SAM gobbles up share of BMR


Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) is set to grow to 470 fee-earners from June when Amit Khansaheb, a partner at BMR Legal who headed the firm’s M&A practice, and his team of five partners and 32 other lawyers from BMR Legal join SAM.

The partners include Siddharth Nair and Roshan Thomas, from BMR Legal’s Bengaluru office; Kaushik Mukherjee, from its Mumbai office; and two others whose names SAM could not provide. Sources at BMR Legal say they are Vishruta Kaul, from the firm’s Mumbai office, and Rishi Jain from the Delhi office.

Shardul Shroff, executive chairman of SAM, said he was “extremely delighted” to have attracted Khansaheb’s team “at a time when talent is scarce in the market”. Pallavi Shroff, managing partner of SAM, said that the firm had “quietly gone about its goal of pursuing excellence and growth” and that it had teamed up with Khansaheb and his team “in the same spirit”.

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