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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

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


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


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


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


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

Law schools  17 July 2009

Trilegal pips rivals to the post in law school recruitment race

Trilegal has recruited final year law students from a National Law School almost six months earlier than last year in an attempt to beat the fierce competition for top law school talent.

News  16 July 2009

BCI chairman SNP Sinha replies to Legally India readers' comments

Bar Council of India chairman Suraj Narain Prasad Sinha has responded to Legally India readers' comments to our interview with him of two weeks ago. He argues that top law students are depriving the bar and bench of talent by joining law firms and pleads that all lawyers should aim high in their careers.

Job moves  15 July 2009

Kochhar takes Amarchand senior associate into corporate fold

Kochhar & Co has hired an Amarchand Mangaldas designated senior associate for its corporate team in Mumbai, vowing "aggressive" expansion in the city.

Job moves  14 July 2009

Juris Corp draws senior associate back to private practice from ICICI

One of Juris Corp's senior associates has rejoined the firm after a three year stint in-house at ICICI Bank and in the last three months the firm has also taken on six lawyers from law school and two junior lawyers returning after completing LLMs abroad.

Finance  13 July 2009

Clifford Chance, Milbank throw Air India $1bn lifeline

Clifford Chance has cemented its ties to Air India, acting on the $1bn (Rs 4,900 crore) asset finance loan from JPMorgan Chase, which was advised by Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy.

Newsletters  10 July 2009

Newsletter: The tax man's taken all my deals / Issue 6

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The 2009-10 Union Budget received a frosty reaction from the business community this week: investors reacted by selling and lawyers reacted by doing what they do best: threatening to file law suits and, err, going on strike.

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.

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Corporate M&A  10 July 2009

AZB, Kanga and Luthra embroiled in hostile Great Offshore bid

Kanga & Co Mumbai partner Dhaval Vussonji is leading the team for the original bidder Bharati Shipyard, which already owns a 19.5 per cent stake in Great Offshore.

Law firms  09 July 2009

Striking litigators mull writs over service tax

Lawyers have threatened legal action over the Government's new service tax as Delhi litigators are going on strike over the issue today.

Job moves  08 July 2009

Platinum expands by 25% with junior and lateral hires

Platinum Partners has grown its lawyer ranks by a quarter in the last three months, taking on three law school graduates and a lateral associate from White & Case in London.

Corporate M&A  07 July 2009

Desai, Khaitan, AZB, Amarchand lead M&A ranking, oust magic circle

Despite meagre pickings, Desai & Diwanji, Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and Amarchand Mangaldas have topped an M&A league table, together advising on 30 Indian deals worth a total of $9.4bn in the last six months.

News  06 July 2009

New advance rulings body to ease taxing lives of foreign investors

Today's Budget has introduced measures to give greater certainty to advance tax rulings to avoid litigation, which has been cautiously welcomed by Indian tax lawyers as appealing particularly to foreign investors.

Law firms  06 July 2009

LLP tax position clear and welcomed

This year's Union Budget has paved the way for law firm partnerships to convert to limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

Law firms  06 July 2009

Budget hits lawyers with service tax - legal bills likely to rise

The 2009-10 Union Budget has extended service tax to lawyers, which could directly increase legal bills to clients and result in downward pressure on fees.

News  04 July 2009

Competition Commission takes on Bollywood, kicks off first cartel investigation

The Competition Commission of India has begun its first cartel investigation since it was granted full powers, following Luthra & Luthra's petition on behalf of the multiplex cinemas over their long-running dispute with Bollywood film producers and distributors.

Newsletters  03 July 2009

Newsletter: Tectonics / Issue 5

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AZB's best friend Clifford Chance officially ceased being the world's largest law firm this week, falling several places behind Freshfields, Skaddens and Baker & McKenzie. And Linklaters is still to announce its results today.

For better or worse, law firm turnover competitions do not take place in public in India despite Clifford Chance blaming AZB a tiny bit for its turnover drop. Things could be changing though.

Newsletters  26 June 2009

Newsletter: India Legal Business / Issue 4

Our fourth newsletter has details on JSA's South India strategy as well as stories on lots of other legal entrepreneurs. Enter your email name and email address below to receive the next issue straight to your inbox:

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Much of India is suffering under the delayed monsoon so badly that many economists are talking of revising growth forecasts downwards...

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