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HSA Advocates has hired Bharat Sharma, a Partner at Naik Naik & Co, for the firm’s Mumbai office. With this hire, Bharat becomes the the twelfth Partner in the HSA Advocates’ Corporate Commercial Practice.
Bharat is a Solicitor and holds an LL.B. degree from K.C. Law College, University of Mumbai. He also holds a Masters in International Finance from Middlesex Business School, London.
He started his career with Crawford Bayley & Co. in 2003, followed by Talwar Thakore & Associates in 2007 where he was seconded to Linklaters LLP, Hong Kong.
In 2010, Bharat joined Khaitan & Co. and was part of the Corporate M&A and Infrastructure team.
The official press release quoted HSA Founding Partner Hemant Sahai as saying,
“We want to consolidate and grow our existing areas of practice…[The] firm has entered into an exiciting growth trajectory…”
Bharat is not the only “outsider” to join HSA’s top-level team in recent times. Earlier this year, HSA Advocates roped in Sharath Chandrasekhar as a Partner in the newly opened office in Bengaluru, as well as getting in Aninda Pal from Juris Corp in Mumbai. But perhaps the most significant change at the firm was Khaitan & Co’s Amitabh Sharma taking over as Managing Partner of HSA from Hemant Sahai.
With this hire, HSA now has 24 Partners & Associate Partners in its partnership collegium.