Breaking:Shardul Amarchand enters Bangalore with Ex-Amarchand, Omidyar Director Karthik Mahalingam

Pallavi Saluja

Ex-Amarchand Partner and Omidyar Network Director Karthik Mahalingam has joined

Breaking:Shardul Amarchand enters Bangalore with Ex-Amarchand, Omidyar Director Karthik Mahalingam

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as Head of Bangalore office. He has also been appointed as National Practice Head – Venture Capital.

Shardul S. Shroff, Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in the release said,

We are delighted that Karthik is re-joining us after a successful stint with Omidyar. With him coming on board, we will be closer to our clients in Bangalore. He brings with him tremendous knowledge of investing in start-ups and in the VC sector, and his joining will significantly strengthen our offering to that market. I am confident that he will be a big asset to the Firm.”

Mahalingam had resigned from the Hyderabad office of Amarchand Mangaldas in December 2011 to join Omidyar Network in Mumbai as Director – Legal.

Karthik is a graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is dual qualified both in India and England. Karthik joined Mumbai office of Amarchand in 2001. In 2003, he relocated to the Bangalore office and later shifted to the Hyderabad office in 2006.

Taking over his new role, Karthik Mahalingam commented,

I am excited to be joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and helping the Firm establish the Bangalore and its presence in South India. We will be able to offer significant value to clients looking for high quality, timely and pragmatic legal advice and clearly distinguish ourselves in the region. Apart from the work with local clients, we look forward to strengthening our relationships with investors and the entrepreneurial community. There are fabulous lawyers in our various offices working on venture capital and emerging companies and we look forward to creating a strong national platform.

Last year after the Amarchand Mangaldas split, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas had poached J. Sagar Associates Equity Partner Akshay Chudasama, who joined the firm as Head of Mumbai office. Later AZB & Partners’ Shuva Mandal joined Shardul Amarchand in Mumbai as National Head – M&A Practice.

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