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Tatva Legal adds Ex-DLA/A&O/Jones Day lawyer Timothy Franklyn as partner

Timothy Franklyn joins Tatva Legal
Timothy Franklyn joins Tatva Legal

Former DLA Piper foreign qualified lawyer Timothy Franklyn joined Tatva Legal as a partner in Bangalore.

A ULC Bangalore 2003 alumnus, Franklyn obtained a LLM in 2004 from the London School of Economics and worked with Jones Day, Allen & Overy and DLA Piper before returning to his hometown Bengaluru in 2016 where he founded the National School of Journalism.

At Tatva he will bring "global expertise on securities, funds, financing and corporate advisory matters", according to Tatva Bangalore partner Manav Nagaraj' statement in the firm's press release.

Franklyn commented in the release: “I am delighted to join Tatva Legal. I have worked with Tatva while at my previous firm and have been impressed by the proficiency of their work, the integrity of their partners and the loyalty of their clients. Returning to my hometown, Bangalore, which is a global technology, venture capital and healthcare hub, and working with a firm that has built niches of high value clients and practices in these sectors, is a great opportunity. I am excited to join Tatva to help shape and achieve the firm’s strategic objectives.”

Tatva Bangalore managing partner NK Dilip stated: “We are delighted to welcome Timothy as a partner in Tatva Legal. Timothy’s international expertise and global outlook will help the firm in the next phase of growth and consolidation and the firm is well placed to take this step forward with the assistance of Timothy.

The release also added: "[...] Raghavi, Ankush and Bhargava have been promoted into the partnership in Bangalore and Varalakshmi Tadepalli, who has 20 years of experience in real estate and dispute resolution matters and Harish Kumar Villadath, who is a seasoned litigator with 22 years of experience have joined the partnership at Hyderabad."

In August Tatva lost its former Dua Associates breakaway-managing partner Shishir Sharma, along with two salaried partners, to Dua as Sharma rejoined the firm he had left with 50 of its lawyers to start Tatva.

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