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30 July 2019

Gunderson Dettmer India and Southeast Asia head Ferish Patel - who had also headed its Singapore office - has joined the Hong Kong office of Cooley as a partner, according to the firm’s press release, with an aim to set up a Singapore office under him soon.

16 July 2019

US international law firm Milbank has hired NUJS Kolkata graduate Sarbajeet Nag as a partner in London from Allen & Overy (A&O), where he was a senior associate.

03 July 2019

Nalsar Hyderabad 2007 graduate Revathi Raghavan has joined Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in London from Allen & Overy, according to her Linked-in profile.

25 June 2019

US-headquartered international firm Perkins Coie’s India practice chair I Bobby Majumder has joined Reed Smith last month to co-lead its India practice (and he also opened its newly started Dallas office as co-managing partner, in what is part of an eight-partner, 16-lawyer raid on three Dallas offices).

01 June 2019

Debt capital markets lawyer Pallavi Gopinath Aney has left Baker & McKenzie Singapore to join Allen & Overy (A&O) as a partner, Bar & Bench has reported.

22 May 2019

Elite independent German law firm Hengeler Mueller India desk lawyer Abhijit Narayan (who had joined from J Sagar Associates (JSA) in 2012), has moved to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe as the head of its India desk and Middle East Desk in Germany.

02 April 2019

DLA Piper London-based India group member and legal director Joywin Mathew has been promoted to its partnership, in a promotion round of 77 lawyers across 43 different offices in 20 countries, according to DLA’s press release.

26 March 2019

NLU-educated lawyer Vivekananda Neelakantan has been promoted as partner at top Singaporean firm Allen & Gledhill, which the former Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) deputy registrar from India had joined as international counsel in 2014.

08 March 2019

NLSIU Bangalore’s global legal diaspora has scored another partnership at an elite international law firm, with 2002 graduate Manas Chandrashekar getting the nod in Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office.

16 January 2019

Nalsar Hyderabad 2008 alumnus Manish Aggarwal has become partner at top global arbitration start-up boutique Three Crowns LLP in London, having joined the firm from Allen & Overy (A&O) as a senior associate just after it had set up in 2014.

11 January 2019

White & Case London partner and illustrious NLSIU Bangalore alumnus Dipen Sabharwal has been bestowed the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (QC) tag by the bar of England & Wales.

30 October 2018

NUJS Kolkata 2005 and Amarchand Mangaldas alumnus Aditya Khanna has been promoted to elite US firm Ropes & Gray’s equity partnership in London.

23 October 2018

Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong-based India group lawyer Amit Singh, who had been promoted to A&O’s partnership in 2014, has joined Linklaters in Singapore as a partner, according to a Linklaters press release yesterday.

05 September 2018

Morgan Lewis Stamford has hired Simmons & Simmons of counsel and co-head of its India group Karun Cariappa as a corporate partner in Singapore, according to the firm’s press release.

31 July 2018

Ex-Amarchand Mangaldas lawyer and NUJS Kolkata 2006 graduate Abhishek Kolay has joined Kirkland & Ellis in New York as a partner, making him one of the first (if not the first) alumnus from NUJS to make it to partnership at a top international law firm.

14 June 2018

Following the break-up between Clyde & Co and Clasis Law, which we had first reported on 22 March, UK-international firm Clydes has now tied up with former Clasis partner Sumeet Lall’s new firm CSL Chambers, according to sources.

01 June 2018

Former Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) India practice head Nimi Patel has joined Squire Patton Boggs as director in its India practice in London.

06 April 2018

Attorney general KK Venugopal spoke at an event late last month about foreign lawyers in India, according to the Times of India:

26 March 2018

In a global partnership promotion round of 27 across 11 offices, India group member Sushil Jacob has been promoted to partner at international giant Linklaters, with effect from 1 May 2018.

22 March 2018

The government said in Lok Sabha on 21 March that the “entry of foreign law firms... on basis of reciprocity is under consideration by Government”, as first reported by LiveLaw.

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