Big IP Merger: Priyanka Khimani merges with Anand and Anand in Mumbai
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Big IP Merger: Priyanka Khimani merges with Anand and Anand in Mumbai

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IP firm Anand and Anand has merged its Mumbai practice with celebrity law firm Khimani & Associates.

Khimani & Associates, a young law firm led by Priyanka Khimani, has, in the short time since its inception, made a mark in the Media & Entertainment and Intellectual Property space in Mumbai.

The new firm in Mumbai will be known as “Anand and Anand & Khimani” and will begin operations from July 1, 2017.

The new entity in Mumbai will be led by Khimani, while the New Delhi, Noida and Chennai offices of Anand and Anand shall continue to operate as earlier.

Enthused with this bold development, Pravin Anand, Managing Partner of Anand and Anand, quipped,

“We clicked instantly because of the clear synergy between Priyanka’s firm and ours. We see a tremendous scope to improve service delivery to clients who have long felt the need to work with a local firm that is backed by the solidity of experience and infrastructure of the main Anand and Anand firm and the geographic accessibility, association and expertise offered by a professional firm like Khimani & Associates”.

Binny Kalra, Senior Partner of Anand and Anand and a mentor for the merged entity, said,

Binny Kalra
Binny Kalra

“A bright new day and a promising chapter in our respective professional roles has started with the merger of our Mumbai practice with Priyanka’s firm. We are raring to go, to make the new Mumbai entity the next big thing with our combined energies.

I also believe that in addition to our combined IP services Anand and Anand & Khimani will fast expand into some key non-IP spaces as well for which the ecosystem is ripe”.

In the release, Priyanka Khimani said,

“It just felt like the right move, at the right time. We share a common, grand vision for the Mumbai practice and its growth, and our combined resources and strengths will help us achieve it.”

Bithika Anand of Legal League Consultant, who was advising on this merger, commented,

“It is a very strategic move on Anand & Anand’s part. In addition to expanding their presence to Mumbai, this merger will also give them a boost in additional areas like Media & Entertainment, which Khimani & Associates is well-known for. I see a perfect blend of vintage practice and contemporary business acumen in this merger.”

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