US-based law firm McCarter & English has appointed Gaytri D. Kachroo, a transactional lawyer focused on cross-border deals with India, as a partner for its Boston office. Kachroo comes from Burns & Levinson, where she has counseled large and small public and private companies on their domestic and global transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and outsourcing.
A host of foreign law firms have been increasing their focus on India with rising M&A activity in the country. British law firm Linklaters recently signed up Vinod Dhall, former chairman of Competition Copmmission of India, in a "best friend's agreement". Another British law firm Clifford Chance had hired Rahul Guptan, a senior partner from law firm Amarchand Mangaldas.
Kachroo holds advanced degrees from Harvard Law School and McGill University. Kachroo also acts as outside general counsel to a number of emerging companies in the energy, technology, life sciences and Architectural/engineering and construction fields.