P&A Law Offices has hired Harsh Kumar as a Delhi-based partner of the firm’s general corporate advisory practice, bringing the firm’s total partner count to 11. Kumar joins from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, where he was a partner since the end of 2018.

Kumar’s practice focuses on general corporate law and commercial matters, including onshore and cross-border investments, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions. His clients range from domestic start-ups to international multinationals. Prior to his tenure at SAM, Kumar had also worked at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and in the UK at Herbert Smith Freehills.

BTG Legal has also bolstered its corporate and M&A group in Mumbai with the hiring of partner Xerxes Antia from Wadia Ghandy.

Antia has nearly two decades of experience working with clients across the corporate spectrum. He advises on joint ventures, securities laws, private equity investments, and restructuring, and on issues of regulatory compliance, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. He has developed a niche practice in priority sector debt and equity instruments and transactions.