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Luthra US JD litigator Abhishek Singh joins K Law as Delhi partner

Abhishek Singh moves from Luthra to K LawAbhishek Singh moves from Luthra to K Law

Luthra & Luthra managing associate Abhishek Singh has joined K Law in Delhi as partner in its litigation practice.

We have reached out for comment to Luthra managing partner Rajiv Luthra, K Law and Singh.

Singh completed a BA in finance and corporate law from Concord University between 1999 and 2003, and from 2004 to 2007 a JD law from Widener University Commonwealth School of Law in Pennsylvania.

He then worked for two years in-house at Chicago-headquartered marketing and communications giant RR Donnelley in New York as an attorney.

He returned to India from 2009 to 2011, he worked as junior counsel to senior counsel Neeraj Kishan Kaul in the Supreme Court and Delhi high court before joining PXV Law Partners for two years as a senior associate.

In 2013 he joined Amarchand Mangaldas’ litigation team - and later Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas - in New Delhi and Bangalore.

Singh then joined Luthra as a managing associate in 2016 from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas;;, as we had reported at the time.

K Law has also recently hired Khaitan & Co Delhi principal associate Arjun Rajgopal as a partner in Bangalore.

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Like +16 Object -6 Guest 06 Feb 18, 14:18  interesting  controversial
Not sure who gained from this move!
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Like +21 Object -11 Haha 06 Feb 18, 16:19  interesting  controversial
Luthra definitely! ;)
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Like +5 Object -28 JimmikiKamal 06 Feb 18, 16:06  troll?  controversial
Abhishek is a fantastic lawyer, who is client-centric. Worked on a matter with him and his passion for the case and knowledge of the law really set him apart from the rest of the team! KLAW will do well with him as a partner.
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Like +5 Object -1 Lexpert 06 Feb 18, 16:10
The musical chairs continue for K Law! :)
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Like +1 Object -2 Partner 06 Feb 18, 19:24
Two more partners have joined in Mumbai and Bangalore. Can you please confirm?
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Like +16 Object -6 Drunken bash 06 Feb 18, 22:24  interesting  controversial
If only you knew the circumstances which lead to him leaving(and that's the best way of putting it) Luthra....

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Like +3 Object -8 Chamcha 07 Feb 18, 12:07
This is typical law firm style. Trying to present as if the leave was no good so that his future prospects are damned. One must remember that K Law top team has better academic pedigree than Luthra. Certainly they could be regarded as having a better ability to judge his suitability.
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Like +2 Object -1 Alias 07 Feb 18, 15:42
Chamcha - You are so true to your name!

Kian, can you share info on the 3 partners who have moved on/ in process of exit from K Law. Heard their Mumbai litigation partner has moved on and a corporate partner from Mumbai and another from Bangalore have exited/ serving notice period.
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Like +4 Object -2 Hmmm.. 07 Feb 18, 18:20
I hear their top 2-3 guys take home all the money as salaries (and not because they are brilliant lawyers) and nothing is left for others...they seldom pay salaries on time...and new recruits start understanding this only when they are 4-5 months into the system. This possibly is the biggest reason for so many exits at KLAW in the last couple of years.
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Like +1 Object -2 Wrong 08 Feb 18, 10:50
I am a pure professional and I owe no allegiance to any particular firm.

I have worked with K Law for a few years in the past. Not a single month, my salary was delayed except for when the payout dates fell on a weekend or a bank holiday.

I would like to differ with the allegations being made by our dear friend above.
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Like +0 Object -0 SagarAliasJacky 11 Feb 18, 23:45
corp partner from Mumbai? I doubt you mean IP/M&E. Please don't compare that practice area with general corporate.
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Like +0 Object -0 Full Monty 01 Mar 18, 17:16
Good inside info as it turns out re:Mumbai litigation partner!
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 01 Mar 18, 17:18
Indeed. 99.9% of our news and tips basically comes from our dear commenters and readers, thank you very much ;) mwah
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Like +2 Object -2 Jodhpur 08 Feb 18, 01:08
I have worked in both, K Law, Delhi and Luthra, Delhi. Trust me, you're mistaken.

You need to see the work and the quality of it that you get at K Law, Delhi and then you might feel like taking your words back, to be honest
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Like +5 Object -1 Ahem 09 Feb 18, 00:14
Sure, so long as its about honesty. Which begs the question, how many deals (big or small) have been reported from the Delhi office and don't even think about retorting it with, 'hey do lit matters ever get reported?'. You and I both know that the answer to both questions are, zilch!

I'll drink whatever it is that you've been drinking, pal.
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Like +3 Object -1 Guest 09 Feb 18, 08:18
The basics are an issue at K Law. It is true that salaries are delayed, bonuses are petty and top 3 or 4 partners take away majority money every month. They have never been able to retain laterals or good talent and departures are made a nightmare. In the name of petty policies of the firm they have not paid money to people in the past. I have been a part of the firm in the past and my exit was something I will never forget. Can never wish this firm well.
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Like +6 Object -1 exKLAW 09 Feb 18, 14:53  interesting
I worked at the Delhi office for over an year, but never got any bonus nor the people working got any bonus. I mean whats the point of working in a law firm which pays no bonus. also i think the partner is to be blamed, if he/ she takes all the money, thinking that it is rightfully his, obviously nothing will be left for others.

If people leave due to not getting adequate pay cheques, bonuses, i just think its fair. Who wants to work and not get monetarily rewarded. I mean who wants to work in a 2BHK office rented in Defence Colony. Really?
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Like +4 Object -0 Guest 10 Feb 18, 00:39
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Like +3 Object -0 Ahem 11 Feb 18, 23:40
power to you, brother! You ought to call it like you mean it.
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Like +2 Object -1 Key 09 Feb 18, 12:09
Kian so many harbingers here. This page works as a harbingers page.
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Like +3 Object -3 Hany 12 Feb 18, 21:50
So Mr. Singh, how's it going at klaw? Im confused...Is it klaw (as in claw) or k law (as in kela)?
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