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ELP promotes 4 into equity ‘custodians’, 8 to associate partner, 26 associates in disputes- & tax-dominated round

ELP expands equity partnership to 11 with Sivaprakasam, Shah, Motwani, Nair (l to r)
ELP expands equity partnership to 11 with Sivaprakasam, Shah, Motwani, Nair (l to r)

Mumbai-headquartered national firm Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has promoted four of its associate partners to equity partner level, and one associate director to director level, increasing the total size of its equity partnership to 11.

The firm said in a statement:

These promotions are a recognition of the growth of individual and equally that of the firm. With these promotions, ELP is on the path to entrenching the internationally established concept of partners as ‘custodians.’

New equity partners

  • Babu Sivaprakasam (Mumbai, banking & finance; had previously worked with Standard Chartered Bank and SNG Partners).
  • Harsh Shah (Mumbai, tax professional, qualified lawyer and chartered accountant; had begun career with ELP, then a brief stint with Deloitte and PwC, returned to ELP in 2013).
  • Jitendra Motwani (Mumbai, regulatory litigation; had joined ELP in 2011 from PDS Legal and DSK Legal).
  • Ravisekhar Nair (Delhi, competition; joined ELP in 2012, also now “assumed additional responsibilities for ELP’s Bangalore office”).

One associate director has been promoted to director level:

  • Darshan Bora (Bangalore, tax)

Promotion analysis

A total of 8 have been promoted from senior associate or counsel to associate partner.

Another 10 have been promoted from associate manager to senior associate level, and 16 were promoted to associate manager level from associate.

In the equity / director promotions, two specialised in tax, with one each in banking, regulatory disputes and competition.

Out of the new associate partners, 5 were in tax, followed by 2 in disputes and 1 in corporate & commercial.

Disputes also saw heavy action in the new senior associate ranks with 6 new disputes SAs and 3 in tax; at the associate manager level, there were 6 in tax and 5 in corporate & commercial.

8 new associate partner / associate director promotions

  • Alok Jain (Mumbai, disputes; promoted from counsel to associate partner)
  • Abhileen Chaturvedi (Mumbai, disputes)
  • Ananthram Ganesh (Mumbai, corporate & commercial)
  • Farhad Dalal (Mumbai, tax)
  • Supreme Kothari (Mumbai, tax, promoted to associate director level)
  • Sweta Rajan (Bangalore, tax)
  • Vidushi Maheshwari (Mumbai, tax)
  • Vinitt Nagla (Mumbai, tax)

Senior associate promotions

  • Amit Laddha (Ahmedabad, disputes)
  • Chanakya Keswani (Mumbai, disputes)
  • Chirag Shetty (Mumbai, disputes)
  • Deeksha Manchanda (Delhi, competition)
  • Megha Agarwal (Mumbai, projects)
  • Parth Parikh (Mumbai, tax)
  • Pulkit Poddar (Mumbai, tax)
  • Rinkey Jassuja (Mumbai, disputes)
  • Udit Jain (Delhi, disputes)
  • Varun Chablani (Mumbai, tax)

Associate manager promotions

  • Aanchal Mundada (Bangalore, tax)
  • Aasim Syed (Mumbai, corporate & commercial)
  • Akshay Jain (Mumbai, international trade & customs)
  • Alysha Razvi (Mumbai, corporate & commercial)
  • Ashima Saxena (Mumbai, projects)
  • Ashish Mitra (Delhi, tax)
  • Bhagyashree Madhekar (Mumbai, corporate & commercial)
  • Harika Bakaraju (Mumbai, international trade & customs)
  • Hitesh Agarwal (Mumbai, corporate & commercial)
  • Karan Narvekar (Mumbai, corporate & commercial)
  • Kumar Harshvardhan (Mumbai, tax)
  • Niraj Hande (Mumbai, tax)
  • Suhasini Joshi (Bangalore, tax)
  • Tanaya Sethi (Delhi, competition)
  • Vibhor Chaplot (Ahmedabad, disputes)
  • Virangana Wadhawan (Mumbai, tax)
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