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Gravitas Legal has expanded in Mumbai with Amit Karkhanis, Founding & Managing Partner of Mumbai-based firm Kay Legal & Associates LLP, merging his practice with the firm with effect from October 2017.
With the addition of Kay Legal Mumbai team, Gravitas Legal now has 21 lawyers, including 4 Partners.
Founded in 2016, Gravitas Legal is headed by Tanuj Sud, Sujeet Das and Varij Sharma. The firm focuses on Banking & Finance, Projects, Real Estate, General Corporate Advisory and Litigation.
Karkhanis focuses on medico-legal consulting and Intellectual Property Rights. Other key areas of his practice include litigation and advisory related to International Law, WTO and GATT Laws, Information Technology and Telecommunication.
With this merger, Gravitas Legal will be widening the scope of its offerings to its clients, not only in terms of practice areas and industry sectors, but also in terms of geographical accessibility in the western and southern parts of the country, the release states.
Commenting on the merger, Tanuj Sud said,
“Widening our presence and reach to Mumbai was like a logical and natural step in our evolution given the nature of our practice and the sectors we are particularly active in. At the same time, being located in Delhi, which is considered the hub of litigation, we wanted to optimize our litigation capabilities as we have been witnessing increasing demands on us to offer our services in this space. We found a perfect synergy with Amit, and I take this opportunity to warmly welcome him and his strong and experienced team to Gravitas Legal.
Amit is a renowned litigator and an extremely humble and affable person, and perfect to spearhead our litigation practice. Additionally, his practice in medico-legal consulting is niche and not many lawyers in India have as many years of experience in this field as him. I am confident that with this merger, we will be able to leverage opportunities to elevate the firm to its next stage of growth.”
Amit Karkhanis added,
“I thoroughly enjoy litigation and after practicing in Mumbai for several years, I wanted to increase my offerings in Delhi for clients in a more structured fashion. I was also sure that I wanted to play a lead role and contribute to a firm that is agile in its growth strategy and has a definitive vision to expand.
Gravitas Legal carries a very strong reputation in the sectors that it operates in…Right from our very first meeting, I gelled well with Tanuj, Sujeet and Varij and all of us are aligned in our vision to let the firm be known for substance and quality of its legal advice, true to its name.
I am excited to be presented with this opportunity to lead the Mumbai operations of the Firm and look forward to making a success story going forward.”
The merger has been facilitated by Legal League Consulting – management consultants to the global legal industry – through Bithika Anand, Founder & CEO and Nipun Bhatia, AVP – Strategic Management & Process Redesigning.
Commenting on the merger, Bithika Anand added,
“A synergy is successful when both the firms are committed to jointly combine forces and tap their potential to grow the business with velocity. Amit adds the vintage factor to the young and fast-growing practice of Gravitas Legal and I am sure that with pooled synergies, they will achieve their vision for the Mumbai practice of the Firm.”