Hire Talent

Catalysing high-impact enterprises through high-quality talent

As India’s leading and largest legal recruitment firm, we work with clients across various stages of growth, helping them fill talent gaps, develop future-focussed leadership, and create a more inclusive and agile workplace. 

With over a decade of experience, Vahura is seen as the go-to partner for legal recruitment for large organisations, funds, and law firms. We specialise in recruitment for legal, policy, compliance, and tax.


  • 70% of hires by investment funds for senior legal professionals.
  • 30% of hires by law firms for mid-level to senior legal professionals.
  • 20% of hires by corporate legal departments for mid-level to senior legal professionals.

Our Process

A time-proven process for crucial decisions

  • Step 1

    Going Beyond the Brief

    We bring our years of experience to every mandate. Once we receive the brief, we consult with the client to understand their unique needs. When hiring senior professionals, we follow a 360 degree approach — analysing the requirement from a business perspective, and focusing on key aspects such as revenue, key clients, and relationships. The evaluation of the business case gives us a strong foundation to ensure we get the right people in key positions.

  • Step 2

    Begin the Search

    We map the criteria based on the clients needs. We then begin tapping into our extensive database of pre-qualified professionals and headhunt, if required.

  • Step 3

    Vetting and Evaluation

    The Vahura network of professionals is leveraged to conduct exhaustive background and reputational checks. We conduct one-on-one meetings with candidates to ensure the right fit both from a skill and cultural alignment perspective.

  • Step 4


    Only after this thorough assessment do we present our recommendations to the client.

  • Step 5

    Offer Management

    Our engagement doesn’t end here. We continue to assist our clients till the last mile with offer management.

What We Do

We focus on recommending a lineup of leaders to reckon with. We recruit at the senior and mid-level for positions such as:
  • General Counsel

  • Head of Legal

  • Legal Counsel

  • Partner

  • Principal Associate

  • Senior Associate

We also recruit for the following positions for in-house teams:
  • Head of Policy

  • Head of Government Relations

  • Head of Compliance

  • Head of Corporate Secretarial

  • Head of Tax

  • Head of Regulatory Compliance

  • Head of Ethics and Integrity

  • Head of Intellectual Property

  • Head of Litigation

  • M&A Counsel

  • Labour and Employment Counsel

  • Legal Operations Head


The Vahura Advantage

  • Pioneers in legal recruitment in India

  • Legal Sector Specialist.

  • Extensive network across the Indian legal, policy and tax industries.

  • Wide network across the governance-risk-compliance (GRC) industries.

  • A consultative approach with long-term orientation.

  • Guiding the sector to Legal 3.0 through tech + data + operations.

At Vahura, we believe in long term relationships, not transactions. More than 30% of our mandates are from existing clients. We are trusted for our insight and experience, and often called on for advice on role expansion and remuneration structures. Today, we are also sought out by law firms for strategic legal talent at the partner level, heads of critical practice groups, as well as private-practice mergers and acquisitions.

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Our other services

  • We work closely with enterprises to help them identify and hire the right leadership for their corporate legal departments. Our search process frameworks place a specific emphasis on company culture and individual ambitions, along with a strong focus on compensation and benefits structuring to ensure our professionals are the best fit for our clients.

  • We bring deep understanding of the sector and the wide reach of our network to match clients with professionals that are right for them. We go beyond professional experience and competence to ensure cultural compatibility, resulting in long-term hires that grow with their organisation.

  • Our Tax Recruitment practice delivers specialist search solutions for permanent tax roles to corporate houses across sectors, funds, law firms and accounting firms in India.

  • Vahura's Compliance Recruitment practice delivers specialist search solutions for full-time compliance roles to enterprises and growth stage organizations across sectors in India

  • Our Consulting Group channelises insight and expertise into Indian legal market intelligence. We help law firms and corporate legal departments within enterprises, high-growth organisations and funds, on strategic transformations and to develop an acute understanding of the Indian legal industry.

  • At Vahura On:Board, we facilitate the appointment of independent directors and offer consulting solutions on board development.

  • Counselect, the secondment services offering by Vahura, helps enterprises and high-growth organisations identify and hire the right legal professionals to act as in-house legal resources for specific short-term projects.

  • Our Mentorship Services and Navigator teams work closely with law-schools and law-students to conduct workshops and create resources that guide students as they embark on their careers.

Our Consultants

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    Karl Fernandes

    Karl is a Partner at Vahura and heads Executive Search and Legal Recruitment for corporate legal departments of enterprises and high-growth companies.

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    Lee Ignatius

    Lee is the Co-Founder and a Partner at Vahura. He heads the Private Practice and Funds Search Practice Group at Vahura.

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    Shweta Sheth

    Shweta is a Vice-President at Vahura, where she plays a key role within Executive Search and Legal Recruitment, and also heads the In-House Group Practice in Mumbai and Bangalore.

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    Suren Sundaram

    Suren is a Vice-President with the Private Practice and Funds Group, where he focuses on legal recruitments at the partner level, practice acquisitions and firm mergers. He is also responsible for the recruitment of senior lawyers for private equity and venture capital funds.

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    Vani Jain

    A Managing Consultant with the In-house Practice Group, Vani focuses on recruiting for senior legal, compliance, corporate governance and public policy roles for enterprises and high-growth organizations.

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    Aneesh Patnaik

    Aneesh’s litigation background and a decade of market-making experience, make him the go-to advisor for firms, chambers, and practitioners looking to scale or upgrade their disputes practices. Aneesh has also helped set up chambers and forge transnational alliances. A deal maker extraordinaire, Aneesh has led some of the largest practice mergers in recent Indian law firm history.

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How can we help?

Whether it's hiring for critical leadership roles, strengthening an existing team or building a new team, law firms and corporate legal departments routinely rely on Vahura as their strategic recruitment partner.

Connect with us to understand how we can help you make the hires that shape your organisation.

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