Subscribe for perks & to support LI

Your Interests & Preferences: Personalise your reading

Which best describes your role and/or interests?

I work in a law firm
I work for a company / in-house
I'm a litigator at the bar
I'm a law student
Aspiring law student
Save setting
Or click here to show more preferences...

I am interested in the following types of stories (uncheck to hide from frontpage)

Firms / In-House
Legal Education

Always show me: (overrides the above)

Exclusives & Editor's Picks

Website Look & Feel

Light Text on Dark Background

Save preferences

Note: Your preferences will be saved in your browser. You can always change your settings by clicking the Your Preferences button at the top of every page.

Reset preferences to defaults?
This article, like many others, was first published exclusively for subscribers, 3 hours before everyone else got to read it.

If you'd like several goodies and first access to stories like these in future, subscribe instantly here

Shardul Amarchand corporate team partner Sourav De Biswas (NUJS 05) resigns

SAM corporate partner Sourav De Biswas to take some time offSAM corporate partner Sourav De Biswas to take some time off

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas corporate and M&A salaried partner Sourav Kanti De Biswas has resigned, according to authoritative sources. It is understood from sources that he will be taking some time off.

He was working as a partner in the team of outgoing Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi corporate equity partner Akila Aggarwal, who is expected to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in early August.

Biswas had been promoted to salaried partnership in 2015, having joined the erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas firm in 2008.

Biswas is a 2005 NUJS Kolkata graduate, who had begun his career in-house at Reliance Communications, followed by Avaya as legal and contracts manager.

Earlier this week, Aggarwal’s team member and principal associate Mukul Sharma had joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

We have reached out to Shardul Amarchand and Biswas for comment.

Click to show 27 comments
at your own risk
By reading the comments you agree that they are the (often anonymous) personal views and opinions of readers, which may be biased and unreliable, and for which Legally India therefore has no liability. If you believe a comment is inappropriate, please click 'Report to LI' below the comment and we will review it as soon as practicable.
refresh Filter out low-rated comments. Show all comments. Sort chronologically
Like +9 Object -2 Haha 26 Jul 18, 22:50  interesting
The exodus from Okhla to Saket has begun! SSS latest hire is costing him.
Reply Report to LI
Like +3 Object -0 CP 27 Jul 18, 09:57
When you like the firm you are in & your partner abandons. What does the junior do? Stay back or go with the partner or just leave too, to decide next course of action.
Reply Report to LI
Like +12 Object -0 Damadul 26 Jul 18, 22:50  interesting  top rated
Hildul right now!

Reply Report to LI
Like +7 Object -0 Good 26 Jul 18, 22:54  interesting
From dusty Okhla to greener Saket. In more ways than one.
Reply Report to LI
Like +0 Object -2 Quo Vadis 27 Jul 18, 00:35
Premature to think that he is going to join CAM?
Reply Report to LI
Like +3 Object -0 Insi 27 Jul 18, 11:01 LI subscriber
Ofcourse he is going to CAM
Reply Report to LI
Like +3 Object -0 Where else 27 Jul 18, 11:06 LI subscriber
100 percent CAM. Obviously
Reply Report to LI
Like +7 Object -1 Everything disruptive 26 Jul 18, 23:17  interesting
Woahhhh...CAM beating SAM uncle hollow...way to go CAM...
Reply Report to LI
Like +0 Object -1 Fake news 26 Jul 18, 23:51
Check your facts!
Reply Report to LI
Like +1 Object -0 Reverend 26 Jul 18, 23:59
Reply Report to LI
Like +2 Object -1 Guest 27 Jul 18, 01:41
Sources say, he is actively considering moving back to an in-house role.
Reply Report to LI
Like +2 Object -0 haha 27 Jul 18, 11:43
Guest, change your sources!
Reply Report to LI
Like +3 Object -0 Cucumber 27 Jul 18, 08:07
Well it's all team Akila. It was known that was leaving with her for some time now.
Reply Report to LI
Like +21 Object -1 Next 27 Jul 18, 08:39  interesting  top rated
Whose next in the row? Jamairaja
Reply Report to LI
Like +6 Object -0 Insider 27 Jul 18, 08:58  interesting
Soon Mumbai office will also be raided
Reply Report to LI
Like +0 Object -0 Meoww 27 Jul 18, 10:28
Who are the other partners/pa's under Akila? Mukul & Sourav we all know :-)
Reply Report to LI
Like +1 Object -0 Sammie 27 Jul 18, 11:03 LI subscriber
Three more PAs have already quit
Reply Report to LI
Like +2 Object -3 Insider 27 Jul 18, 12:11
Not 3 PAs- 2 PAs have quit (one of the 3 was Mukul). And 1 of the other 2 PAs I who have quit- It’s a relief.
Reply Report to LI
Like +15 Object -1 Rodney 27 Jul 18, 10:51  interesting  top rated
He was looking to hire and had taken interviews. Wonderful is the way how these law firm partners work.
Reply Report to LI
Like +29 Object -0 Bus driver 27 Jul 18, 11:49  interesting  top rated
There's a bus that comes every morning to SAM to take people to Saket.
Reply Report to LI
Like +9 Object -3 RedLine 27 Jul 18, 16:11  interesting
It stops at Noida, Barakhamba Road, Okhla, Saket and then heads to Gurgaon. It's called the Dilli Firm Special. I hear the seats are superbly comfortable though some of the occupants are best suited to take rickshaws.

I am comfortable in my Rolls.
Reply Report to LI
Like +6 Object -0 Rickshaw Wala 27 Jul 18, 17:27  interesting
Sir. I already dropped one from Saket to Okhla. All the best to you and Okhla
Reply Report to LI
Like +1 Object -0 Busy boss 27 Jul 18, 17:15
Reply Report to LI
Like +1 Object -1 Is that u? 27 Jul 18, 16:53
Is that you, hildul?
Reply Report to LI
Like +20 Object -1 Scott Hall 27 Jul 18, 22:02  interesting  top rated
Batch mates Deepto and Mithun were made Equity Partners at the same time when he was made a salaried partner. So much for loyalty towards Shardul Shroff...!!! That said SSS and PSS have always ignored home grown talents and have given preference to outsiders !!!
Reply Report to LI
Like +5 Object -0 Loyalty test 28 Jul 18, 09:10  interesting
Definition of Loyalty is something different in SAM. It's more equivalent to being close to Shroffs - anything else doesn't matter.
Reply Report to LI
Like +1 Object -0 observer 28 Jul 18, 01:26
Kian what was wrong with my comment??
Reply Report to LI

Latest comments