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Law for yoga dharma: 2-decade Bgl CAMer Arjun Lall exits post 1-year sabbatical to become yoga instructor

Arjun Lall exits law for yoga
Arjun Lall exits law for yoga

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Bengaluru-based equity partner Arjun Lall, who had been with the firm for 20 years since graduating from NLSIU Bengaluru in 2001, has now officially left the firm.

In his legal career he had specialised in securities law and capital markets, and had been promoted to head of South India at the firm in 2016.

Bengaluru-based head of employment, Rashmi Pradeep, who joined the firm’s equity in 2018, has taken over as head of South India.

As a Legally India conversations thread had pointed out, his name has not been on the CAM website for a while now.

We understand that he had begun taking a sabbatical from the firm more than a year ago, and has completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training and has already been teaching students.

We have reached out to him for comment and will update this story when we do hear from him.

Managing partner Cyril Shroff commented: “Arjun has been with the firm since over 20 years and whether it’s the pandemic or otherwise has chosen to evolve himself into areas other than law.

“One of these is teaching yoga and also helping people.

“Even though he steps down, he will be associated with the firm in some form and of course as a avid fan of this firm.”

“We are going to miss him a lot, but we do know that he is just a phone call away.”

Update 20:22: Lall commented:

My love and devotion to law, the firm, its management and its people is undiminished! I’ve experienced immense highs, received immense love and respect and forged imperishable relationships over the past 20 years with the firm.

I am blessed and grateful to have worked with the brightest bestest minds and kindest souls in the industry and assisting on some of India’s pathbreaking transactions.

I am equally blessed that the firm, Mrs and Mr Shroff gave me the chance to find an answer to one of life’s imponderable questions of ‘what is my purpose in life?’ - the path of yoga, spiritual learning and seva has chosen me.

I believe that is my dharma and that is the path that I am choosing to follow.

I may not be a part of the firm but the firm will always be a part of me, and I hope that I can continue to help the firm and its people in a wholly different capacity.

Arjun LallWork history From: Aug 2001: partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (Bengaluru Area)Education 1996 - 2001: National Law School of India University, BA LLB (hons),
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