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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: Private Practice & Funds Group; Consulting; Business Development; Search; Engage
  • 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, Senior Advocate, MP. He assisted Dr.Singhvi for three years 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 a Lead Consultant with the Private Practice & Funds Group.
  • He oversees Litigation Search in the Private Practice and In-House Groups at Vahura. Aneesh plays a role in developing the talent practice in the litigation domain.
  • He is involved in special consulting projects within Vahura and is focussed on business development across all verticals at Vahura.
  • Aneesh also works on the Engage Platform within Vahura which focuses on events for the legal community such as conferences, roundtables etc.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Aneesh enjoys all forms of motorised transport and is commonly seen heading off on or off road to new destinations.
 

Anuja Bose

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Team: In-House Search Group; Consulting
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Research; Candidate Contact
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-22-6109-6000
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Anuja graduated from Christ College, Bangalore, with a B.A. in Psychology, Sociology and Economics. She completed her M.A. in Human Resource and Knowledge Management at Lancaster University, U.K.
  • Anuja worked in the U.K. for almost two years. Prior to joining Vahura, she was employed with an Executive search firm that specialized in the Private Banking sector.
AT VAHURA
  • Anuja works as a Consultant - Research & Consulting with Vahura.
  • As a member of the In-House Search Group, Anuja supports the legal executive search practice for a range of multinational corporations.
  • As a member of the Consulting team, she plays a role in developing market intelligence reports for the legal domain.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Anuja enjoys listening to music, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She also plays squash and is learning Kathak.
 

Arpita Singh

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Team: Mentorship; Business Development; Search
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Law school initiatives, Business Development, Developing the Litigation Talent practice
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-11-4900-5600
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Arpita completed her LL.B. from ILS Law College, Pune. She has experience in both the litigation and corporate domains.
  • She 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. At Goldman Sachs, Arpita managed an extensive portfolio across the Bank’s international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, New York and London
AT VAHURA
  • As Head of the Mentorship Programs wing at Vahura, Arpita is focused on law schools across the country.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Arpita enjoys travelling. She also volunteers with organisations committed to the pursuit of social welfare, change and justice.
 

Balanand Menon

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Consulting
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Research and Consulting, Assessment Services and Professional Counselling
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Bala is a Certified Professional in Behavioural Analysis (DISC) from Target Training International. He has a special focus on assessments and trends analysis, including psychometric assessments.
  • Bala began his career with a Bangalore-based talent management and assessment company. He worked as a subject matter expert for international assessment solutions.
  • He is currently pursuing a Post Graduate course in Human Resource Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
AT VAHURA
  • Balanand (also known as Bala) is the Head of the Consulting wing of Vahura. He is involved in Research and Data Analytics projects. Bala doubles up as a Solution Architect, as he infuses new ideas into diverse projects at Vahura.
  • Bala has played a major role in setting up HR systems and conducting benchmarking activities for various legal organisations.
  • He co-designed India’s first legal employability test, i.e. Legal English Analysis Test (L.E.A.T.). This tool is being used by India’s leading legal recruiters and law schools to identify junior legal talent.
  • Bala also conducts market research and studies specific to the legal industry.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • As the resident Assessment Specialist at Vahura, Bala 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.
 

Deepta Vivek

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Internal Systems and Finance
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Special Projects – CEO’s Office and Finance
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Deepta graduated in Law from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
  • She entered the HR domain early in her career. Before joining the team in 2008, Deepta worked at an HR consulting firm.
AT VAHURA
  • As Manager – Finance & Performance, Deepta looks into Special Projects, i.e. CEO’s Office, Finance and internal quality systems at Vahura.
  • Deepta was responsible for building Vahura’s legal recruitment presence in South India.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Deepta enjoys listening to music and dancing to Bollywood music.
 

