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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Partner Shuva Mandal will be leaving the firm to join Tata Group as Group General Counsel.
According to sources, this is a part of Bharat Vasani’s succession plan with Vasani continuing as the Legal Advisor to the Group Chairman Mr. Chandrasekhar.
Shuva moved to Shardul Amarchand in 2015 from AZB & Partners as National Head of M&A practice.
A graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Shuva joined the profession in 2000, after an internship in the Chambers of Zia Mody in 1999. In 2009, Shuva was made an equity partner at AZB.
We have reached out to Pallavi Shroff and Bharat Vasani for comment.
Update [21:28]: In a press release, the firm’s Executive Chairman Shardul Shroff was quoted as saying,
“While Shuva’s resignation leaves us deeply saddened, we are also pleased to know that he will be joining the very highly regarded TATA team. The TATA Group has been a client of the firm and we have a strong and extensive relationship with the Group. This relationship will only strengthen with Shuva’s move to the TATA Group.”
Managing Partner Pallavi Shroff said,
“We wish to offer our very sincere thanks to Shuva for all of his hard-work in helping us establish a national Corporate practice at SAM & Co. We look forward to continuing our relationship and working together with Shuva.”
Commenting on the move, Managing Partner Akshay Chudasama said,
“Shuva is a stellar lawyer and has been instrumental in helping to establish the SAM & Co office in Mumbai and growing it from strength to strength. He has led and developed a highly-professional team of lawyers, who will continue with the Firm.”
And Shuva himself was quoted as saying,
“I wish to thank the wonderful team at SAM & Co and my Partners with whom I thoroughly enjoyed working over the last 18 months. The experience has been great. The team at SAM & Co will go places.”