February 15, 2019:
Chetan Nagendra, former Bangalore partner of AZB & Partners, has joined Big 4 consultancy E&Y best friend law firm PDS Legal as a partner, to open up its Bangalore office.
He specializes in corporate work and VC/PE work, and would complement the firm’s work in Mumbai & Delhi.
It is understood he is joining with a small team of associates.
Nagendra had left AZB in Nov 2018, after three yrs at the firm, following one year of running the Law Offices of Chetan Nagendra, in association with Themis Associates.
Before that, the 2000 NLSIU Bangalore graduate was associate general counsel at Facebook, b/w 2012 & 2013, and he had also worked as head of the India practice at UK law firm Harney Westwood & Riegels.
Prior to that, he had also been an associate at what-was-then Amarchand Mangaldas, and regional counsel at liquor company Diageo’s India office.
He is qualified to practice in India, England & Wales, New York and in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).