Law School alums Anindita Phukan, Dinesh Singh, Shekhar Vyas start Delhi-Bangalore firm with growth plans
NLSIU Bangalore graduates Anindita Phukan, Dinesh Singh and Shekhar Vyas started up a Delhi-Bangalore law firm called Altum Law in December of last year.
Khaitan Sud & Partners (KSP) has dissolved its motor accident claims (MACT) vertical with insurance litigation partner Ashutosh Singh and his team of three lawyers, who were handling it, leaving the firm.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has promoted India-England-New-York qualified counsel Amit Singh to partnership in the Hong Kong capital markets practice.
Independent directors, many of whom are also partners in law firms, will have to resign from the boards of several companies after the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) last week capped the number of directorships a person can hold to seven.
Women make up only 15% of senior law firm lawyers: Amarchand & banking with most female heavy-hitters; JSA, Trilegal & projects the fewest
Amarchand Mangaldas emerged as the large law firm with the highest ratio of female lawyers ranked by the 2014 Chambers and Partners lawyer directory, while J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Trilegal came lowest with as few as 6 per cent of senior female lawyers.
Samvad Partners has promoted senior associates Nivedita Nivargi and Neela Badami to its partnership in Bangalore, increasing the size of the firm to seven partners.
Former Luthra & Luthra Delhi managing associate Karan Chandhiok, who left the firm in October 2013, has set up regulatory and dispute resolution practice Chandhiok & Associates in Delhi.
Fox Mandal claims win in £100,000 London negligence case, threatens ‘options’; Petitioner says news to him
Fox Mandal Delhi has released a statement that the London high court’s default judgment for £100,000 by Lawrence Karat, who had claimed negligence advice by the firm last year, has been set aside.
Chambers directory picks 14 young partners & associates as up-and-comers; Amarchand, AZB, JSA win most overall citatations
14 Indian law firm partners and senior associates will be named as “up and comers” and “associates to watch” in legal directory Chambers and Partners’ yet-to-be released Asia Pacific 2014 guide.
Bar Council of India (BCI) chief Manan Kumar Mishra said in a conference hosted by the American Bar Association yesterday that the BCI, in the second week of March, would “pass a resolution to amend Rule 36 in Section IV of the BCI Rules to allow lawyers and law firms to have their own websites”, reported Bar & Bench.
In 2010 the Delhi bar council vowed to crack down on law firm websites but quickly backed down from the proposal. However, in 2008 the Delhi bar council had allowed law firms to have websites within the existing restrictions on advertising. The amendment stated that advocates would be allowed to furnish “website information as prescribed in the Schedule under intimation to and as approved by the Bar Council of India”, which permits little more than publishing advocates’ contact details, qualifications and areas of specialisation.
Research and a column published on Legally India in 2012 pointed out most law firms and their websites were in “blatant violation” of the BCI’s advertising rules.
Luthra and Luthra Delhi general corporate partner Prof Anil Kumar Rai left the firm on Friday, after the headcount of the team he was heading at the firm gradually shrunk over the last few months.
Advani & Co litigation partner Shashank Garg has left the firm to join Delhi litigation firm Suri & Co as partner.
Deal counts set new records while deal sizes didn’t reflect the count, indicating that all firms are taking the middling deal route to bring in the dough.
Universal Legal made up three new partners in its Bangalore and Chennai offices.
Former Juris Corp partner and Chennai head Hufriz Wadia yesterday joined Kochhar & Co as a partner in its banking and finance, corporate and capital markets practice in Chennai.
Former AZB & Partners senior associate and ex-Jones Day lawyer Priya Mehra was promoted to of counsel at US law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Singapore office, effective January 2014.
Mehra is part of the firm’s India practice which was also strengthened by former AZB senior associate Bharat Vansh Bahadur in 2013, according to a press release from the firm.
Mehra, who obtained an LLB in 2002 from Delhi University and joined AZB until 2007, worked at Jones Day Singapore before joining Gibson Dunn in 2008. She is dual qualified to practice in India and England & Wales.
“Ms. Mehra has an extensive background working in the Indian markets and her experience includes advising foreign investors in formation of joint ventures in India and/or acquiring stakes in Indian companies; advising private equity investors on the most viable investment options in India vis-à-vis foreign investment guidelines; advising Indian companies in forming joint ventures and acquiring stakes in overseas companies; and advising Indian and foreign investors in acquiring government equity in public sector undertakings, including advice on key issues related to status of government companies and implications of change in status,” stated the release.
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