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SAM Mumbai adds 2 partners, 1 GC: laterals Lalan Gupta, Amruta Kelkar + IDFC’s Rajeev Uberoi

Lalan Gupta (l), Amruta Kelkar join SAM
Lalan Gupta (l), Amruta Kelkar join SAM

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai has hired dispute resolution partner Lalan Gupta and corporate partner Amruta Kelkar.

Gupta joins from Dhruve Liladhar & Co, where he was a partner since 2018 and had worked since 2013. He specialises in original and appellate litigation, as well as arbitration, mediation and concilation.

Kelkar was previously an associate partner at Economic Laws Practice (ELP), having also worked at Kanga & Co and Juris Corp since graduating from GLC Mumbai in 2007.

She specialises in domestic and cross-border private equity and mergers & acquisitions work, in sectors including real estate, healthcare, hospitality, financial services and education.

IDFC GC Uberoi joins SAM
IDFC GC Uberoi joins SAM

Also joining the firm in Mumbai is IDFC Bank group general counsel and head legal & audit, Dr Rajeev Uberoi, who has come on board as a senior advisor.

Uberoi will be working full-time in the firm’s banking and finance practice.

He had previously worked in-house at IDFC, Standard Chartered and Citibank, specialising in compliance, vigilance and operational risk governance.

Rajeev UberoiWork history From: Oct 2015: Group General Counsel and Head Legal & Audit, IDFC Bank May 2009 - Sep 2015: Group General Counsel and Group Head Compliance & Controls, IDFC Limited (Mumbai) Sep 2005 - May 2009: Regional Head- Operational Risk and Assurance Audit, India and South East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (Mumbai) May 2004 - Sep 2005: Vice President And Regulatory Head, Citibank India (Mumbai) Apr 2000 - May 2004: Regional Head - Legal and Compliance, India and Nepal, Standard Chartered Bank (Mumbai) May 1997 - Apr 2000: Head- Risk Management and Compliance, ANZ Grindlays Bank (Mumbai) Jul 1982 - May 1997: Assistant General Manager- Department of Banking Supervision, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (Mumbai) Jun 1990 - Jul 1994: Addl. Director Institutional Finance (Secondment for RBI), Government of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal Area) Jul 1979 - Jul 1982: Manager, State Bank of IndiaEducation - undefined: Scindia School, High School, - undefined: Hamidia College, LLB, 1973 - 1976: MVM College, Bachelor of Science - BS, 1975 - 1977: Bharkatullah university, Master of Arts - MA, Economics 1984 - 1985: Isve napoli, Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Development , Rconomics 1985 - 1987: Management Development Institute, PGDBA in Business Administration, 1987 - 1989: McMaster University, Master of Arts - MA, Economics 1992 - 1997: Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Economics Pallavi Shroff, Managing Partner, SAM & Co. said, “We are delighted to have Dr. Uberoi, Lalan and Amruta, join our Mumbai office. Their extensive experience will further strengthen our firm practices and client offering.” Akshay Chudasama, Managing Partner, SAM & Co. said, “Dr. Uberoi, Lalan and Amruta will undoubtedly add great value to the Firm with their expertise. We look forward to a long and exciting journey ahead and wish them all the success in their new roles.” Lalan GuptaWork history From: Jun 2018: Partner, Dhruve Liladhar & Co. (Mumbai) Feb 2013 - May 2018: Senior Associate, Dhruve Liladhar & Co. (Mumbai) Mar 2009 - Jan 2013: Associate, Dhruve Liladhar & Co.Education Amruta KelkarWork history From: Jun 2013: Associate Partner, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai Area) Jan 2013 - May 2013: Associate Vice President, Kotak Investment Banking Dec 2008 - Jul 2012: Senior Associate, Juris Corp Jun 2007 - Sep 2008: Associate, Kanga & Company (Mumbai)Education 2004 - 2007: Government Law College, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.),
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