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Wadia Ghandy & Co Senior Litigation Partner Farid Karachiwala is leaving the firm to join J Sagar Associates.
Confirming this development, Wadia Ghandy Managing Partner Dhawal Mehta said,
“Farid is a very dear friend. He is the one who got me to Wadia Ghandy. We wish him the very best”.
Karachiwala will leave the firm by the end of September along with his core team members – Sahil Saiyed, Sneh Parikh, Bhakti Mehta, Harsheel Madan, and Bahraiz Irani.
Speaking on his decision to leave Wadia Ghandy, Karachiwala said,
“I joined Wadia Ghandy as a law student. It has been a long and pleasurable journey.
After spending a good 19 years at Wadia Ghandy, I was looking for a bigger platform to expand my practice. I met JSA’s Senior Partner and Joint Managing Partners and the Disputes PA Chair in Mumbai and thereafter the Chairman Jyoti Sagar and other senior partners and there was an instant connect. I felt that this is the organisation I was looking for to expand my practice and grow. Most crucially, JSA was very comfortable with also absorbing my team.”
Confirming Farid’s joining, JSA Joint Managing Partner Dina Wadia, said,
“We are delighted that Farid is joining us. In the small and settled pool of senior litigators in Mumbai, it is not easy to find someone who is highly experienced, well regarded and most importantly for us, a cultural fit. It has been well worth the wait. He brings most of his team with him which is also a big plus. “
Having spent nearly two decades at Wadia Ghandy, Karachiwala is also on the firm’s Management Committee along with Bindi Dave, Marylou Bilawala, and Shabnum Kajiji.
Karachiwala leads the firm’s litigation practice. He appears in the High Courts and the Supreme Court, and also focuses on domestic and international arbitrations.