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LI Spring 2018 Issue

4

Has India Legal Inc Missed the Bus on Artificial Intelligence, or is it Just the Right Time to Get on Board?

Germany’s Continued Attractiveness for Foreign Investment

Legal Considerations for Asian Investors in the Russian Market

Editor's picks

3

AZB Mumbai corp partner Bhavi Sanghvi leaves fee-earning behind to become KM partner

7

4th time lucky: NLIU Bhopal about to form its very first student body association (SBA), submits constitution for sign-off

33

Advaita, BMR co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh (NLS 95) to leave, become independent arguing counsel

20

Citi India GC Pramod Rao to return to old home but as ICICI Group GC

177

2018 CLAT preferences: Same same • NLS ‘loses’ a few more • NLU Mumbai popular again • Clataclysm gave a few bumps

61

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

Law firms  26 April 2018

Wadia Ghandy Delhi head Kunal Vajani becomes independent counsel, possible barristry-style chamber

Wadia Ghandy partner Kunal Vajani, who has been heading its Delhi office, has started up an independent chambers to focus purely on disputes, with an eye to build a UK-style barristers chambers practice.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  25 April 2018

ICC arbitration court boosts Singapore chapter with secretariat, as India makes up 19% of Asian disputes (behind Korea, ahead of China)

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (ICA) has ramped up its Asia presence, opening a secretariat - primarily concerned with case management - in Singapore, in a bid to continue boosting its Asia footprint.

Law firms  25 April 2018

Magnah Law started in Bangalore by Khaitan partner Nalini Mayegowda + 3 from Tatva

Khaitan & Co Bangalore partner Nalina Mayegowda, who had left in late March, and Tatva Legal partners Raghunath Ananthapur, R Vasudev, and Raghavi BS have together set up new Bangalore-based firm Magnah Law Partners, reported Bar & Bench.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  24 April 2018

Shardul Amarchand long-time Delhi star equity partner Akila Agrawal resigns

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) long-time partner Akila Agrawal has resigned from the firm, according to authoritative sources.

Law firms  20 April 2018

Breaking: K Law to see 7 partners exit across 3 cities, possibly with entrepreneurial ambitions • Firm recruiting into 50% gap

K Law will be losing five of its partners in Mumbai, and one partner each in Delhi and Bangalore.

Social lawyers  16 April 2018

Legally Social Delhi: Tonight, Thursday, 19 April 2018, happy hours, incredible live band for lawyers at TC Cafe, Aurobindo Road

It’s time to be legal and social again. In association with the brand-new and amazing TC Cafe, we are hosting Legally Social in Delhi again.

Law schools  19 April 2018

NUJS continues Day Zero secrecy, despite possible record 84 job offers so far • AZB, CAM, Trilegal make whopping 14 - 19 offers each

NUJS Kolkata, which continues to maintain an omerta over its campus recruitment figures and declined to confirm, deny or otherwise speak about Day Zero recruitment figures citing long-standing “policy”, has so far received possibly up to 84 job offers from nine domestic law firms, including more than 20 PPOs.

Legal Recruitment  19 April 2018

Benchmark your compensation across the Indian legal sector • Plus 24 key partner, 42 GC moves of the year

In 2017, we witnessed high levels of hiring activity in general corporate and M&A space across levels. Other transactional areas such as banking, capital markets and structured finance were busier than the previous years, but hiring at the mid-level especially was limited to replacing leavers rather than growing that practice area. The litigation market remained steady and so did other practice areas like IPR, taxation and competition law.

Law firms  17 April 2018

AZB Delhi promotes 80% women in partnership round of 5 • 3 made counsel [UPDATE-1: Alma mater]

AZB & Partners Delhi partnership, following four recent promotions in Mumbai and Bangalore, has promoted five to partner (pictured above, left to right):

Law firms  18 April 2018

IC Universal promotes 3 to partner post-merger, grows to 18

IC Universal Legal has promoted three to partner in its first promotion round after the merger of IC Legal and Universal Legal, also elevating 6 to principal associate and 9 to senior associate across its offices.

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