31 March 2023: Trilegal, one of India’s leading law firms, today announced the promotion of six Counsels to the partnership – Albin George Thomas, Ananya Sonthalia, Chitra Rentala, Komal Dani, Riyaz Bhagat, and Siddharth Dang. With this, the partnership strength of Trilegal grows to 93. Trilegal is among the few firms in Asia that functions on an all-equity lock-step model of partnership and all promotees will, therefore, directly enter the equity lock-step.
The new Partners represent diverse practice areas including capital markets (Albin); asset management and funds (Ananya); dispute resolution and arbitration (Chitra); tax (Komal); projects (Riyaz); and corporate (Siddharth).
Sridhar Gorthi and Nishant Parikh, Partners and members of the Management Committee, Trilegal, said, “It’s always very uplifting to see our talented young counsels take their rightful place in the equity ownership of the firm. The expansion of our partnership with such talented practitioners in key focus areas will benefit our clients and strengthen our brand. We wish them success as they navigate this exciting new phase in their careers.”
Yogesh Singh, Partner and Head of the Corporate practice, said, “We congratulate all Counsels on their elevation. This is a great achievement that reflects their hard work, exceptional legal skills, and dedication to our clients and the firm. For the corporate practice, Ananya will help in expanding the firm’s LP advisory practice; and Siddharth will contribute to our transactional practice by assisting clients with investments in real-estate assets, such as warehouses, datacentres, residential and commercial developments.”
Himanshu Sinha, Partner and Head of the Tax practice, said, “We are delighted to extend our warmest congratulations to each new partner. Our practice looks forward to seeing Komal in her new role as she utilises her extensive experience in tax laws to serve clients in diverse sectors, such as funds, private equity, financial services, real estate, automobile, defence, software technology, e-commerce, and crypto exchange”.
Bhakta Patnaik, Partner and Head of the Capital Markets practice, said, “We are delighted to be a part of Albin’s journey and elevation which is special, as he was the first associate to repose faith and join the capital markets practice at its inception. Albin is an excellent lawyer and his elevation demonstrates the exponential growth of our capital markets practice. We are delighted for all the newly elected patners and wish them great success.“
Neeraj Menon, Partner and Head of the Projects practice, said, “We are very happy to see a diverse bunch of Partner elevations at the firm. Over the years, Riyaz has been an integral part of the Projects practice’s growth. With the practice getting more active in specific sub-sectors, his deep understanding of areas such as electricity, urban infrastructure, transport and electric mobility, social infrastructure, and oil and gas will help us serve our clients better. He will also focus on growing the PPP profile for the practice. We wish him the very best!”
Shankh Sengupta, Partner and Head of the Disputes practice, said, “We welcome Chitra to the partnership. She has been a part of several high-value and complex matters in the past few years and will continue to add value to our diverse practice.”
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 “India Deal Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business (ALB) India Law Awards 2023; one of the ‘Best Overall Law Firms’ at the India Business Law Journal Indian Law Firm Awards 2022; ‘Firm of the year’ for Client Service Excellence by Asia Law Awards 2021; “M&A Law firm of the Year” by VCCircle Awards 2020; 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.
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