Pooja Mahajan, Managing partner, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Chandhiok & Associates has rebranded as Chandhiok & Mahajan, adding the name of the second founding partner, Pooja Mahajan.

Separately, the firm has promoted managing associate Vikram Sobti and senior associate Kalyani Singh and to its partnership, and hired Kaushalya Venkataraman as a partner in the firm’s Bengaluru office.

Founding partner Karan Chandhiok said the rebranding was meant to showcase the firm’s disputes and regulatory practices, which are led by him, and the corporate and restructuring practices, which are led by Mahajan. “We have an equal number of female and male fee earners and this equal partnership is also reflected in the new name,” said Chandhiok.

Singh works in the regulatory practice and focuses on antitrust and merger control. She joined the firm in 2015. Sobti works in the dispute resolution group and focuses on commercial arbitration and regulatory litigation. He joined in 2013. Both were previously with Luthra & Luthra (now L&L Partners).

Venkataraman will work in the corporate and restructuring practice group. He has previously worked with Amarchand Mangaldas, P&A Law Offices, BMR Legal and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. The firm also promoted Mahima Singh in the restructuring group and Mehul Parti in the disputes and regulatory litigation group to senior associates.