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13 November 2009
Law firms

ALMT-Hitesh_JainAnother law firm partner has thrown his hat in the ring of local Bar Council elections, with ALMT Legal partner Hitesh Jain running for the Maharashtra & Goa Bar Council on a ticket of improving participation, relevance and infrastructure.

10 November 2009
Private equity / VC

train-freight_by-JFeisterBharucha & Partners and Khaitan & Co have led on The Blackstone Group's Rs 300 crore ($64m) investment in logistics company Gateway Rail Freight.

10 November 2009
Job moves

SN_Gupta-Rajesh-N-GuptaSN Gupta & Co has started up an M&A practice in Mumbai by hiring a Khaitan & Co senior associate as a partner and an associate from Hemant Sahai Associates.

The firm has also taken on new office space in Mumbai and plans to build a litigation team.

09 November 2009
Job moves

Amarchand_delhi_officeAmarchand Mangaldas Delhi has hired a non-Indian qualified competition law specialist as a director in its competition law practice, reports The Lawyer magazine.

09 November 2009
Law firms

CliffordChance-London-officeThe Supreme Court of India has requested Clifford Chance to provide details of its India-billings of more than a decade ago in its long-running dispute against the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (DCIT). The case is important to determine international firms' income tax liabilities while billing for work in India.

09 November 2009
Job moves

Zeus-by-ideacreamanuelaPpsFour-year old Delhi corporate firm Zeus Law Associates has beefed up its practice with the hire of a former US in-houser as a managing associate and three associates fresh out of law schools.

06 November 2009
Law firms

Talwar-Thakore-Narayan-IyerTwo partners from Linklaters have resigned to join its Indian best friend firm Talwar Thakore & Associates (TTA) as equity partners.

The firm has also promoted two of its associates to non-equity partner level and put in place a lockstep system.

05 November 2009
Law firms

Mumbai-Fort-mapLinklaters best friend Talwar Thakore & Associates has leased a new office in the Fort area with 70 per cent more floor space, bucking the recent trend of Mumbai firms moving North.

04 November 2009
Litigation

gasoilpower_night_thumbA Supreme Court judge on the Ambani brothers' gas supply dispute has stepped down, fearing a conflict of interest because of his daughter recently joining AZB & Partners in Bangalore as a partner.

04 November 2009
Law firms Delhi-based lawyer Madhurendra Nath Jha has been selected to advise the Government of Vietnam on WTO matters as a part of an international team of experts.
03 November 2009
Law firms

LuthraLuthra-new-floorspace-smlLuthra & Luthra has leased a new floor in its existing Delhi building, moving its corporate team of 60 heads into the 7,000 square-foot-area last week.

30 October 2009
Private equity / VC

sequoia-trees_by-JoiDesai & Diwanji, DSK Legal and Wadia Ghandy have triple-teamed on the $100m private equity investment into Hyderabad power company Ind-Barath Power Infra.

29 October 2009
Capital Markets

Bombay-stock-exchange-tickerLuthra & Luthra, AZB & Partners and S&R Associates have pushed up the IPO league tables this October, as J Sagar Associates (JSA) and capital markets specialist firm JurisPrudent Consulting Partners make their entry into the rankings.

27 October 2009
Job moves

steam_rollers_road_buildingFoxMandal Little Delhi partner K.A. Najmi has joined project finance specialist firm India Law Services as a partner to head its Delhi office.

26 October 2009
Private equity / VC

SN-Gupta-Amit_AggarwalSN Gupta & Co and one-year-old start-up India Legal have advised on Duet India Hotels' Rs 120 crore ($26m) fund investment in a Hyderabad hotel project with L&T Phoenix Infoparks.

23 October 2009
Private equity / VC

iphone-videoThakker & Thakker and venture capital (VC) boutique law firms Sand Hill Counsel and Menon Associates have advised on the series A investment into a Hyderabad mobile TV start-up, giving several angel investors a partial exit.