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The K Law 7 decide to jointly go it alone, start Anoma Legal with teams, APs in 3 cities

K Law 5 in Delhi, Sharad Joshi, Sanket Sethia, Kumar Abhishek Singh, Sankar Swamy, Krishna Venkat (left to r), plus 2 others, start new firmK Law 5 in Delhi, Sharad Joshi, Sanket Sethia, Kumar Abhishek Singh, Sankar Swamy, Krishna Venkat (left to r), plus 2 others, start new firm

The seven K Law partners whom we reported last month to have been negotiating their exits, have jointly started law firm Anoma Legal Advocates, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

They will be joined by their teams, including a number of associate partners, though we are not yet aware of the exact make-up and headcount of the firm.

We understand that the name Anoma means illustrious in Sanskrit and also has significance in Buddhism.

All seven will be co-founding partners, without a single managing partners.

The new firms co-founding partners are, in Bangalore:

  • Abhinav Singh, who specialises in equity investments, M&A,

in Delhi:

  • Nilesh Chandra, infrastructure, PPP, energy, project finance, and

in Mumbai:

  • Krishna Venkat, equity investments, M&A, healthcare,
  • Kumar Abhishek Singh, maritime laws, disputes, white collar crime,
  • Sankar Swamy, equity investments, M&A, debt finance,
  • Sanket Sethia, equity investments, M&A, real estate, and
  • Sharad Joshi, infrastructure, PPP, energy, banking and finance.

K Law managing partner Naina Krishnamurthy commented at the time of their exits on 20 April that the partners’ entrepreneurial ambitions were “something that has been in the works for some time”.

We have reached out to Krishnamurthy for further comment.

Departing partner Kumar Abhishek Singh said at the time: “We are still reviewing our options, whether together or not, it will be clarified in due course, and shortly.

“As on date we don’t have a concrete decision. whether connected or not, only time will say.”

Indeed, some plans regarding Anoma were already afoot: according to public records, the website domain anomalegal.com had been registered on 15 April.

We have reached out to some Anoma partners for comment.

Delhi’s Nilesh Chandra (l), Bangalore’s Abhinav Singh (r) also join AnomaDelhi’s Nilesh Chandra (l), Bangalore’s Abhinav Singh (r) also join Anoma

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Like +6 Object -2 Whyisthishappening 03 May 18, 19:56
It will not be shocking if they take away substantial clientele of K Law with this united front. I hear associates are also leaving. K Law's PR needs to do something to improve the image or negate the impact. In any event all the best to both the firms. Let the better lawyers make more money.
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Like +7 Object -5 Anuanu 03 May 18, 20:31  controversial
From what is known, these guys have their own solid clientele, so it doesn’t seem like they will take their former firm’s clients.
In any event, clients follow talent. So if clients do decide to follow them, they’ll have their reasons to!
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Like +6 Object -0 Guest 05 May 18, 23:40  interesting
How stupid are you? So if they don’t take the firm’s clients then what is the solid clientele you are talking of?
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Like +1 Object -3 Anuanu 06 May 18, 01:26
So, the contra to stupidity, in your submission is that only K Law’s clients were/are solid clients, and the Partners’ own clients, in other words, the work that is generated by them in their individual capacities cannot be good/solid? Wow. Your comment under reply should be awarded the logical comment of the year!
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Like +1 Object -0 Khichdi 11 May 18, 09:29
Exactly what are the clientele of these partners that were not clientele of the firm - were these people they were working with on the side. Far as I know every client they have is a client of the firm. And if they take it with them, presumably the firm gets to hear less often from those clients.
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Like +0 Object -0 Clientofaclient 11 May 18, 22:28
There is no such thing as “firm’s clientele”, in practical sense. So, if all the partners leave a firm, and only a hand few of associates remain, you mean to say the clients will continue to work with the said firm only because they are firm’s clients?! Which world do you live in? Clients share relationships with individuals, not a firm! A firm is what the people make it. No one gives work to a concrete structure/building; its the people inside :)
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Like +1 Object -2 AnuAnu 06 May 18, 01:35
The apparent frustration in your message under reply defies logic to begin with, and then you use the word stupid? So, you mean to say that any other work/clients which the seven partners have of their own, in their individual capacities, cannot be good/solid on its own? In other words, only K Law clients were/are good? You have to have the IQ equivalent to the temperature of this city in degree Celsius, to have written that comment! :)
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Like +2 Object -0 What left 06 May 18, 10:50
Once the seven lawyers and their teams will be gone and " the clients follow talent" what will be left at klaw? Curious as to the number of people left in klaw......will the balance clients also follow Anoma?
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Like +1 Object -1 AnuAnu 07 May 18, 17:26
Not hard to guess that anyone who is not sensible enough will decide to stay back in a sinking ship or would have started applying elsewhere (course when any one is starting a new venture you would not take body bags heh) and the performers will follow their respective partners.
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Like +2 Object -1 Lola Chola 07 May 18, 20:17
More important is to retain sanity and get away from Mr (U Know) who wants to bring the firm down
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Like +5 Object -0 Ammaaaa 03 May 18, 20:30  interesting
Where is Praddu going?
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Like +2 Object -0 Info please lawyers 03 May 18, 20:59
Can somebody please share the inside info of what actually happened for so many K Law lawyers to leave the firm together? Why since last 2 years K Law lawyers are continously leaving the firm. Also seems the associates have left. Can somebody please give a complete picture of what happened for the benefit of readers.