Deepti Sherawat

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Team: Litigation search for Private Practice & Funds and In-House Groups
  • Region Focus: Pan-India
  • Specialist Areas: Junior and mid-level positions (Litigation) for Private Practice & Funds and In-house
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-11-4900-5600
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Deepti graduated from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore in 2013.
  • Immediately after her graduation, she worked as a Law Researcher to Hon.Mr. Justice G.S.Sistani, Judge, Delhi High Court. Deepti assisted His Lordship in carrying out legal research and drafting daily orders and judgments across multiple rosters ranging from Civil Original to Criminal Appellate Roster. Thereafter, she worked as a litigating lawyer for a brief period before joining Vahura.
AT VAHURA
  • Deepti is a Consultant with the Private Practice & Funds Group. She is part of the hiring team for the Litigation practice for law firms and the In-House space.
  • She handles Associate- and Senior Associate-level recruitment in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Deepti practises and teaches yoga. She enjoys cooking and travelling.
 

Karl Fernandes

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Team: In-House Search Group; Business Development
  • Region Focus: Pan-India
  • Specialist Areas: Recruitment of leadership in Legal, Compliance, Tax and Company Secretarial
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-22-6109-6000
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Karl graduated in Commerce from Elphinstone College, Mumbai.
  • He was formerly employed as a consultant with one of India’s leading executive search firms.
  • He later moved In-House to manage the talent acquisition and employee engagement function of a large BPO/ITES firm.
AT VAHURA
  • Karl is the Head of the In-House Search Group at Vahura. He has played a key role in building this practice group. The In-House team is focused on recruiting general counsels, legal directors, compliance, tax, company secretaries and Head Legal positions for corporate law departments across diverse industries.
  • Karl’s role involves close interaction with C-Level business leaders, HR and recruitment managers. He is committed to understanding the nature of a client’s business, work culture and values, to meet existing and future business priorities.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Karl loves music and plays the piano. He is also a connoisseur who enjoys the art of fine dining at Mumbai’s restaurants.
 

Lee Ignatius

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Team: Private Practice & Funds Group; Business Development
  • Region Focus: Pan-India
  • Specialist Areas: Senior partner hires, Strategic practice acquisitions for Indian and international law firms,General Counsel positions for Private Equity Funds
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-22-6109-6000
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Lee graduated in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He went on to complete his Masters in Economics from Mumbai University.
  • Lee has worked with service companies and one of India’s leading executive search firms. He joined the team in 2007 as one of its pioneering members.
AT VAHURA
  • Lee is a Co-Founder and Director on the board of Vahura. As the Head of the Private Practice & Funds Group, Lee drives strategy and operations for the Group.
  • Lee monitors market trends and advises organisations on strategic talent acquisition assignments.
  • He enjoys counselling senior professionals on their career options.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Lee is a wildlife enthusiast and nature lover. He is also the reigning office cricket champion.
 

Manojna Yeluri

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Business Development and Client Solutions; Engage; Vahura OnBoard
  • Region Focus: Pan India (Focus on South India)
  • Specialist Areas: Recruitment advisory, Client solutions, Community engagement and Content curation
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Manojna completed her B.A. LL.B. (Honours) from NALSAR University of Law. She then went on to do her LL.M. in Entertainment, Media and IPR law from the School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from NALSAR University of Law.
  • Manojna has worked with Amarchand Mangaldas, Rainmaker, and the Centre For Law and Policy Research.
AT VAHURA
  • Manojna is involved in Business Development and Client Solutions.
  • She also works with Vahura’s Independent Director Search practice, Vahura OnBoard.
  • Manojna is part of the Vahura Engage team that organises networking and community engagement projects for the legal fraternity.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Manojna is a lover of the arts and an entrepreneur at heart. With a background in Entertainment and Intellectual Property Rights law, she runs Artistik License, a consultancy that provides legal awareness to artists and creative entrepreneurs. In addition, she is closely associated with the start-up ecosystem and the independent music scene in India.
 

