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Khaitan & Co

27 September 2013

Career LaddersCorporate principal associate Ashish Razdan and banking and finance principal associate Kumar Saurabh Singh have been promoted.

10 September 2013

MandlikLegasis Partners partner Sachin Mandlik has joined Khaitan & Co as a partner in dispute resolution in Mumbai.

06 September 2013

MishraKhaitan & Co former indirect tax executive director Manish Mishra joined Link Legal - India Law Services as a partner on Monday.

11 July 2013

M&A: Biggest slice, or rest of the pie?AZB & Partners dropped off data provider Merger Market’s half-yearly (H1) M&A league table despite reporting 21 deals – the highest among India’s top ten law firms.

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?

01 July 2013

Soli vs political RTI ordinance: Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee said that the government’s proposal to bring an ordinance to keep political parties out of the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, is an abuse of constitutional power. “Ordinance should be brought in only in extraordinary situation when a law needs to be brought about urgently. What is the urgency in this case? Why can't they challenge the CIC order in High Court or the Supreme Court?” he said [IBN Live]

Khaitan Sr for foreign firms: Khaitan & Co senior partner Pradip ‘Pinto’ Khaitan says foreign law firms should be allowed in because they’d benefit Indian lawyer by adding to the talent pool and knowledge ecosystem [Hindu Businessline]

Magistrate arrested for rape: S Thangaraj, judicial magistrate of a fast track court in Coonoor in the Nilgiris district, was arrested by the Palladam women police in Tirupur district on Saturday for allegedly raping a female sub-inspector [TOI]

More bong benchers for Delhi: Observing that there weren't many Calcutta High Court judges in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir on Friday said they needed more of them “to shake up Delhi” [Zee News]

14 June 2013

J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised Bangalore-based milling machine maker Milltec Group in Mauritian fund Multiples’ buy-out of half its equity for Rs 250 crores ($43.3m). Multiples was advised by Khaitan & Co Bangalore.

JSA partners Sajai Singh and Gerald Manoharan, senior associate Prashant Kumar and associate Roy George acted for Milltec, also advising it on documentation for a Rs 35 crore loan from L&T Finance.

Khaitan & Co Bangalore partner Ganesh Prasad and principal associate Vineet Shingal and associate Sanjay Khan acted for Multiples.

Dua Associates Bangalore partner Srinivas BR acted for the selling shareholders.

11 June 2013

Khaitan & Co advised Morgan Stanley in managing Standard & Poor’s-owner McGraw Hill Financial’s $335m (Rs 1,957 crore) open offer for 22.23 per cent of shares in India-headquartered credit rating agency Crisil. McGraw Hill was advised by Singhania & Partners.

Khaitan & Co partner Arindam Ghosh and executive director Sudhir Bassi acted for Morgan Stanley.

Singhania & Partners partner Manish Kumar Sharma acted for McGraw Hill.

With this offer McGraw Hill raised its holding in Crisil from 52.8 per cent to 75 per cent, valuing Crisil at around Rs 8,600 crore, according to the Business Standard.

10 June 2013

neggrid3Amarchand for Adani Ports, Khaitan & Co and Jones Day step up for the banks.

06 June 2013

jirl3eksKhaitan & Co promos Abhishek Sharma & Avaantika Kakkar to equity in Mumbai, hires start-up litigator Rahul Sahay in Delhi.

30 May 2013

 waxw1cdiKhaitan & Co and Davis & Gilbert advised Japanese media giant Dentsu and its Indian subsidiary in picking up 80 per cent stake in Indian digital agency Webchutney. Webchutney was advised by SA Partners.

17 May 2013

Seth Dua advised the Builders Association of India (BAI) in the Competition Appellate Tribunal against 11 cement companies.

14 May 2013

MilkroundAmarchand has emerged as the most aggressive Indian early recruiter hiring 36 fourth-year law students across 10 colleges.

10 May 2013

NUJSNUJS 4th year recruitment committee bags at least 20 jobs but keeps shtum.

07 May 2013

NLSIU Bangalore placed 24 out of 80 fourth year students on 20 April 2013 including 11 pre-placement offers(PPOs). Two independent offers from McKinsey & Co were made in addition to those.

A total of 21 ‘day zero’ campus offers to start work in 2014 came from law firms Luthra & Luthra (8 campus offers), Trilegal (5), Amarchand Mangaldas (4), AZB & Partners (2), and Khaitan & Co (2), according to legal website Bar & Bench, with AZB and Khaitan having recruited entirely through PPOs.

A total of 50 students who had subscribed to the college placement process. Students have also secured three London internships each with Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills. NLSIU’s RCC has not been reachable for comment by Legally India.

NLU Jodhpur’s day zero was four days before NlSIU’s on 16 April, placing 14 students.

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