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Rajiv Luthra (sans Saraf) hires alum Shonali Choudhry in Mumbai as partner

Shonali Choudhry to join Luthras
Shonali Choudhry to join Luthras

L&L Partners has hired Advani & Co partner Shonali Choudhry in Mumbai, we understand from two sources and as first reported by Bar & Bench.

The 1999 NLSIU Bangalore graduate has spent just under a year at Luthra & Luthra in Mumbai in 2006 as a senior associate, and has since also worked in-house at Trimex International as general counsel across Asia.

She also had a stint at Larsen & Toubro as deputy general manager legal in Mumbai, two years as a self employed consultant in London, and had then joined Advani & Co in 2019 as a partner.

We understand that Choudhry’s hire has taken place under managing partner Rajiv Luthra, after senior partner Mohit Saraf was allegedly (but practically) ousted from the firm, over which Saraf has filed a claim in the Delhi high court, which is currently pending mediation.

Separately, two corporate partners of Luthra have also resigned since the start of the dispute.

We have reached out to Luthra and Saraf for comment.

Shonali Choudhry Work history From: Aug 2019: Partner, Advani & Co.Full-time (Mumbai Area) Aug 2017 - Jan 2019: Consultant, Self employed (London) Jul 2016 - Mar 2017: Deputy General Manager, Larsen & Toubro (Mumbai Area) Jan 2012 - Jul 2014: General Counsel, Trimex International Group (Mumbai Area) Sep 2010 - Dec 2011: General Counsel, Trimex International Group (Singapore) Aug 2009 - Sep 2010: General Counsel, Trimex International Group (Greater Jakarta Area) Jul 2008 - Aug 2009: General Counsel, Trimex International Group (Dubai) Jun 2007 - Jun 2008: Senior Associate, Universal Legal (Chennai Area) Jul 2006 - May 2007: Senior Associate, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices (Mumbai Area) Jul 2000 - Jun 2006: Partner, Advani & Co. (Mumbai Area) Education 1994 - 1999: National Law School of India University, B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.), Law 1999 - 2000: Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Master of Laws - LLM, Environmental Law
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