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SAM promotes 7 to partner & director, led by corporate, competition (all in Delhi) • 3 from Symbi

New crop of SAM partners
New crop of SAM partners

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 7 to its partnership (including one as a partner-equivalent director in competition).

There are only promotions in Delhi, according to its press release, with corporate seeing three promotions while the competition team had two senior additions from the ranks.

It is understood that no other internal promotions at any of the firm’s other offices are expected.

Three of the new partners are graduates of SLS Pune, with one each from ILS Pune, NLSIU Bangalore, and Amity Law School.

Last year the firm had promoted eight to partnership (out of whom three were based in Mumbai).

The promotions take effect from 1 April, and increase the Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas’ partner headcount to 117, of whom 43 are women. The firm has 552 fee-earners in total (including partners), of whom 275 are women.

List of new partners

General Corporate

  • Ananda Malhotra (SLS Pune, 2008; Delhi)
  • Sumeet Singh (SLS Pune, 2009; Delhi)
  • Karun Prakash (ILS Pune, 2009; Delhi)


  • Yaman Verma (NLSIU Bangalore, 2010; Delhi)
  • Director: Rohan Arora (Cardiff Law School London, 2008; Delhi)

Intellectual Property

  • JV Abhay (Amity Law School, 2004; Delhi)


  • Gouri Puri (SLS Pune, 2009; Delhi)

Delhi managing partner Pallavi Shroff commented in the release: “We are proud of their accomplishments as they have made significant contributions to the firm. I am confident that our new partners will play an important role in the future growth of the Firm. I wish immense success to our new partners in this exciting phase of their careers.”

Mumbai managing partner Akshay Chudasama and chairman Shardul Shroff echoed those sentiments in the release, with Chudasama adding that the promotions would “underline our commitment to enhance the rich pool of our talent as each of them has proven credentials as a go-to advisor for clients”.

To be updated.

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