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Law firms  01 September 2017

Khaitan hires Trilegal Delhi counsel Abhimanyu Ghosh (NUJS 2007) as partner into projects practice

Trilegal Delhi-based counsel Abhimanyu Ghosh will be joining Khaitan & Co in its energy, infrastructure and resources practice as an associate partner next week.

In-house counsel  31 August 2017

Cognizant GC Deepa Baburaaj joins software maker Guardian India

Cognizant Technology Solutions India and APAC general counsel (GC) Deepa Baburaaj has joined Guardian India Operations as GC in June.

Law firms  30 August 2017

Link Legal hires ex-Pinsent Masons chairman from UK to assist in international business

Link Legal India Law Services has hired the former senior partner and chairman of UK-headquartered firm Pinsent Masons, Martin Harman, as its “chair - international business”, according to a press release from the firm.

In-house counsel  30 August 2017

Infosys deputy GC, NLS ‘99 grad Gopi Krishnan joins BPO WNS as group GC

Former Infosys deputy general counsel (GC) and NLSIU Bangalore 1999 alumnus Gopi Krishnan, who had been acting as Infosys’ global GC since January 2017, joined WNS Global Services as group GC in June.

Corporate M&A  30 August 2017

ANM, SAM on Tendulkar’s Smaaash acquisition of PVR Thai JV bluO for $13.5m

Smaaash Entertainment, a gaming and entertainment company co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100% stake in bluO entertainment, PVR's JV with Thailand-based Major Cineplex Group, B, through a cash acquisition deal for Rs 86 crores ($13.46 million), as reported by Livemint.

Law firms  30 August 2017

Bangalore firm Panindia Legal expands to Mumbai

Panindia Legal has launched an office in Mumbai to be headed by former Indialaw senior partner Premlal Krishnan, who had first co-founded Indialaw as Sreeji & Law.

Law schools  29 August 2017

NUJS student assocation launches mobile app to bring students even closer together

NUJS Kolkata's Student Juridical Association (SJA) launched its own app to connect the law school's student body and give it easier access to the administration, on Friday.

Law firms  29 August 2017

DMD adds S&R counsel Lynn Pereira as partner and promotes Sachit Jolly to partnership

DMD Advocates added S&R Associates counsel Jeremy Lynn Chagas Pereira as a partner in its litigation practice, and promoted Amity Delhi 2007 alumnus Sachit Jolly to partner in its direct tax practice.

Corporate M&A  29 August 2017

LKS-breakaway Veyrah with Samvad on ASDA buy of iconic Mumbai restaurant chain Moshe’s

ASDA Media & Entertainment Private Limited (ASDA), an INDASDA Group entity, has acquired a significant stake in Moshe's Fine Foods Private Limited from South Asia Gastronomy (Mauritius) Enterprises LLC, a food and beverage portfolio company and platform of private equity firm, New Silk Route, as reported by The Economic Times and Deal Street Asia.

Law firms  29 August 2017

After 7 years of trying alone as Tatva, leader of rebellion Shishir Sharma + 2 rejoin Ranji Dua Associates

Tatva Legal Delhi-based former managing partner Shishir Sharma and two non-equity partners - Seher Ali and Natasha Tuli - are rejoining Dua Associates, the firm Sharma had left seven years ago with 50 other lawyers from Dua in one of the largest-ever breakaways in the Indian legal market.

Law schools  28 August 2017

Ambedkar Law University VC search comm stalled by HC for low creds

Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University will be without a vice chancellor (VC) until a proper search committee replaces the current one on the proceedings of which the Madras high court ordered stay, as reported by PTI.

Litigation  28 August 2017

E-gambling company SLAPPs ex-NUJS gaming laws blogger Jay Sayta for reporting on its CAG audit

NUJS Kolkata 2015 alumni Jay Sayta, who reports on India’s gambling laws on his website glaws.in, and The Wire, are facing E-Cool Gaming Solutions' criminal defamation case in far-flung Mizoram for Sayta's story reporting on a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit of the complainant, reported Medianama.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  28 August 2017

J Dipak Misra makes it to CJI office today, despite opposition from several fronts for more than a year

Justice Dipak Misra took oath today as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI), succeeding CJI JS Khehar. Misra's suitability for India's highest judicial office was questioned before CJI Khehar and in the media, since last year when his name surfaced in allegations of misrepresentation from 1979.

Corporate M&A  28 August 2017

DSK, Link Legal on $27m IMC buy of L&T subsidiary

Engineering major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has entered into a definitive agreement for the divestment of its entire stake in its unlisted and wholly owned subsidiary L&T Cutting Tools, to IMC International Metalworking Companies BV, owned by the Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for Rs. 174 cr ($27.18 million USD) as reported by Business Standard, Livemint and others

Corporate M&A  25 August 2017

AZB, Trilegal on $65.3m Max India buy in IFC

"International Finance Corp (IFC), the private-sector investment arm of the World Bank, will sell its entire 7.5% stake in Analjit Singh-led Max Group’s healthcare business for Rs 423 crore ($65.3 million)," reported VCCircle.

Law firms  25 August 2017

Read the official gov’t minutes to blockbuster liberalisation meeting: Gov’t serious (but a tad confused about how)

The commerce and law ministries are unequivocally in favour of opening up the legal sector to foreign lawyers as soon as possible, reveal the full minutes of the July meeting between ministries and lawyers, though the details of how this will be done remain uncertain.

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