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26 June 2015
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AbrahamKhaitan & Co associate partner in the Delhi litigation team, Mohit Abraham, will join taxi aggregator Uber to head up its Indian legal function as its legal director India.

12 February 2015
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Cipla global general counsel (GC) and former Khaitan & Co partner Murali Neelakantan, has resigned in order to focus on a variety of policy, education and other projects, while also set to become an independent director of a former long-standing client.

08 December 2014
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Mumbai-based Deutsche Bank general counsel (GC) Atulya Sharma has resigned and might join a “telecom company, possibly Reliance Communications or Tata Teleservices at a 25 per cent wage hike”, reported the Economic Times, citing sources.

The paper wrote that IDFC legal head Rajeev Uberoi was front runner to become Deutsche Bank GC after Sharma’s departure in January.

19 November 2014
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Naveen RajuReliance Industries (RIL) Exploration & Production head legal, Naveen Raju, has joined Mahindra & Mahindra as its new group general counsel (GC).

21 October 2014
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Phoenix Mills general manager legal Sudarshan KC has joined consumer foods giant Britannia Industries as its head legal in Bangalore earlier this month.

Before joining Phoenix Mills in 2012 was deputy general manager legal at the UB Group, GM-legal at Kingfisher Airlines, and an independent practitioner between 1994 and 2007.

22 September 2014
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0h0ufkppJ Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai salaried partner Vikrant Patwardhan has joined the world’s largest independent steel trader Stemcor as its general counsel India.

08 May 2014
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Rachika SahayTrilegal counsel Rachika Sahay has joined global oil and gas services company Weatherford as its sole legal counsel in India.

07 October 2013
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NeelakantanKhaitan & Co Mumbai partner Murali Neelakantan has joined Indian pharmaceutical giant Cipla as its global general counsel (GC).

02 July 2013
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Jigar ShahDeutsche Bank GC to head up JPMorgan team of 6.

19 June 2013
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UBS India executive director and country counsel Nischal Hindia, who joined the financial institution from Allen & Overy London in 2011, has left to head of Diageo India’s legal team, reported Bar & Bench.

17 June 2013
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CognizantCognizant APAC GC Anand Bhushan explains how the team has turned from “cost center” to business “partner”.

29 May 2013
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BeriCiti South Asia general counsel (GC) Sandip Beri has resigned to go back to private practice according to legal website Bar & Bench.

Beri had joined Citi from GE Capital in 2010, as reported by Legally India.

He graduated as a lawyer from Delhi University in 1983 and obtained an LLM from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995.  

As an LLB graduate he was with Unilver for one year after which he practiced independently until 1992. He joined Sidley Austin Chicago after his LLM in 1995.

After leaving Sidley in 2000 he was the GC of GE Money, GE Commercial Finance and GE Capital and assistant GC at Genpact.

Beri is qualified to practice in India and the US, and specializes in corporate & securities law, M&A, banking & structured finance, private equity, government relations, international transactions with particular focus on India, outsourcing transactions, legal outsourcing, and regulatory compliance.

He currently also offers a course on fundamentals of financial services law at JGLS Sonipat.

Beri was not reachable for comment at the time of going to press.

Picture courtesy: jgls.edu.in

30 January 2013
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Mamta SundaraWhen a call from the makers of Johnnie Walker interrupted an evening of drinks for Mamta Sundara four years ago, she had to politely ask them to introduce themselves beyond their name, which she’d never heard of. Click to continue reading about Sundara’s multifaceted career and role heading up Diageo’s legal team in India…

08 July 2012
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Nexus-Phoenix_Arun_Madhu Phoenix Legal principal associate Arun Madhu will join India-focused venture capital (VC) fund Nexus Venture Partners as its first general counsel (GC) tomorrow.