Written by Prachi Shrivastava Tue, 3 Dec '13, 12:43
Former BMR Legal co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh has set up tax litigation firm Advaita Legal with ex-KPMG partner Sunil Moti Lala. Ghosh is based in Delhi, Lala is based in Mumbai and the firm has 30 lawyers across its offices in the two cities, reported legal website Bar & Bench.
According to Lala’s Linked-in profile, Advaita was started in September 2013.
Ghosh, who heads the start up’s indirect tax litigation practice, co-founded BMR Legal in 2004. He graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1995 and joined Arthur Andersen until 2002 and Ernst & Young until 2004. Lala heads corporate tax litigation at Advaita Legal and was at KPMG since 2010 and at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2007.
The founding partners declined to comment when contacted by Bar & Bench, but apparently “it is understood that the firm works closely with KPMG”. BMR Legal is the legal services arm of BMR Consulting, while Big Four consultancy Ernst & Young has an alliance with law firm PDS Legal.
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Mon, 2 Dec '13, 18:00
MV Kini partner Shrikant Kamath, who joined in 2012 to start its tax practice, left last week but is replaced by principal associate Prateush Sharma.
Written by Kian Ganz Fri, 22 Nov '13, 20:35
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Wed, 20 Nov '13, 16:30
Amarchand Mangaldas has hired former IIFL Wealth Management director Mugdha Sahal as director in its private client practice in Mumbai.
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Tue, 12 Nov '13, 20:12
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Thu, 7 Nov '13, 12:00
Clasis Law has added an energy and infrastructure practice with former Dhir & Dhir Associates energy and infrastructure partner Jay Cheema, who joined the firm as partner in Delhi effective today.
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Thu, 31 Oct '13, 16:34
Trilegal competition head Rahul Singh has left to Oxford University for a PhD but will continue to work part time as of counsel.
Written by Kian Ganz Mon, 21 Oct '13, 15:37
Rajani, Singhania & Partners to merge into 100 lawyer national firm, eying Ahmedabad, Pune expansion
Delhi’s Singhania and Mumbai’s Rajani & Partners will become one firm of 100 lawyers and 20 partners.
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Wed, 16 Oct '13, 20:08
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Tue, 8 Oct '13, 12:52
Amarchand Mangaldas has reported the most M&A activity among Indian law firms this year, according to data provider mergermarket’s Q1-Q3 rankings.
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Fri, 4 Oct '13, 19:03
NLSIU Bangalore, Delhi University (DU), GLC Mumbai and ILS Pune have given India’s biggest law firms more than three times as many partners than most other younger law schools since 2009.
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Mon, 30 Sep '13, 14:58
Written by Kian Ganz Fri, 27 Sep '13, 18:00
Naik Naik & Co and London-international firm Lawrence Graham (formerly known as LG) have entered into a preferred referral relationship.
Written by Prachi Shrivastava Fri, 27 Sep '13, 13:49
Written by Kian Ganz Wed, 25 Sep '13, 17:48
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has entered into associations with NLS, NUJS, Nalsar, NLU Jodhpur and Delhi so far.
Written by Kian Ganz Mon, 23 Sep '13, 16:22
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