Kochhar takes over Legal Matrix start-up in Hyderabad

Aruna KumariLegal 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.

Luthra promotes 2 to partner & introduces new pre-partner rung

LKS converts to equity: 7 non-founders to take profit share under partnership deed

V LakshmikumaranLakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has made up seven non-founding partners into equity, for the first time ever, in its 30th year of existence.

V Law, Trilegal on Tribune S'pore's $27m buy of What's on India

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 partner Vandana Pai Bharucha resigns

Vandana Pai Bharucha

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partner Vandana Pai Bharucha has left the firm for health reasons.

Khaitan & Co buys out three PXV Law founding partners, some associates

PXVThree 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.

Amarchand scoops ex-RBI deputy governor Anand Sinha to penetrate financial services sector

Anand SinhaFormer Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Anand Sinha joined Amarchand Mangaldas yesterday as senior advisor (financial services) in Mumbai.

SNG & Partners opens in Singapore for foreign bank mileage

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 Mumbai cap markets partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya resigns, might join Khaitan

BhattacharyaAmarchand Mangaldas Mumbai capital markets partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya has left the firm on Saturday.

HSA hires ex-JSA partner Abeezar Faizullabhoy

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.

Herbies India head Chris Parsons to walk 30 marathons in 30 days to raise $1m for Indian widows

Chris Parsons

Herbert Smith Freehills India practice chairman Chris Parsons will be walking 1260 km from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to Bangalore in 2015.

Ex-Majmudar SAs start up CK Juris to target new govt work rush

dl2wr1zhMajmudar & 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 partner Jayant Kumar joins Win Law Group as partner

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.

Study: Indian law firms ramp up lobbying efforts. But why is it still a dirty word?

LobbyingIndian 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 expands unabated for Bangalore launch, taps Themis’ Thomas, Nair & team

Nair / RoshanBMR Legal has opened an office in Bangalore with two partners from Themis Associates and their six-member team of lawyers.

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