We are delighted to announce that Mr. Bobby Chandhoke and Mr. Sudhir Sharma have joined DSK Legal together with 19 partners and their respective teams aggregating to 63 lawyers, after leaving L&L Partners where they had worked for several years. They bring a diverse range of experience, and are well recognized in their areas of practice, including Dispute Resolution, Competition and Anti-Trust, Employment, International Trade, Corporate M&A, Intellectual Property, and Fintech.

With this, DSK Legal also announces the opening of its Hyderabad office, with 2 partners, Altaf Fathima and Durga Bose Gandham.

Mr. Bobby Chandhoke and Mr. Sudhir Sharma are both very well-known and highly respected lawyers, particularly in the area of Dispute Resolution.

The other Partners who have joined are:

1. Mr. Abdullah Hussain

2. Mr. Akhil Anand

3. Ms. Altaf Fathima

4. Mr. Anant Garg

5. Mr. Ashish Chandra

6. Ms. Deepali Chandhoke

7. Mr. Durga Bose Gandham

8. Ms. Kanika Chaudhary Nayar

9. Mr. Kunal Mehra

10. Mr. Mohit Bakshi

11. Mr. Pradyuman Dubey

12. Mr. Prashant Mishra

13. Mr. Prashant Pakhiddey

14. Mr. Saleem Hasan Ansari

15. Mr. Saurabh Tiwari

16. Mr. Shiv Sapra

17. Mr. Subhash Bhutoria

18. Mr. Suyash Srivastava

19. Mr. Tarun Dua

Mr. Anand Desai, Managing Partner, DSK Legal: “This is a huge move for the Indian legal market, and an enormous step for DSK Legal. We are delighted to have so many experienced and well-reputed lawyers join our firm together. It happened very quickly, and was based on having a set of common values and approach to our colleagues, clients, and work. In the past four years, this

is the sixth, and by far the largest, team to have joined DSK Legal from other firms. Fortunately, the integration happened quickly and smoothly each time. We look forward to continuing our journey of growth with our new colleagues, and are confident that together we will provide even better value to our clients.”

Mr. Sajit Suvarna, Deputy Managing Partner, DSK Legal: “In our pursuit for excellence and growth, we look at collaborating with people having a similar ethos as we have had at DSK Legal. We found that in Mr. Bobby Chandhoke, Mr. Sudhir Sharma, the partners joining with them, and their teams. We warmly welcome them to the DSK Legal family, and look forward to charting the next phase of our growth together.”

Mr. Bobby Chandhoke, Senior Partner, DSK Legal: “I feel what one would feel to leave one’s home where he was born, to go to a new place. There is anguish, yet there is an excitement. While I do cherish the time spent with L & L, I am keenly looking forward to our new partnership. The team looks forward to a new beginning at DSK Legal with like-minded partners. There is energy and a sense of positivity in this partnership. I personally look forward to building a strong practice together.”

Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Senior Partner, DSK Legal: “It has been an absolute privilege to be part of the L&L team for a major part of one’s professional career. The decision to move on was like being in a life altering situation. However, the prospects of joining the energetic, professional and growth-oriented team at DSK provided a suitable motive, and excitement, to embark on a new professional journey. Together with the team, we intend to provide high quality professional services to our clients in the most ethical way.”

Ms. Padmini Rathore, CEO, DSK Legal: “The larger firm will be a legal powerhouse, with an enhanced India footprint, increased domain expertise, and heft and scale to successfully deliver solutions and assist clients avail the opportunities presented by the market. It is a pleasure to work with likeminded and globally focused professionals who provide value-based proactive, pragmatic and innovative legal advice.”

With this, DSK Legal has grown to over 250 lawyers, with 63 partners (including associate partners), several of whom are highly ranked by international and domestic organisations and publications.

The firm has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The firm’s practice areas include litigation & arbitration; and laws relating to corporate commercial / M&A / PE; real estate; restructuring & insolvency; banking & finance; infrastructure, energy & projects; media & entertainment; capital markets; regulatory; criminal & white collar crime; competition & anti-trust; international trade; employment; POSH, intellectual property; technology, including fintech & edtech; and art.

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