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SAM’s first Bangalore partner Karthik Mahalingam to leave for US MBA at MIT Sloan

Karthik MahalingamKarthik Mahalingam

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Bangalore founding partner Karthik Mahalingam is to leave the firm on 30 April.

We understand that he will be joining MIT Sloan School of Management, in Boston, for its one-year Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Mahalingam had joined SAM in April 2016 to set up its Bangalore office from semi-philanthropic investment fund Omidyar Network India, where he was general counsel (GC).

He had joined as Bangalore office head and national head of the firm’s venture capital practice.

He was not reachable for comment, and we have also reached out to SAM management, who did not respond by the time of publication.

Update 13 April 2018, 10:19: SAM co-managing partner Pallavi Shroff commented: “We wish him all the very best in life.”

SAM had ramped up in Bangalore in 2017 with the hire of two corporate and venture capital (VC) partners respectively - Roshan Thomas and Siddharth Nair - who had moved with much of the rest of BMR Legal to SAM.

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Like +26 Object -3 Guest 12 Apr 18, 18:24  interesting  top rated
A big loss to the firm. Will leave a gaping hole. An Outstanding lawyer and a great human being. Destined for great things in life.

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Like +19 Object -5 Nullan 2 12 Apr 18, 18:37  interesting  top rated  controversial
Venture capitalists will lose Thier biggest crutch in Bangalore...
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Like +3 Object -0 Nikkam 3 12 Apr 18, 21:14
Is scam ihiring? Can I apply? How much will I make and is there a sign on bonus and salary?
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Like +1 Object -1 Well Wisher 13 Apr 18, 10:02
You will get all of them by joining BJP today. Go for it !
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Like +0 Object -0 Kimchi 14 Apr 18, 00:25
If you can talk the talk the money is all yours
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Like +8 Object -1 SCAM 13 Apr 18, 10:30  interesting
The reverse drain seem to start now - with such huge targets n eat what u kill model no one will want to continue for long here
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Like +28 Object -5 SAm wellwisher 13 Apr 18, 10:32  interesting  top rated  controversial
A few equity partners in Mumbai office should be sent back to law school to re do the LLB course!!!
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Like +12 Object -0 Well Wisher 13 Apr 18, 11:17  interesting  top rated
It is the case everywhere bud... all that you can hope for is to become a good one that our juniors dont say that about us.
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Like +13 Object -2 Guest 13 Apr 18, 12:10  interesting
Spot on. One of the problems with GLC grads (who never really went to law school) is that they solely get knowledge by practice and jugaad, which often leaves gaps in their knowledge.
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Like +2 Object -0 ZRS 13 Apr 18, 20:34
So, lawyers from all other 'law schools' are having no gaps in their knowledge? Seriously!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 14 Apr 18, 10:55
They do have serious gaps. In knowledge and in time. The latter are filled by making comments demeaning 'the other' (faculty, administration, their university, competing universities, partners at firm).

Most of them are merely computer literate with very high self worth.
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Like +0 Object -0 Ex-GLC 16 Apr 18, 16:56
Wouldnt like to hear about my college or my fellow mates, but in law firms, we all are equal because at the end it all boils down to getting clients, punching numbers, doing BD and yeah doing work. So mate, focus on your work please.
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Like +6 Object -1 Good move? 13 Apr 18, 14:47  interesting
Left before the targets started to kick in?
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Like +1 Object -0 scootshoot 13 Apr 18, 15:25
so who will be managing partner now?
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Like +1 Object -0 Chai Ki Dukan Wala 16 Apr 18, 15:19
....I believe in HardWork rather than studying in Harvard !
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Like +0 Object -0 Cyril 17 Apr 18, 22:41
kian y was my last comments not published??
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