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Our team comprises lawyers and HR professionals who have worked with major law firms, consultancies and companies.
We work swiftly to identify, evaluate and counsel lawyers and other professionals for client organisations. We often travel across India to connect
with our clients and candidates. We work seamlessly from our offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

 
 

Aneesh Patnaik

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Consultancy; Business Development
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Litigation recruitments, Business Development, Consulting, Expanding the Vahura profile in the litigation domain.
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Aneesh graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and immediately joined the Chambers of Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Sr Adv, MP. He stayed with Dr Singhvi for three years, assisting him in forums across India from the Supreme Court to various High Courts to tribunals such as TDSAT and the CLB. Aneesh has appeared with Dr Singhvi in leading cases such as the 2G license cancellation, the mining ban, and in a multi-billion dollar arbitration.
AT VAHURA
  • Aneesh is involved in special consulting projects within Vahura. He also plays a role in developing the talent practice in the litigation domain and is, in addition, focussed on business development across all verticals at Vahura.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Aneesh enjoys all forms of motorised transport and is commonly seen heading off on or off road to new destinations.
 

Arpita Singh

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Team: Talent Development Services; Business Development and Search
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Law school initiatives, business development and developing the Litigation Talent practice.
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-11-4900-5600
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Arpita completed her degree in Law from ILS Law College, Pune. She has rich experience in both the litigation and the corporate domains.
  • Arpita began her legal career with The Chambers of Law (now known as Zeus). She later joined Duncan Lewis and Solicitors, a UK-based law firm. Her next assignment was with Goldman Sachs, where she worked as an in-house counsel in the area of derivatives. She managed an extensive portfolio across the bank’s international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, New York and London.
AT VAHURA
  • At Vahura, Arpita heads our Talent Development Services arm which is focused on law schools across the country.
  • She is responsible for growing the talent practice in the litigation domain. Arpita looks after business development across all verticals of Vahura.
  • She is the key point of contact for all contract negotiations and management.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Arpita enjoys travelling. She also volunteers with organisations committed to the pursuit of social welfare, change and justice.
 

Avinash Andrew Sah

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Staffing; Search
  • Region Focus: Pan-India
  • Specialist Areas: Recruitment for the LPO and Patent domains; Assessment operations at law schools and graduate recruitment.
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Avinash completed his B.Com from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He went on to acquire an MBA in HR from Indira College, Pune.
  • He has worked with reputed IT companies, such as KPIT Cummins and Cybage Software, where he led multiple projects catering to UK and US clients. Avinash has four years of extensive HR experience, with expertise in the generalist and recruitment space.
AT VAHURA
  • Avinash joined the team in April 2010. He combines high levels of energy with a process-driven approach that incorporates assessments and metrics. This approach is particularly successful in recruiting for the LPO and patent domains.
  • He also plays an important role at law schools in relation to assessments and graduate-level recruitment.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Avinash enjoys cooking up a feast for his friends and loves to travel to little-known locales.
 

Balanand Menon

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Assessment Solutions; Research and Data
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Assessment Services, Research and Data
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Balanand is at the cutting edge of HR research and development within Vahura, with a special focus on assessments and trends analysis, including psychometric assessments.
  • He began his career with a leading Bangalore-based talent management and assessment company. He worked as a subject matter expert for various reputed international assessment solutions.
  • Balanand is a Certified Professional in Behavioural Analysis (DISC).
AT VAHURA
  • Balanand joined the team in April 2010 to start the Assessment Solutions division. This role involves creating assessments that cover skills and proficiency, technical (e.g. legal), API (psychometric and attitude), and other areas that pertain to the job suitability of a legal professional.
  • He also leads the Research and Data Analytics team at Vahura.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • As the resident Assessment Specialist at Vahura, Balanand vigilantly puts his talent to practice by analyzing his colleagues. When he’s not trying to get into people’s heads, he can be found enjoying Sufi music and dancing.
 

