Ankit Khushu, a senior associate at Kachwaha & Partners, has been elevated to the firm’s partnership with effect from 1 April. With Khushu’s promotion the firm now has four partners.
“Our firm believes in organic growth,” Sumeet Kachwaha, the managing partner of the firm, told India Business Law Journal. “We do not take on partners through the lateral hire route and therefore this is big news for us.”
Khushu, who has been with the firm for a decade and worked on both contentious and non-contentious matters, said she was “extremely delighted” and looked forward to her new role.
“She has proved herself to be an impressive, well-rounded lawyer,” said Kachwaha. “She has also been at the forefront of our legal education activities as the lead organizer of the firm’s ‘Arb Excel’ all-India arbitration essay writing competition, as well as the FDI [foreign direct investment] South Asia Moot Court competition.”
Khushu told India Business Law Journal that her time at the firm had been both professionally and personally rewarding. “Kachwaha was always a long-term career prospect, essentially because of my colleagues and seniors at the firm and the high-end work that I am involved in,” she said.