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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  25 October 2018

SAM PA Darshika Singh (NLIU ‘07) moves up a rung to Link Legal associate partner

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Delhi-based principal associate Darshika Singh has joined Link Legal India Law Services as an associate partner.

Law firms  25 October 2018

Khaitan lit partner Sachin Mandlik goes indie, firm vows to ramp up litigation

Khaitan & Co disputes partner Sachin Mandlik is going independent, as had first been reported by Bar & Bench. Meanwhile, we understand that Khaitan is in advanced stages of finalising several senior hires in the space, and it vowed to expand its disputes presence both in Bangalore and Mumbai.

Pre-law student  24 October 2018

NTA okay with conducting CLAT if court needs it to but BCI unwilling to give up chase for CLAT prize

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is open to take on the mandate for conducting the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) from 2019 onward, while the Bar Council of India (BCI) has re-asserted that it is the only body suitable to conduct the CLAT going forward.

Law firms  24 October 2018

Youngest JSA equity partner Ravichandra Hegde follows footsteps, 4th to leave for independent counsel lure

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai-based disputes equity partner Ravichandra Hegde will be the fourth JSA partner to leave the firm for independent practice, according to a JSA press release yesterday.

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 firms  23 October 2018

A&O HK India cap markets partner Amit Singh defects to Linklaters Singapore

Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong-based India group lawyer Amit Singh, who had been promoted to A&O’s partnership in 2014, has joined Linklaters in Singapore as a partner, according to a Linklaters press release yesterday.

Law firms  22 October 2018

ELP tax partner Ranjeet Mahtani moves to tax juggernaut Dhruva Advisors

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Mumbai-based tax partner Ranjeet Mahtani is joining Dhruva Advisors as a partner.

Law firms  22 October 2018

AZB hires Arundhati Bhattacharya, ex-SBI-chair, ex-top-25-world’s-most-powerful woman, as part-time senior consultant

AZB & Partners Mumbai will hire former State Bank of India (SBI) chairwoman Arundhati Bhattacharya as a senior consultant, we reliably understand.

Law schools  21 October 2018

Rhodes scholarship India goes to NUJS’ Mihika Poddar, will focus on law, social justice

NUJS Kolkata 2019 graduate Mihika Poddar has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study in Oxford University.

Law schools  19 October 2018

84 out of NUJS 2018 batch of 113 get jobs, led by Big Six firms • Total 109 accounted for

NUJS Kolkata has placed 84 out of a batch of 113 students graduating in 2018, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) picking up a massive 16 following its successful Day Zero that had yielded at least 40 law firm offers by April 2017 already.

Pre-law student  19 October 2018

Finally learning from past snafus, CLAT 3.0 to be held offline but with permanent website • LLMs to have subjective part

The new Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which the national law universities (NLU) had recently decided will be held by a permanent CLAT secretariat instead of letting a new NLU learn find new ways of botching it up every year, will be held entirely offline.

In-house counsel  17 October 2018

Adani SVP legal Badrinath Durvasula joins Hindustan Construction as GC in Mumbai

The Adani Group’s senior vice president legal, Badrinath Durvasula, who was heading the legal function’s M&A, contracting, litigation and arbitration vertical, has joined Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) as vice president and general counsel (GC).

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