Khaitan & Co. has added a partner to its Mumbai headquarters.

Sharad Abhyankar has a broad practice that includes securities, competition, intellectual property, and arbitration matters. At Khaitan, Abhyankar will focus on mergers and acquisitions.

Abhyankar was mostly recently at ANS Law Associates, a boutique firm he co-founded with another partner, Anil Wani, in 2002. Prior to that, Abhyankar was a partner at the former Little & Co., which merged with Fox Mandal in 2006.

Khaitan & Co also has offices in New Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. Abhyankar’s joining will take the firm’s partner headcount to 54.