Shuva Mandal, ace M&A lawyer and the group general counsel of  India Inc’s biggest conglomerate Tata Sons has stepped down after a stint of 4 years. Mandal has joined law firm Anagram Partners as a Partner according to an update on professional networking site Linkedin. This is the latest high-profile exit as part of frenetic movement recently among the legal brass in law firms as well as corporates.

When contacted, a Tata Sons spokesperson declined to comment. It was not immediately clear who would be his successor as group general counsel at the diversified conglomerate.

Mandal’s tenure involved a crucial legal victory for the Tata’s at the Supreme Court in one of the most high-profile & bitter corporate feuds against the Cyrus Mistry led Shapoorji Pallonji group.

Anagram Partners is a newly birthed law firm and was set up in April by two ex-partners of law firm Nishith Desai Associates – Rajesh Simhan, who was the leader of the international tax team and Simone Reis, the co-head of the M&A practice. The firm  has already opened its M&A innings as one of the legal advisors in the recent merger of Solara Active Pharma Sciences and Aurora Life Sciences to create a pure play API ( active pharmaceutical ingredients) company.

With Shuva joining Anagram Partners, he returns to the world of corporate law firms wherein he has advised leading Indian business groups like Reliance and Tata’s, private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies as a consummate dealmaker.

Prior to Tata Sons, Mandal was the National Practice Head (M&A & Corporate) at law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. An NLS alumnus, he began his career at law firm AZB & Partners where he spent 15 years. He has a total experience of more than two decades in the legal profession.

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