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Trilegal boosts Mumbai lit with SAM partner Nitesh Jain, post Sitesh move

Nitesh Jain joins Trilegal from SAM
Nitesh Jain joins Trilegal from SAM

Trilegal’s partnership has completed the vote to induct Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Mumbai-based litigation partner, Nitesh Jain, as an equity partner.

The 2007 SLS Pune graduate, with an LLM from the London School of Economics (LSE), he had been a partner at SAM since 2016, having worked at precursor firm Amarchand Mangaldas since 2009 (with a one-year stint in 2014 opening his own chambers, and half a year as a consultant with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas before returning to SAM in 2015).

We have reached out to him, Trilegal and SAM for comment.

Delhi-based partner Shankh Sengupta is Trilegal’s head of the disputes practice area.

Sengupta had taken over the role from Sitesh Mukherjee, who had left around April 2020 to become an independent counsel.

Mukherjee had moved from Delhi to Mumbai in 2017 to build up Trilegal’s disputes footprint in the city; that remit has probably been inherited now by Jain.

Update 17:04: According to Trilegal’s press release, he specialises in “corporate commercial disputes, international and domestic commercial arbitrations, white-collar crimes and advises and practices across diverse dispute resolution forums”.

He will be Trilegal‘s partner number 56.

Sengupta commented in the press release: “Nitesh is among the top-rated disputes lawyers in the country and is a great addition to the firm’s disputes practice.”

Update 20:23: SAM commented: “We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

Nitesh Jain Work history From: Oct 2016: Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co From: Dec 2015: Principal Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (Mumbai & New Delhi) Jun 2015 - Nov 2015: Senior Consultant, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (New Delhi Area) Apr 2014 - May 2015: Founder, N Jain Law Chambers, Advocates (NJLC) (New Delhi Area) Apr 2013 - Mar 2014: Principal Associate-Designate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co Apr 2011 - Mar 2013: Senior Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co Oct 2009 - Mar 2011: Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co May 2007 - Sep 2008: Associate Advocate, Gagrat & Co., Supreme Court Advocates, New Delhi Education 2002 - 2007: SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, B.S.L.LL.B., Law 2008 - 2009: The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), LLM, Internatioal Business Laws
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