Luthra boosts PE expertise

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Luthra & Luthra has added to its private equity expertise with the lateral hire of Vishwanath Pratap Singh from Trilegal. He is based at the firm’s Delhi office. Mohit Saraf, senior partner at Luthra & Luthra, described him as an entry-level partner at the 73-partner firm. He was a counsel at Trilegal, which is a level above managing associate, but below partner.

Speaking to India Business Law Journal, Saraf said, “We are delighted to welcome Vishwanath to the firm. We find that M&A and private equity activity is much more than we have the bandwidth for and therefore we have hired Vishwanath. We may hire more senior people going forward.” He added that Luthra & Luthra has “probably hired over 45 lawyers in junior and middle levels over the past six or seven months.”

Singh moved to Trilegal from Amarchand Mangaldas in mid-2015 and was part of Ravindra Bandhakavi’s team. He worked at the Delhi and Gurgaon offices of Trilegal during that time.