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2018’s 50 busiest Supreme Court AOR law firms • Khaitan leads in Big 7 with 213 filings • JSA, SAM also 100+

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Giant 107 associate promotions at Khaitan: Bgl super-corporate, Cal all lit up, Delhi disputes now 2nd largest area

Associate promotions galore (generally more about ladders than snakes)
Associate promotions galore (generally more about ladders than snakes)

Khaitan & Co has promoted 42 of its fee-earners to principal associate (PA), and 65 to senior associate (SA), in a round that was heavily dominated by corporate throughout all four cities, according the full list we have obtained.

Across the firm, the corporate practice area made up 44 of the promotions.

Mumbai was the office with the largest number of associate promos, with a total of 56 promotions (including 24 new PAs and 32 SAs).

Delhi was next, with a total of 33, followed by 10 promotions in Khaitan’s traditional old-school home of Kolkata, and 8 in Bangalore.

Bangalore’s promotions were completely dominated by corporate, which accounted for 7 out of the 8 promotions (the one remaining promotion was in the disputes team). This no doubts reflect the office’s home to such as tech clients as Flipkart (now Walmart) and Ola.

Kolkata, on the other hand, was dominated by disputes, which made up 7 out of 10 promotions.

Mumbai too lived up as its reputation as the firm’s corporate powerhouse, with 25 associate promotions in corporate and funds, compared to only 9 in disputes. Banking, tax and IP were the next-largest practice areas in Mumbai, each with between 6 and 4 job title elevations respectively. Energy and infrastructure, capital markets and competition also saw a smaller number of promotions (see full details below).

Last but not least, living up as the country’s litigation capital, promotions were nearly split evenly between corporate (12) and disputes (9), with a variety of other practice areas (most notably, competition, TMT and real estate had more promotions in Delhi than Mumbai, with 2 each).

Khaitan had also announced 11 promotions to partnership last week.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas had promoted a total of 21 new principal associates and 36 senior associates (totalling to 61), as we had reported yesterday.

8 promotions in Bangalore

  • 3 new principal associates; 5 senior associates
  • 7 promotions in corporate, 1 in disputes
  1. Hardik Bhatia - Principal Associate - Corporate
  2. KA Alakiri - Principal Associate - Corporate
  3. Prashanth Ramdas - Principal Associate - Corporate
  4. Aniruddha Basu - Senior Associate - Corporate
  5. BN Vivek - Senior Associate - - Corporate
  6. Kamlesh Rao - Senior Associate - Corporate
  7. Mrudul Dadhich - Senior Associate - Corporate
  8. Avinash Balakrishna - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution

10 promotions in Kolkata

  • 4 new PAs, 6 new SAs
  • 7 in disputes, 2 in corporate, 1 in banking finance
  1. Nikita Choudhury - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  2. Prithwijit Ganqopadhyay - Principal Associate - Corporate
  3. Sachin Shukla - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  4. VVV Sastry - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  5. Pratik Shanu - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  6. Risa Das - Senior Associate - Banking S, Finance
  7. Shreya Singh - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  8. Sumantra Bose - Senior Associate - Corporate
  9. Vaibhavi PandeY - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  10. Zulfiqar Ali Alquaderi - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution

