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Two Khaitan Mumbai partner mother-daughter duo to leave for Cyril Amarchand: Pooja Patel, Daksha Baxi

Pooja Patel, Daksha Baxi to leave Khaitan
Pooja Patel, Daksha Baxi to leave Khaitan

Khaitan & Co Mumbai corporate associate partner Pooja Patel, and tax practice executive director Daksha Baxi have tendered their resignations.

Update 22:56: Both will be joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, we have confirmed from several sources.

Update 14 April 2018, 12:07: Competition co-head Avaantika Kakkar is also due to join CAM.

CAM managing partner Cyril Shroff was not reachable for comment.

Executive director for HR, Amar Sinhji, confirmed their leaving and commented: “Dakshi Baxi (executive director) from our tax practice and Pooja Patel (associate partner) from the corporate practice have decided to pursue opportunities outside the firm. We acknowledge their immense contribution to the growth of our firm and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.”

Corporate lawyer Patel is a qualified Bombay Incorporated Law Society solicitor with an LLB degree from GLC Mumbai. She was promoted to associate partner in 2016

She had joined Khaitan in 2009 from AZB & Partners, where she had worked after three years as an articled clerk at Wadia Ghandy between 2004 and 2007.

Baxi is a qualified accountant and lawyer, who had joined Khaitan in 2007. She holds a 1973 degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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