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Amarchand opens in Gurgaon, moves 4 partners | Claims 705 lawyer national headcount: Still on 1,000 target?

Gorgeous Gurgaon (?Amarchand Mangaldas has opened a new office in Gurgaon with four Delhi partners

Breaking: Clasis London office with Mumbai team & Sakate Khaitan break away into new Indo-UK firm

Sakate KhaitanClasis Law co-founding partner Sakate Khaitan and three Clasis senior associates have started Khaitan Legal Associates, a law firm with offices in Mumbai and London.

Vedanta GC Ajit Yadav sets up own law firm shop

The Vedanta Group’s former general counsel Ajit Yadav has started up the law firm Lexaya Partners four months ago, reported Bar & Bench.

Lexaya Partners is a corporate and business law advisory firm according to his Linked-in profile, focusing on corporate law, power, infrastructure, ports, natural resources, indirect tax, IP and litigation.

Yadav was Vedanta GC between 2011 and March 2014, a Fox Mandal Little partner from 2010, preceded by 28 years in-house, as company secretary or executive director at Patni Computer Systems, PepsiCo India, Ranbaxy Laboratories and Hindustan Unilever, also having set up legal process outsourcing (LPO) business Lexaya Solutions in the last four years.

He told Bar & Bench that there was an acute shortage of business lawyers and he was looking to fill that gap, having started work with some corporates already and having five of counsel to handle litigation.

Ashurst bestie ILP eyes Bangalore, promotes first non-founding partner, Gaurav Wahie, to partnership

Gaurav WahiIndian Law Partners (ILP) promoted its first non-founding partner into the partnership in Delhi with counsel Gaurav Wahie, effective from 1 April..

DSK won’t reopen in Bangalore as local partner AKS goes independent again

Bangalore vs PuneDSK Legal’s only partner in Bangalore, Ajesh Kumar Shankar, demerged his practice from DSK into AKS Law Associates in April, going independent again.

Amarchand senior partner Bharati Shroff passes away

Kochhar Chennai senior partner Sivanandaraaj & 15 lawyers leave for more big firm referrals

SivanandaraajKochhar & Co Chennai litigation head and partner J Sivanandaraaj is going independent with his team of 15 lawyers.

SIAC Mumbai founder Vivekananda N joins Allen Gledhill after 300% India-Singapore arbitration boom

Vivekananda NSingapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) deputy registrar Vivekananda Neelakantan joins top Singapore firm Allen & Gledhill.

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.

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