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Amarchand breaks the mould with two Mumbai lateral hires

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  • Thank you for answering my queries about Indian recruitment.

    If it is not too much to ask, can you give me some ball-park figures for associates (junior or mid-level) at these firms? As you said, I understand that these are totally arbitrary, but a near-estimate would immensely help.

    Also, to come in as an associate, how many years of US experience would I need?

    Thank you once again for your responses.

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  • If you want to move as a Sr. Associate you should ideally have 4 years work exp (however depending up on the brand value of your current firm and the market condition you might get away with 3). Amarchand has a band for 3-4 year associates (which apparently is 21 lahks to 30 lakhs including bonus); Luthra is rumoured to its 3 year associates about 150,000 per month (no idea about their bonus structure), JSA/AZB/Trilegal all in the range of 110,000 to 130,000 at a 3 year level (no idea about bonus again).

    You can get a job and do well without a "famous" surname - you are seeking to join a law firm not the congress!.

    As for your chances to progress without "family connections" in India- it is as easy or as difficult here as it would be in New York without an american accent

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  • Thanks for the info on salaries. Although, I am a tad-bit surprised at the pay levels at JSA/AZB etc, I am sure the dwindling economic conditions have had an impact on the salaries, just as they have been here in the US.
    In the meantime, I found this article on the web which lists associate salaries at much higher levels, but then again, this is from last year, so economy might have definitely made its impact in the meantime. (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2899511.cms)

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  • The above salaries are at a 3 year level - SA is slightly higher. Some of the firms have differential salaries so it is difficult to pin point a market average

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