Kavya Tandon

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Search
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Junior- and mid-level positions at law firms and corporations; Litigation opportunities across levels
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Kavya completed her degree in law from the University of Lucknow. She began her career working for Dipak Seth (Ex-Assistant Solicitor General of India) in Lucknow. She has over three years of litigation experience.
  • She also worked with an NGO named Ehsaas (Friends of Street Children). At Ehsaas, Kavya helped monitor legal issues involved in teaching children who worked at railway stations.
AT VAHURA
  • Kavya is focused on executive search in Bangalore and New Delhi for law firms and in-house positions.
  • She also plays an important role in developing the talent practice in the litigation domain.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Kavya contributes her time to NGOs that aid under-privileged children.
 

Niharika Rana

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Team: Mentorship Programmes; Graduate Recruitment
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Workshops, training and counselling at law schools; structuring placement committees and assisting law schools with placements and graduate-level jobs.
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-11-4900-5600
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Niharika obtained her law degree from ILS Law College, Pune in 2009. She began her career as a legal researcher with the Hon’ble Mr. Justice V. B. Gupta in the Delhi High Court. In 2010, she joined Deloitte Touche Tomatsu India where her areas of responsibility included indirect tax litigation and advisory.
  • In 2011, Niharika began litigating before the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the district and lower courts of Punjab.
AT VAHURA
  • Niharika joined Vahura in July 2013 with the goal of fully leveraging her diverse experience in the legal field towards talent development for prospective lawyers.
  • She focuses on mentoring nascent legal talent through training and counselling of law students.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Niharika enjoys travelling to new destinations and watching movies.
 

Ritvik Lukose

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Areas of Responsibility: Business Development, Search and Consulting
  • Region Focus: Pan India and international markets
  • Specialist Areas: Law Firms: Practice acquisition, mergers, partner and team moves; In-house General Counsel positions
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-11-4900-5600
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Ritvik is an alumnus of the National Law School in Bangalore.
  • He began his career with Amarchand Mangaldas. At Amarchand Mangaldas, Ritvik specialised in corporate transactional matters such as Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity, as well as capital markets and structured finance.
  • In 2007, Ritvik left the firm to co-found Rainmaker, focused on providing services to the nascent, yet fast-growing legal services industry in India. At Rainmaker, he held senior positions in operations and marketing, before building the talent and consulting businesses from the ground up.
  • AT VAHURA
  • With the restructuring of the Rainmaker businesses, Ritvik took on the role of leading the talent arm that is now Vahura. He is currently the CEO of Vahura, leading its expansion and growth.
  • Ritvik is a student of management practices and organisation culture. He enjoys observing and advising legal service organisations at close quarters.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Ritvik is a regular yoga practitioner and has a keen interest in mythology and folk tales.
 

Shweta Vora

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Areas of Responsibility: Research and Data
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Mid- and senior-level mapping of law firms and corporates across all sectors
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-22-6109-6000
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Shweta completed her BMS with a specialization in Marketing and International Finance.
  • She went on to complete her MBA in HR from Chetna’s Institute of Management and Research.
AT VAHURA
  • At Vahura, Shweta works as a research specialist with a focus on building our knowledge base.
  • Her role involves online research, mapping various segments of the legal profession, data analysis and collation, as well as report writing and preparation.
  • She supports the overall resourcing strategy by developing proactive talent pipelines for challenging legal recruitment needs.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Shweta enjoys cooking diverse vegetarian dishes. She loves traveling and exploring new places.

Tanisha Deshpande

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Team: Talent Development Services, Search for Law Firms
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Mentorship Programs,Counselling, Junior- and mid-level positions in the in-house legal domain.
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-11-6109-6000
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Tanisha completed her graduation from Government Law College, Mumbai.
  • She worked as a corporate lawyer with law firms in Mumbai working primarily on contracts, general corporate advisory, M&A and private equity transactions.
  • Tanisha is also a visiting lecturer, teaching law to students of mass media and management.
AT VAHURA
  • Tanisha travels the country speaking to and guiding future lawyers on how best to enter the profession, choose wisely and make an impact. She is working on new products and services in this domain.
  • Tanisha also aids in law firm recruitment in the Mumbai region. If you are looking to join a law firm in Mumbai - meet Tanisha for a chat and good counsel.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Tanisha loves Bollywood music and enjoys dancing to it. She loves her coffee, and is someone who makes you smile and laugh, with her jokes and Usha Uthup imitations.