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Law firms  18 August 2009

FoxMandal Delhi pays lawyers' back-salaries

FoxMandal Little's Delhi office has paid its fee-earners the salaries it owed them, after the firm was unable to pay for two months due to cash flow difficulties.

Interviews  17 August 2009

The lawyer who fought the 377 law and won: Anand Grover

He was the driving force behind the recent historic judgement that effectively decriminalised homosexuality by 'reading down' section 377 last month. But Anand Grover's battle has been far older than just that case, starting 20 years ago with a series of painful setbacks, death and a growing obsession.

Newsletters  17 August 2009

Unusual business / Issue 11

For most lawyers it has been business as usual this week despite much of India descending into swine flu panic, today's streets being awash with Hindu god Lord Krishna's birthday celebrations and Independence Day national holidays tomorrow.

Deals still need to get done, after all, and there are plenty of sides to be acting for.

Corporate M&A  13 August 2009

JSA in joint mandate in Rs 650 crore Essar Steel acquisition

Desai & Diwanji and J Sagar Associates (JSA) have sealed Essar Steel's Rs 650 crore ($135m) purchase of Shree Precoated Steels, with JSA facing the "challenging" task of acting as joint counsel to both seller and buyer.

Litigation  12 August 2009

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

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

Interviews  11 August 2009

Jindal law school to redraw map of legal education

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) wants to redefine India's academic study of law. Its ambitions are high but so is the price of admission – the college has costlier tuition than any other major law school in the country.

Legally India has asked JGLS' founding dean and vice-chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University to explain the law school's fees and its vision.

In-house counsel and GCs

Job moves  10 August 2009

Bangalore sees return of AZB Mumbai partner post-merger

AZB & Partners is relocating one of its Mumbai partners to Bangalore to ease the office's integration process after the merger with Anup Shah's local practice last month.

Newsletters  08 August 2009

Newsletter: ABC

Indian law firms are famously enamoured with the letters of the alphabet. But is it rubbing off on the Indian tax office?

Job moves  07 August 2009

Amarchand Delhi hires Freshfields returnee

Amarchand Mangaldas has hired a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer as a principal associate designate in its Delhi office.

Law firms  06 August 2009

First new partner for Bharuchas in corporate practice bolt-on

Bharucha & Partners has taken over a Mumbai niche corporate practice, gaining the first new equity partner since setting up.

Law firms  05 August 2009

Tax office raids law firms in Express Towers Mumbai

The Income Tax Department raided the Mumbai offices of ALMT Legal and AZB & Partners late last week looking for information related to clients and offshore transactions. The raids were not related to either of the law firms' own tax positions.

Litigation  04 August 2009

Luthra for NDTV vs Anand and Khan in BMW hit-and-run case

Luthra & Luthra has advised long-standing client NDTV in the Supreme Court against allegations that its so-called BMW hit-and-run case sting operation was in contempt of court and amounted to "trial by media".

Law firms  03 August 2009

Khaitan & Partners in office move, Confident in Kolkata's revival

Suman Khaitan & Co's Kolkata alliance firm Khaitan & Partners has moved into a new office space in the city's business district, having doubled in size since starting up less than a year ago.

Newsletters  31 July 2009

Newsletter: Equitable markets

After a near-hiatus for almost one year the IPO pipeline has finally filled up this July. No company wants to be left behind by the cheap cash-for-equity gravy train, the gold rush now appears to be self-sustaining – at least for the time being.

The distribution of spoils among Indian law firms is likely to be less even-handed.

Law firms  31 July 2009

Luthra looks to Bangalore; Delays lockstep conversion

Luthra & Luthra has hired an Amarchand Mangaldas senior associate, as targeting expansion in Bangalore. The firm also paid out bonuses last week and increased base salaries earlier this year but it has delayed its announced lockstep conversion process until the end of the year.

Corporate M&A  30 July 2009

Khaitan & Co sticks to Mahindra on Holidays IPO

Khaitan & Co scored the Mahindra Holidays & Resorts listing in Mumbai, which netted the Mahindra Group around Rs. 275 crore over the past month and to many investors signalled a temporary end to the initial public offering (IPO) drought.

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