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Chennai

24 July 2011

On the day of the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) today PTI reported at least 500 lawyers protested outside one of two exam halls in Chennai, where the first exam in March had to be cancelled due to unrest.

01 June 2011

image One year after it first sued 41 foreign laws firms, the Association of Indian Lawyers (AIL) has filed a case against the Delhi-based London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), wanting to excise the words “London Court” and alleging that the arbitration organisation is introducing foreign law and lawyers under the garb of arbitration.

19 April 2011

The year-old Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign law firms in India has been adjourned to 2 August with the filing of an affidavit by the government today.

26 March 2011

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) in Chennai, which was originally slated for 6 March but postponed to 27 March due to local unrest, has again been postponed to an undecided future date due to Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections.

09 March 2011

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08 March 2011

The writ petition against 31 foreign law firms in Chennai has been adjourned to 19 April following the Bar Council of India (BCI) having failed to hold a meeting to discuss the legal position of foreign lawyers.

07 March 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose The Bar Council of India (BCI) said that 96 per cent of 22,000 law graduates appeared for the “historic” All India Bar Exam (AIBE) yesterday, although “unsavoury elements” in Chennai “destabilised” the exam causing its postponement to the end of the month.

25 January 2011

road-closed-sign Senior advocate and former additional solicitor general Abhishek Manu Singhvi yesterday argued for an early disposal of the Chennai writ petition against foreign law firms while the matter was once again adjourned after the Bar Council of India (BCI) counsel promised comprehensive guidelines regulating the activities of foreign law firms would be discussed at a meeting before the month-end.

24 November 2010

The Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign law firms was taken up today after having last been heard on 5 October but has again been adjourned to 25 January 2011 following the Central Government’s plea to seek broader consultation with foreign firms and an impending all India bar councils’ meeting.

16 November 2010

imageExclusive: Kochhar & Co has lured senior independent litigator J Sivanandaraaj into its Chennai office as a senior partner with the firm putting its faith in Tamil Nadu as the source of India’s future manufacturing miracle.

05 October 2010

clock-eternal-by-RobbertvanderSteeg The Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign law firms has yet again been adjourned for two months following the Government’s and Bar Council of India’s (BCI) pleas for enabling them time to formulate regulatory guidelines in the BCI’s bid to invite consultation from all stakeholders.

15 April 2010

clock-eternal-by-RobbertvanderSteegThe Chennai public interest litigation (PIL) against 31 foreign law firms that was scheduled for Government respondents' filing of replies on 8 April remains unheard to date owing to judicial delays.

16 February 2010

Kochhar-Siva-K-GopinathamKochhar & Co has hired two partners in Chennai and Hyderabad in a major South India push, which includes new Chennai and Bangalore office space and further expansion plans.

10 February 2010

chennai_beach_th2Surana & Surana head consultant litigation M L Joseph has set up the law firm Chennai Law Associates to focus on contentious and intellectual property matters.

05 October 2009

AZB_Anup-Shah_thAZB & Partners has promoted its first new partner after its Bangalore merger and vowed to grow its fledgling Chennai and Hyderabad presences after moving into a new office in Chennai.

26 August 2009

chennai_beach_th2Wadia Ghandy & Co has opened its Chennai office with its local managing partner reporting a buoyant and untapped market.

27 July 2009

AZB_Anup-Shah_thAZB & Partners has merged with Anup Shah's Bangalore law firm, doubling AZB's size in the city, giving it two new bases in Chennai and Hyderabad and winning a new office managing partner.

26 June 2009

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Much of India is suffering under the delayed monsoon so badly that many economists are talking of revising growth forecasts downwards...

15 June 2009

chennai_beach_thumbWadia Ghandy & Co will open up a new office in Chennai within a month, marking the firm's recovery since the Mumbai terror attacks last November when one of its partners was killed.