Subhash Bhutoria, an experienced IP and art lawyer, has rejoined L&L Partners in New Delhi as a partner designate to kickstart an art law practice at the firm.
“[L&L managing partner Rajiv] Luthra has a keen interest in art, too,” Bhutoria told India Business Law Journal. “I am hopeful that under his guidance, we will grow this niche and be the go-to firm in India for this practice.”
This is Bhutoria’s second innings at L&L Partners, after working there from 2015 to 2017. He briefly ran his own firm from April this year, and Parag Singhal and Trushita Mehra join Bhutoria from his firm to work as associates at L&L Partners.
On his decision to join L&L Partners shortly after being at his own firm, Bhutoria said it was an easy one as his team and clients were supportive of being associated with L&L Partners. He added that working with a large firm would help them grow further.
Prior to this, he was a partner at Krida Legal, from 2017 to April 2021, where he was instrumental in setting up the IP and art law practices.
Bhutoria’s specialist areas include art and fashion law, domestic and international IP filings and prosecution, pan-India IP litigation, civil and criminal IP enforcement, as well as IP due diligence for media, entertainment and gaming companies, as well as leading startups and fashion clients.
Bhutoria is an empanelled neutral with the Court of Arbitration for Art in the Netherlands, the Hyderabad Arbitration Centre, and SAMA Arbitration in Bengaluru. He was an IPR honours graduate from the National Law University in Jodhpur.
Bhutoria was identified by India Business Law Journal as one of India’s Top 50 Future Legal Leaders in 2020.