56 promotions in Mumbai

  • 24 new PAs, 32 new SAs
  • 23 in corporate, 9 in disputes, 6 in banking, 5 in tax, 4 in IP, 3 in energy & infra, 3 in capital markets, 2 in funds, 1 in competition
  1. Aastha Khurana - Principal Associate - Corporate
  2. Aayush Mohata - Principal Associate - Capital Markets
  3. Aditi Bagri - Principal Associate - Banking & Finance
  4. Aishwarya Nagpal - Principal Associate - Corporate
  5. Gaurita Udiyawar - Principal Associate - Funds
  6. Jaideep Singh Khattar - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  7. Janaksinh Jhala - Principal Associate - Intellectual Property
  8. Jhinook Roy - Principal Associate - Energy Infrastructure & Resources
  9. Jimmy Bhatt - Principal Associate - Direct Tax
  10. Kapish Mandhyan - Principal Associate - Corporate
  11. Kathleen Lobo - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  12. Krishnendu Sen - Principal Associate - Banking & Finance
  13. Mayank Jain - Principal Associate - Indirect Tax
  14. Navodita Gupta - Principal Associate - Capital Markets
  15. Niharika Mepani - Principal Associate - Corporate
  16. Nikhil Ranjan - Principal Associate - IP
  17. Oishik Bagchi - Principal Associate - Capital Markets
  18. Pavi Jain - Principal Associate - Corporate
  19. Rajeevkumar Nambiar - Principal Associate - Intellectual Property
  20. Ritwik Kulkarni - Principal Associate - Corporate
  21. Rolwine Alva - Principal Associate - Banking & Finance
  22. Sanket Shah - Principal Associate - Corporate
  23. Vinita Choudhury - Principal Associate - Corporate
  24. Vivek Mishra - Principal Associate - Banking & Finance
  25. Abhimanyu Pal - Senior Associate - Corporate
  26. Abir Sarkar - Senior Associate - Corporate
  27. Anjali Krishnan - Senior Associate - Indirect Tax
  28. Ayush Nanda - Senior Associate - Corporate
  29. Bidya Mohanty - Senior Associate - Corporate
  30. C Nageshwaran - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  31. D Preethika - Senior Associate - Corporate
  32. Devangshu Nath - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  33. Gautam Suseel - Senior Associate - Corporate
  34. Haabil Vahanvaty - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  35. Harsh Khemka - Senior Associate - Corporate
  36. Harshita Khurana - Senior Associate - Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
  37. Jessica Gandhi - Senior Associate - Banking & Finance
  38. Kevin Shah - Senior Associate - Corporate
  39. Krutika Chitre - Senior Associate - Direct Tax
  40. Mazahir Bootwala - Senior Associate - Banking & Finance
  41. Mohit Maheshwari - Senior Associate - Funds
  42. Rahul Mishra - Senior Associate - Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
  43. Rohan Shrivastava - Senior Associate - Corporate
  44. Shashank Patil - Senior Associate - Corporate
  45. Shobhana Narayan - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  46. Sneh Shah - Senior Associate - Direct Tax
  47. Soham Banerjee - Senior Associate - Competition
  48. Sourav Dan - Senior Associate - intellectual Property
  49. Srikanth Mantravadi - Senior Associate - Corporate
  50. Suditi Surana - Senior Associate - Corporate
  51. Tanish Gupta - Senior Associate - Corporate
  52. Varun Narayan - Senior Associate - Corporate
  53. Yash Chokshi - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  54. Yashashree Mahajan - Senior Associate - Corporate
  55. Yashashree Munde - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  56. Zacarias Joseph - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution

33 promotions in New Delhi

  • 11 new PAs, 27 new SAs
  • 12 in corporate, 9 in disputes, 3 in energy & infra, 2 in competition, 2 in TMT, 2 in real estate, 2 in IP, 1 in cap markets
  1. Aakash Bajaj - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  2. Anupinder Singh Jassal - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  3. Devesh Pandey - Principal Associate - Corporate
  4. Kshitij Bishnoi - Principal Associate - Real Estate
  5. Meherunnisa Anand - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  6. Nitish Goel - Principal Associate - Corporate
  7. Prabal Mehrotra - Principal Associate - Dispute Resolution
  8. Prateek Bhandari - Principal Associate - Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
  9. Punit Bhuwania - Principal Associate - Real Estate
  10. Sanchit Agarwal - Principal Associate - Corporate
  11. Shobhit Chandra - Principal Associate - TMT
  12. Akhil Sharma - Senior Associate - Corporate
  13. Akshay Kumar Sharma - Senior Associate - Corporate
  14. Ankur Saxena - Senior Associate - Corporate
  15. Arjun Bhagi - Senior Associate - Corporate
  16. Hirak Mukhopadhyay - Senior Associate - Corporate
  17. Sathvik Ponnappa - Senior Associate - Capital Markets
  18. Nikita Bhuwania - Senior Associate - Corporate
  19. Piyush Ranjan - Senior Associate - TMT
  20. Pragya Mishra - Senior Associate - intellectual Property
  21. Pratiksha Mishra - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  22. Radhika Seth - Senior Associate - Competition
  23. Raveena Rai - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  24. Sagar BM - Senior Associate - Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
  25. Saransh Kumar - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  26. Saransh Shaw - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  27. Shikha Rastogi - Senior Associate - Energy, Infrastructure & Resources
  28. Shreya Gulati - Senior Associate - Corporate
  29. Siddharth Marwah - Senior Associate - Corporate
  30. Sucheta Roy - Senior Associate - intellectual Property
  31. Susanah Naushad - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution
  32. Sushmita Sarin - Senior Associate - Corporate
  33. Swati Bala - Senior Associate - Competition

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