“Arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife and others were discharged by special court on Wednesday in a CBI case involving alleged payments to some officials to influence the defence ministry to keep a German firm out of the government’s blacklist. Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna also discharged Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Verma in a money laundering case filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the matter.” reported the Times of India.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Gurgaon partner Saurav Kumar has joined IndusLaw in Delhi as a partner, after having left the firm earlier this month.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) has confirmed our report from earlier today that BMR Legal partner Amit Khansaheb and five others will join in Gurgaon, Bangalore and Mumbai in June 2017.

Phoenix Legal has taken on Kochhar & Co Chennai partner Shadaan Mohammed Saipillai as a partner in its Chennai office.

Symbiosis Pune 2009 alumnus Rahul Kothari started up Squarely Legal with his wife Shraddha Bhosale who a 2011 alumnus of Shankarrao Chavan Law College.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas is set to absorb all BMR Legal partners in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore but one - founding partner Mukesh Butani.

“Everest Kanto Cylinder has entered into an asset purchase agreement with SNF Flopam India to sell its Land, Building and Electric Installations in Gandhidham, Gujarat for consideration of $29 million. The expected date of completion of sale would be April 30, 2017,” reported Mint.

Dhaval Vussonji & Associates. the three-year-old firm of former Kanga & Co partner Dhaval Vussonji, added advocate Minal Sampat as its fourth partner and opened its second office in Mumbai.

K Law has promoted three to various partner levels in Mumbai and Bangalore, according to a press release from the firm.

Mason & Associates is defending Google in the Delhi high court against a writ claiming the “right to be forgotten” on the internet, in the second instance of such a claim before an Indian court.

AZB & Partners Mumbai has promoted a seventh - Sonali Mathur - to its partnership, following an announcement last month of six promotions.

Kochhar & Co partner and head of IP litigation Neeraj Grover has left the firm after a stint of four years with it, to go independent.

IndusLaw has promoted Bangalore principal associates Pallavi Kanakagiri and Winnie Shekhar to partner, expanding its partnership to 19.

Vaish Associates has promoted 2 partners, 6 associate partners, 3 principal associates and 5 senior associates in its Delhi and Mumbai offices.

Legasis Partners has hired Uday Bopshetty as a litigation partner in Mumbai.

Erstwhile Seth Dua & Associates (SDA) co-founding partner Atul Dua, is in court for the release of the firm’s lawyers’ salaries, after the successors of the late co-founder of the firm, Sunil Seth, entered into a dispute with him over withdrawals from the firm’s bank account.

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