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31 October 2018

Khaitan & Co has set out a number of progressive human resources (HR) policies to facilitate flexible working, including some additional maternity (and paternity) benefits and compensatory time-off when workloads get extreme or interfere with pre-arranged holidays.

18 January 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has hired AZB & Partners’ Mumbai HR head Kiran Patheja for its HR function, as head of talent acquisition, reported Bar & Bench.

20 February 2015

Dolly PartoKhaitan & Co has cut down its working week to Monday to Friday, while increasing the daily working hours by one hour from 1 March.

24 November 2014

Anirban DasLakshmikumaran & Sridharan has hired former BMR Legal partner Raghavendra Rao as an executive director to head its direct tax practice.

07 April 2014

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai region has promoted 13 of its lawyers to principal associate and 20 to senior associate.

22 March 2014

... less and less the older they get...

Research by UK-headquartered international firm Eversheds, after interviewing 1,800 young lawyers to shed light on the 'future leaders' of the legal profession, revealed that female lawyers earned on average 30 per cent more than their male counterparts when aged 25 or younger, but earned 11% less on average when older, increasing to a 25% pay gap compared to men in their mid-30s. [The Guardian] [The Lawyer]

21 February 2014

Women not on topAmarchand Mangaldas emerged as the large law firm with the highest ratio of female lawyers ranked by the 2014 Chambers and Partners lawyer directory, while J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Trilegal came lowest with as few as 6 per cent of senior female lawyers.

09 July 2013

Musical chairsAmarchand is the fourth major Indian law firm to have made it (mostly) mandatory for fresher recruits to rotate between different departments for the first eighteen months. J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Khaitan & Co also swear by it; Trilegal was less enamoured. Is it the new standard or just a fad?

15 March 2013

Jyoti-Sagar-s “I’m not nervous about it,” claims Jyoti Sagar about surrendering the last 7-odd per cent of equity he holds in the firm he started more than 20 years ago. “It is something I have known for 10 years, not something sudden.”

“Our model is well–known but people have carried the impression that it’s just a model but not for real. But people are trying to figure out what’s going on [now that I’m actually retiring].”

24 January 2013

An announcement from Harvard Law School’s Brittany Brewer, who’s currently in India carrying out some interesting research. Do help if you can, it looks interesting.

23 November 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: A lot of Indian law firms are run like the personal fiefdom of a senior or founding partner. The senior partners are a law unto themselves and are neither accountable internally nor externally. Such systems can breed unique pressures and cultures, quite separately from associate satisfaction with their salaries.

17 August 2012

dhir-manju-mohotra Dhir & Dhir Associates has appointed former Singhania & Partners chief executive officer (CEO) Manju Mohotra as its first ever CEO on 1 August, aiming to expand its insolvency and restructuring practice, and to set up in Chandigarh.

11 July 2012

peggy mad men Workplaces are structured to lose the women along the career ladder and colleagues’ and bosses’ attitudes do usually not alleviate the loss, was a hot topic of discussion in a room of 80 women at the Society of Women Lawyers’ (SOWL) annual conference in Delhi on Saturday.

02 April 2012

Khaitan: Steep internal ladder?Exclusive: Khaitan & Co has not promoted any partners internally in its annual promotion round after internally restructuring its associate and partnership track, nine associates were promoted to senior associate level and one lateral associate partner joined in Mumbai.

14 April 2011

rupees-stack Exclusive: Talwar Thakore & Associates (TTA) has hiked its starting graduate retainer salary to Rs 10.5 lakh alongside base pay-band increases of between 10 and 20 per cent across the board.

08 March 2011

venus-symbol-fist-stencil Khaitan & Co’s Mumbai office celebrated International Women’s Day today with ceremonial cake cuttings, festive decorations, readings and an internal women-only email list, also allowing all female staff to leave the office at 330pm today.

27 August 2010

books_edu_th_by_hashmilJ Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai office has formalised its policies of long-term interships for students and articled clerks by making these subject to regular reviews in an attempt to put shorter internship programmes on an equal footing and attract a greater variety of law students.

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