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Luthra corporate-white-collar partner Alina Arora resigns for ‘career break’

Luthra loses Alina Arora, possibly to career break
Luthra loses Alina Arora, possibly to career break

L&L Partners Delhi-based partner Alina Arora resigned from the firm yesterday.

She had been at Luthra & Luthra, as the firm was then known, since 2008 and was part of the firm’s corporate commercial and its anti-corruption and compliance teams. Correction: She had joined Luthra in 2001.

She is a 1998 Delhi University (DU) LLB, with a 1995 DU History BA, and an 2003 LLM in international economic laws from Warwick.

L&L managing partner Rajiv Luthra commented to Bar & Bench yesterday: “[Comment withdrawn by firm]”.

Arora did not respond to several requests for comment since last week, however, senior partner Mohit Saraf released the following joint statement yesterday following our request for further comment:

Alina Arora: “After 18 very exciting and rewarding years with L&L Partners I have decided to take a career break. It has been a great journey and I am taking with me very fond memories of my mentors, friends, colleagues and my team members... all of whom have played a very significant role in my professional life.”

Mohit Saraf: “Alina has had a long innings with the Firm and I wish to thank her for her valuable and dedicated contributions. She has decided to take a career break. We will miss her and wish her well for all her future endeavours.”

We have not been able to independently confirm whether she has resigned for personal reasons or a career break (which seems to be the ‘safe’ default reason for resigning at most firms these days), or whether she has any plans to be joining another firm.

Update 13:59: We have spoken to Arora, who confirmed that she was definitely taking a career break after 18 years of working.

L&L’s corporate team has had a steady trickle of resignations over the last few years, with partner Vishwanath Pratap Singh having left in April (eventually going to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas after a break); Singh was the seventh partner to leave Luthra’s corporate practice since 2016.

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