Bengaluru-headquartered boutique M&A and PE advisory law firm Algo Legal and Delhi-based litigation firm Samvid Legal have decided to merge their practices after which the founder of the latter will become a partner and lead Algo’s litigation practice.
Namitha specialises in litigation, dispute resolution and corporate advisory assignments having 15-years experience across jurisdictions. Now, she has decided to merge her 7-member boutique litigation firm with Algo Legal.
“Litigation has been an important piece of service offering that we’ve wanted to extend to our clients, and we are glad that with Namitha on board we can get this started in-house,” said Sandeep Kapoor, founder and Managing Partner of Algo Legal.
Apart from Bengaluru, Algo Legal has offices in Mumbai and New Delhi.
An alumnus of Symbiosis Law School from 2006 batch, Namitha has worked with UCOL Advocates and SPLC Advocates and Consultants before starting Samvid Legal in January 2017.
“The principles on and the passion with which Algo has been founded, to create a workable synthesis between technology and law, is truly unique and is the need of the hour in these changing times in the world as well as the legal fraternity,” said Namitha Mathews. “I look forward to working with the team to create a dynamic dispute resolution practice within the Firm, which will not only be effective but also progressive.”
The development reflects the growing trend of boutique transaction advisory and even full-service law firms ramping up their litigation and dispute resolution advisory work in anticipation of greater disputes as the economy slows.
Last month, another law firm Singh & Associates had also poached Smita Singh from another Delhi-based firm Ashok Dhingra Associates (ADA) to head its indirect tax practice. While in July, HSA Advocates had hired Manan Shukla as a partner in its dispute and litigation team from Agarwal Law Associates.
Recently, in August, Siddharth Manchanda, partner M&A advisory at Algo Legal had joined IndusLaw.