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K Law sets up in London, gets huge Bangalore office, pushes Chennai & promo’s three partners

London calling, K Law answers
London calling, K Law answers

K Law, also known as Krishnamurthy & Co, has started an office in London and promoted three lawyers to associate partner level as it is beginning to ramp up its Chennai office from Bangalore.

The London office consists of Rukmini Roychowdhury, who has been promoted to associate partner, having been with the firm since 2009 after a year at DSK Legal.

Bangalore partner Shwetambari Rao said that the aim of a presence in London, which was headed up by Roychowdhury but did not yet include a physical office space, would be to assist and target clients from Europe and the UK looking to enter India.

In Bangalore corporate lawyers Abhinav Singh and Priamvada Princeton have also been promoted to associate partner.

Roychowdhury is a 2005 graduate from ILS Pune and completed an LLM in commercial laws from Cardiff University in 2006. Singh had joined the firm from Crawford Bayley in 2009.


Princeton had joined the firm in 2008, having graduated in 2006 from Bangalore University. She then completed a postgraduate in intellectual property laws at NLSIU Bangalore and an LLM in international economic laws from the University of Warwick in the UK in 2008, followed by a stint at law firm Kris & Kolloth.

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K Law has also moved to a new office of around 6,500 square feet in the Bangalore city centre near the UB City building from its previous office of only 1,500 square feet.

Rao said that there were around 35 to 40 lawyers now working in Bangalore, with space in the new office for another 15 to 20 lawyers.

Since the beginning of the year Rao noted that she had also been travelling once a month to the firm’s Chennai office of around four lawyers. “There's a lot of work going on there but we are overseeing everything from the Bangalore office [at the moment] and want to make it a little more self sufficient.”

The Chennai office has primarily been an execution office focusing on due diligence, litigation and trademarks issues, since one of the national trademarks registries is based in the city.

Photo by Moyan Brenn

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