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  • 30 June 2015

    AZB Mumbai promotes 2 to partner: BLR-Nalsarite Nanditha Gopal, Pune-head Percis Anklesaria

    Anklesaria (l), Gopal (r)Anklesaria (l), Gopal (r)Senior associates Nanditha Gopal and Percis Anklesaria will be promoted to partner.

  • 18 December 2014

    Advani & Co breaks up with Pune merger partner Nehru but eyes merger with new Pune firm

    Advani Nehru & Co, the 15-month-old Pune law firm formed by Advani & Co and Pune-based Nehru & Co, was dissolved on 15 December due to financial unviability. Advani & Co is in the process of finalising a merger with another firm in Pune while Nehru & Co has decided not to pursue any merger for the time being.

  • 17 November 2014

    DSK likes Pune better than expected: Moves to double-size office there on back of booming corporate work

    Road to PunRoad to PunDSK Legal has doubled its office space in Pune within six months of opening up in the city, on the back of new large local corporate client accounts.

  • 04 June 2014

    DSK Legal opens up in Pune for Bombay-style clients

    8958746128_7977205ac6_o8958746128_7977205ac6_oDSK Legal has opened up in Pune, taking its national presence to four offices. The Pune office will be headed by Mumbai corporate partner Narendra Dingankar and will cater to corporate and real estate clients.

  • 25 June 2013

    BCI finally gifts Pune its own bar exam centre after MahaGoa BC lobbying efforts

    Pune has been declared one of Maharashtra’s four official bar All India Bar Exam (AIBE) centres, after the Bar Council of India (BCI) acceded to the “persistent and convincing demands” of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa’s demands over the last two months [Pune Mirror]

  • 09 October 2012

    BG counsel Smriti Subramanian joins Vaidyanathan’s Advaya: targets Pune & Delhi this year

    advaya-smriti-subramanianadvaya-smriti-subramanian Exclusive: Advaya Legal, the two-and-a-half-year-old firm started by former GVK in-houser Ramesh Vaidyanathan, has hired its third partner with ex-BG in-house counsel Smriti Subramanian, as the firm hopes to spread its footprint beyond Mumbai.

  • 16 April 2012

    LKS opens in Pune, gets second Delhi office as grows to 250

    Delhi, times twoDelhi, times two Exclusive: Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has opened a second office in Delhi and a new office in Pune, taking its total number of offices to seven and number of lawyers to 250.

  • 07 February 2012

    Amarchand spreads: Chennai with Kochhar head; Gujarat office in June; Pune by 2013

    Amarchand spreadsAmarchand spreads Exclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas will launch in Chennai by March with Kochhar & Co Chennai head Dorothy Thomas, followed by re-opening in Ahmedabad with a Pune office pegged for the latter end of this year.

  • 30 March 2011

    Pune to get Bombay High Court bench?

    Pune could get a division bench of the Bombay High Court said law minister Veerappa Moily.

  • 11 May 2010

    Khaitan Jayakar Sud and Vohra (KJSV) opens in Pune and makes two new partners

    pune-university-by-DraconianRainpune-university-by-DraconianRainKhaitan & Co legacy firm Khaitan Jayakar Sud and Vohra (KJSV) has inducted two salaried partners, promoting Tanuj Sud in Delhi and hiring Sudhakar Avadh as the partner in charge of its new Pune office while gearing up for further national expansion.
    Pune UniversityPune UniversityKhaitan & Co legacy firm Khaitan Jayakar Sud and Vohra (KJSV) has inducted two salaried partners, promoting Tanuj Sud in Delhi and hiring Sudhakar Avadh as the partner in charge of its new Pune office while gearing up for further national expansion.

    Sud has been promoted to become one of the KJSV's 10 salaried partners, shortly after having joined KJSV in January 2010 as a partner designate, before which he was a senior associate at Dua Associates.

    "At that stage in life and time in career where this seemed like the most sensible move to me," he commented.

    Independent practitioner Avadh has joined as the firm's Pune partner in April, to boost the firm's fifth Indian office in the city, which was opened a month ago and will focus on corporate work.

