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foreign law firms

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.

22 March 2018

The nearly 7-year-old best friendship between Clyde & Co and Clasis Law is on the rocks, and due to not continue after 31 March of this year, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the development.

14 March 2018

“I received a call from the government today,“ Kaviraj Singh, secretary general of the Indian National Bar Association (INBA), told us yesterday. Staunchly pro-liberalisation INBA and Singh have been one of the stakeholders involved in discussions with the Indian government.

13 March 2018

The Supreme Court has today, very softly in paragraph 35 out of 46 in its judgment that allowed foreign lawyers limited rights to fly-into India, opened the door to third-party litigation funding.

13 March 2018

As first reported by Live Law, the Supreme Court has upheld the right of foreign lawyers to fly in on a temporary basis to India to advise clients, as well as finding that foreign lawyers should be allowed to conduct international arbitrations in India.

12 March 2018

The long-long-running Supreme Court case hearing the Bar Council of India (BCI) appeal against the Madras high court's AK Balaji judgment, which allowed foreign law firms to operate in India on a fly-in-fly-out basis, is listed for tomorrow as cause list number 1501.

27 February 2018

UK firm Travers Smith has introduced “That's not cool” as a phrase and hashtag that anyone at the law firm is intended to be able to use in response to anything that a colleague has said or done that makes them uncomfortable, reported The Lawyer (requires free registration to read).

01 February 2018

The Supreme Court today finished hearing counsel in the Bar Council of India (BCI) petition against the practice of law by foreign lawyers in India, in a hearing that began in the morning and reconvened at 3pm to finish only by nearly 5:30pm.

22 January 2018

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy added former Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft partner and NLSIU Bangalore 2004 alumnus Sinjini Saha in London, as reported by Legal Business.

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