Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has hired Sameer Chugh as Delhi-based corporate and technology, media & telecommunication (TMT) and regulatory partner.
He is currently group general counsel at Bharti Enterprises until 30 June and will join Cyril Amarchand on 1 July. He had taken over as group GC at the telecoms giant in 2019, after having worked there since 2014 as a director legal.
Chugh said: “I am excited to return to private practice and enter into the new phase in my career.”
He had been in-house since 2001, following a three-year stint at Kochhar & Co following his graduating with an LLB from SLS Pune in 1997 (see full CV below)
According to the firm:
Mr. Chugh has been involved in many cross-border M&A and had managed mid to large-sized law departments as part of his inhouse roles. He has more than 30 billion dollars of transactions to his experience throughout his career. He has also worked as a General Counsel of NCR Corporation and helped the company in setting up their manufacturing plant in Pondicherry. He was the General Counsel of BT Group in India before moving to London as Head of Legal and Commercial doing significant transactions across the globe. He returned to India as the General Counsel of the Telecom Business and the Global head of legal for M&A of Essar Group. Mr. Chugh has also worked as the General Counsel of the Cummins Group in India before taking up the Director – Legal & Regulatory position in Bharti Airtel.
Managing partner Cyril Shroff commented: “Sameer is a well-respected lawyer, his background and breadth of experience align very well with firm’s vision and overall growth strategy in corporate practice and also in the TMT and regulatory space.”
Mr. Chugh has completed his Law, majoring in Company Law and Criminal Law, from Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune. He also holds a Masters in Marketing Management from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune and MSc in Telecom Business from University College of London, London, UK.
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