AMSS Delhi versus Mumbai: The end is near
Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner of Amarchand Mangaldas in the Mumbai area, is expected to take over MNK Law Offices in Delhi, with the exception of partner Probal Bhaduri, who Legal India reliably understands as joining a major accounting firm.
Partners Gyanendra Kumar, Anuradha Mukherjee and Srinivas Kilambi will join Shroff’s upcoming operation in Delhi, which is set to compete with his brother Shardul Shroff in Delhi. In turn, Shardul Shroff is setting up an office in Mumbai.
Bar & Bench first carried the news late last evening, despite reports that “confirmed by our sources” all four partners – including Bhaduri – would join Cyril Shroff.
MNK was founded in 1996.
Kumar, a corporate, real estate and employment lawyer, graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1994 and worked in Arthur Andersen’s tax and business advisory department prior to founding MNK.
Mukherjee graduated from NLSIU in 1993 and specializes in litigation and arbitration.
Kilambi joined MNK in 2013 from KSB Partners, where he was a co-founder. He is also a 1994 graduate of NLSIU who was previously senior legal advisor at GE Capital India and GE Commercial Finance.
Badhuri, who will not join the firm, which is slated to be Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, is also an NLSIU graduate and an attorney for corporate, M&A and private equity firms.
MNK partner Nivedita Tiwari, who joined MNK in 2013 from Luthra & Luthra, joined Platinum Partners in 2014.
MNC partners Kilambi and Bhaduri did not respond to an email requesting a comment at the time of going to press. Cyril Shroff did not respond to a request for comment.
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