Sid Manchanda

Corporate lawyer Siddharth Manchanda has returned to Induslaw as a partner in Mumbai after a two-year stint as general counsel at edtech company Unacademy.

With more than 14 years of experience, Manchanda advises clients in sectors such as education, telecom, pharmaceuticals and insurance on M&A, private equity, venture capital, disputes and general corporate.

Manchanda joined Unacademy in 2021 after spending a year at IndusLaw. He previously worked at law firms Themis Associates and Bharucha & Partners.

Induslaw now has 19 partners in Mumbai. Last year, the firm hired Delhi tax partner Lokesh Shah from Saraf & Partners; Delhi infrastructure and energy partner Shashwat Kumar from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM); Bengaluru disputes partner Suadat Ahmad Kirmani from Tatva Legal and Delhi banking partner Pritha Chatterjee from SAM; and Gurugram corporate partner Shantanu Jindel from J Sagar Associates.

The firm also lost Gurugram M&A partners Manish Gupta, Pratyush Khurana and Ashish Ahluwalia to SAM.


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