Khaitan & Co closes PXV acquisition with 8 associates for ‘strong synergies’ & ‘specialist experience’

Khaitan PXV joinersKhaitan & Co has completed its acquisition of the practice and teams of three co-founding partners of PXV Law Partners.

2014-promoted Wadia G partner Gaurav Singhi leaves for JSA

AZB Delhi scoops ex-Luthra Madhu Mukherjee as cap markets partner after 1 year time-out

MukherjeMadhurima Mukherjee, who had left Luthra & Luthra a year ago, has joined AZB & Partners in Delhi as a capital markets partner, according to several authoritative sources.

Trilegal of counsel Sakya Chaudhuri moves to HSA as partner

ChaudhurFormer Trilegal counsel and regulatory practice head Sakya Singha Chaudhuri has joined HSA Advocates as partner to head the firm’s regulatory practice. Chaudhuri left Trilegal in the last week of July and joined HSA in August.

Ex-Ashurst, W&C, AMSS, CPA lawyer Ran Chakrabarti joins IndusLaw

Ran Chakrabarti, the co-founder of William Chakrabarti & Associates, has joined IndusLaw as a partner in Delhi from 1 August.

UK educated, he began his career in London and Singapore at Ashurst and White & Case and moved to India in 2007 to join Amarchand Mangaldas, moving to legal process outsourcer (LPO) CPA Global in 2010 in the outsourced legal team for Rio Tinto as lead lawyer.

In a press release Indus co-founder Gaurav Dani said that Chakrabarti would add to the firm’s capacity in international debt transactions, infrastructure and project finance.

Chakrabarti commented in the press release: “I’ve known the team at IndusLaw for some time now. It’s great to be joining a vibrant and ambitiouspractice and grow existing synergies.”

Chakrabarti could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press. [Story to be updated]

SNG partner S Babu joins ELP for Chennai push

S Babu SNG & Partners partner S Babu has joined Economic Laws Practice (ELP) in Mumbai.

Clyde/Clasis Dubai partner Sidanth Rajagopal defects to Kaye Scholer

Clyde & Co Dubai aviation partner Sidanth Rajagopal joined the London office of Kaye Scholer with the same designation, reported Bar & Bench.

The ILS Pune alumnus, who had also briefly worked at Clyde’s Indian best friend firm Clasis Law, told B&B: “This was a fantastic opportunity to be part of a top rated Aviation Finance & Leasing Practice that is expanding its global reach.”

We have reached out to Clydes for comment.

(Probably) India’s first law firm to have a mobile app: Nishith Mobile

Mobile app Nishith Desai Associates has launched a mobile app for Android, Apple and Blackberry devices in a bid at “knowledge democratisation”.

Kochhar takes over Legal Matrix start-up in Hyderabad

Aruna KumariLegal Matrix, a Hyderabad-based start-up law firm set up in 2011 by Aruna Kumari after leaving Fox Mandal Little, as it was then called, has merged into Kochhar & Co’s Hyderabad office with five lawyers.

Luthra promotes 2 to partner & introduces new pre-partner rung

LKS converts to equity: 7 non-founders to take profit share under partnership deed

V LakshmikumaranLakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has made up seven non-founding partners into equity, for the first time ever, in its 30th year of existence.

V Law, Trilegal on Tribune S'pore's $27m buy of What's on India

Trilegal advised US-based multimedia company Tribune’s Singapore arm in its Rs 161 crore ($27m) acquisition of What’s On India Media which was advised by V Law.

Trilegal Bangalore partner Kosturi Ghosh acted for Tribune Digital Ventures – the Singapore arm. V Law founding partner Vivek Daswaney acted for the Mumbai-based television guide firm whose existing investors – Nexus India, INTEL Capital and Sequoia Capital exited through this deal, according to VC Circle.

Amarchand partner Vandana Pai Bharucha resigns

Vandana Pai Bharucha

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partner Vandana Pai Bharucha has left the firm for health reasons.

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