Juris Corp partner and Chennai head Hufriz Wadia has resigned, having joined in January to open the office in the city.
Wadia confirmed her departure but declined to comment on her plans since last week. Juris Corp was not available for comment about whether the Chennai office would remain open.
An Islamic banking expert, Wadia was growing the firm’s banking, corporate, dispute resolution and real estate practice in Chennai, with a specialisation on Islamic finance, according to a Juris Corp press release at the time.
Dual-qualified in England and India, she obtained her LLB from KC Law College Mumbai in 2002 and became a Bombay Incorporated Law Society solicitor in 2005. She joined Udwadia & Udeshi in 2005 after her articled clerkship there, then moving to Wadia Ghandy in January 2006 and Dubai law firm Al Tamimi & Co in October 2007 until December 2012.
Wadia’s brother and Juris Corp partner of five years Hoshedar Wadia had also left the firm in March, indefinitely and without an official resignation.
Litigation partner Anil Jarial also went on a sabbatical from the firm in March, while Vandana Sekhri, Freddy Daruwala and Nisar Ookabhoy – left in early 2012. Of counsel Fraser M Alexander resigned in February.
This leaves the firm with co-founding partners H Jayesh and Talat Shah, senior partner Mustafa Motiwala, and partners Ranjit Shetty, Sandeep Mahapatra, Detty Davis, Sonali Sharma and Veena Sivaramakrishnan.
Mahapatra and Shetty joined the firm in February and April 2012 respectively.