antony-alex Two years after Thomson Reuters bought legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea3, a managing director who's been with the company for seven years, Antony Alex, has joined legal industry services provider Rainmaker.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea 3 co-founders Sanjay Kamlani and David Perla exited Pangea3 last month, as was agreed in its $40m acquisition by Thomson Reuters two years ago. Leaving the industry after a decade of pioneering it, Kamlani and Perla were among the first to encourage US law firms to outsource their work to Indian LPOs.

Plans for their next venture focus on India’s 40 million contract labourers, who perform peon jobs. Kamlani says that the both of them are looking to change the trend where such workers do not get full-time employee benefits despite working at the same office for years on end. [American Lawyer]

Gurgaon-based OSC Export Services – international law firm Clifford Chance’s five-year-old captive Indian LPO-cum-offshoring-centre – has doubled in size to 60 consultants in the last two years.

27 Clifford Chance offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and USA sent over 500 projects to the LPO in the 2011-12 financial year, according to the firm's annual report that publishes highlights of the firm's business year.

Besides assisting Clifford Chance offices on LPO-style legal work, around 16 per cent of the firm's non-secretarial business services staff is also now based in Gurgaon in the so-called Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), which follows a captive business process outsourcing (BPO) model. [The Lawyer]

A UK law firm insourced an Indian advocate to London to answer its South Asian clients’ marital and property disputes’ queries in a town centre-canopy setting and a “£15-a-pop” model, guarding him against all direct business-contact with its clients.

The law firm charged clients £70-80 per hour. So, Mr Singh and his clients put their thinking hats on... [GlobalPost]

Joginder Yadav SVP Former Nokia Siemens Networks legal head Joginder Yadav joined legal process outsourcing company (LPO) UnitedLex as senior vice-president in its contract solutions business on Monday. Yadav shifted gears into the LPO industry after more than sixteen years of an in-house legal career, including a brief law firm stint at Kochhar & Co.

LPO: India-generated turnover backs fast-growing US company The turnover of legal process outsourcing (LPO) company UnitedLex was $42.8m in 2011, up from $28.2m (Rs 238 crore) the previous year, reported US-based Inc Magazine in its listing of the 500 fastest-growing privately held US companies.

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) company CPA Global, which specialises in patents work, has been acquired by private equity major Cinven, according to a press release by the fund.

MV Kini managing partner Ravi Kini has started up a legal process outsourcing (LPO) firm in Mumbai in a joint venture with seasoned LPO NewGalexy to focus exclusively on foreign infrastructure projects work, while the law firm will transfer a number of its lawyers to staff the new entity.

Induslaw clients Helion Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and Sequoia Capital have bought an 18.1 per cent stake in legal process outsourcing (LPO) company UnitedLex for $16m (Rs 73 crore) by acquiring co-founder Ajay Agrawal’s share, who had drafted in Amarchand Mangaldas.

image Mumbai-headquartered Pangea3 has opened its first US-based service delivery office in Dallas, Texas, plans first reported by Legally India at the time of the legal process outsourcing (LPO) company’s acquisition by Thomson Reuters last year.

LPO CPA Global CFO and head of management services Anand Sharma has vowed that the legal process outsourcing (LPO) company would look for inorganic vertical acquisitions of smaller pure-play LPO companies in 2011.

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) and traditional outsourcing company CPA Global has appointed London law firm SJ Berwin’s retired senior partner as its new chairman.

Pangea3-Sanjay-Kamlani Pangea3’s full acquisition by Thomson Reuters could trigger others to follow suit, predicted the legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider’s co-founder and CEO Sanjay Kamlani in an exclusive Legally India interview, as hundreds of employees will receive a windfall from the sale that will see Pangea3 explore synergies with its new parent and expand with onshore operations in the US.

internet-IT-globe Thomson Reuters has acquired one of India’s largest pure play legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies Pangea3.

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