India’s Trilegal makes key projects hire

Allen & Overy’s Indian best friend Trilegal has poached a leading projects partner and team of four associates from Indian firm Hemant Sahai Associates.

India's Trilegal makes key projects hireAllen & Overy’s (A&O) Indian best friend Trilegal has poached a leading projects partner and team of four associates from Indian firm Hemant Sahai Associates.

Partner Sitesh Mukherjee, whose practice focuses on energy disputes, has joined Trilegal as a equity partner.

Trilegal co-founding partner Anand Prasad, who admitted that energy disputes is not one of the firm’s core strengths, said: “He complements our existing projects practice very well.”

Hemant Sahai managing partner Hemant Sahai said that, while Mukherjee’s departure is a blow to the firm, its regulatory litigation practice remains strong.

He added: “Sitesh was with the firm right since inception and grew with the firm to eventually make partner.

“While the firm will miss Sitesh’s contribution, the firm has significant depth and expertise in regulatory litigation, which was Sitesh’s area of practice and which is an area that continues to be one of the firm’s core competencies.”

Sahai said the firm had hired a senior in-house counsel from conglomerate Bharti Enterprises to bolster the firm’s practice. He added that Jagdish Prasad, who joins along with senior associates Saurabh Awasthi and Aparajit Bhattacharya, will soon be invited to join the partnership.

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