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Morgan Stanley’s India MD Sudhir Bassi joins Khaitan & Co as exec director

Sudhir Bassi, Morgan Stanley India’s managing director and head of corporate finance (Mumbai), has joined Khaitan & Co as an executive director for its capital markets practice. With his extensive experience and considerable specialisation, Bassi is expected to play a key role and strengthen the firm’s capabilities in this area. 

This is the second big appointment by the Kolkata-headquartered law firm in 2013. Earlier in February, it hired Sidharth Shah and Bijal Ajinkya from Nishith Desai & Associates for its Mumbai office. 

Bassi has more than two decades of experience in capital markets and earlier worked with PNB’s capital services and JM Financial. He had also worked with stock exchanges for developing the OFS bidding platform. The industry veteran also participates in discussions with SEBI and BSE. He is an MBA and holds a B.Com degree from Punjabi University. 

Khaitan & Co offers full service legal solutions to its clients in India and abroad. The firm has 300 lawyers across its offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. The law firm recently promoted two principal associates to partners at its Mumbai office while three associates at the Delhi office were also promoted to partners.

(Edited by Sanghamitra Mandal)

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