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Khaitan & Co promoted 30 senior associates to principal associate and 28 associates to senior associate across all offices last month, according to information shared by the firm on request.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) promoted 23 associates to senior associate level across all offices and promoted one consultant to of counsel in addition to having made four new salaried partners effective 1 April.

"Why should we need to go outside the country for global arbitration? We shouldn’t think that if foreign lawyers come here, they will take away our jobs,” said prime minister Narendra Modi, for the first time publicly weighing in on the liberalisation debate, adding that fears that foreign lawyers would dominate the local profession were unfounded.

NairTrilegal counsel Nitish Nair will join multinational hospitality giant Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which owns such hotel brands as the Westin, Sheraton and Le Méridien, as its associate director legal, South Asia.

43hflqxaRSG Consulting’s 2015 ranking of India’s top 40 law firms has seen no change in the six largest Indian firms since 2013, with Amarchand Mangaldas continuing to top the rankings, followed by Khaitan & Co and AZB & Partners tied in second place.

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai-region managing partner Cyril Shroff is due to acquire MNK Law Offices in Delhi, except for partner Probal Bhaduri who is reliably understood by Legally India to be joining a large accounting firm.

Shardul Shroff today signed a lease for the former office of AZB & Partners in Mumbai.

f3zugy01Amarchand Mangaldas Gurgaon-based partner Ravindra Bandhakavi is in the final stages of discussions to join Trilegal.

The end of mediation between brothers and co-managing partners of Amarchand Mangaldas, Cyril and Shardul Shroff, has been postponed to 1 May, after mediations today failed to resolve remaining outstanding issues.

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) banking and finance partner Jeet Sen Gupta has resigned the firm, as confirmed by managing partner Rohan Shah to Bar & Bench.

Sen Gupta began his career at ELP after graduating from Symbiosis Law College in 2001, joined Amarchand Mumbai as a senior associate in 2007 and returned to ELP after two years where he was promoted as a partner in 2012.

NarediGokul Rajan, currently consultant at Citibank in Mumbai, and Nikhil Naredi, Singapore-based associate at Jones Day, are both set to be joining the new firm that will be started by Amarchand Mumbai managing partner Cyril Shroff, as partners to beef up the capital markets practice.

The mediation between Amarchand Mangaldas co-managing partners Shardul Shroff and Cyril Shroff over the break-up of the firm may conclude as early as tomorrow, Monday, with both brothers keen to set up their new firms on Tuesday 21 April 2015 - Akshaya Tritiya - which is one of the Hindu calendar’s most auspicious days, according to sources close to the dispute.

J Sagar Associates’ (JSA) intellectual-property-sister firm K&S Partners has promoted four to equity partner level.

SinhaShardul Shroff has hired a third associate partner from Khaitan & Co, with Abhishek Sinha who was promoted to salaried partner last month having resigned.

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