One of the Top Law Firms in India, Shardul Shroff-led Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Co & with elevating 11 lawyers as partners, becomes India’s third law firm to cross the 100-partner mark, it mentioned in a statement.
The firm in total has a team 520 lawyers, including 102 partners, across seven locations and 10 practice areas, added the statement. Only two other law firms in India, Khaitan & Co and Cyril Shroff-led Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, consist more than 100 partners.
“I feel very proud that the firm has attained its strategic goal of growing to more than 100 partners in our centenary year,” said Shardul Shroff, executive chairman of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
The lawyers to attain the promotion in this round are Aayush Kapoor, Abhinav Bhalaik, Varun Sehgal, Sunando Mukherjee in general corporate practice; Rishab Gupta and Aashish Gupta in dispute resolution; Shubhangi Garg and Soummo Biswas in banking and finance; Vishaka Prasad and Siddhartha Sen in projects and project finance; and Shahana Chatterji in policy advisory.
“Following the admission of these partners, the firm’s Mumbai office now has more than 30 partners and 120 fee-earners across practices, which is a astounding achievement in a term less than three years,” stated Akshay Chudasama, managing partner of the company’s Mumbai office.
In May, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas had raised 21 lawyers as partners, becoming the second law firm of India to cross the 100-partner mark. Khaitan & Co, country’s first firm to have over 100 partners, currently own of 130 partners and 560-odd lawyers.
“Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has managed to attract good talent from across firms as well as from the in-house department of many companies, which has helped it jump-start its vigorous practice in Mumbai,” stated a Delhi-based legal consultant.“The development also proves that despite the heavy focus on specialisation, full-service law firms are here to stay,” he added.