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Khaitan grows to 127 partners in corp, CM-heavy promo round: 8 new equity, 15 new AP • 4 from SLS; 3 from NUJS, GLC, NLU-J; 2 from HNLU, NLS

8 new Khaitan equity partners: Welcome
8 new Khaitan equity partners: Welcome

Khaitan & Co has promoted eight of its associate partners to equity partnership, as well as made 15 new associate partners, and one new counsel (see full list below).*

Overall, this year’s round is even bigger than last year’s promotion round, which had seen 11 new equity partners and 9 new associate partners (though this year saw two fewer new equity partners).

This promotion puts Khaitan & Co total partnership headcount to 127 partners, of whom 17 are women. It has 36 salaried partners and 91 equity partners. The firm’s total fee-earner headcount, including partners, is now 545, with offices in Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi.

By practice area

By far the biggest practice area in this round was corporate, which saw 4 new equity partners, 7 new associate partners, and one counsel.

Securities and capital markets too has seen huge investment: 3 new equity partners. That’s not surprising: as we had reported in February, Khaitan had grown its capital markets team to one of the biggest in India, at 7 equity partners. This would now make it 10, which is two more than Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Dispute resolution got one new equity partner, Peshwan Jehangir, and 4 new associate partners.

Other practice areas had no new equity partners, though banking & finance welcomed two associate partners in Mumbai, with one associate partner each in real estate and in direct tax.

By law school

Of the new partners and associate partners, the law school LLB breakup is as follows:

  • SLS Pune: 4
  • NUJS Kolkata: 3
  • GLC Mumbai: 3
  • NLU Jodhpur: 3
  • HNLU Raipur: 2
  • NLSIU Bangalore: 2
  • Nalsar Hyderabad: 1
  • ILS Pune: 1
  • ICFAI Dehradun: 1
  • Delhi University: 1
  • Panjab University Chandigarh: 1

New equity partners


  • Vinay Joy, Corporate, B.A., LL.B., (Hons.), NLSIU Bangalore, 2005


  • Atul Pandey, Corporate, LL.B., Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur, 2005
  • Mayank Singh, Corporate, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), Nalsar Hyderabad, 2006


  • Aditya Cheriyan, Securities and Capital Markets, B.S.L., LL.B., SLS Pune, 2006
  • Madhur Kohli, Securities and Capital Markets, B.S.L., LL.B., ILS Pune, 2006
  • Moin Ladha, Securities and Capital Markets, LL.B., GLC Mumbai,, 2007
  • Peshwan Jehangir, Dispute Resolution, B.Sc., LL.B., GLC Mumbai, 2005
  • Surbhi Kejriwal, Corporate, B.A., LL.B., (Hons.), NUJS Kolkata, 2006

Associate Partners

New associate partners in Mumbai, Bangalore, Cal
New associate partners in Mumbai, Bangalore, Cal
New associate partners in Delhi
New associate partners in Delhi


  • Arun Scaria, Corporate, B.Com., LL.B. (Hons.), HNLU Raipur, 2009


  • Gaurav Dasgupta, Real Estate, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), NUJS Kolkata, 2007
  • Shounak Mitra, Dispute Resolution, B.B.A., LL.B., ICFAI Dehradun, 2009


  • Aashutosh Sampat, Corporate, B.L.S., LL.B., GLC Mumbai, 2006
  • Ashraya Rao, Corporate, B.B.A., LL.B., SLS Pune, 2010
  • Deepak Jodhani, Corporate, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), NLU Jodhpur, 2009
  • Madhuparna Dasgupta, Banking & Finance, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), NUJS Kolkata, 2008
  • Rajeev Vidhani, Banking & Finance, B.B.A., LL.B. (Corporate Law Hons.), NLU Jodhpur, 2009
  • Vivek Sriram, Corporate, B.B.A, LL.B., (Hons.), NLU Jodhpur, 2009

New Delhi

  • Aditya Patni, Corporate, B.S.L., LL.B., SLS Pune,, 2007
  • Indruj Singh Rai, Direct Tax, B.S.L, LL.B., SLS Pune, 2006
  • Jeevan Ballav Panda, Dispute Resolution, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), HNLU Raipur, 2008
  • Karun Mehta, Dispute Resolution, LL.B., Delhi University, 2006
  • Monika Srivastava, Corporate, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) NLSIU Bangalore, 2008
  • Sahil Narang, Dispute Resolution, LL.B., Department of Laws, Panjab University Chandigarh, 2008

New counsel


One new counsel in Mumbai
One new counsel in Mumbai

  • Tarunya Krishnan, Corporate, B.S.L., LL.B., ILS Pune, 2007

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