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22 February 2019

Argus Partners has promoted managing associate Nidhi Arya to partnership in its Kolkata office, as the firm’s fourth partner in the city.

05 March 2018

A keen-eyed reader has brought to our notice that Fox & Mandal, Kolkata, has published an advertisement in the Kolkata-based Telegraph newspaper, stating that the venerable firm, “has no other branch in any part of the country”, especially not Fox Mandal:

06 November 2017

Fox & Mandal Kolkata - the Kolkata partnership of the Fox Mandal group of three firms - has hired Khaitan & Co Kolkata senior associate Atreyee Sen as a principal associate in its corporate practice.

18 October 2016

HSA Advocates will beef up its small Kolkata outpost with two partners: former Argus Partners co-founder Ramya Hariharan and Paras Kuhad Associates (PKA) litigation partner Prateek Ghosh, who heads up PKA’s office, we have confirmed from authoritative sources aware of their moves.

11 July 2013

PyneLakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) is opening an office in Kolkata under former Amarchand Mangaldas partner Niloy Pyne.

04 October 2012

Mint profiles Khaitan & Co Kolkata partner Pradeep Kumar (Pintu) Khaitan and his son Haigreve – one of the rainmakers in the firm’s Mumbai office:

From his 13th floor office in Mumbai’s One Indiabulls Centre, the practice that 42-year-old Khaitan leads for Khaitan and Co. is very different from, but also similar to, the one that his father Pradeep Kumar Khaitan is celebrated for. Pradeep Khaitan, based in Kolkata, is also a senior partner in the 101-year-old firm.

Many of India’s hoary business groups trace their origin back to Kolkata, and the city’s blue-blooded Marwaris are extremely particular about whom they deal with. If Mumbai’s business groups placed their trust through the 1990s and 2000s (and continue to do so, in some cases) in the famed 3Ks (Hemandra Kothari, Nimesh Kampani and Uday Kotak), then Kolkata’s business houses placed theirs in another K, “Pintu”, or Pradeep Kumar Khaitan.

Plus article delves into a few more of the Khaitan’s dealmaking connections and abilities. [Mint]

17 May 2012

Cal courts: Fairly good work Exclusive: Arindam Pal, who had left PXV Law Partners late last year with co-founding partner Rohit Das but ended up starting Augustus Law Chambers in Kolkata independently, is planning to aggressively expand the six-lawyer firm to other cities.

23 December 2011

Amarchand Mangaldas has replaced its departing Hyderabad head by internally promoting principal associate Anshuman Jaiswal, and bulked up the Kolkata office by re-hiring Siddhartha Dutta from Luhtra & Luthra.

15 December 2011

image Exclusive: Kolkata-headquartered Argus Partners has hired former Amarchand senior associate Soorjya Ganguli as a managing associate with one associate to head up its new litigation practice.

23 March 2011

imageExclusive: Vidhii Partners has continued on its expansion drive and is set to start up a Kolkata office in May with the hire of Paras Kuhad Associates senior associate Deepti Mohan as a partner.

15 July 2010

Khaitan-Partners_Niladri-BhattacharjeeSuman Khaitan's partnership firm Khaitan & Partners has replaced its ex-Kolkata office head Niloy Pyne who joined Amarchand Mangaldas last month, by hiring independent practitioner and former Amarchand senior associate Niladri Bhattacharjee as a partner to manage Kolkata.

02 June 2010

KolkotaAmarchand Mangaldas has replenished its Kolkata office with a partner, hiring Khaitan & Partners office head Niloy Pyne, who will also relinquish in the legal process outsourcing (LPO) company he has been helping set up in the city.

08 January 2010

Kolkota_bridge_by_dipanker-dutta_thKhaitan & Partners managing partner Niloy Pyne is launching a legal process outsourcing (LPO) company of up to 35 lawyers in Kolkata in joint venture with a large US health insurance and BPO provider.

18 December 2009

Argus-Law_Krishnava_DuttFormer Amarchand Mangaldas partner Krishnava Dutt's Kolkata spin-off firm is now operational as Argus Partners and has already grown to a size to rival his former firm's outpost while looking to become a national firm.

15 September 2009

jet_airways_th-byBeRealKolkata's Khaitan & Partners has filed a criminal complaint against a striking Jet Airways officer for allegedly threatening a Jet pilot for breaking the picket lines last week.

11 September 2009

mail_at_triLaw schools, law firms and law-related businesses are mushrooming all over the place these days as India does one of the things it does best: building enterprises.

10 September 2009

Kolkota_bridge_by_dipanker-dutta_thAmarchand & Mangaldas' former Kolkata office head is set to start up his own law firm, three months after his resignation from Amarchand.

21 August 2009

Movie_poran-jay-jaliya_thKhaitan & Co has won a temporary victory against alleged Bollywood plagiarism in the Calcutta High Court. The firm is representing movie producer Vipul Shah against Sri Venkatesh Films over the currently screening Bengali movie Poran Jay Joliya Re, which Shah alleges is a scene-by-scene "copy-paste" of his film Namastey London.