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L&L hires Dhir banking partner Girish Rawat + 2 lit partners: ex-judge alum Amrita Tonk, indie-ex-CAM Sidhartha Barua

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L&L Partners litigation partnership has hired two new partners while banking and finance has added one other.

The litigation partnership has added two partners.

Former Metropolitan magistrate (from 2013 to 2018), Amrita Tonk had begun her career at L&L in 2010, followed by a secondment at Accenture and then the bench.

According to the firm, “she presided over 26,000 summary and summons triable matters during her tenure”.

Tonk is joining in equity partner Vijay Sondhi’s team.

The second litigation hire is independent Delhi-based advocate Sidhartha Barua, who before going independent in 2019 had been a Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas partner between 2016 and 2017 followed by BTG Legal. The CLC Delhi University law graduate had also worked at AZB & Partners and P&A Associates.

Barua is joining in the team of Sudhir Sharma.

According to L&L, he “has represented several clients before the Supreme Court of India in landmark matters which laid down the arbitration jurisprudence in the country”.

In the banking and finance practice, L&L has added Girish Rawat as a partner, who was previously a partner at Dhir & Dhir Associates.

Rawat is a 2006 CLC Delhi University graduate and a qualified company secretary.

His specialises in banking & finance, corporate finance, project finance, structured finance, capital market, project & infrastructure, real estate and construction, said the firm.

The hires take L&L’s total aggregate partnership size to 84.

The L&L corporate firm, which is a separate partnership from the litigation firm, has still not concluded or settled the dispute between co-founding partners Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf.

Amrita TonkWork history From: Mar 2021: Partner, L&L PartnersFull-time Nov 2019 – Feb 2021: Independent Legal Practitioner, Self-employed (Delhi) May 2013 – Jan 2018: Metropolitan Magistrate, Delhi Judicial ServiceFull-time (Delhi) Mar 2012 – Mar 2013: Counsel, AccentureFull-time (Gurugram) Aug 2010 – Aug 2011: Associate, L&L PartnersFull-time (New Delhi)Education – undefined: Kurukshetra University, Master of Laws – LLM, 2005 – 2010: Army Institute of Law, Sector-68, Mohali., B.A.LLB, Law Sidhartha BaruaWork history From: Sep 2019: Independent Legal Counsel, Independent Legal CounselSelf-employed Apr 2019 – Aug 2019: Patner , BTG Legal (New Delhi ) Jul 2016 – Jun 2017: Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (New Delhi Area) Aug 2007 – May 2016: Associate, Senior Associate & Partner, AZB & Partners (New Delhi Area) Nov 2005 – Jul 2007: Associate, P&A Associates (New Delhi Area) Jan 1999 – Sep 2002: Special Correspondent, Los Angeles Times (New Delhi Area)Education – undefined: St. Stephen’s College, Bachelor of Arts – BA, History – undefined: Campus Law Centre, , 2003 – 2004: University of Warwick, , Girish RawatWork history From: Jan 2021: Partner, L&L Partners Feb 2008 – Jan 2021: Partner, Dhir & Dhir Associates (Delhi) Aug 2006 – Feb 2007: Advocate, Amitabha Sen & Co.Education – undefined: Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Company Secretary, 1988 – 2000: Andhra Education Society, , 2000 – 2003: Jamia Millia Islamia, B.B.S (Hons.), Business Studies 2003 – 2006: Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, LL.B, Law

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