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Bangalore

10 December 2014

J Sagar Associates (JSA) acted for Piramal Enterprises which invested Rs 65 crores in the development of a residential-cum-commercial project of around 630,000 square feet on Bangalore’s Sarjapur Road, Bangalore by Krishna E Campus, which was advised by Wadia Ghandy.

JSA Bangalore partners Vivek Chandy, Raj Ramachandran and Malini Raju, with senior associate Asok Chacko Thomas and associate Lalu John Philip assisted Piramal.

Krishna E Campus, which is an affiliate of KMB Estates, was advised by Wadia Ghandy Bangalore partner Ankit Majmudar, who is due to join Platinum Partners early next year.

The deal involved advice on title, investment and due diligence. Chandy commented: “The transaction was quite interesting as the same involved corporate restructuring of KECPL and exit of one of the promoters at the same time as the investment was being made.”

12 November 2014

BangaloreWadia Ghandy Bangalore partner Ankit Majmudar is set to leave the firm early next year.

26 August 2014

Gaurav WahiIndian Law Partners (ILP) promoted its first non-founding partner into the partnership in Delhi with counsel Gaurav Wahie, effective from 1 April..

25 August 2014

Bangalore vs PuneDSK Legal’s only partner in Bangalore, Ajesh Kumar Shankar, demerged his practice from DSK into AKS Law Associates in April, going independent again.

10 June 2014

Nair / RoshanBMR Legal has opened an office in Bangalore with two partners from Themis Associates and their six-member team of lawyers.

13 May 2014

Kapil Dev SapraKapil Sapra & Associates (KSA) has started an office in Bangalore, transferring two lawyers from its head office in Delhi to the city.

06 May 2014

Rajesh Vellakkat: Fox & White ForestFox Mandal Bangalore has acquired technology law firm White Forest Law Offices, which was started by Rajesh Vellakkat in 2002, to boost its tech and intellectual property expertise.

21 February 2014

Samvad's newest partnersSamvad Partners has promoted senior associates Nivedita Nivargi and Neela Badami to its partnership in Bangalore, increasing the size of the firm to seven partners.

21 January 2014

Universal promotesUniversal Legal made up three new partners in its Bangalore and Chennai offices.

21 August 2013

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has opened an office in Bangalore, headed by Mumbai equity partner Nishant Shah, reported Bar & Bench.

The firm will focus on tax and corporate in Bangalore and was looking to finalise a new office in Chennai under senior associate Kartik Sundaram. This would be ELP’s sixth office, alongside its headquarters in Mumbai, and offices in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Pune.

In April Tarun Gulati and a team of 11 were poached by Ernst & Young (E&Y) affiliate law firm PDS Legal, with ELP rebuilding its Delhi litigation practice two months later with Amarchand Mangaldas lateral hire Kirat Singh and nine others.

19 July 2013

HyderabadDua Associates Hyderabad practice head Varalakshmi Tadepalli has restarted her own firm, as 4 new partners join Dua.

01 July 2013

SrinivasanFormer Kainth & Associates partner Satish Srinivasan joined ALMT Legal as a partner in Bangalore in its general corporate practice effective today.

08 May 2013

London callingKrishnamurthy & Co hopes to attract more UK and European clients from London.

28 March 2013

Vineetha MGNDR + AZB alum MG = new national firm Samvad Partners.

08 February 2013

KainthDr Amardeep Kainth, the well-known Bangalore corporate lawyer and founder of Dr Kainth & Associates, was found murdered at home today, according to a one-paragraph Times of India report.

19 November 2012

The Karnataka state government has sent a formal request to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to set up a permanent bench of the Supreme Court in Bangalore.

The Times of India and Business Standard reported that the minister for law and parliamentary affairs, Suresh Kumar, said on Saturday that the state government had asked the CJI to consider the request on priority.

He said: “The then Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily had advocated that this bench should come up in Bangalore. Now, once again, a new memorandum would be submitted to the Chief Justice of India repeating the request.”

18 October 2012

NLSIU Bangalore students will now have a 7 pm curfew on leaving campus, agreed Bangalore University (BU) authorities and the NLSIU management yesterday.[TOI]

The measure comes in the wake of Saturday’s alleged rape of a second-year NLSIU student by seven to eight unidentified persons in the forest adjoining the law school campus, where she was out with her friend after 10 PM.

NLSIU students have demanded deployment of the police or Central Industrial Security Forces in place of the current private security guards manning the college gates. The bigger IIM and IISc campuses in Bangalore do not enjoy such cover, although those are not next to forest land like NLSIU is. [India Today]

Yesterday Legally India reported on the victim-blaming tone adopted by the police, the media and BU throughout investigations into the incident, after BU threatened to evict NLSIU from its campus.

06 September 2012

tempus-anindita-phukanExclusive: Khaitan & Co Bangalore partner Anindita Phukan has set up a new office for Hyderabad-headquartered, four-year-old firm Tempus Law Associates, which opened a Pune office earlier this year.

13 July 2012

King Stubb managing partner Kumar: Going national, quietlyExclusive: King Stubb & Kasiva (KSK) has launched a full-fledged Bangalore office on 1 July as it is aiming to open in Ahmedabad by this time next year.

12 June 2012

Exclusive: Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) moved to a new 15,000 square feet Bangalore office in the World Trade Centre (WTC) from its Anand Rao Circle office on Friday (8 June).