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general counsel (GC)

19 April 2014

Infosys senior vice president and general counsel Nithyanandan Radhakrishnan has quit to set up his own law firm in Bangalore, telling TOI: "My exit was amicable. I am going to turn 40 next year and I wanted to do something on my own. In fact, I wanted to quit after the Department of Justice settlement last year. But since there were exits after that, I wanted to stay on for a while."

In a statement Infosys said it would be the first major client of the former GC, who graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1998, and specialises in corporate transactional and compliance work. [Times of India]

12 March 2014

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has hired Bharti Airtel general counsel Jyoti Pawar to head its telecommunications, media and technology practice (TMT) in Delhi.

07 October 2013

NeelakantanKhaitan & Co Mumbai partner Murali Neelakantan has joined Indian pharmaceutical giant Cipla as its global general counsel (GC).

01 October 2013

Dothraki rainmakerA law firm pro has penned a response to the controversial Ramblings of a GC column from last week.

26 September 2013

Burning moneyWhile hourly rates continue to increase and add up, the quality of India’s legal advice unfortunately continues to spiral downwards. Affronted? Well, you should be.

03 July 2013

idyk1ybmAmarchand Mangaldas has hired Citibank former South Asia general counsel Sandip Beri as a partner in Delhi.

02 July 2013

Jigar ShahDeutsche Bank GC to head up JPMorgan team of 6.

19 June 2013

UBS India executive director and country counsel Nischal Hindia, who joined the financial institution from Allen & Overy London in 2011, has left to head of Diageo India’s legal team, reported Bar & Bench.

17 June 2013

CognizantCognizant APAC GC Anand Bhushan explains how the team has turned from “cost center” to business “partner”.

06 June 2013

Pramod RaoPramod Rao, the founder partner of IndusLaw’s Mumbai office and former general counsel (GC) of ICICI Bank, will join Citibank India as its GC in July.

30 January 2013

Mamta SundaraWhen a call from the makers of Johnnie Walker interrupted an evening of drinks for Mamta Sundara four years ago, she had to politely ask them to introduce themselves beyond their name, which she’d never heard of. Click to continue reading about Sundara’s multifaceted career and role heading up Diageo’s legal team in India…

13 September 2012

Joginder Yadav SVP Former Nokia Siemens Networks legal head Joginder Yadav joined legal process outsourcing company (LPO) UnitedLex as senior vice-president in its contract solutions business on Monday. Yadav shifted gears into the LPO industry after more than sixteen years of an in-house legal career, including a brief law firm stint at Kochhar & Co.

13 August 2012

David LLP v Goliath & Partners?In today’s edition of Mint: “Today our biggest problem is not foreign firms, it is people working at one-tenth the price that we work at,” said Cyril Shroff, the Mumbai managing partner of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., in an interview in early 2012. “You are constantly being pulled down in price.”

13 April 2012

ICICI: Open door to private practiceExclusive in today’s Mint: Pramod Rao, ICICI Bank’s general counsel (GC) of more than seven years, will join young law firm IndusLaw as an equity partner to set up its Mumbai office.

24 February 2012

ICICI Bank legal HQ, BKC Exclusive: ICICI Bank general counsel Pramod Rao is due to leave the bank by April end to enter private practice, according to sources close to the company. He will be succeeded by ICICI Ventures head of legal and compliance Sanker Parameswaran.

25 March 2011

Barings-Kirti-Hariharan Exclusive: Former Amarchand Mangaldas partner and current Paul Hastings Hong Kong lawyer Kirti Ram Hariharan will join Barings Private Equity Asia as deputy general counsel (GC) responsible for South Asia.

17 September 2010

Essar-Energy-Sheena-Singla London-headquartered Essar Energy Plc has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer senior associate Sheena Singla as its first general counsel (GC) to oversee future M&A and regulation at the FTSE 100 company company.