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11 May 2018

Link Legal India Law Services international arbitration partner Saloni Gupta, who had joined two years ago from Kochhar & Co, will be joining US computing hardware giant Apple in its India operations in a strategic policy role, with a remit to build its legal team.

27 March 2017

Internally sometimes called the youngest legal head of India’s largest and oldest biscuit maker, Britannia Industries head of legal Burhan Khalid has litigation on his platter, and a lot of it.

01 March 2017

A couple of months ago, I completed one year as the general counsel (GC) for Inshorts, the widely popular news app which summarizes a range of news stories in just sixty words for easy consumption and understanding by the users.

27 February 2017

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Delhi regulatory and policy salaried partner Nitin Kala, joined the Dubai headquarters of a subsidiary of Mumbai-founded tech company Directi, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

06 February 2017

General counsel (GCs) from at least 15 big Indian companies welcomed liberalisation in Indian legal services, and said that the Bar Council of India (BCI) was currently the “biggest bottleneck” to law firm liberalisation.

18 January 2017

For B4U Television’s director and head legal Natasha Fernandes, sustaining a small TV and movie distribution company’s business in the face of a regulatory threat to its main revenue model – advertisements – is the biggest challenge.

23 November 2016

JPMorgan India has hired Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas consultant Shubhra Tewari as assistant general counsel and vice president legal, taking its total legal team to eight lawyers and three company secretaries.

29 July 2016

Sankalp Dalal, the legal head of Times Music, will be joining Zee Music as its new legal head from August.

05 July 2016

Sharma leaves FlipkartFlipkart group general counsel (GC) Rajinder Sharma has left the company after less than a year there

22 June 2016

Bharti sees more GC shuffles as Bhavnani returnsMukesh Bhavnani has returned to be group general counsel (GC) at Bharti Enterprises after a year of stints as Vedanta's GC and some time out.

30 May 2016

Former Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group’s India lead counsel Simrata Gujral joined JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific corporate and institutional banking (CIB) Legal Team as assistant general counsel.

05 May 2016

Shagoofa Rashid Khan, the senior director and legal and compliance head at IDFC Alternatives, will join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as a funds partner to take over some of the practice left by Ashwath Rau, who will be joining AZB & Partners, according to authoritative sources.

03 May 2016

The single-biggest thing that most GCs could agree onThe answer may be that it’s complicated and that there’s no silver bullet: a wide swath of factors matter (and don’t matter) in selecting lawyers by in-house counsel, revealed a survey of 65 general counsel (GCs) and senior legal managers by event management company IDEX Legal and information provider Thomson Reuters.The answer may be that it’s complicated and that there’s no silver bullet: a wide swath of factors matter (and don’t matter) in selecting lawyers by in-house counsel, revealed a survey of 65 general counsel (GCs) and senior legal managers by event management company IDEX Legal and information provider Thomson Reuters.

27 April 2016

Are in-house budgets better invested in-house than paid to external lawyers?Law firms may lose company referral business if the predictions of general counsel (GC) surveyed by IDEX Legal and Thomson Reuters, come true. Law firm fee currently eats up more than one-third of the in house legal budget of the GCs companies.

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.

20 April 2016

Freshly minted Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas partner Himanshu Dodeja will join private equity major Blackstone as its India general counsel (GC).

03 November 2015

JPMorgan has hired Deutsche Bank vice president (legal) Yash Yadav in the same role at JP Morgan as a senior markets lawyer, specialising in structured finance.

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.

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