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Cyril Shroff and Pallavi Shroff were not available for comment at the time of publishing the story.
Abbas focuses on technology media and telecommunications practice having worked at Khaitan & Co, Bharti Airtel, J. Sagar Associates and Luthra & Luthra. In 2010, he merged his firm Legal Spectrums with Khaitan and five year later moved to Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
Abbas will be joined by Khaitan & Co’s Principal Associate Anshuman Sakle. Sakle has been hired as a Partner in the firm’s Competition practice in Mumbai.
Update: Cyril Amarchand Press Release
Managing Partner Cyril Shroff commented, “To meet our requirements of our clients with dedicated focus on technology, media & telecom. Asim’s experiences at the government, company and law firms would benefit the firm and add value to our clientele.”
Asim Abbas, on his appointment said, “I am looking forward to join the leading law firm of India and head its TMT practice. TMT sector is going through an exciting phase of consolidation and convergence and I believe that Cyril Amarchand’s credibility and reach will provide me a big platform and opportunity to use my experience and domain knowledge to strengthen its presence in TMT space.”