Aniket Sengupta, Luthra's aviation partner is heading to Mumbai to strengthen their practice. 'Dada’, as he is fondly known, is an alumnus of NLSIU, Bangalore who spent 3 years with IL & FS, Mumbai.
When I recently exchanged business cards with Aniket Sengupta, a partner at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, I noticed that one side of his business card said he was a Partner at Luthra & Luthra’s Delhi office, while the other side said he was a Partner at the Mumbai office. Of course, being a partner is not state or city specific, but it got me thinking for a moment. A few days later, a reliable source told me that Luthra is restructuring its operations with a specific focus on Mumbai.
The Delhi-based aviation law partner, is heading to Mumbai to further strengthen Luthra’s presence in the commercial capital. ‘Dada’, as he is fondly known, is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore who spent 3 years in Mumbai with IL & FS, a financial services company, as an Assistant Manager. Aniket has now spent about 7 years at Luthra.
Confirming the news, Rajiv Luthra, the Managing Partner said, “Aniket is an asset to the firm. His moving to Mumbai will strengthen our presence and bring balance between the Delhi and Mumbai offices.” Further, he said, “It is not so much of restructuring, but we are expanding our Mumbai presence. We want to move to a bigger office, a bigger boat,” and also added, “We are looking to make some additions in April this year. We are looking at about 6-7 partners and about 20-25 lawyers and are thinking of moving a couple of our Intellectual Property people to Mumbai. We are planning on some lateral hires as well.”
Mumbai is the city Luthra is concentrating on. Earlier, Luthra promoted Manan Lahoty to partner at Mumbai. Mohit Saraf had earlier told Bar & Bench that they are looking to expand to a 300-lawyer strong firm by the end of this year. If you have a stellar resume and looking to move, Luthra Mumbai may be your next boat.