Legal 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.
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has made up seven non-founding partners into equity, for the first time ever, in its 30th year of existence.
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 Mangaldas Mumbai partner Vandana Pai Bharucha has left the firm for health reasons.
Three co-founding equity partners of PXV Law Partners, Deepto Roy, Mohit Abraham and GT Thomas Phillippe, are set to join Khaitan & Co as associate partners by 1 August.
Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Anand Sinha joined Amarchand Mangaldas yesterday as senior advisor (financial services) in Mumbai.
SNG & Partners has opened an office in Singapore, permanently relocating associate partner Rahul Sud to the island state, in order to be closer to the firm's banking clients and focus on in- and out-bound investment.
Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai capital markets partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya has left the firm on Saturday.
HSA Advocates has hired Abeezar Faizullabhoy as the firm's 14th partner, according to a press release from the firm.
Faizullabhoy was an equity partner at J Sagar Associates (JSA) until 2013, when he left to join Chennai-based ultra-mega power project Aditya Resources as CEO.
HSA has offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata and a "correspondent relationship in Bangalore", according to the statement.
Herbert Smith Freehills India practice chairman Chris Parsons will be walking 1260 km from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to Bangalore in 2015.
Majmudar & Partner senior associates Tejus Cherian and Vinod Kamath left the firm in April to start up corporate law firm CK Juris in Bangalore in June.
ALG India Law Offices litigation partner Jayant Kumar has joined Win Law Group – the over two months old IP and media law start-up of former MSD Pharma legal head Jaspreet Chandhok. Kumar will head Win’s IP practice.
The NLU Jodhpur and George Washington University law school alum focussed on IP litigation and enforcement at ALG which he had joined in 2009.
ALG did not respond to an email seeking comment. Kumar was not reachable for comment by phone at the time of going to press.
Chandhok had started Win on 1 April with a team of 10 lawyers including himself and two other partners, and offices in Mumbai and Delhi.
Indian law firms have taken a deeper interest in policy formulation in the last five years than they have before, however they are wary in a big way of being seen as “lobbyists”.
BMR Legal has opened an office in Bangalore with two partners from Themis Associates and their six-member team of lawyers.
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- Khaitan associate partner Nishant Singh joins Indus Law
- S&R Associates gets eighth partner with Mohit Gogia promo
- K Law promos Gaurav Shrawat to associate partner [Update: Karthik Somasundram also made associate partner]
- AZB Delhi promotes 3: Abhinav Ashwin, Sachin Mehta, Shuchi Sinha
- ELP opens up in Chennai, with tax and litigation