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Trilegal promotes six counsels to the Partnership, women now comprise 26% of equity Partners

31 Mar 2022

Trilegal, one of India’s leading law firms, today announced the promotion of six Counsels to the Partnership – Gautam Chabra, Karishma Dodeja, Niharika Puri, Samira Lalani, Siddharth Ranade, and Sneha Vardhan. With this, the partnership strength of Trilegal grows to seventy-seven (77), and the percentage of women Partners grows to 26%, a milestone for the firm and industry. Globally the average women representation among equity partners at law firms is between 22 and 24 percent, as per various research reports.

Sridhar Gorthi and Nishant Parikh, Partners and members of the management committee, said, “We are delighted to promote six of our counsels to partnership. Their elevation reinforces our commitment to nurturing diverse talent and meritocracy. We believe our new partners will help to enhance our expertise across practices and to continue to serve our clients better.”

Harsh Pais and Yogesh Singh, Partners and co-heads of the Corporate practice, said, “We congratulate Karishma, Samira and Sneha, on their elevation. Karishma has been a key member of our restructuring team, Samira has been instrumental in the growth of our real estate practice, and Sneha has acted on numerous corporate and hybrid debt transactions. Their elevation will strengthen our offering for clients.”

Neeraj Menon, Partner and Head of the Projects practice, said, “We are absolutely delighted with Gautam and Niharika’s elevation and this comes at an opportune moment where our practice is diversifying into specific sub-sectors of the energy and infrastructure industry in India. With Gautam moving to Mumbai as part of a strategic decision to support the practice there, Niharika will further bolster our capability and capacity in the NCR region. Their expertise in some of the fast-growing areas such mining, metals, urban transport, city gas, airports and waterways, means we are confident of serving our clients better.”

Shankh Sengupta, Partner and Head of the Disputes practice, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Siddharth to the partnership who has been an integral part of our commercial disputes practice. Siddharth’s elevation is consistent with our growth and will continue to enhance our ability to provide top quality legal service to our client.”

About Trilegal

Trilegal is one of India’s leading law firms, with expertise across the full spectrum of corporate legal services. Trilegal has offices in four key cities of India.

Trilegal has been recognised as the ‘Firm of the year’ for Client Service Excellence by Asia Law Awards 2021; “M&A Law firm of the Year” by VCCircle Awards 2020; ‘Law Firm of the Decade’ at the RSG Grow India Summit and Awards 2019; one of the most innovative law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of ALB Trailblazers 2020 and ‘highly commended’ in the FT RSG Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020. Trilegal has also been recognised as one of the ‘Best Overall Law Firms in India’ as part of the India Business Law Journal Annual Indian Legal Awards 2021.

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