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19 November 2014
In-house counsel

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
In-house counsel

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
In-house interview

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.

03 July 2012
In-house interview

Disney-Naina-Chhugani After joining The Walt Disney Company India as associate principal counsel from J Sagar Associates (JSA), Naina Chhugani was quickly disabused of the notion that in-house is nothing but a post box. Instead, as studios and TV content head, she now knows the media business “inside-out”, practices cutting-edge law and has seen a half-billion dollar takeover first hand.

And Disneyland is apparently not half-bad either.

24 February 2012
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ICICI Bank legal HQ, BKC Exclusive: ICICI Bank general counsel Pramod Rao is due to leave the bank by April end to enter private practice, according to sources close to the company. He will be succeeded by ICICI Ventures head of legal and compliance Sanker Parameswaran.

31 January 2012
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Andre Jerome Exclusive: “I don’t wish it on my worst enemy, and it’s not just a question of wanting to keep the record for myself,” jokes Andre Jerome about whether he’s ever likely to see a comparable case.

It is surprising that Jerome still has a sense of humour about it - as general counsel (GC) of Vodafone India Services Private Limited, he was literally at the beginning, middle and end of the storm surrounding its four-year court battle with the tax man.