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Poovayya promotes Pallavi Smriti to Bangalore partner in fast-growing disputes area

Pallavi Smriti becomes one of small cadre of senior female Bangalore litigators
Pallavi Smriti becomes one of small cadre of senior female Bangalore litigators

Poovayya & Co has promoted Bangalore-based Pallavi Smriti to partner in its litigation practice, with effect from this year.

She is the second litigation partner in a department that had been growing the fastest at the firm, confirmed managing partner Sanjanthi Sajan Poovayya.

Smriti is a 2009 NLIU Bhopal graduate, who had previously also worked at Wadia Ghandy and Platinum Partners. She had joined Poovayya in 2018 (see below).

The other litigation partner at the firm is Bangalore-based Manu Kulkarni, with he rest of the firm’s six partners active primarily in corporate.

In part, Poovayya’s disputes practice had benefited - as it usually does - from a slowing economy.

“We are consolidating and keeping with the existing clients and hoping to hang in there for the next few months till the market recovers,” added Poovayya about the current market.

One reader and market insider said, anonymously: “Bangalore has limited senior, female litigators and even smaller number of such partners. It’s a significant news in the litigation circle.”

Pallavi Smriti Work history From: Jan 2020: Partner, Poovayya & Co., Advocates & Solicitors (Bengaluru Area) Jun 2018 - Jan 2020: Principal Associate, Poovayya & Co. (Bengaluru) Feb 2015 - Jan 2020: Associate, Platinum Partners Feb 2013 - Jan 2015: Associate, Wadia Ghandy and Co. Jun 2009 - Oct 2012: Associate, Wadia Ghandy & Co., Education 2004 - 2009: National Law Institute University, Bachelor’s Degree, Law
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