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partner hires

This page includes all partner hires and senior moves between Indian law firms.

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14 January 2015

Vahanvati: Going part-time on lawAZB & Partners Mumbai partner Essaji Vahanvati will go part-time at the firm from tomorrow (15 January).

12 January 2015

Veritas Law Offices is advising Delhi-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) Intec Capital in its privately placement of Rs 50 crores of BSE-listed non-convertible debentures.

05 January 2015

Khare Legal Chambers partner Abir Roy joined Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan as a joint partner in its Delhi competition practice on 2 January.

05 January 2015

Balbir SinghDSK Legal Delhi corporate, competition and litigation partner Balbir Singh has resigned from the partnership to begin counsel practise in Delhi.

02 January 2015

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has opened its seventh office in Ahmedabad on 1 January after hiring Bijal Chhatrapati from Singhi & Co as an equity partner to head up the office.

Senior partner Berjis Desai said in a press release: “For a few years, we had actively considered establishing our offices at Chennai and Ahmedabad these being cities where significant national law firms have not been present. Chennai office commenced operations in April 2014 and we are truly excited to open in Ahmedabad, in a State which has become a beacon for the economic development of the country.”

Chhatrapati focuses on dispute resolution, M&A and corporate commercial work and is a qualified Bombay solicitor, and commented in the release: “I am proud to be a part of a national law firm which is ahead of the fundamental changes that occur in a market. I have always admired JSA’s commitment to building a sharing, merit-based, empowering, and nurturing institution focussed on client servicing.”

JSA has six other offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, with over 340 lawyers and 80 Partners, according to the release.

The only other of the country’s six largest firms - the Big Six - with an office in Ahmedabad is Amarchand Mangaldas.

08 December 2014

Rishi Gautam: Returns after 8 yearsFormer Clifford Chance senior associate Rishi Gautam will join AZB & Partners in Mumbai as a corporate partner in January.

24 November 2014

Anirban DasLakshmikumaran & Sridharan has hired former BMR Legal partner Raghavendra Rao as an executive director to head its direct tax practice.

20 November 2014

Harsh PratapClasis Law Mumbai partner and shipping and international trade head Harsh Pratap has left the firm, shortly after the exit of four other partners of the firm in Mumbai and London, including three co-founding partners.

12 November 2014

BangaloreWadia Ghandy Bangalore partner Ankit Majmudar is set to leave the firm early next year.

07 November 2014

fccnnswiMajmudar & Partners equity partner and infrastructure and projects practice head Prashanth Sabeshan left the firm today to join AZB & Partners as a partner next week.

06 November 2014

Feda MetaniosAZB & Partners has hired the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) former assistant director Fadi Metanios as a senior consultant in its Delhi competition team.

05 November 2014

Abhimanyu BhattacharyaAmarchand Mangaldas partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya, who resigned in July, has now joined Khaitan & Co as expected and as first reported by Legally India at the time.

04 November 2014

Abhijit JoshiAZB & Partners senior partner and chief executive officer (CEO) Abhijit Joshi will leave by 15 November.

28 October 2014

Penningtons Manches partner and India co-head Saionton Basu has joined US firm Duane Morris’ London corporate practice, according to a press release from the firm.

The NLSIU Bangalore graduate had joined Penningtons, as it was then called, in 2011 from Platinum Partners in Delhi, where he had returned after two years with White & Case in London.

Basu was not reachable for comment.

Penningtons’ India co-head Teja Picton-Howell did not comment at the time of going to press.

27 October 2014

SurekWadia Ghandy partner Vijay Sureka joined AZB & Partners as a senior associate in Mumbai on 1 October.

20 October 2014

BaligaImpact Law Ventures partner Suhas Baliga left the firm in June to start up Innove Law.