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Global legalLinklaters, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie are the highest profile foreign law firms operating in India, according to the latest analysis of foreign law firms’ India businesses.

AkshayShardul Amarchand Mangaldas is in advanced discussions with senior J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai partner Akshay Chudasama to head its Mumbai office but nothing concrete has been signed or agreed between the parties according to several authoritative sources.

White & Case has hired Linklaters managing associate Pradyumna Mysoor as a local partner in its Hong Kong office.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan added a third office in the Delhi region, opening up in Gurgaon.

RouthLuthra & Luthra Mumbai corporate partner Sudipta Routh will join Vaishali Sharma’s corporate law start-up as its first lateral partner.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai-based principal associate Manisha Shroff is set to join Khaitan & Co, according to authoritative sources.

Luthra & Luthra Mumbai corporate partner Sudipta Routh has resigned while litigation partner Ashish Prasad, who was promoted only three months ago, has quit for Economic Laws Practice (ELP).

hg4aghfaShardul Shroff, the former co-managing partner of Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A. Shroff & Co, is upbeat about his new firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, which was launched on Sunday (10 May) and opened doors in a new city, Mumbai, on Monday (11 May).

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has poached DuaAssociates litigation partners Neeraj Sharma, Alok Tiwari and Seshagiri Vadlamani, and former Clasis energy partner Jay Cheema for its Delhi office, reported Bar & Bench and according to an authoritative Legally India source.

Phoenix Legal has hired Khaitan Sud & Partners partner Debarshi Dutta with senior associate Riddhi Sancheti and 2009-Nalsar grad Archisman Chaudhary into its Delhi litigation team.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas managing partner Shardul Shroff has confirmed an increase in fresher pay to the highest level out of any firm.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas will integrate a so-called 360-degree feedback mechanism into the appraisals, and therefore the remuneration of all partners and associates, managing partner Cyril Shroff told Legally India in an interview last week when talking about the management structures of his new firm.

Shroff has ambitious plans for life and work after the bitter family feud that broke up India's largest law firm, reports Kian  Ganz in today’s Mint.

Shroff partnersShardul Shroff, speaking for the first time to media since November 2014, had lined up a string of interviews yesterday with the mainstream media (MSM) and trade press, on the day of formally announcing the launch of his new firm to media and several days after his brother Cyril completed his round of interviews with the press.

Shardul ShroffShardul Shroff will start in Bangalore in the next month with between five or six partners aiming for a headcount of 30 to 35 fee-earners, while in Mumbai organic expansion through lateral hires would continue to grow to up to 100 lawyers by year-end.

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