[Exclusive]: AZB poaches Cyril Amarchand’s Competition Practice Head Nisha Kaur Uberoi

Pallavi Saluja

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ star partner and Competition practice head Nisha

Kaur Uberoi has resigned from the firm to join AZB & Partners in Mumbai, according to authoritative sources.

This is the second big hire for AZB from Cyril Amarchand – the first one being Ashwath Rau along with his team of 3 partners.

Both Cyril Shroff and Zia Mody were unavailable for comment. Nisha Kaur Uberoi was also not reachable at the time of publishing the story.

At this point, it is not clear if Uberoi’s entire team will be moving along with her.

A graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Uberoi started her career with Amarchand Mangaldas in 2002. In 2005, she moved to Singapore, where she worked at Rajah & Tann and Ashurst, before returning in 2011 to rejoin Amarchand Mangaldas. She was made partner in 2012 and was recently made the head of the Competition practice.

Over the last few weeks, Cyril Amarchand has seen the exit of eight of its partners across Mumbai and Delhi. Nisha will be the ninth partner to leave the firm.

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