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Federal & Rashmikant’s two senior name partners M Federal and C Rashmikant are due to separate, dissolving the partnership of the top Mumbai litigation and real estate firm, according to two reliable sources.

Nivedita Tiwari, who had resigned from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) in April, is due to join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM), we reliably understand.

It’s been a long time coming, with rumours swirling for months now, but Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) partner and Delhi head Percy Billimoria has given notice last month and is set to start up an independent counsel practice, we have reliably learned.

HSA Advocates has hired Dhir & Dhir disputes principal associate Abhirup Dasgupta as associate partner in Delhi.

AZB & Partners has hired Shreya Rao, the founder of Rao Law Chambers, as a partner in Bangalore to co-head its private client practice. She will join from 20 June with her team of two lawyers.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) has promoted a total of 20 of its senior associates to principal associate level, with a fairly even split between the Mumbai and Delhi region.

Two Link Legal India Law Services partners have resigned from the firm: Raunak in Gurgaon, and Nikhil Rodrigues in Mumbai.

Jurisperitus Law Offices has promoted Sushil K Singh and Krishanu Adhikary to partner in Delhi.

Mumbai’s Dhruve Liladhar & Company has promoted senior associate Lalan Gupta to its partnership, in the latest step to transform from a family litigation firm to broad-base its partnership.

Following the break-up between Clyde & Co and Clasis Law, which we had first reported on 22 March, UK-international firm Clydes has now tied up with former Clasis partner Sumeet Lall’s new firm CSL Chambers, according to sources.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) regulatory disputes retained partner Apoorva Misra has resigned effective 30 June 2018 to join “India’s leading power transmission company” as head of claims management for its global infrastructure business, according to a press release from JSA.

We are very pleased to announce India’s first directory of law firms, which will describe and rank them by several completely transparent metrics.

Khaitan & Co had initially been loathe to let partner Avaantika Kakkar leave the firm to Cyril Amarchand, when we first reported her move on 14 April.

Former Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) India practice head Nimi Patel has joined Squire Patton Boggs as director in its India practice in London.

Vaish Associates has joined international tax law firm network Andersen Global which has collaborations with legally independent law firms in 103 locations worldwide, it announced on its website yesterday.

In what will be welcome to the firm’s corporate strength, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai corporate finance and M&A partner Jay Parikh is set to join Luthra & Luthra in Mumbai early next month, according to authoritative market sources.

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