Neha Kashyap

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Team: Business Development and Client Solutions; In-House Search Group
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Recruitment advisory, Business development, Consulting.
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-22-6109-6013
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Neha started her career as a Litigation lawyer with a boutique litigation firm in New Delhi. She then moved on to Rainmaker, where she led Executive Search practice for New Delhi. She later worked as a Senior Consultant at Laurence Simons for a year.
  • She has served as advisor and search consultant since 2007 to leading law firms and corporate houses. She has conducted searches for partners and General Counsels for all practice disciplines.
AT VAHURA
  • As Lead Consultant - Client Solutions, Neha is focussed on Business Development, Client Management, PR & Media.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Neha loves spending time with her toddler. She also enjoys travelling.
 

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: Domestic and International
  • 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 (Mumbai). 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 co-founded Rainmaker, a company focused on providing services to the fast-growing legal services industry in India. At Rainmaker, Ritvik held senior positions in operations and marketing, before building the talent and consulting businesses from the ground up. Ritvik has since exited Rainmaker to focus on leading Vahura.
  • Ritvik serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP) and is a trained mediator.
  • AT VAHURA
  • Ritvik is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vahura, leading its expansion and growth.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Ritvik is a regular yoga practitioner and has a keen interest in mythology and folk tales.
 

Shweta Rao

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Team: Vahura Onboard (Director Search)
  • Region Focus: Pan India and International
  • Specialist Areas: Independent Director search, Expanding the Vahura profile in the Board Governance and CXO space
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-22-6109-6000
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Shweta obtained her L.LB. from the University of Mumbai.
  • She was formerly employed at Jet Airways Ltd. She has also worked at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Ltd.
  • Shweta has also explored the world of women’s rights by being a part of the chambers of a leading women’s rights lawyer and activist at Mumbai.
AT VAHURA
  • As Senior Consultant - Vahura OnBoard, Shweta leads the Independent Director Search practice on a national level. Vahura OnBoard assists corporates in selecting Independent or women directors to serve on the Board of Directors of Indian companies.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Shweta acts as a referee to her 10-year old twins. She enjoys watching sitcoms, planning holidays and travelling. Her guilty pleasure is romantic chick-lit.
 

Tanisha Deshpande

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Team: Mentorship; Business Development and Client Solutions
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Mentorship programs, Counselling, Interviewing techniques, Resume crafting and soft skills training
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-22-6109-6000
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Tanisha completed her LL.B. from Government Law College, Mumbai.
  • She has worked on contracts, general corporate advisory, M&A and private equity transactions during her tenure as a corporate lawyer in Mumbai.
  • As a visiting lecturer at National College, Mumbai, Tanisha teaches law to students of Mass Media and Management.
AT VAHURA
  • Tanisha guides future lawyers across India on entering the profession, making informed choices and making an impact.
  • She is focussed on bridging the gap between legal education and employability. Tanisha works on new products and services in this domain.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Tanisha enjoys dancing to Bollywood music. She relishes her coffee just as much. At Vahura, Tanisha’s impersonation of Usha Uthup is legendary. Her colleagues swear they can always count on her to make them laugh.
 

Trupti Kulkarni

  • Location: Bangalore
  • Team: Internal Systems
  • Region Focus: Pan India
  • Specialist Areas: Learning & Development, Internal Recruitment, People & Performance Management
  • Email:
  • Contact number: +91-80-4922-2444
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Trupti completed her degree in Law from University Law College, Bangalore.
  • She began her career with Accenture and moved on to work with the In-House legal teams at Honeywell Technology Solutions and TPI Advisory Services.
AT VAHURA
  • Trupti heads Candidate Engagement initiatives at Vahura. She formerly led the Executive Search team in South India.
  • Trupti oversees Learning and Development and Internal Recruitment for Vahura. She is also a member of the People & Performance Management Team.
WHEN NOT AT WORK
  • Trupti enjoys writing poems, reading classics and being creatively engaged.