NALSAR grads, Ex-Amarchand lawyers set up Varuna Law Associates in Hyderabad
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NALSAR grads, Ex-Amarchand lawyers set up Varuna Law Associates in Hyderabad

Pallavi Saluja

NALSAR graduates Chetana Kaasam, Mytri Indukuru and Narendar Naik have set up Varuna Law Associates LLP in Hyderabad. The firm will have 5 lawyers by next month with two associates joining In July.

Chetana, who graduated from NALSAR in 2004, spent two years working at Amarchand, Mumbai following which she interned with US Securities and Exchange Commission for four months.

She holds an LLM from Georgetown University and another one from the London School of Economics and is dual qualified to practice in New York and India. She focuses on Capital Markets and Private Equity and Corporate Advisory.

Mytri, who also had a stint at Amarchand, Mumbai after graduating in 2005, was the CEO and Director of Planetwildlife Group of Companies. Her practice areas include General Corporate & Contracts, Banking & Project Finance and Private Equity. Having prior entrepreneurial experience, she works with various start-ups and investors including provide advice on investment strategy etc.

Narendar, who graduated in 2008, moved to Hyderabad after leaving Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai as a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure and Project Finance team. He will be heading the Projects & Infrastructure, Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.

Speaking to Bar & Bench on their decision to set up their firm in Hyderabad, Narendar says,

“Hyderabad, as a joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, is experiencing its second round of exponential corporate growth. Of late there is also a spurt in start-ups and Angel/ PE funding. There is immense scope in and around Hyderabad for niche practice areas such as Infrastructure, Project Finance, Corporate Litigation and Arbitration.”

“Since our focus is mainly in these practice areas we are able to deliver top quality and extremely cost efficient service to clients, which may not be possible for established and bigger law firms. Our aim is to be among the top firms in Hyderabad which has a strong litigation practice along with effective transaction advisory teams.”

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