    KSJV co-managing partner Umesh Khaitan said that the firm's plan was to provide pan India legal service to large corporates at various locations where the volume of defending cases is of a high order.

    "We're trying to create a service model for [companies in the banking, insurance and FMGC sectors] and have developed an outsourcing model on this basis. Currently we're providing services to HLL and J&K bank - based on this experience of ours, we're trying to upscale the model.

    "We're trying to open more and more offices so that our all-India strength grows and we're able to provide services to our clients at a very reasonable cost," he added.

    The firm also has offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, with four equity partners: co-managing partners Umesh Khaitan in Delhi and Mohan Jayakar in Mumbai, as well as partners Malini Sud and Ashutosh Khaitan in Delhi.

    Umesh Khaitan told Legally India: "We have in place a very regulated HR policy and in the long term we're expecting to follow a principle that a lawyer working with us for a span of seven years will become a partner."

    He also added that he would like to convert to a limited liability partnership (LLP) in future.

    KJSV is a legacy Khaitan & Co firm which was founded in 1996.
    Photo by DraconianRain
  • 28 January 2010

    Maha, Goa Bar Council count starts; 79% rural turnout dwarfs city

    ballot_box-by-Anthony_Karanjaballot_box-by-Anthony_KaranjaThe first ballot boxes were unsealed for electronic counting yesterday at the Bar Council offices near Bombay High Court, kicking off the long count to find the winners of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa elections.
    Ballot boxesBallot boxesThe first ballot boxes were unsealed for electronic counting yesterday at the Bar Council offices near Bombay High Court, kicking off the long count to find the winners of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa elections.

    Maharashtra & Goa Bar Council secretary and returning officer Varsha Rokade said: "We've just begun counting - it is computerised but feeding of the ballot papers is manual. We are expecting it to take around two months."

    Counting commences in a reverse order to which ballot boxes were first received, with the Pune city and district ballots being dealt with first.

    In the city of Pune a total of 3,756 votes were cast out of 8,020 voters – a turnout of only 46 per cent.

    By contrast rural turnout was 79 per cent across the 10 other Pune district polling booths outside the city, with 1,338 votes having been cast out of 1,702 total eligible voters.

    Manual counting of the almost 56,000 unused ballot papers has now confirmed the total number of votes cast at 47,543, which were all collected in sealed ballot boxes in Mumbai.

    Although the final count will be done electronically by voting machines, other manual counting rounds are first used to separate the invalid votes and could also provide early indications of first preference votes cast.

    Yesterday counting took place between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

    ALMT Legal partner Hitesh Jain is the only law firm lawyer to be competing in the Maharashtra & Goa elections.

    He is based in Mumbai although he originally comes from Pune.

    Shortly after the close of polling on 8 January Jain said that he was expecting to win a "substantial" number of first preference votes after strong turnout in Pune and Mumbai.
  • 12 August 2009

    Advani & Co in India's first swine flu death case

    pig_flickr_thepugfather_thumbpig_flickr_thepugfather_thumbAdvani & Company is representing the family of India's first H1N1 virus victim against the Pune hospitals it alleges had caused her death.

    On behalf of the family of 14-year-old Rida Shaikh, Advani partner Asif Lampwala filed a Delhi Consumer's Forum complaint against the Jehangir Hospital and Ruby Hall Clinic for Rs 5 crore in damages.

    The firm had received the instruction to represent the family through a personal referral.

    Lampwala has also filed a criminal complaint against the hospital and doctors and a complaint to the medical counsel.

    He said that the first consumer forum deadline had lapsed already without response from the hospital. "We sent them a notice on Thursday and gave them 48 hours' notice but they haven't replied yet."

    The family is claiming that the hospitals and doctors caused Shaikh's death by negligence (section 304A of the Indian Penal Code) after a throat swab at Jehangir Hospital showed that Shaikh had not contracted the H1N1 virus.

    The samples had been sent for testing to Ruby Hall Clinic but were returned negative.

    She died on 3 August, with the H1N1 infection having only been confirmed by the National Institute of Virology on 31 July. She was first admitted to hospital on 27 July.

    Mumbai firm Advani & Company deals in corporate, arbitration and litigation work.
    Photo by: Fleur-design

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