Tatva opens office in AP

Tatva Legal sees promise in the Andhra Pradesh region and has opened an office in Vijayawada in proximity to its existing Hyderabad office.

“We expect that this region will attract several investments in the future and wanted to have the first mover’s advantage,” Kaushik Rajan, the chief operating officer at Tatva Legal, told India Business Law Journal. The firm’s Hyderabad office has been doing a significant amount of work for the government of Andhra Pradesh’s capital city, which is coming up at Amravati and close to Vijayawada.

The Vijayawada office is situated in the city’s business hub in Sriram Nagar. The office has three full-time associates and Hyderabad-based partner Rajeev Reddy G spends three days per week at the Vijayawada office.

SAM lawyer moves to CAM

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has appointed Mukul Sharma as a partner in its corporate practice. Sharma will work in the firm’s Delhi office. He joins from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM) where he worked as a principal associate since May 2015.

Sharma has over 10 years of experience and has advised clients in sectors such as broadcasting, real estate, hospitality and e-commerce. CAM’s national corporate practice is chaired by managing partner Cyril Shroff and headed by partner Reeba Chacko, who is based in the Bengaluru office. Sharma had worked marchand Mangaldas in 2011 and also worked previously with AZB & Partners.

New partner at Link Legal

Link Legal India Law Services has hired Apurbalal Mallik as an associate partner in its corporate practice. Malik joins from Fox Mandal and will be based in the firm’s Hyderabad office.

Malik has advised various multinational, domestic companies and investors in M&As, private equity (PE)/venture capital transactions and corporate restructuring across varied sectors including infrastructure, healthcare, biotech, education and software development.

He started his law firm career in 2007 with Amarchand Mangaldas and has about 11 years of experience in M&A, PE and capital markets.

2 leave AZB for Trilegal

Trilegal has hired partners Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha from AZB & Partners to join its asset management and funds practice. The duo will work in the firm’s Mumbai office.

“[Ganesh and Aditya] have developed a significant reputation advising fund sponsors and investors on fund formations and investment platforms across sectors and market stages,” said Trilegal partner Nishant Parikh. “Their addition will help grow Trilegal’s asset management and funds practice as well as complement and enhance the firm’s corporate practice.”

Rao and Jha previously worked together at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. With these hires, Trilegal’s partnership strength has increased to 44.

SAM promotes 8 to partner

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM) elevated eight lawyers to its partnership in its Delhi, Mumbai and Gurugram offices.

Most of the promotions were made in the general corporate practice. These are Ambarish, Anirban Bhattacharya, Apurva Rai, Arka Banerjee, Nikhil Sachdeva and Sadia Khan. Surjendu Sankar Das from the dispute resolution practice and Prashant Sirohi from the projects and project finance were also promoted.

SAM has 109 partners after the promotions.