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05 January 2010

singapore_skyline-HDR-byChristopher_Chan_thDua Associates is opening an office in Singapore this month with the former Asia Pacific general counsel of Procter & Gamble. The firm has also hired two lateral equity partners for its Delhi office.

05 January 2010

Calving icebergAt least 20 to 30 lawyers from Dua Associates are starting up a new national law firm with offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

15 December 2009

Mumbai_gateway-lgPlatinum Partners has expanded with a second partner in Mumbai, hiring Thakker & Thakker partner Gautam Bhat.

07 December 2009

amarchand-cyril_shroff_small_thumb_100x125Amarchand-Shardul_Shroff_thAmarchand Mangaldas has been increasingly turning to the UK and Ireland for talent making three innovative hires in recent weeks alone. So what is the Shroffs' game plan? Is Amarchand spreading its wings to turn into a global law firm?

26 November 2009

Legally-India-careers-counsel_by-ScarlethWhite-LGQuestion: I am a law third year law student. How do I write a good CV to get a job with a law firm after graduation?

01 October 2009

delhi_gate_thTitus & Co has hired two associates and re-hired an associate after completing an LLM degree abroad.

16 September 2009

Amarchand_mumbai_officeAmarchand Mangaldas has hired the former general counsel of private equity firm Sun Apollo as a partner for its Mumbai private equity and M&A practice.

15 September 2009

delhi_high_courtSeth Dua & Associates has hired a senior associate from arbitration specialists Kachwaha & Partners, continuing to grow its contentious practice.

07 September 2009

NLU_Jodhpur_thTrilegal has recruited seven final-year students from National Law University (NLU) Jodhpur, almost filling up its fresher quota for the year.

04 September 2009

AZB_-_Ajay_Bahl_BnW_smallAZB & Partners Delhi has hired an indirect tax partner and his team from accountants KPMG, hoping to grow the tax advisory business at the law firm which will compete in the traditional domain of accountancy firms.


27 August 2009

crowd_thLuthra & Luthra has made 10 pre-placement offers (PPOs) to final year law students at three national law schools. The firm has also hired six lateral associates, with the fresh batch of seven new law school graduates now starting.

26 August 2009

LuthraLuthra-Ashwin_Sapra_thLuthra & Luthra has hired two more India-returnees, making up four international hires in only three months. Ashwin Sapra joins as a group head from an in-house position at a US pharmaceutical company and Piyush Mishra has rejoined the firm as a group head from Allen & Overy (A&O).

17 August 2009

Li-LegallyIndia_sml_logoGood news: no lawyers were laid off in US Biglaw last week - the first time since records began (this year). But how have Indian lawyers fared in the downturn?

US blawg Abovethelaw.com teamed up with fellow blawgers Lawshucks to produce a beautiful graph of number of lawyers retrenched versus time.

And lo-and-behold, a trend is clearly visible - lay-offs spiked heavily in March, then began dropping off gradually until this week, when for the first time this year all US lawyers apparently held on to their jobs.

Although the US economy and lawyers are unlikely to be out of the woods yet completely - almost 600 US lawyers still lost their jobs in July and the country overall saw an increase in initial jobless claims to 558,000 last week.

Nevertheless, in the US and UK, lawyers' jobs were amongst the first professions to get hit by the downturn, exhibiting as they do exposure and sensitivity to many sectors.

This could also mean they will be at the vanguard of the recovery.

In India, by contrast, retrenchment has often been talked about in hushed tones with many firms denying any took place whatsoever.

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07 August 2009

Amarchand_Mangaldas_delhiAmarchand Mangaldas has hired a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer as a principal associate designate in its Delhi office.

31 July 2009

bangalore_th2Luthra & Luthra has hired an Amarchand Mangaldas senior associate, as targeting expansion in Bangalore. The firm also paid out bonuses last week and increased base salaries earlier this year but it has delayed its announced lockstep conversion process until the end of the year.

17 July 2009

Trilegal-anand_prasad_thTrilegal has recruited final year law students from a National Law School almost six months earlier than last year in an attempt to beat the fierce competition for top law school talent.

14 July 2009

Juris_corp-Hoshedar_Wadia_thOne of Juris Corp's senior associates has rejoined the firm after a three year stint in-house at ICICI Bank and in the last three months the firm has also taken on six lawyers from law school and two junior lawyers returning after completing LLMs abroad.

08 July 2009

delhi_gate_thPlatinum Partners has grown its lawyer ranks by a quarter in the last three months, taking on three law school graduates and a lateral associate from White & Case in London.

19 June 2009

DesaiDiwanji-AnojMenon_thDesai & Diwanji has poached a team of four lawyers from Crawford Bayley, taking on one senior associate as a partner.

04 June 2009

amarchand-cyril_shroff_small_thumb_100x125Amarchand's Kolkata head has quit the firm to pursue interests outside the law.

Krishnava Dutt was the only partner based in Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co's Kolkata office of more than 20 lawyers.

The firm will relocate Delhi corporate partner Kalpataru Tripathy to fill his space and lead the office.

Amarchand co-managing partner Cyril Shroff (pictured) told Legally India that the terms of Dutt's departure were amicable.