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Ex-Luthra partner Alina Arora joins Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as equity after 4-month break [UPDATE-1]

Alina Arora joins SAM after five-month break post Luthra
Alina Arora joins SAM after five-month break post Luthra

Alina Arora, who had resigned from L&L Partners in late November 2019, has now joined Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Bar & Bench has first reported.

We have independently confirmed that she has joined and understand the firm is issuing a press release shortly.

She has joined as an equity partner.

Arora specialises in corporate commercial and anti-corruption and compliance work.

The 1998 Delhi University LLB had been at Luthra, as the firm was formerly known, since 2001.

After announcing her L&L resignation in November, she had said she was taking a career break for a while and had no immediate plans to join another firm. She had left L&L by January 2020.

L&L had issued a statement, at the time, wishing her well.

Update 20:39, adding press release below: SAM’s press release noted that she joined today, and was a “multi-faceted lawyer” with experience across “white collar crime & investigations, insurance, defence, M&A and compliance”.

Arora said in a press statement: “After a break to recalibrate, I am ready to re-start my career.

“SAM is ‘the’ leading law firm in India and is at the forefront of legal innovation and excellence. Joining SAM provides me an unparalleled platform to be a part of the transformation of the legal industry in these changing times.

I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my second innings. I remain grateful to Mr. Luthra and Mohit, for their tremendous support to me over the years.”

SAM executive chairman Shardul S Shroff commented in a press release: “We are very happy to have a seasoned and well-regarded senior lawyer like Alina join our equity partnership.

“We are confident that she will add further depth to our offering and help consolidate the firm’s position across the board with her wide-ranging experience. She is a great addition to our strong partnership, as together we navigate these exciting and challenging times which are bringing an unprecedented revolution to the practice of law.”

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