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LI Spring 2018 Issue


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

Privacy as a Fundamental Right: The Possible Shapes of India’s Data Protection Landscape

Editor's picks


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


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


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


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


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


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

Capital Markets  19 January 2010

Amarchand unbeatable in QIP league Q3; 6 firms chase

Amarchand Mangaldas has significantly expanded its lead in the qualified institutional placement (QIP) stakes, acting on eight out of 18 QIPs filed in the third quarter of 2009. AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co bagged three mandates each, with J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Crawford Bayley picking up two each.

Corporate M&A  19 January 2010

$1.8bn Aircel towers deal to Amarchand, Wadia

Wadia Ghandy Mumbai and Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi have helped GTL Infrastructure in acquiring Aircel's telecom tower business in an all-cash deal valued at Rs 8,400 crore ($1.84bn).

Law firms  18 January 2010

JSA enters indirect tax fray with ex-Revenue man

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has engaged the former chairman of the Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission Jogendra Singh as an indirect tax senior adviser, making it the second senior expansion of JSA's tax practice in two months.

Mooting  18 January 2010

New MPL top dog after Jessup North, KK Luthra moots

NLU Jodhpur has beaten Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University in the finals of Philip C. Jessup North India round, while Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai bested Nalsar Hyderabad in the finals of the KK Luthra moot.

Law firms  18 January 2010

Wadia takes ELP Masters' Cricket Cup crown

Wadia Ghandy won the Mumbai ELP Masters Cricket Cup 2010 yesterday in a reversal of last year's final against Economic Laws Practice's (ELP) powerful batting line-up.

News  15 January 2010

Delhi's new Bar Council members jostle for top spots

The Delhi Bar Council has formed its election committee and selected temporary members to working committees, as the 25 newly elected members are locked in tough negotiations for the top positions until February.

In-house counsel and GCs

24-year-old NUJS student starts up LPO

A final-year NUJS Kolkata student has set up and is running a legal process outsourcing (LPO) firm of seven lawyers.

Law firms  14 January 2010

New Mumbai office for Hariani & Co

Hariani & Co has moved into a new office almost twice the previous size in Mumbai offering, after one of its partners relocated from Bangalore.

Interviews  14 January 2010

Video Interview: Attorney General G E Vahanvati

GE Vahanvati speaks about Fali Nariman and other heroes.

Law firms  14 January 2010

Dua and Tatva speak out about break-up, confirm 50 leavers

Dua Associates has circulated a statement to members of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) after 41 Dua lawyers and nine partners are now confirmed to have joined breakaway firm Tatva Legal. Tatva has also responded with its first public statement.

Corporate M&A  13 January 2010

Desai & Diwanji rules 2009 M&A roost with Amarchand, AZB, Khaitan

Desai & Diwanji acted on 24 M&A deals in the 2009 calendar year, placing it at the top of data provider mergermarket's M&A league table by volume. Amarchand Mangaldas topped the table by value, having advised on M&A deals worth $6.4bn in 2009, while Khaitan & Co and AZB & Partners also gave a strong showing.

Capital Markets  12 January 2010

Luthra overtakes Khaitan IPO tally at year-end '09

In December 2009 Luthra & Luthra slipped past Khaitan & Co into second place in the initial public offering (IPO) league tables after acting on three IPOs with Khaitan bagging two instructions. Crawford Bayley took three deals and drew level with AZB & Partners as the fourth busiest Indian IPO firm, while Amarchand Mangaldas built up its lead with five mandates.

Law firms  12 January 2010

UAE-based law firm to open Kerala offices

United Arab Emirate (UAE) firm Musthafa & Almana is starting up to four offices in Kerala and South India.

Law firms  12 January 2010

FoxMandal recovery: 2 partners, office leaseback

FoxMandal Little Delhi has hired KR Chawla & Co's corporate head and the general counsel (GC) of Patni Computer Systems as partners. Several senior partners have also entered into a sale-and-leaseback of the firm's Noida head-office to steady its cashflow.

Private equity / VC  11 January 2010

Lexygen, Vaish scoop Zephyr PE deal

Bangalore private equity (PE) boutique Lexygen and the Mumbai and Gurgaon offices of Vaish Associates have acted in the Rs 22.5 crore ($4.5m) investment by Zephyr Peacock India Fund in a telecom service company called Metro Wireless Engineering India (Metro Telworks). 

Mooting  11 January 2010

Nalsar on top after BCI Moot win; NLS clings on to joint MPL top spot

Nalsar Hyderabad is now tied for the lead of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) after defeating ILS Law College Pune in the finals of the 26th Annual Bar Council of India (BCI) Trust Moot Court Competition.

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