Thanking you in advance.

:)
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Like +19 Object -3 Kela KeLaw 03 May 18, 22:42  interesting  top rated
Basically, the firm is not a healthy place to grow your career and personality.
There are way too many stringent and unnecessary rules.
The seniors are not as smart as touted to be. Associates do not have designated and fixed roles.
There is no machinery for redressal.
The only thing constant is the yelling by Amma.
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Like +1 Object -0 Give examples na 04 May 18, 00:08
We want to know instances, give real examples na
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Like +0 Object -0 FrankGarrett 04 May 18, 11:36
who's we?
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Like +5 Object -0 Weall 04 May 18, 12:14  interesting
We means all readers
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Like +6 Object -3 Klawstrophobic 04 May 18, 00:13
And to think that Amma considered herself to be the next Zia!! [...]

Wondering if they’ll be able to afford rents for their offices.. especially the Mumbai one. Grapevine yeh hai ki new (smaller) office hunts have started at Delhi, which in fact was their cheapest office space somewhere in Kotla Mubarakpur.. ok fine.. call it Defence Colony.

Having said that.. out of these 7-8 at Anomaly Legal (hahha this name is better) [...]

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Good luck to all of the above!
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Like +3 Object -0 Klawstrophobic 04 May 18, 13:01
@Kian.. my comment has been heavily censored! Why?? There have been comments from all over on Klaw which you have graciously displayed. Then why a harmless comment on Anomaly & these boys got censored? Not fair no.. lets create a level playing field for KLaw and Anomaly and then the phase "may the better lawyers" win is worthwhile.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest2 04 May 18, 15:03
Insightful, but isnt it the same in all Indian law firms??! big or small
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Like +2 Object -0 Infogiven 07 May 18, 00:06
It appears that most of the performers have all left the firm. This recent exodus walked out the best K Law had, in terms of partners as well as other APs, associates etc. From what rumour has it, the firm had no vision to grow and stuck to milking all the performing partners, while not willing to accept that this couldn’t go on forever. What remains in the firm is just the residual bit and the days are counted. Apt scenario for playing the song loud in the firm, “bhaag bhaag D K Bose....!”
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Like +1 Object -0 Complete info 07 May 18, 10:41
How many are left? What are the number of people left at klaw?
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Like +1 Object -2 Praddu here 03 May 18, 21:24
Will leave only when Zia calls
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Like +8 Object -1 Daddoo here 03 May 18, 22:17  interesting
When pigs fly!!
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Like +7 Object -2 Tables turned 04 May 18, 08:57  interesting
As usual, Pradeep Ratnam must be so jealous and insecure with these guys starting their own law firm. With all the talent he claims to have he could never do what these guys did. Let these guys shine and succeed. He owes a big apology.
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Like +11 Object -0 TomThePissedOffRoofer 04 May 18, 12:55  interesting
To think that he owes / has to apologize is a stretch. Who needs an apology, when the ones who have left do not even consider him as competition buba?
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Like +0 Object -9 Guest 04 May 18, 22:33
Sod Off!!. Either provide a clear argument as to why Pradeep Ratnam is a sub par lawyer or stop making slanderous arguments anonymously.

If you have the cajones. Make these comments with your real name. If not, then grow a pair
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Like +13 Object -1 Sodded 05 May 18, 02:06  interesting  top rated
Preach much GUEST!
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Like +8 Object -0 Anonymous by birth 05 May 18, 10:38  interesting
Some one's offended.

