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Analysis  05 November 2009

Fraternity rallies behind AZB and Judge in Ambani drama

Practising lawyers have largely expressed support for AZB & Partners and Justice R.V. Raveendran's shock recusal in the Ambani brothers' dispute, although several have questioned the timing and causes of the decision.

Law firms  05 November 2009

Talwar Thakore takes building big enough to double headcount

Linklaters best friend Talwar Thakore & Associates has leased a new office in the Fort area with 70 per cent more floor space, bucking the recent trend of Mumbai firms moving North.

Litigation  04 November 2009

Ambani spat judge steps down due to AZB conflict

A Supreme Court judge on the Ambani brothers' gas supply dispute has stepped down, fearing a conflict of interest because of his daughter recently joining AZB & Partners in Bangalore as a partner.

Law firms  04 November 2009

Indian lawyer goes on Vietnam WTO mission

Delhi-based lawyer Madhurendra Nath Jha has been selected to advise the Government of Vietnam on WTO matters as a part of an international team of experts.

News and current affairs  03 November 2009

Blog: Do law firmites vote in Bar Council elections?

Many law firm lawyers complain that the Bar Council does not represent their interests.

Now Luthra & Luthra partner Vijay Sondhi is running for the Delhi Bar Council elections on a ticket of representing law firms and their lawyers.

But are any law firmites going to rock the vote?

Law firms  03 November 2009

Luthra & Luthra takes on 50% more space in Delhi

Luthra & Luthra has leased a new floor in its existing Delhi building, moving its corporate team of 60 heads into the 7,000 square-foot-area last week.

Private equity / VC  30 October 2009

Desai & Diwanji seeds Sequoia relationship in PE power deal

Desai & Diwanji, DSK Legal and Wadia Ghandy have triple-teamed on the $100m private equity investment into Hyderabad power company Ind-Barath Power Infra.

Careers Counsel  30 October 2009

Careers Counsel: is current recruitment boom just a blip?

Question: Have most regular law firm recruiters already had their fill of law school graduates and are they just recruiting now to make up for the hiring freezes of last year? Will this trend continue?

Capital Markets  29 October 2009

Reshuffle in October IPO rankings, 2 new entrants

Luthra & Luthra, AZB & Partners and S&R Associates have pushed up the IPO league tables this October, as J Sagar Associates (JSA) and capital markets specialist firm JurisPrudent Consulting Partners make their entry into the rankings.

Legal opinions  28 October 2009

Opinion: How to save our Bar and Bench

A quiet but happy revolution is taking place at the Indian Bar, argues Elizabeth Seshadri. But while the lethargic acceptance of the legal system's decay is slowly being shaken off, the pace of change must increase drastically.

Job moves  27 October 2009

Projects boutique recruits FoxMandal partner

FoxMandal Little Delhi partner K.A. Najmi has joined project finance specialist firm India Law Services as a partner to head its Delhi office.

Private equity / VC  26 October 2009

SN Gupta, Hyderabad start-up advise on inbound hotels fund

SN Gupta & Co and one-year-old start-up India Legal have advised on Duet India Hotels' Rs 120 crore ($26m) fund investment in a Hyderabad hotel project with L&T Phoenix Infoparks.

Private equity / VC  23 October 2009

Boutiques advise on new media VC, expect revival of early stage deals

Thakker & Thakker and venture capital (VC) boutique law firms Sand Hill Counsel and Menon Associates have advised on the series A investment into a Hyderabad mobile TV start-up, giving several angel investors a partial exit.

Job moves  23 October 2009

Vaish boosts indirect tax with two lawyers from former merger target

Vaish Associates has recruited two indirect tax law practitioners from Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan in a bid to expand its indirect tax law practice.

Law firms  22 October 2009

Trilegal moves in with Khaitan & Co to Mumbai's Lower Parel

Trilegal will be the second law firm to move into Lower Parel's One Indiabulls Centre in November, joining Khaitan & Co in the same Mumbai office block. Trilegal is also moving into its long-planned new office in Delhi this month and preparing for its move in Bangalore.

Job moves  22 October 2009

Hemant Sahai bulks up merged corporate strength with new partner

Hemant Sahai Associates has recruited an AZB senior associate as a partner in Mumbai, after recently merging with Paras Kuhad & Associates to create a national firm called PHA Advocates.

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