Indian firm Trilegal has hired a corporate partner in Mumbai.

Yogesh Bhattarai, most recently an equity partner with AZB & Partners, is joining Trilegal after taking some time off from the industry.

Bhattari advises on a range of corporate work, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments.

He joined AZB in 2003 and became a partner three years later. Bhatarri was promoted to equity partner at the firm in 2009. He resigned from AZB in mid-2012. He had also previously worked at Nisith Desai Associates and Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Trilegal employs about 170 lawyers across offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.