You understand the difference between slander and libel at least I hope? That's something 2nd yr law students understand, clearly it's established who's sub par..spend at least half a decade in a decent law firm you will understand what it takes to not be sub par, my friend.
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Like +0 Object -0 Refer 13 May 18, 14:59
Refer earlier article on klaw and read the comments you will get all material you require
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Like +6 Object -3 Poster girl 04 May 18, 09:57
This is fantastic news! Congratulations guys and all the very best on the venture. These guys are baptised by fire and they will be hungry to grow and succeed. Get going..
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Like +2 Object -0 Klawstrophobic 04 May 18, 10:35
@Kian.. my comment not published sir?!?
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Like +4 Object -0 Zomb 04 May 18, 12:06
Anoma will be the greatest of them all. Mark my words.
GOAT
GREATEST OF ALL TIME.ANOMA.......TA DA....
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Like +3 Object -3 Lolwa 04 May 18, 12:22
what are we smoking these days?
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Like +2 Object -0 Anon2018 04 May 18, 15:45
Greatest of them all aka G.O.T.A.
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Like +1 Object -0 TomThePissedOffRoofer 04 May 18, 20:54
Amen
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Like +0 Object -3 Alas 07 May 18, 15:05
Good for them. But bear in mind no one is indispensable. All can be replaced and life will go on. It’s going to be even more tough for Anoma. Good luck to them.
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Like +0 Object -0 AnuAnu 07 May 18, 22:34
Touche'- its not so much about whether every resource is replaceable or not, as it is about the cost (time and money) at which they are being replaced. If you cannot retain homegrown talent then power to you!
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Like +0 Object -0 Rootcause 07 May 18, 23:51
But what went wrong at klaw? Need to understand the root cause
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Like +0 Object -1 Hmmm 08 May 18, 14:15
That’s the problem there is too much talent thinking they are too good for the firms which reared them. It makes more business sense to replace the home grown talent with outside talent burning to prove themselves at the same or even less cost. Wake up. No one really matters in the larger scale of things.
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Like +0 Object -0 ResponseToStupid 08 May 18, 22:43
“Reared”?! I think you were looking for a page pertaining to piggeries and kennels but accidentally landed on this page. Lawyers practice law at a firm/law office, not “reared”. It is the lawyers that make the firm what it is, not the other way around. So, if you’re one of the remaining Partners at K(e)Law, look around you, just in case it still hasn’t sunk in, you’ll find a hangover of a firm, and not a firm anymore! :)
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Like +2 Object -0 Dolby 08 May 18, 23:02
Kian do you provide background music for every comment?
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Like +0 Object -0 Give up already 08 May 18, 23:14
Amused to see when the same line of besmirching and haughty comment(s) this 'guest' often comes up with and in the process realizes that s/he is a full-blown self-parody of himself / herself. Have you explored other hobbies / interests?
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Like +0 Object -0 Dobbby 08 May 18, 23:46
which guest are we talking about here, im confused?
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Like +0 Object -0 Pappu1 09 May 18, 23:56
isn't it obvious buddy?
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Like +2 Object -0 Bandaid please 07 May 18, 17:18
But how many will u klaw replace every three months? Klaw will be in replacement business.

Anoma has blessings
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Like +0 Object -0 Big B 08 May 18, 13:04
Good to see the entrepreneurial spirit of these guys. Guys like Sankar, Sanket, Abhinav & Krishna are good lawyers with a sound knowledge of their individual practices.

Sharad is PF lawyer with good amount of experience. Don't know Kumar Abhishek at all so no comments.

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Like +1 Object -0 Kini Saab 08 May 18, 18:55
But who is Nilesh? Wasn't he working with Harley Davidson before?
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Like +0 Object -0 Big B 10 May 18, 19:01
Why have you edited out my comment Kian!!

I see a conscious effort to publish only comments that show klaw in negative light !! These fools at Anoma are not some goods gift to mankind bro!
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Like +0 Object -0 Legally Employed 11 May 18, 09:14
Hehehehe.
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Like +2 Object -0 Groundzero 09 May 18, 11:38
Klaw had a name two years back. Infact it featured in a list in 2015. Now whether it will feature as 2015th also is doubtful.
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Like +0 Object -0 Whodeletes 09 May 18, 23:37
@Kian - I posted a message, which on the face of it, was harmless and only wishing the new guys good luck. Why was it deleted? If such is the way you screen your posts at random, well.. you’re projecting a ‘fair’ image :)
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Like +0 Object -0 Delhi Storm 10 May 18, 01:10
I know what happened. I got confused between two Abhisheks and asked Kian to delete my two messages and by mistake he deleted yours too. I realized that in morning.
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Like +0 Object -1 Hurley Davidson 10 May 18, 18:59
Seriously Kian.. what’s with the heavy censoring on the comments section of this news! My comment has not been published at all!!
Such is the LI support for Anoma or do you have any old issues with Naina and KLaw.
I’ve not come across such censoring even in news concerning people from the Tier 1.
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Like +0 Object -0 Breaking news 12 May 18, 09:52
Breaking news

Inspired by Anoma Legal and social pressure to name with alphabet A

Pradeep is renaming his practise as Akela Legal / Alone Legal !!!
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