Shuva Mandal, national practice head of corporate, M&A and private equity at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM), is set to join Tata Sons as its group general counsel from 1 July.
Mandal will replace Bharat Vasani, who has been group general counsel of the US$100 billion Tata group for the past 17 years. Tata Sons said that Vasani had “expressed a desire to move into a more strategic and advisory role” and that he would continue with the group as legal adviser to the chairman’s office.
Mandal moved to SAM in September 2015 after 15 years at AZB & Partners. He has since has been advising the Tata group on various matters, including on the ouster of its former chairman Cyrus Mistry. Early on in his career Mandal advised Tata Motors and Tata Chemicals on multiple international projects.
Commenting on Mandal’s departure, Shardul Shroff, executive chairman of SAM, said he was “deeply saddened” but “also pleased to know that he will be joining the very highly regarded” team at the Tata group, with which SAM has “a strong and extensive relationship”.