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22 October 2020
Law firms

The Delhi high court today did not interfere in the partnership dispute between L&L Partners co-founders Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf, ordering both parties to continue mediating until 1 November, reported Bar & Bench.

21 October 2020
Law firms

Trilegal’s partnership has completed the vote to induct Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Mumbai-based litigation partner, Nitesh Jain, as an equity partner.

20 October 2020
Law firms

Two corporate partners at L&L Partners have given their notice to resign ahead of today’s court hearing following at least two days of mediation.

15 October 2020
Law firms

The law firm Singh & Associates, which has been on a lateral hiring spree this year, has been raided by the government’s Income Tax Department (ITD) yesterday as part of a raid on its founding partner Manoj K Singh.

15 October 2020
Law firms

19:27: Apologies for the slight delay in updates. The order is out and has told the parties to mediate with Sriram Panchu tomorrow (Saturday 17 October) or by Sunday (18 October) at the latest, but without granting any stay orders to Saraf (which puts him in the position where he is locked out of his firm email and Luthra has notified all clients that they can’t work with him, even on ongoing matters).

15 October 2020
Law firms

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has hired Bhoumick Vaidya, partner at Mumbai solicitors firm Kanga & Co, in as a partner with his team of five.

15 October 2020
Law firms

L&L Partners managing partner Rajiv Luthra has written an email to clients notifying them that senior partner Mohit Saraf was “no longer authorised” to act on behalf of the firm. The email follows the removal of Saraf’s name from L&L’s website and the posting of armed guards outside the doors of the firm’s corporate office in Delhi.

13 October 2020
Law firms

Senior partner Mohit Saraf, who holds a 33.4% equity stake in L&L Partners, has internally announced that managing partner Rajiv Luthra has effectively “retired” and “withdrawn” from L&L Partners and that Saraf would “reconstitute” the firm without him. This latest shot in the war of words follows managing partner Rajiv Luthra’s previously telegraphed announcement that he had Khaitan & Co has announced that all 49 law school graduates whom it had made campus offers to over the past years, would join the firm on 12 October 2020.

06 October 2020
Law firms

L&L Partners senior partner Mohit Saraf has accused managing partner Rajiv Luthra of “misconduct and subterfuge”, “malafide actions” and breaching “fiduciary duties”, in his response to a public 24 hour deadline sent by Luthra in an email on Sunday evening.

06 October 2020
Law firms

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has internally announced that the firm “hoped” that staff would “start coming back to work gradually, in a staggered manner” from 19 October.

05 October 2020
Law firms

The managing partner and 66.6% majority equity holder at L&L Partners, Rajiv Luthra, has made an offer to the firm that he would be willing to dilute his equity unilaterally and without the agreement or dilution of 33.4% co-partner Mohit Saraf under a 1999 deed, if the latter does not respond by 6pm today.