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Longest-surviving Clasis partner Sumeet Lall resigns, as cookie continues crumbling in impending Clydes break-up

Long-time Clasis hold-out Sumeet Lall to leave
Long-time Clasis hold-out Sumeet Lall to leave

Sumeet Lall, who is the longest-surviving lateral partner hire at Clasis Law which under managing partner Vineet Aneja has lost its partnership several times over in the last years, has resigned, according to authoritative sources.

Clasis is due to break up with UK-headquartered international firm Clyde & Co by next month, as we had first reported last week.

Lall specialises in international arbitration and disputes, and is a qualified advocates-on-record (AoR) of the Supreme Court.

The 2000 ILS Pune graduate had joined Clasis in 2011 from Parekh & Co.

Lall was not reachable for comment at the time of publication.

Aneja did not respond to a call and message for comment.

Lall had been the first lateral partner hire at Clasis in 2011.

But as we had reported, Clasis has seen huge turnover of co-founding and lateral partners since it was founded in 2011, until by 2014 only Aneja was left out of the co-founding partners.

With Lall’s leaving, other than Mustafa Motiwalla who had joined in Mumbai from JurisCorp in 2015, there will now not be a single lateral partner hire who is still at Clasis, though the firm has made several promotions in the last few years.

Clyde & Co’s India web microsite states that Clasis Law has 47 “legal staff”. There will be 10 partners remaining, following the departure of Lall, litigation partner Jaideep Singh who started his own practice in Jaipur and Delhi, and IP partner Rahul Breruar who started a three-partner firm in Delhi and Mumbai at the beginning of this year.

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