Internally sometimes called the youngest general counsel of India’s largest and oldest biscuit maker, Britannia Industries head of legal Burhan Khalid has litigation on his platter, and a lot of it.

A couple of months ago, I completed one year as the general counsel (GC) for Inshorts, the widely popular news app which summarizes a range of news stories in just sixty words for easy consumption and understanding by the users.

Wadia Ghandy Mumbai-based senior associate Vidya Venugopal has moved to Delhi to join the World Bank as South Asia legal counsel, as part of a team of four.

Mukund RS , the associate general counsel of Harman International Industries subsidiary Symphony Teleca, which operates in the telecoms software space, has joined IBS Software Services as its VP & head of legal and company affairs in Bangalore, as first reported by VCCircle and reflected in his Linkedin profile.

General counsel (GCs) from at least 15 big Indian companies welcomed liberalisation in Indian legal services, and said that the Bar Council of India (BCI) was currently the “biggest bottleneck” to law firm liberalisation.

Dev Bajpai, executive director legal & corporate affairs at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), and vice president legal for South Asia at Unilever, has been appointed as executive director at HUL’s board of eight members.

PayU Payments India vice president legal, regulatory and compliance, Sheetal Sawhney Kapur, has joined Google India’s legal team.

For B4U Television’s director and head legal Natasha Fernandes, sustaining a small TV and movie distribution company’s business in the face of a regulatory threat to its main revenue model – advertisements – is the biggest challenge.

Infosys’ San Francisco-based general counsel (GC) David Kennedy has quit after a mutual agreement between him and the global Bangalore-headquartered IT giant, according to several reports of its stock exchange announcement:

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Hyderabad partner Anshuman Jaiswal is going in-house to join Indian renewables giant Greenko Group in a senior position.

Ostro Energy general counsel (GC) Rachika Sahay, who just closed her seventh power deal in less than two years said that in house roles are no less “grilling and consuming” than law firm life.

Former Luthra & Luthra partner Rajesh Chavda, who as we had reported on 2 November had left the firm, has now joined IDFC Alternatives as director legal and compliance.

Indigo has hired a new general counsel (GC) with _Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher_ Singapore-based of counsel Priya Mehra, reported [http//barandbench.com/exclusive-gibson-dunn-india-teams-priya-mehrabharat-bahadur-join-indigo/ Bar & Bench].

UAE Exchange Financial Services associate director legal Mandakini Sharma has moved from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai to join a subsidiary of Swiss pharma major, Roche Diabetes Care India, as its head of compliance, as first reported by VCCircle.

Dhananjay Shahi, former senior vice president legal at Religare Enterprises, has joined Baring Private Equity Asia’s newly set up lending arm as head of legal and executive vice president.

JPMorgan India has hired Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas consultant Shubhra Tewari as assistant general counsel and vice president legal, taking its total legal team to eight lawyers and three company secretaries.

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