Shardul Amarchand picks up most of BMR Legal (4 Partners, around 30 lawyers across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore) [Update]
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Shardul Amarchand picks up most of BMR Legal (4 Partners, around 30 lawyers across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore) [Update]

Pallavi Saluja

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas is in the news again. This time for hiring four partners from BMR Legal along with their teams.

According to sources, more than 30 lawyers from BMR Legal would be moving to Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore except Managing Partner Mukesh Bhutani and the tax team.

The team that is moving includes Partner Amit Khansaheb in Gurgaon, two partners in Bangalore – Roshan Thomas and  Siddharth Nair and one in Mumbai – Kaushik Mukherjee.

Khansaheb had joined BMR in January 2013 from Desai & Diwanji to set up BMR’s Corporate M&A practice.

Roshan and Siddharth had moved from Themis Associates in June 2014 to set up BMR’s Bangalore office. These hires will further boost Shardul Amarchand’s Bangalore office, which is headed by Karthik Mahalingam.

Mukherjee joined the firm in 2015 from J. Sagar Associates and heads the firm’s capital markets practice.

We have reached out to Mukesh Bhutani from BMR and Shardul Shroff and Pallavi Shroff  from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas for comments.

Update 13:55 Official Statement from BMR Legal

“Our M&A Law Partners have decided to pursue their career interests outside of BMR Legal and are moving to a larger platform for the growth of their practice and team. We wish Amit and his team good luck and success in their future endeavors. We are proud of what we have created by way of a proposition in this space, which in a short while has gained the confidence of clients and accolades by way of independent survey rankings. As a law firm, we shall be solely focusing on tax dispute resolution practice and the firm is committed to strengthen capabilities in this area. As a tax practice, we enjoy a Tier 1 status in all surveys and shall continue to offer integrated tax services and build a stronger franchise. A case in point is the recent hire of 5 lawyers in Mumbai focusing on tax litigation.” 

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