partner, Fortitude Law Associates (Mumbai Area) May 2009 - Apr 2012: Associate, Wakhariya & Wakhariya (Mumbai Area)Education University of Mumbai, BLS LLB, Law
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