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LI Spring 2018 Issue

1

Evolution of the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Regime in India

26

Benchmark your compensation across the Indian legal sector • Plus 24 key partner, 42 GC moves of the year

Dispute Resolution for USA and Indian Businesses

Editor's picks

3

AZB Mumbai corp partner Bhavi Sanghvi leaves fee-earning behind to become KM partner

7

4th time lucky: NLIU Bhopal about to form its very first student body association (SBA), submits constitution for sign-off

33

Advaita, BMR co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh (NLS 95) to leave, become independent arguing counsel

20

Citi India GC Pramod Rao to return to old home but as ICICI Group GC

177

2018 CLAT preferences: Same same • NLS ‘loses’ a few more • NLU Mumbai popular again • Clataclysm gave a few bumps

61

Top Mumbai solicitors Federal & Rashmikant (lawyers of Cyril Shroff) face break-up [UPDATE: Firm reorganising partnership]

Law firms  10 August 2018

Chandhiok & Associates becomes Chandhiok & Mahajan, gets first 3 non-founding partners

Chandhiok & Associates has rebranded to Chandhiok & Mahajan and has also promoted associates to partners, after first starting four years ago as a sole proprietorship.

Corporate M&A  09 August 2018

SAM, AZB, HSA on $325m Tata Power defence biz sale to Tata Advance Sys

“Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced that its board has approved the sale of its defence business to Tata Advance Systems Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons at an enterprise value of Rs2,230 crore,” Mint reported in May.

Law firms  08 August 2018

SAM’s Akila Agrawal joins CAM as M&A head after 3.5-months’ notice

After a three-and-a-half month wait, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Delhi-based corporate equity partner Akila Agrawal has now joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) as the head of its M&A practice, according to its press release.

Law schools  06 August 2018

HNLU Raipur gets school geet sung by Shaan

HNLU Raipur may soon adopt a school-song, if its executive council approves of a version submitted for its consideration by the vice chancellor, who paid a professional studio to record it being sung by celebrity professional singers Shaan and Saadhna Sharma.

Law firms  06 August 2018

JSA, KCo, Tri, CAM, AZB are best law firms to work for, according to consultant survey

Law firms J Sagar Associates (JSA), Khaitan & Co, Trilegal, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and AZB & Partners (roughly in that order) were consistently ranked as the top 5 of big law firms in terms of “culture”, “leadership” and “rewards & recognition”, “satisfaction” and “pride”, according to a survey by legal recruitment and management consultant Vahura.

Law firms  05 August 2018

Luthra rebrands to L&L Partners Law Offices, ‘stylised pentagram’ logo • Scoop: Promotes NUJS Abhiroop Lahiri to partner + 5 in lit, tax [UPDATE-2]

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, as its full official name has been, is now called L&L Partners Law Offices, we have learned from sources and Bar & Bench has reported.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  03 August 2018

S&R appoints Simran Dhir as comp head, promotes litigators Abhishek Tewari, Shahezad Kazi to counsel

S&R Associates has appointed two lawyers as counsel and Simran Dhir as the head of its competition practice, according to a press release by the firm.

Law schools  27 July 2018

NUJS, GNLU can’t offer any online diplomas after UGC near-blanket ban

NUJS Kolkata and other national law schools are now debarred from offering any online course going forward under the new rules notified by the University Grants Commission (UGC), just as NUJS had started down the path of controversy surrounding its online certificate, diploma and degree courses.

Law firms  03 August 2018

AZB Mumbai corp partner Bhavi Sanghvi leaves fee-earning behind to become KM partner

Many Indian firms have been looking to do more of knowledge management (KM) for many years, with an eye on their foreign counterparts, but the immediate pressures of earning revenues and servicing clients often get in the way. At AZB & Partners, Bhavi Sanghvi, has now transitioned from corporate, M&A and private equity partner to full-time knowledge management, heading up its KM function for the past month-and-a-half.

Law schools  02 August 2018

NLUs not eligible for QS World University Rankings, but JGU, Symbi, Amity make (some) cut

The national law universities (NLU) are, as expected, missing again from the annual and quite prestigious QS World University Rankings released on 6 June, which have 29 Indian universities featuring in its overall rankings and 79 Indian universities on its list of top universities only from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries.

In-house counsel  02 August 2018

5th, 6th Link Legal partners go this Q: Durgesh Singh joins DMI, Ashutosh Narang exits for Cap In Fin

Delhi Link Legal India Law Services partner Durgesh Singh has joined DMI Finance as its group chief legal officer.

Law firms  01 August 2018

Cal firm Aquilaw forays into Mumbai 3 years after Kolkata and Delhi

Aquilaw has opened two offices in Mumbai today after absorbing JKB Legal and adding its managing attorney Jay Bhatia as partner in the firm.

Law firms  31 July 2018

Noojie, ex-AMSS Abhishek Kolay joins Kirkland NY as partner from Davis Polk

Ex-Amarchand Mangaldas lawyer and NUJS Kolkata 2006 graduate Abhishek Kolay has joined Kirkland & Ellis in New York as a partner, making him one of the first (if not the first) alumnus from NUJS to make it to partnership at a top international law firm.

Law schools  30 July 2018

4th time lucky: NLIU Bhopal about to form its very first student body association (SBA), submits constitution for sign-off

NLIU Bhopal is in the final stages of forming a Student Body Association (SBA), for the first time in the law school’s 21 years of existence. The students are set to submit the SBA’s draft constitution to its administration by tomorrow, following an eight-month-long consultation process.

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