November 02, 2018:
On Friday, Tushar Ajinkya joins ELP to get a corporate push.
DSK Legal’s senior partner Tushar Ajinkya has joined ELP with a team of 3 in Mumbai.
He specializes in Corporate & Commercial work, including information technology, pharmaceutical, cross-border M&A & forensics & fraud investigations.
Joining with him are Ankita Kashyap as counsel and Sukanya Sehgal & Chirag Jain as Associates.
Ajinkya had been with DSK Legal for 17 years, since 2001, having started his career after a 1999 LLB from GLC Mumbai, joining Nishith Desai Associates for 2 years.
ELP managing partner Suhail Nathani told us earlier today,“He is a professional with two decades of experience, he was with Nishith, opened their Silicon Valley office before DSK… He’s an established force.”
He added,“We are just looking for like-minded people who can fit in and grow my firm.”
DSK managing partner Anand Desai wished him well.
Nathani added,“We’ve grown up our corporate team substantially,” noting that Ajinkya would be the 8th partner in its corporate practice.
He said that in the past 24 months, the firm had hired 12 partners, of whom 7 were in tax & tax litigation, which “continued to remain the core practice of ELP.”
Ajinkyar was the third lateral hire into the corporate team in the last two years.