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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

Revealed: The live Legally India 2018 corporate law firm deals league tables & directory

61

First NLS grad takes silk: White & Case partner, Jessup legend Dipen Sabharwal becomes elite senior Queen’s Counsel in UK

30

DSK gets 2019 gift with CAM Delhi partner exits Kirat Nagra, Rishi Anand + team of 8

7th edition of Kachwaha & Partners arb excel arbitration writing competition offers Rs 2.5 lakh+ prize money

24

JSA partnership votes Vivek Chandy with Amit Kapur into much-slimmed management, in hotly democratic elections

65

GNLU staff complain to Guj HC: Bimal Patel stripped registrar of powers, ‘suppressed facts, violated norms’ to prolong directorship after expiry

Law firms  28 November 2018

Ex-Azure GC, Luthra partner Dipti Lavya Swain starts firm with 2 offices, 3 partners

Mumbai-based Dipti Lavya Swain, who had been general counsel (GC) at Azure Power until around six months ago, has set up law firm DLS Law Offices.

Law firms  28 November 2018

Ex-ALMT-JurisCorp’s Hitesh Jain, ex-JSA Ravi Hegde start 7-partner tri-city firm Parinam

Juris Corp partner Hitesh Jain and his team, as well as recently-exited J Sagar Associates (JSA) partner Ravichandra Hegde, are setting up a new law firm, with offices in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.

In-house counsel  28 November 2018

Tributes remember the man in a hurry: Pathbreaking GC, DSK consultant Girish Gokhale

On 27th November 2008, a day after the worst terror attack on Mumbai (and India), when the working folks of Mumbai were not to be found at their work places, among the few to be found working was Girish Gokhale.

Private equity / VC  27 November 2018

Samvad scores 1st reported deal for Zomato on $210m Series I funding, with Trilegal for Ali, Themis, SAM

“Alibaba’s payment affiliate Ant Financial has pumped in another $210 million in restaurant discovery and food-delivery platform Zomato, as the company ramps of spending for its market leadership battle against rival Swiggy,” reported the Economic Times, about the unicorn’s Series I round of fundraising.

Law schools  27 November 2018

NUJS brings #nationaliseNLUs movement to life with NLU consortium and law day demonstrations

NUJS Kolkata students staged a campus demonstration yesterday (26 November) to lend voice to national law university (NLU) students’ common demand that NLUs should be given Institute of National Importance (INI) status.

LI 2018 Live League Tables (work in progress)

LI's live corporate league tables have currently captured 272 deals for the 2018 calendar year. More are being added daily.

Click here to explore the full domestic and foreign firm league tables and to complete submissions, or click through to the firms below to see more detailed breakdowns of deals activity.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law schools  25 November 2018

Admin keeps quiet as KIIT evacuated in state of emergency: Brutal riots between engineering, law students injure dozens

Nearly all 400-odd law students and a number of engineering students of KIIT Bhubaneswar were evacuated from campus last night, following several days of tensions and violent clashes with the engineering college.

Law schools  21 November 2018

GLC embargos use of its name on social media without prior approval

GLC Mumbai has put a blanket ban on unapproved use of its name by its students on social media, after ordering the take down of one such page against which it had received complaints, reported the Times of India and others.

Law schools  20 November 2018

Crafty WB gov’t attacks NUJS constitution: 30% state quota bill tabled today, could make CLAT optional

The West Bengal state government is in the process of quietly pushing through a bill that would triple NUJS Kolkata’s domicile reservation, taking advantage of the power vacuum at the top of the institution presided over by its appointee and acting vice chancellor (VC) Amit Talukdar, following the student-led ouster of previous VC Prof Ishwara Bhat eight months ago.

Law firms  17 November 2018

Samvad Mumbai partner Sudipta Routh joins Indus, grows firm to 29

Samvad Partners Mumbai corporate partner Sudipta Routh has joined IndusLaw as a partner.

Law firms  13 November 2018

Other Akila Agrawal SAM team-member Sourav De Biswas to join CAM, after near-4-month break

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas corporate and M&A salaried partner Sourav Kanti De Biswas, whom we had reported had resigned in July, is set to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas next week.

Law firms  12 November 2018

2 Cyril Amarchand Delhi partners, Kirat Singh Nagra, Rishi Anand, resign at same time, with 3 months’ notice

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Delhi partners Kirat Singh Nagra and Rishi Anand have resigned from the firm last week, according to authoritative sources.

In-house counsel  12 November 2018

Khaitan associate partner Abhimanyu Ghosh (NUJS ‘07) joins NDB as senior in-houser

Khaitan & Co associate partner Abhimanyu Ghosh joined multilateral development bank New Development Bank (NDB) this month as senior professional, legal.

Law firms  12 November 2018

NLU J ‘08 AOR Anand Varma, father expand Delhi lit start-up APT to Mumbai, tier 2 cities with laterals

NLU Jodhpur 2008 alumnus Anand Varma and his father Tarun Varma’s Delhi-based litigation start-up APT Legal has now opened offices in Mumbai, Allahabad and Jaipur, with more office openings in the offing.

Law firms  08 November 2018

Karanjawala faces ‘innocuous’ bar council complaint in MJ Akbar case, apologises over missing lawyers’ details

Karanjawala & Co said it is unfazed by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) complaint against it over its client MJ Akbar’s defamation suit, and has apologised to the BCD.

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