Amarchand breaks the mould with two Mumbai lateral hires

Top Indian firm Amarchand & Mangladas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has taken the highly unusual step of making two lateral hires – just a few months after it shook up its lockstep and internal governance.

Amarchand has recruited Tushar Mavani, a corporate partner from Mulla & Mulla & Blunt & Caroe and Ashish Jejurkar, head of Luthra & Luthra’s Mumbai corporate practice.

Amarchand managing partner Cyril Shroff told The Lawyer: “These two people have the right temperament and drive to be part of our vision.”

“There’s impetus and a desire to grow our firm, both in terms of influence and numbers.”

The dual hire will take the number of partners to 42 across its five offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

The firm has also announced the promotion of Bangalore senior associate Ganesh Prasad, who will relocate to Mumbai and join the partnership next year.

The move comes in the wake of a far-reaching restructure of the firm’s partnership and corporate governance, revealed by The Lawyer earlier this year (23 February).

Having operated an eat-what-you-kill system for two decades, Amarchand became one of the first firms in India to implement a lockstep.

Shroff said: “Lockstep has a more equitable feel about it. We wanted clarity in terms of compensation and that is very important in creating a long-term institution.”