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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

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


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


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


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


CLAT should cost Rs 1,500: MHRD report damns Nuals for abysmal 95% profit margin on CLAT


As workforce gets younger, Khaitan takes first steps to ‘working from home’, intros semi-flexible hours, parenthood, crunch-time benefits

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.

Law firms  08 January 2010

Law firmites rock the vote: Jain expects easy win

Law firm lawyers turned out in force for the Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council elections yesterday, having left ALMT Legal partner Hitesh Jain feeling confident of winning a seat by a comfortable margin.

New Kolkata LPO: JV between Khaitan partner, US Co

Khaitan & Partners managing partner Niloy Pyne is launching a legal process outsourcing (LPO) company of up to 35 lawyers in Kolkata in joint venture with a large US health insurance and BPO provider.

About external articles  08 January 2010

M&G Bar Council polls close; impropriety alleged

The Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council polls closed yesterday (7 January), amid allegations of candidates having used "money, gifts and illegal methods", according to a newspaper report.

News and current affairs  07 January 2010

Two thirds of lawyers want lockstep; half want to advertise

Two thirds of lawyers think a lockstep partnership model is the correct long-term model for a law firm but only one third of equity partners share that view, according to the 2009 law firm survey by legal sector services provider Rainmaker.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  06 January 2010

Jones Day makes up Indian cap markets lawyer in Singapore

Jones Day has promoted India capital markets of counsel Manoj Bhargava to partner in its Singapore office.

Analysis  06 January 2010

From Taluka to High Court: Bar Council campaign trail with Hitesh Jain

After two months of travels through Maharashtra and Goa, ALMT Legal partner Hitesh Jain will try and break into the local Bar Council elections tomorrow (7 January). But despite Luthra & Luthra partner Vijay Sondhi's recent Bar Council win in Delhi, this state is going to prove to be a far tougher fight to win.

Law firms  05 January 2010

Dua Associates to open in Singapore, hires two senior partners

Dua Associates is opening an office in Singapore this month with the former Asia Pacific general counsel of Procter & Gamble. The firm has also hired two lateral equity partners for its Delhi office.

Law firms  05 January 2010

Dua Associates lawyers create break-away firm of up to 60

At least 20 to 30 lawyers from Dua Associates are starting up a new national law firm with offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Law firms  04 January 2010

SN Gupta throws hat in projects ring with Gov't partner

SN Gupta & Co has hired Planning Commission consultant Rashi Anand Suri as a partner to start up the firm's infrastructure and projects practice.

Private equity / VC  04 January 2010

Kolkata spin-off bags $100m+ PE deal with AZB

Kolkata Amarchand spin-off Argus Partners and AZB & Partners have scooped roles on the $124m private equity placement and open offer by Bain Capital in coal tar manufacturer Himadri Chemicals & Industries.

Law firms  31 December 2009

Mulla & Mulla expands equity partnership by 23%

Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe has promoted three solicitors to partner, including the first female partner in its current partnership.

Job moves  21 December 2009

Luthra promotes partner in cap markets Mumbai

Luthra & Luthra has promoted recent London returnee Manan Lahoty to partner in its Mumbai capital markets practice.

News  18 December 2009

Breaking: Sondhi wins Delhi Bar Council election in 22nd (UPDATE - all winners)

Sole law firm candidate and Luthra & Luthra partner Vijay Sondhi has won a seat on the Delhi Bar Council in 22nd place out of 25 candidates with almost 640 votes.

Law firms  18 December 2009

Amarchand Kolkata breakaway balloons in size, to expand horizons

Former Amarchand Mangaldas partner Krishnava Dutt's Kolkata spin-off firm is now operational as Argus Partners and has already grown to a size to rival his former firm's outpost while looking to become a national firm.

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