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Khaitan & Co

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.

17 February 2014

Stars14 Indian law firm partners and senior associates will be named as “up and comers” and “associates to watch” in legal directory Chambers and Partners’ yet-to-be released Asia Pacific 2014 guide.

04 February 2014

Oil rigAmarchand Mangaldas Delhi office is acting for exploration giant Cairn India, which is buying back up to 14.98% of its equity share capital for $930m (Rs 5,725 crore) from the open market through stock exchanges.

03 February 2014

image Deals round-up of more than a dozen recent instructions.

26 December 2013

Christmas deals As year-end approaches and law firms send out a flood of press releases for the annual deals league tables, Legally India has wrapped up the most interesting ones in one tidy package.

08 October 2013

Dividing the M&A pieAmarchand Mangaldas has reported the most M&A activity among Indian law firms this year, according to data provider mergermarket’s Q1-Q3 rankings.

07 October 2013

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

04 October 2013

Partner promotions across Big Six since 2009: NLSIU rules the roostNLSIU Bangalore, Delhi University (DU), GLC Mumbai and ILS Pune have given India’s biggest law firms more than three times as many partners than most other younger law schools since 2009.

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.