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Gravitas Legal Expands Operations to Mumbai; Kay Legal & Associates LLP merges practice

October 2017

Gravitas Legal has expanded operations to Mumbai With Mr. Amit Karkhanis, Founding & Managing Partner of Mumbai-based firm Kay Legal & Associates LLP, merging his practice with Gravitas Legal from October, 2017.

Gravitas Legal, founded by Mr. Tanuj Sud, Mr. Sujeet Das and Mr. Varij Sharma, operational in New Delhi since the fiscal year 2016-17, services a diverse client base and, with some of the most illustrious banks, financial institutions, project developers and domestic and multinational companies across a range of industry sector such as infrastructure, F&B, manufacturing and app-based start-ups, has witnessed significant growth, both in terms of market resonance and headcount of resources, since its inception. As part of this growth curve, the synergy that Kay Legal & Associates LLP, with its highly reputed practice led by Mr. Karkhanis, offered along with the opportunity for geographical diversification of respective practices led to this alliance.

Mr. Karkhanis is a trusted name in the field of medico-legal consulting and has advised several doctors and health care institutions. He has been actively handling litigation, as well as advisory on issues concerning Medical Negligence, Intellectual Property Rights, International Law, WTO and GATT Laws, Information Technology and Telecommunication.

With this merger, Gravitas Legal will be widening the scope of offerings to its clients, not only in terms of practice areas and industry sectors, but also in terms of geographical accessibility in western and southern parts of the country. With the addition of Mumbai team of Kay Legal & Associates LLP, the firm now comprises of 21 lawyers, including 4 Partners.

Commenting on the merger, Tanuj Sud said, “Widening our presence and reach to Mumbai was like a logical and natural step in our evolution given the nature of our practice and the sectors we are particularly active in. At the same time, being located in Delhi, which is considered the hub of litigation, we wanted to optimize our litigation capabilities as we have been witnessing increasing demands on us to offer our services in this space. We found a perfect synergy with Amit, and I take this opportunity to warmly welcome him and his strong and experienced team to Gravitas Legal. Amit is a renowned litigator and an extremely humble and affable person, and perfect to spearhead our litigation practice. Additionally, his practice in medico-legal consulting is niche and not many lawyers in India have as many years of experience in this field as him. I am confident that with this merger we will be able to leverage opportunities to elevate the firm to its next stage of growth.”

Amit Karkhanis added, “I thoroughly enjoy litigation and after practicing in Mumbai for several years, I wanted to increase my offerings in Delhi for clients in a more structured fashion. I was also sure that I wanted to play a lead role and contribute to a firm that is agile in its growth strategy and has a definitive vision to expand. Gravitas Legal carries a very strong reputation in the sectors that it operates in. The firm has a strong presence in Delhi and within a year of establishment, the Firm and its Partners have been ranked by various international publications. Right from our very first meeting, I gelled well with Tanuj, Sujeet and Varij and all of us are aligned in our vision to let the firm be known for substance and quality of its legal advice, true to its name. I am excited to be presented with this opportunity to lead the Mumbai operations of the Firm and look forward to making a success story going forward.”

The merger has been facilitated by Legal League Consulting, management consultants to global legal industry, through Bithika Anand, Founder & CEO and Nipun Bhatia, AVP - Strategic Management & Process Redesigning. Bithika Anand, commenting on the merger, added, “A synergy is successful when both the firms are committed to jointly combine forces and tap their potential to grow the business with velocity. Amit adds the vintage factor to the young and fast-growing practice of Gravitas Legal and I am sure that with pooled synergies, they will achieve their vision for the Mumbai practice of the Firm.” 

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