Mumbai, 4 April 2023: Khaitan & Co, a leading full-service law firm has announced the appointment of Rakki Partani and Promode Murugavelu as Partners to boost two key practice areas and cater to the burgeoning South India region. Rakki will be based in Bengaluru, part of the firm’s Real Estate practice whereas Promode will be a part of the Corporate & Commercial practice in the firm’s Chennai office.

Amar Sinhji, Executive Director, Human Resources, Khaitan & Co said, “The South India market is a focused growth area for us, and we are looking to fortify our presence through leadership appointments across key practice areas. We are delighted to welcome Rakki Partani, Promode Murugavelu and his team of Associates to our firm.

Rakki is a pivotal addition to our Bengaluru office and will also cover the Chennai market to support our rapidly growing practice in the region. Promode will be instrumental in helping us consolidate our presence in the Chennai market through his extensive and on-ground experience in M&A, Private Equity, Corporate & Commercial law.”

Khaitan & Co has been on a strong growth path over the last few years and recently announced the promotion 23 lawyers to 11 new Partners and 12 new Counsel. The firm’s strength now stands at over 240 Partners and Counsel across its offices in India and Singapore.

An alumnus of the School of Excellence in Law (Chennai), Rakki started her professional career with HSB Partners – Chennai in 2007. With over 15 years of experience, she specialises in real estate, debt, and corporate transaction matters in sectors such as automobiles, manufacturing, hospitality, and leisure.

Promode comes with over 15 years of experience in diverse corporate matters such as cross border M&A, court-based arrangements, compromises, capital restructurings and business consolidations, asset, business acquisitions and joint ventures, with a special focus on healthcare, manufacturing, edtech and IT sectors. He has advised many prominent companies and Indian public sector enterprises. He has also played a critical role in deals such as India’s largest private equity transaction in a single specialty healthcare and largest ever fundraise in the eye care space, and the first-ever bonus debenture issue by a government company.

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