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News in brief - November 2021

Poornachandran moves to AZB

Ram Kumar Poornachandran, previously a partner with Talwar Thakore Associates’ (TTA) competition practice, joined AZB & Partners in New Delhi effective 8 November. Poornachandran had earlier been at Dhall Law Chambers and moved with the firm when it merged with TTA.

He has more than 12 years of experience in advising Indian and foreign clients on complex competition law issues such as merger filings, abuse of dominance, cartel investigation and competition compliance.

Corporate infra partner joins Argus

Prashanth Sabeshan has joined Argus Partners as a partner in the corporate and infrastructure practice in the Bengaluru office. He joins from AZB & Partners where he was a partner and has 22 years of experience.

Sabeshan specialises in the sectors of general corporate, infrastructure, electricity, renewables and clean energy, oil and gas, ports, banking and project finance, foreign investments and regulatory and policy advisory sectors. He is dual qualified in India and UK and has worked with other leading law firms in India and abroad. 

Fox Mandal adds 3 equity partners

Fox Mandal & Associates has inducted partners ST Prashantha Kumar, Santosh Vikram Singh and Jayaprakash Padmanaban to its equity partnership. Kumar steers the firm’s real estate and infrastructure practice in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune. He is based in Bengaluru and has more than 18 years of experience.

Singh leads the firm’s IP, entertainment and sports law practices and is also based in Bengaluru with more than 20 years of experience. Padmanaban focuses on areas such as real estate, infrastructure and government advisory. He is based in Chennai and also has more than 20 years of experience.

DSK Legal promotes four

DSK Legal has promoted associate partners Avinash Kumar Khard, Parag Khandhar andSamit Shukla to partner, and principal associate Ekta Tyagito associate partner.

Avinash Kumar Khard is in the firm’s banking and finance and energy, projects and infrastructure team. Parag Khandhar has experience in handling various dispute resolution matters before various courts and tribunals across the country. Samit Shukla has experience in advising on commercial disputes. Ekta Tyagi transitioned to disputes work after acquiring corporate law experience in other leading Indian law firms.

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