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


Ex-Cyril Amarchand Delhi corporate partner Nivedita Tiwari to join Shardul Amarchand


Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel


Clydes makes new best friend in India, as ex Clasis partner Sumeet Lall starts CSL Chambers


Legally India will launch the first fully-transparent law firm directory and rankings in October 2018


Khaitan ‘releases’ Comp star Avaantika Kakkar to CAM after only 1 month • SAM’s Akila Agrawal possibly bound for CAM, not so lucky...

Bar, Bench & Litigation  14 April 2018

BCI chief MK Mishra tad confused if controversial Kathua lawyer protests were good or bad idea

When Jammu lawyers on strike to impede the filing of a charge sheet in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Jammu, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra appeared not sure what to make of it.

Law schools  14 April 2018

Result, yet again: CNLU students get retired district judge as new acting registrar

CNLU Patna appointed retired district judge Manoranjan Prasad Srivastava as its acting registrar on 11 April, following the resignation last week of its former registrar SP Singh, whose removal CNLU students had demanded with protests on campus.

Law firms  14 April 2018

Khaitan long-timer, competition co-head Avaantika Kakkar in advanced talks to join Cyril Amarchand as national comp head

Khaitan & Co Mumbai competition co-head and equity partner Avaantika Kakkar is set to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), according to several authoritative sources.

Law firms  13 April 2018

Two Khaitan Mumbai partner mother-daughter duo to leave for Cyril Amarchand: Pooja Patel, Daksha Baxi

Khaitan & Co Mumbai corporate associate partner Pooja Patel, and tax practice executive director Daksha Baxi have tendered their resignations.

Law schools  13 April 2018

NLS after Day Zero: 46 early jobs in bag out of 76 grads for 2019 • Trilegal biggest, 1 foreign vac scheme (though likely no foreign job)

NLSIU Bangalore has already placed 46 out of 76 students who will graduate the LLB degree next year.

Law firm jobs  13 April 2018

Legally Jobs: SDS Advocates seeks commercial and corporate litigation associates with 4-5 years PQE in Mumbai

SDS Advocates is a full service Indian law firm based in Mumbai, providing legal services and strategic solutions. The firm is faceted in inculcating ethics that best suits the clients need and works towards the satisfaction of clients, and has followed over a period of time a high level of legal practice to get justice for several clients in the field of Litigation and Corporate Laws.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  12 April 2018

SAM’s first Bangalore partner Karthik Mahalingam to leave for US MBA at MIT Sloan

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Bangalore founding partner Karthik Mahalingam is to leave the firm on 30 April.

Law firms  12 April 2018

AZB leads M&A Q1 by value, volume across 3 league tables, ahead of SAM, then CAM-KhaiCo • Luthra fully MIA so far

AZB & Partners acted on the biggest and greatest number of deals in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, topping the charts across league tables published by mergermarket (MM) as well as by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters (TR).

Law schools  12 April 2018

NLU Jodhpur after Day Zero: 32 jobs in bag already out of 103 grads for 2019 • Luthra, Trilegal, Khaitan biggest recruiters

NLU Jodhpur has already placed 32 out of 103 students who will graduate the LLB degree next year, including three foreign firm vacation schemes.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  12 April 2018

2 law firm partners win seats on Delhi bar council: Luthra’s Vijay Sondhi, Singh & Associates’ Manoj Kumar Singh

The 25 winners of the Delhi bar council election have been announced, with an unprecedented two law firm lawyers making the cut.

Law schools  12 April 2018

NIRF law school ranking median salary fact-check: Nalsar definitely screwed up, NLU Delhi was a bit cheeky, NUJS was most honest

Nearly every and any way you slice and dice it, one thing is clear: disclosure of and the rules surrounding law schools’ “median salary” figures for the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) need to improve.

Law firms  11 April 2018

JSA Bangalore partner Murali Ananthasivan starts independent counsel practice with eye on NCLT

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Bangalore equity partner Murali Ananthasivan has gone independent to become an independent counsel again.

Law firms  11 April 2018

Khaitan grows to 127 partners in corp, CM-heavy promo round: 8 new equity, 15 new AP • 4 from SLS; 3 from NUJS, GLC, NLU-J; 2 from HNLU, NLS

Khaitan & Co has promoted eight of its associate partners to equity partnership, as well as made 15 new associate partners, and one new counsel (see full list below).*

Law firms  10 April 2018

2 JSA team-mates Mansoor Ali Shoket, Nitin Kala start up regulatory boutique RegLaw Chambers

J Sagar Associates (JSA) equity partner Mansoor Ali Shoket and ex-JSA salaried partner-turned-in-houser Nitin Kala have started Delhi-based regulatory boutique RegLaw Chambers.

Law firms  10 April 2018

New AZB Mumbai COO: Ex-NLS-CAM lawyer-manager Eshan Sharma to make ‘very happy working place’ & more

Legal technology consultant and (Cyril) Amarchand alumnus Eshan Sharma, has joined AZB & Partners on 2 April as its chief operating officer (COO).

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