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HSA gets banking partner in Delhi

HSA Advocates has hired Amit Charan as a partner in its New Delhi office. Charan joins from SNG & Partners where he was a principal associate. Charan focuses on banking and finance transactions and has 16 years of experience in the legal industry.

He has advised clients on project finance transactions, asset financing, acquisition financing, multiple banking, syndication and consortium lending, external commercial borrowing and real estate financing. Charan has also advised banks and financial institutions with respect to various provisions and actions under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and structuring succession plans for high net-worth individuals and promoters of companies. Charan previously worked with J Sagar Associates and L&L Partners.

CAM hires realty practice co-head

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has hired Abhishek Sharma as partner and co-head of the real estate practice. He will be based in the Mumbai office and jointly head the practice with partner Namrata Kolar. Sharma joins from Khaitan & Co and has 17 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions.

“The real estate sector in India presents a major growth opportunity for the firm,” said CAM managing partner Cyril Shroff.

“Abhishek brings with him extensive experience with a clearly demonstrated history of successfully leading several landmark real estate transactions of various kinds,” Shroff said.

CAM promotes 19 to partnership

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas promoted 19 lawyers to partners and four lawyers to partner designates with effect from 1 July.

The promoted lawyers are Devaki Mankad and S Vivek in the capital markets practice, Madhav Kanoria and Vardaan Ahluwalia in the insolvency and bankruptcy practice, Aishwarya K, Bharath Reddy, Megha Bhargava and Paridhi Adani in the corporate practice and Adarsh Saxena, Animesh Bisht, Jyoti Dastidar in the dispute resolution practice.

Rohan Banerjee in the financial regulatory practice, Taher Mandviwala in the real estate practice, Aditya Sabharwal, Lakshmi Prakash, Sangita John, Surya Sreenivasan, and Vivek Rathore in the project finance practice and Edward James in its Chennai office were also promoted.

Promotions at Remfry & Sagar

Remfry & Sagar elevated Shivam Vikram Singh, Nipun Sangra, Deepak Lamba and V Mohini to partners. Singh has been with the firm since 2005 and focuses on trademark matters.

He is experienced in handling trademark oppositions, cancellations and appeals. Sangra specializes in trademark prosecution and one of his key roles is to formulate strategies for managing intellectual property (IP) portfolios.

Lamba has extensive experience working on pharmaceutical and chemical patents and has more than 15 years of experience. Mohini focuses on IP litigation matters and has advised clients on copyright and design infringement. The firm has also elevated Tanmay Joshi, R Mahesh, Ritam Rawal and Sangeeta Savant to the position of partner-designate.

Book on Global AI policy

Trilegal partner Nikhil Narendran co-authored a chapter in Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework, a book that proposes ethical guideposts to encourage the responsible development and use of artificial intelligence (AI).

A multi-disciplinary team of 54 technology law experts (including Narendran), researchers and industry representatives from 16 countries co-authored the book. Narendran was the lead for the accountability chapter, which deals with subjects including AI and “legal personality” (legal citizenship and status), identifying stakeholders, suggesting frameworks for accountability and liability, for governments’ use of AI.