[Exclusive]: Ex-NDA JV Head and Bharucha Partner Shafaq Uraizee joins Lakshmikumaran

Pallavi Saluja

Shafaq Uraizee Sapre
Shafaq Uraizee Sapre

Bharucha & Partners’ Shafaq Uraizee Sapre will be joining Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in Mumbai as head of the firm’s Corporate Practice for the Western and Southern Region.

Confirming Shafaq’s joining as Executive Partner, V Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner said,

“Shafaq is a professional of proven capabilities. She will add significant strengths to our firm in that region.”

Shafaq focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Fund Investments, Real Estate Investments and Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

Commenting on the move, Shafaq said,

“I am delighted to be at L&S, an organisation that is geared towards growth and success. Our aim will be to take the firm’s corporate practice to the next level and create a solid full service platform.”

Shafaq joined Bharucha & Partners in 2015, prior to which she was head of Joint Ventures at Nishith Desai Associates. A graduate of Government Law College Mumbai, Shafaq joined NDA in 2007.

Earlier this year, Lakshmikumaran opened its second international office in London with Jones Day’s India Partner Sumesh Sawhney, who heads the firm’s Corporate practice.

Sumesh said,

“I am very happy that Shafaq has decided to join us. She is a strong leader, a great lawyer and a wonderful human being. She has a fantastic track record of establishing/ building practices and I am eagerly looking forward to working with her to further build our corporate practice.”

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