SAM Partner Roshan Thomas to join Byju's as Group General Counsel
Roshan Thomas – the Bengaluru based Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM & CO.) is quitting the Firm to adorn the role of Group General Counsel at Byju's.
SAM Partners – Prateek Lala and Arjun Perikal (along with the rest of the team at Bangalore) would continue to service the firm's large client base in Bengaluru with active support from all the other offices and from Amit Khansaheb, the firm's partner based in Gurugram.
Roshan had joined SAM as part of the large group of lawyers from BMR Legal in June of 2017 and had helped develop the Bengaluru office significantly over the last four years.
Mr. Shardul Shroff, Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, said: "Whilst as a Firm we are sad to see Roshan go, we take great pride in Roshan joining Byju's, which is undoubtedly the most valuable and fastest growing Unicorns in India and set to become a global Ed-Tech giant. I would like to personally wish Roshan the very best."
Mrs. Pallavi Shroff, Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, said: "Whilst we wish Roshan the very best in his new endeavor, we have thoroughly enjoyed having Roshan with us at the Firm for 4 years. He is an excellent lawyer who makes business happen for our clients and leaves with tremendous goodwill of the entire Firm "
Mr. Akshay Chudasama, Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, said: "Roshan is an excellent and effective lawyer with a very good roster of clients. We would like to thank him for his tremendous contribution to the growth of our Bangalore office and look to his continued support in the days to come, albeit now as a Client."
Roshan Thomas said: "I wish to thank the entire SAM & Co. family for welcoming me into the Firm, offering me the platform to grow our Bangalore practice and finally giving me a very warm and graceful farewell to pursue my new role as Group General Counsel at Byju's. I consider myself as an extension of the SAM & Co. family and look forward to working very closely with the Firm in the days to come."