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22 April 2016

Deutsche Bank India senior legal counsel Sapna Bhawnani will join Credit Suisse in Mumbai as its joint director and co-head of legal India in the coming months.

12 April 2016

yvlac0vrThe ex-general counsel (GC) of UTV-founder Ronnie Screwvala’s fund Unilazer Ventures, Archana Rajaram, left the company to go independent this month, now advising the venture capital funds Unilazer Ventures, IDG Ventures and Matrix Partners and others as an independent general counsel.

08 April 2016

Mahalingam's journey: From AMSS (Mumbai region) to VC fund to SAM BangaloreShardul Amarchand Mangaldas has started a Bangalore office with ex-Omidyar Network India general counsel (GC) Karthik Krishnan Mahalingam as office head and national venture capital practice head.

07 January 2016

h0cs511yIBM Singapore head of legal Kapil Chaudhary joined Autodesk as its India and SAARC general counsel, replacing Mekhla Basu who joined IBM.

18 December 2015

Former Hammurabi & Solomon partner Vidya Adsule joined Pune real estate builder Kolte Patil Developers as its group general counsel.

16 December 2015

Gulati: Going in-houseShardul Amarchand Mangaldas partner Vidyut Gulati will join Cairn India on 22 December 2015 as its general counsel (GC).

16 December 2015

Former Hindustan Unilever senior legal counsel Rajendra Misra has joined the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces group as general counsel (GC) several days ago, taking over part of the role that was previously handled by the group’s company secretary and vice president legal Beejal Desai.

26 October 2015

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai partner Nandini Mehta left the firm to join realty portal Housing.com as its general counsel, reported Money Control and several others further to a company press release.

26 September 2015

Flipkart has hired Samsung’s former director and general counsel South and West Asia, Rajinder Sharma, as its group general counsel, while the company has been busy restructuring its operations with its recent buy-back of its logistics operations from WS Retail Services Pvt Ltd as reported by Mint on Tuesday (22 September).

24 September 2015

R Sunder Rajan, the former chief of legal at GMR, has joined Bharti Airtel as its group general counsel (GC).

07 September 2015

Sapan Gupta

When 28 years after its birth, India’s most-diversified financial institution that’s not a bank, Bajaj Finance, looked inward, it realised it was short of a legal team comparable to the company’s overall size and rate of diversification. The company’s legal department was understaffed: a total of six in-house lawyers present to handle the documentation and litigation arising out of a portfolio of 11 non-banking financing (NBFC) businesses.

Read how the company hired Sapan Gupta from Standard Chartered and began its facelift.

07 July 2015

Delhi Suri & Co partner Shashank Garg has rejoined Advani & Co, which he had left around 18 months ago to explore growth opportunities outside Advani, where he was a partner.

08 April 2015

mxueytutAmarchand Mangaldas partner Cyril Shroff is in advanced talks to take on the former Religare, GENPACT and GE Cap GC as a future Delhi partner.

13 March 2015

ifuxdcvjSchneider Electric group general counsel Suprio Dasgupta joined Dr Reddy’s laboratories as its general counsel.

12 February 2015

Cipla global general counsel (GC) and former Khaitan & Co partner Murali Neelakantan, has resigned in order to focus on a variety of policy, education and other projects, while also set to become an independent director of a former long-standing client.

08 December 2014

Mumbai-based Deutsche Bank general counsel (GC) Atulya Sharma has resigned and might join a “telecom company, possibly Reliance Communications or Tata Teleservices at a 25 per cent wage hike”, reported the Economic Times, citing sources.

The paper wrote that IDFC legal head Rajeev Uberoi was front runner to become Deutsche Bank GC after Sharma’s departure in January.

19 November 2014

Naveen RajuReliance Industries (RIL) Exploration & Production head legal, Naveen Raju, has joined Mahindra & Mahindra as its new group general counsel (GC).

21 October 2014

Phoenix Mills general manager legal Sudarshan KC has joined consumer foods giant Britannia Industries as its head legal in Bangalore earlier this month.

Before joining Phoenix Mills in 2012 was deputy general manager legal at the UB Group, GM-legal at Kingfisher Airlines, and an independent practitioner between 1994 and 2007.

22 September 2014

0h0ufkppJ Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai salaried partner Vikrant Patwardhan has joined the world’s largest independent steel trader Stemcor as its general counsel India.

30 April 2014

Former MSD Pharmaceuticals and Yahoo India legal head Jaspreet Singh Chandhok started up intellectual property (IPR) and media law firm Win Law Group on 1 April, in Delhi and Mumbai.