Trilegal has hired Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Disputes Partner Shalaka Patil and Leader, Digital Tax and Social Finance at Nishith Desai Associates Meyyappan Nagappan. With this, the partnership strength of Trilegal grows to eighty-two (82). While this will be the first time in the recent past that the tax practice will add a new Partner, Trilegal has been aggressively growing its disputes practice, starting with inviting Nitesh Jain, who joined the firm as a Partner about 18 months ago and continuing with Siddharth Ranade who was elevated to the partnership as part of the internal promotions process in April this year. .Patil focuses on international and domestic arbitration, litigation, disputes advisory services and policy. She is 2009 graduate of Government Law College, Mumbai and also holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She has also worked with Bharucha & Partners and Nishith Desai Associates, before joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in 2015.Commenting on her exit, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Managing Partner Cyril Shroff said, " We wish her all the best.".Meyyappan Nagappan is currently Leader, Digital Tax and Social Finance at Nishith Desai Associates. He is a 2010 graduate of NALSAR, Hyderabad. He has previously worked with Senior Advocate Mohan Parasaran when he was Solicitor General for India. He has also worked as panel counsel for the Central government and ONGC before joining Nishith Desai Associates in 2016. He holds an LL.M. from University of Cambridge..Nishant Parikh, Partner and member of the management committee at Trilegal, said, “We are delighted to welcome Meyyappan and Shalaka. Both of them bring impressive capabilities to the firm. Meyyappan's work on tax issues around emerging technologies and social finance will help us gain a competitive edge in these areas, whereas Shalaka's experience in commercial litigation and arbitration will further strengthen our dispute resolution practice in Mumbai."Himanshu Sinha, Partner and Head of the Tax practice, Trilegal, said,"We are delighted to welcome Meyyappan. With the continued growth in the technology backed sectors such as e-commerce, online media (audio and video streaming), gaming (skill games and gambling), and increasing digitization of the traditional economy, we expect technology related tax work to grow and Meyyappan will help us support clients in these areas and will give our practice a unique brand identity."Shankh Sengupta, Partner and Head of the Disputes practice, Trilegal, said, “We are excited to add Shalakha to our practice. Her diverse experience will help us address growing client demands and bolster the strength of our disputes team based in Mumbai."