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


Ex-Cyril Amarchand Delhi corporate partner Nivedita Tiwari to join Shardul Amarchand


Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel


Clydes makes new best friend in India, as ex Clasis partner Sumeet Lall starts CSL Chambers


Legally India will launch the first fully-transparent law firm directory and rankings in October 2018


Khaitan ‘releases’ Comp star Avaantika Kakkar to CAM after only 1 month • SAM’s Akila Agrawal possibly bound for CAM, not so lucky...

Legal opinions  28 October 2009

Opinion: How to save our Bar and Bench

A quiet but happy revolution is taking place at the Indian Bar, argues Elizabeth Seshadri. But while the lethargic acceptance of the legal system's decay is slowly being shaken off, the pace of change must increase drastically.

Job moves  27 October 2009

Projects boutique recruits FoxMandal partner

FoxMandal Little Delhi partner K.A. Najmi has joined project finance specialist firm India Law Services as a partner to head its Delhi office.

Private equity / VC  26 October 2009

SN Gupta, Hyderabad start-up advise on inbound hotels fund

SN Gupta & Co and one-year-old start-up India Legal have advised on Duet India Hotels' Rs 120 crore ($26m) fund investment in a Hyderabad hotel project with L&T Phoenix Infoparks.

Private equity / VC  23 October 2009

Boutiques advise on new media VC, expect revival of early stage deals

Thakker & Thakker and venture capital (VC) boutique law firms Sand Hill Counsel and Menon Associates have advised on the series A investment into a Hyderabad mobile TV start-up, giving several angel investors a partial exit.

Job moves  23 October 2009

Vaish boosts indirect tax with two lawyers from former merger target

Vaish Associates has recruited two indirect tax law practitioners from Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan in a bid to expand its indirect tax law practice.

Law firms  22 October 2009

Trilegal moves in with Khaitan & Co to Mumbai's Lower Parel

Trilegal will be the second law firm to move into Lower Parel's One Indiabulls Centre in November, joining Khaitan & Co in the same Mumbai office block. Trilegal is also moving into its long-planned new office in Delhi this month and preparing for its move in Bangalore.

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Job moves  22 October 2009

Hemant Sahai bulks up merged corporate strength with new partner

Hemant Sahai Associates has recruited an AZB senior associate as a partner in Mumbai, after recently merging with Paras Kuhad & Associates to create a national firm called PHA Advocates.

Private equity / VC  22 October 2009

LexCounsel helps set up 'innovative' VC fund

Delhi firm LexCounsel has advised the LeapStart Trust in setting up a Rs 50 crore ($11m) close-ended venture capital fund, that aims to capitalise on the resurgent market opportunities in India in various sectors.

Mooting  21 October 2009

NLS wins international Space Moot after one-year journey

A team from NLSIU Bangalore has won the international Manfred Lachs Space Moot 2009 finals in Korea, besting a team of mooters from Georgetown University in the US and picking up the best individual oralist award.

Law firms  20 October 2009

Khaitan & Co Mumbai office moves North

Khaitan & Co's Mumbai office is moving from the Ballard Estate area to Lower Parel, where it has taken a lease of a large space allowing it to double in size in future.

Job moves  20 October 2009

Khaitan & Co partner returns home after two years stateside

Former Khaitan & Co partner Gauri Rasgotra has rejoined the firm's Delhi office after working for two years in the US as the head of the George Washington University Law School's India Studies Center.

Interviews  16 October 2009

Clifford Chance on India: Stuart Popham interview

Clifford Chance senior partner Stuart Popham has always exhibited infectious enthusiasm for India. Legally India talks to him about the perennial joke of liberalisation, offshoring, India's legal future and nine months of best friendship with AZB & Partners.

Projects  15 October 2009

Luthra finishes two project financings in fortnight

Luthra & Luthra has closed two project finance deals out of Delhi and Mumbai this week, acting on the Rs 1,497 crores ($325m) Gujarat road development project and the Rs 4,000 crore ($850m) syndicated term loan for Cairn India to develop oil fields.

Law schools  14 October 2009

ICICI Bank bulks up in-house with first graduate hires this year (CORRECTION)

ICICI Bank has recruited six law students from three campuses to start in its in-house team next year and it is set to hire from at least another five law schools soon.

Law schools  14 October 2009

Law students win 40% of Rhodes scholarships

Two students from NLSIU Bangalore and NALSAR Hyderabad have won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship for 2010 that will enable them to pursue a law course of their choice at the University of Oxford.

Job moves  13 October 2009

Paras Kuhad lawyers start new firm after Hemant Sahai merger fallout

Paras Kuhad & Associates' ex-Mumbai head has started a new firm under the banner Vidhii Partners, along with one partner and three associates from the firm which merged with Hemant Sahai earlier this month.

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