Khaitan & Co has increased fresher salaries to Rs 15.2 lakh per annum, including bonus, effective from 1 April as part of its annual pay hike.
AZB & Partners Delhi partner and capital markets practice head Meera Singh has resigned the firm, according to Bar & Bench. Singh told the website that she was leaving for personal reasons and would continue to work flexibly with the firm on individual assignments.
Delhi managing partner Ajay Bahl also confirmed her move, saying that she would continue to be a "valued colleague and a dear friend" to him and others at the firm. She had been at Bahl's firm since 2001, having worked at New Delhi Law Offices for seven years after graduating from Campus Law Centre. [Bar & Bench]
Yesterday Legally India reported that Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner Vibhava Sawant had left the firm for personal reasons, and last year, Luthra capital markets head Madhurima Mukherjee left the firm.
Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner of six years Vibhava Sawant left the firm on 11 April to relocate to Abu Dhabi to be with family.
Infosys senior vice president and general counsel Nithyanandan Radhakrishnan has quit to set up his own law firm in Bangalore, telling TOI: "My exit was amicable. I am going to turn 40 next year and I wanted to do something on my own. In fact, I wanted to quit after the Department of Justice settlement last year. But since there were exits after that, I wanted to stay on for a while."
In a statement Infosys said it would be the first major client of the former GC, who graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1998, and specialises in corporate transactional and compliance work. [Times of India]
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) opened up in Chandigarh on 1 April – adding the firm’s ninth regional presence close on the heels of the opening of a new CESTAT bench in the city.
Aditi Mathur has been promoted to the partnership of Singaporean firm Shook Lin & Bok.
Homegrown Luthra & Luthra Mumbai partner Shishir Jose Vayttaden has resigned from the firm.
Khaitan & Co has promoted 10 lawyers to principal associate level and 27 to senior associate, in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Khaitan’s Vaishali Sharma goes it alone as Agram: 3-4 associates, some mandates, no co-partners (for time being)
Vaishali Sharma, the Khaitan & Co lateral partner who left the firm last week, has now hired three associates and won her first instructions.
Clasis Law, the best friend law firm of UK-international firm Clyde & Co, has hired Ashwin Sapra to head up its intellectual property (IP) and healthcare practice.
Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan (LKS) partner and head of indirect tax litigation Madhav Rao joined BMR Legal in Delhi as partner on 1 April, handling indirect tax litigation.
Amarchand Mumbai kills automatic ‘designate’ associate lockstep, promotes 13 principals, 20 senior associates
Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai region has promoted 13 of its lawyers to principal associate and 20 to senior associate.
J Sagar Associates has promoted 23 lawyers to senior associate level, with a huge majority - 13 - getting bumped up the ladder in Mumbai.
ELP partners Sanjay Notani & Darshan Upadhyay made up into equity + 22 other lawyers promoted this year
Economic Laws Practice (ELP) elevated two Mumbai partners – Sanjay Notani in the firm’s international trade and customs practice and Darshan Upadhyay in the firm’s corporate commercial wing – into equity. The firm also made up eight new associate partners, five senior associates and nine associate managers.
- Khaitan scores 3 senior associates from Trilegal, JSA, White & Case as partners, counsel
- AZB promotes Bhavi Sanghvi to partner
- Trilegal hires senior Big 4 lawyer Himanshu Sinha as partner, promotes Neeraj Menon internally to lockstep
- Khaitan & Co promotes two equity partners, 11 salaried partners in Del, Mum, Cal
- JSA promotes 9 to salaried partner, bulk in Mumbai
- BMR scoops Souvik-Ganguly’s Acuity Law for Mumbai opening
- Hemant Sahai promotes 4 to partner
- Khaitan’s AZB star-lateral Vaishali Sharma quits to start up own firm