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Job moves  04 September 2009

AZB prepares for GST, hires indirect tax partner

AZB & Partners Delhi has hired an indirect tax partner and his team from accountants KPMG, hoping to grow the tax advisory business at the law firm which will compete in the traditional domain of accountancy firms.

Law firms  04 September 2009

Legal Ganeshas of Bombay

For the past 11 days Mumbai has been celebrating Lord Ganesh's birthday in the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi. Environmental concerns aside, Ganapati unites Mumbaikars and largely manages to bridge religious affiliations, castes and professions.

Legally India takes a peek at some Mumbai law firm Ganeshas and a very special legal collection.

Law firms  03 September 2009

SILF to widen membership outside of Delhi

The Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) is hoping to widen its appeal outside of its traditional centre Delhi by strengthening local metro chapters and inducting new committee members.

SILF's Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and other regional chapters will be headed by prominent local lawyers.

Corporate M&A  03 September 2009

Trilegal, Covington on first Indian AIM float this year

Covington & Burling and Trilegal have co-operated on the IPO of Indian Energy on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which is only the fourth successful listing this year on the London Stock Exchange-owned smaller market.

Law firms  02 September 2009

Kochhar seeks Middle Eastern best friend

Kochhar & Co is embarking on a mission to make a best friend in the Middle East.

Law schools  01 September 2009

HNLU four-year battle winds down, students return to new campus

Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur (HNLU) students returned for classes today to their new 70-acre campus, ending four years of strife with university officials that included protests, agitation and hunger strikes.

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Job moves  31 August 2009

Vaish starts competition with senior CCI hire

Vaish Associates has started a competition law practice with the hire of former Jindal Steel in-houser and Competition Commission of India (CCI) registrar M M Sharma.

News  31 August 2009

Khaitan & Co goes Easy Rider India

Khaitan & Co has advised motorbike maker Harley Davidson on its entry into India after a US firm's referral of the iconic client.

Newsletters  30 August 2009

Space for growth's sake / Issue 13

Luthra & Luthra has called the bottom of the slump, painting a longer term picture of where the law firm market as a whole may be headed.

Law schools  28 August 2009

Swine flu shuts NLS Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore will close for 10 days in the wake of the H1N1 influenza virus strain, following 20 deaths in Karnataka and the temporary closure of several other educational institutions in the state.

Job moves  27 August 2009

Luthra in 23 lawyer hire, student PPO rampage

Luthra & Luthra has made 10 pre-placement offers (PPOs) to final year law students at three national law schools. The firm has also hired six lateral associates, with the fresh batch of seven new law school graduates now starting.

News  27 August 2009

Judges volunteer to disclose assets

The higher echelons of the judiciary voluntarily agreed to disclose their assets after a full court room meeting of Supreme Court judges yesterday. The move will allow the public to view the movable and immovable property of judges and dependants on the official website of the Supreme Court.

Job moves  26 August 2009

Luthra continues trend of hiring Indian expats (update 1)

Luthra & Luthra has hired two more India-returnees, making up four international hires in only three months. Ashwin Sapra joins as a group head from an in-house position at a US pharmaceutical company and Piyush Mishra has rejoined the firm as a group head from Allen & Overy (A&O).

Law firms  26 August 2009

Wadia Ghandy opens office in Chennai

Wadia Ghandy & Co has opened its Chennai office with its local managing partner reporting a buoyant and untapped market.

Corporate M&A  26 August 2009

Amarchand, Vaish ink Fortis-Wockhardt mega-deal, benefit from clients' M&A appetites

Amarchand Mangaldas has acted for Wockhardt in selling 10 hospitals for Rs 909 crore ($186m) to Fortis Healthcare, which was advised by Vaish Associates in Mumbai.

Corporate M&A  26 August 2009

KhaitanCo nabs IPO after adviser reshuffle drops JSA

Khaitan & Co has benefited as tour operator Cox & Kings overhauled its roster of IPO advisers, dropping J Sagar Associates (JSA), which had advised on the aborted 2008 flotation.

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