Three lawyers from Argus Partners have left the law firm to set up their own practice. These are senior partner Siddharth Raja, equity partner Aditya Narayan and partner Megha Malhotra Narayan, Bar & Bench reported on Friday.
Argus managing partner Krishnava Dutt confirmed their departure, the report said.
Raja had joined Argus Partners in 2016 as senior partner and national executive director in Bengaluru. He had previously co-founded Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja, which is now Samvad Partners. A graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Raja specialises in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, and banking and corporate finance.
Both Aditya and Megha merged their practice with Argus in Bengaluru in 2016. Previously, Aditya had established Aditya Narayan & Co., which provided its clients with advice on disputes in real estate and commercial matters. He also worked with the disputes team at King & Partridge Advocates and with the disputes and commercial advisory teams at Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja.
Before joining Argus, Megha worked with Aditya Narayan & Co. as a senior consultant. She has also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of the customs and indirect tax team. She specialises in customs, foreign trade and indirect taxes.
Mumbai-headquartered Argus was previously known as Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners, and was set up in 2012 after a merger between Argus and Udwadia & Udeshi. The entity renamed itself to Argus Partners in 2015.
Argus has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru. It practices in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, competition law, indirect tax, labour and employment, and real estate, according to its website.