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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has appointed former Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Equity Partner Akila Agrawal as Equity Partner and Head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
She resigned from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in April this year.
Akila would be working closely with Reeba Chacko Partner & Head of firm’s Corporate practice and Nivedita Rao Partner & Deputy Head – Corporate practice.
Akila has over 19 years of experience in matters pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, general corporate and employment law.
Akila joined erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi office in April 2002 and continued with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas thereafter. She has also worked with Wipro Limited, Bangalore as in-house counsel.
She is a 1999 graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
On her appointment, Managing Partner Cyril Shroff commented,
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Akila join our partnership. She is well respected in the industry for her achievements in corporate law. With her talent and commitment, I expect Akila to have an impact. She is very entrepreneurial and has strong leadership skills. ”
On her joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Akila Agrawal said,
“I look forward to my new role with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and hope to meaningfully contribute towards its further growth and continue its tradition of exceptional client service. Mr. Cyril Shroff is a fantastic leader and I am excited about working with him and other colleagues in Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. I have always been a part of the Amarchand & Mangaldas legacy as my first & only law firm job. I am thankful to all the mentors that I have had in this journey who have contributed to my growth.”