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Khaitan & Co first to announce fresher salary hike to Rs 13.2 lakh + 2 bonus

Money moneyKhaitan & Co has increased fresher salaries to Rs 15.2 lakh per annum, including bonus, effective from 1 April as part of its annual pay hike.

AZB cap markets partner Meera Singh leaves, to continue on ad hoc flexitime

AZB & Partners Delhi partner and capital markets practice head Meera Singh has resigned the firm, according to Bar & Bench. Singh told the website that she was leaving for personal reasons and would continue to work flexibly with the firm on individual assignments.

Delhi managing partner Ajay Bahl also confirmed her move, saying that she would continue to be a "valued colleague and a dear friend" to him and others at the firm. She had been at Bahl's firm since 2001, having worked at New Delhi Law Offices for seven years after graduating from Campus Law Centre. [Bar & Bench]

Yesterday Legally India reported that Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner Vibhava Sawant had left the firm for personal reasons, and last year, Luthra capital markets head Madhurima Mukherjee left the firm.

Khaitan & Co capital markets partner Vibhava Sawant resigns for Abu Dhabi

Vibhava Sawant Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner of six years Vibhava Sawant left the firm on 11 April to relocate to Abu Dhabi to be with family.

Infosys GC starts own firm: First client Infosys

Infosys senior vice president and general counsel Nithyanandan Radhakrishnan has quit to set up his own law firm in Bangalore, telling TOI: "My exit was amicable. I am going to turn 40 next year and I wanted to do something on my own. In fact, I wanted to quit after the Department of Justice settlement last year. But since there were exits after that, I wanted to stay on for a while."

In a statement Infosys said it would be the first major client of the former GC, who graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1998, and specialises in corporate transactional and compliance work. [Times of India]

Lakshmikumaran adds 9th office, opens in Chandigarh following tax bench, local clients

Chandigarh: Punjab's seat of powerLakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) opened up in Chandigarh on 1 April – adding the firm’s ninth regional presence close on the heels of the opening of a new CESTAT bench in the city.

Singapore firm Shook Lin & Bok promotes 2006 NLIU Bhopal grad to partnership

Aditi MathurAditi Mathur has been promoted to the partnership of Singaporean firm Shook Lin & Bok.

Young, star corporate partner Shishir Vayttaden quits Luthra to join Amarchand

Vayttaden: HomegrownHomegrown Luthra & Luthra Mumbai partner Shishir Jose Vayttaden has resigned from the firm.

Khaitan & Co promotes 37 lawyers up a rung to senior & principal from around 4- to 6-year mark

Khaitan ladder, starts at 4Khaitan & Co has promoted 10 lawyers to principal associate level and 27 to senior associate, in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Khaitan’s Vaishali Sharma goes it alone as Agram: 3-4 associates, some mandates, no co-partners (for time being)

Vaishali Sharma Vaishali Sharma, the Khaitan & Co lateral partner who left the firm last week, has now hired three associates and won her first instructions.

Clasis forays into IP, healthcare with Luthra alum Ashwin Sapra

Ashwin SapraClasis Law, the best friend law firm of UK-international firm Clyde & Co, has hired Ashwin Sapra to head up its intellectual property (IP) and healthcare practice.

BMR Legal poaches ‘ace’ LKS litigating partner of 28 years

Madhav RaoLakshmikumaran and Sridharan (LKS) partner and head of indirect tax litigation Madhav Rao joined BMR Legal in Delhi as partner on 1 April, handling indirect tax litigation.

Amarchand Mumbai kills automatic ‘designate’ associate lockstep, promotes 13 principals, 20 senior associates

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai region has promoted 13 of its lawyers to principal associate and 20 to senior associate.

JSA promotes 23 lawyers to senior associate level, most in Mumbai

Associate ladderJ Sagar Associates has promoted 23 lawyers to senior associate level, with a huge majority - 13 - getting bumped up the ladder in Mumbai.

ELP partners Sanjay Notani & Darshan Upadhyay made up into equity + 22 other lawyers promoted this year

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) elevated two Mumbai partners – Sanjay Notani in the firm’s international trade and customs practice and Darshan Upadhyay in the firm’s corporate commercial wing – into equity. The firm also made up eight new associate partners, five senior associates and nine associate managers.

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