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HSA hires Agarwal Law maritime, int’l arb expert Manan Shukla as Delhi partner

Manan Shukla joins HSA
Manan Shukla joins HSA

HSA Advocates has hired Agarwal Law Associates lawyer Manan Shukla as a partner in its Delhi disputes team.

He specialises primarily in maritime law and domestic and international commercial disputes, including arbitration in Dubai, Hong Kong, London and Singapore, as well as litigation before high courts and the Supreme Court of India, according to HSA.

Shukla had been at Agarwal, with the designation of international lawyer according to his Linked-in profile, since 2016 until this month.

Since graduating from ILS Pune in 2006 with a law degree, he completed an LLM at the National University Singapore, had worked in Singapore at law firm Kennedys (from 2008 to 2010), then moved to the UAE to join Hadef & Partners, before returning to India as an independent lawyer and having worked with DMD Advocates as a counsel for a year from 2015 to 2016.

He is also a member of the Young International Arbitration Group with the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Young Arbitrators Forum at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

According to HSA’s press release, it has “strengthened its core dispute resolution capabilities and its ability to support clients in domestic and international arbitrations”.

We have reached out to Agarwal Law Associates for comment.

HSA Advocates now has 31 partners and more than 150 fee-earners, the firm said.

HSA partner Rajdeep Choudhury had left the firm in late June to join Delhi-based construction and engineering specialist firm

Archeus Law

, growing to 4 partners (Ranjit Prakash, Arun Mani and Anshuman Pande), according to Bar & Bench.

Manan Shukla Work history From: Jul 2020 : Partner , HSA AdvocatesFull-time ( New Delhi ) Apr 2016 - Jul 2020 : International Lawyer , Agarwal Law Associates ( New Delhi Area ) Jul 2015 - Mar 2016 : Counsel , DMD Advocates (Formerly known as Dutt Menon & Dunmorrsett) ( 121 Maker Chamber IV ) Jul 2013 - Jul 2015 : International Lawyer , Independent Legal Practitioner Mar 2011 - Feb 2013 : Associate , Hadef & Partners May 2010 - Dec 2010 : Foreign Qualified Lawyer , Kennedys Singapore LLP Sep 2008 - May 2010 : Foreign Qualified Lawyer , Kennedys Singapore LLP Jul 2006 - Jun 2007 : Associate , Khaitan & Jayakar ( Mumbai Area ) Education 1999 - 2004 : I.L.S. Law College Pune , BSL , Law 2004 - 2006 : I.L.S. Law College Pune , LLB , Law 2007 - 2008 : National University of Singapore , LLM , Law
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