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Lalit Bhasin

16 July 2015

Target lockThe Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) will complain to the Bar Council of Delhi in the coming week against PDS Legal, Advaita Legal and other Indian law firms that are best friends with accountancy firms, as a follow-up to its recent complaints in the council against the Big Four consultancies E&Y, KPMG, PwC and Deloitte for their alleged unauthorized practice of law.

15 April 2015

Senior advocate Harish Salve was celebrated by the Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) at a dinner earlier this evening, for having received the Padma Bhushan.

03 March 2015

Lalit BhasinLegally India investigates in Mint how special interests have succeeded at and could end up indefinitely stalling reform of legal services, despite the government's best laid intentions.

24 February 2015

Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) president Lalit Bhasin told the Business Standard that a plan of phased entry into India of foreign law firms should begin in 2015, subject to a number of conditions.

15 December 2014

Lalit Bhasin: Lalit Bhasin has written in a Business Standard column that he was now in favour of allowing the phased entry of foreign law firms…

09 July 2012

Bhasin_Company-Lalit-Bhasin Contrary to the approach taken by the Bar Council of India (BCI), foreign lawyers should be allowed to fly into India temporarily to advise clients and assist in arbitrations, decided the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) in its general board meeting on Saturday, while noting that chartered accountants have been flouting the rules.

22 May 2012

Fali NarimanThe Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) pledged its support for senior advocate Fali S Nariman to become president of India, in a press release yesterday.

29 March 2011

Bhasin_Company-Lalit-Bhasin Bhasin & Co managing partner and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) president Lalit Bhasin has vowed to safeguard “freedom of expression” and “promote arts” as the newly-appointed chairman of the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal.

28 February 2011

Bhasin_Company-Lalit-Bhasin Exclusive: Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) chairman Lalit Bhasin has condemned the expanded service tax rules on law firms, saying that SILF and other law firms would file a new writ petition against the changes while the existing writ petition remained pending in the Bombay High Court.

23 November 2010

Lalit-Bhasin The Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) has re-elected its president Lalit Bhasin and elevated Ranji Dua, Rajiv Luthra and Zia Mody into the circle of senior vice presidents at its annual general meeting (AGM) on 20 November in Delhi, also formulating an agenda to reach out to young lawyers as the decade-old law firm representative body is looking to rebrand itself.

30 July 2010

Clifford-Chance-Stuart_PophamClifford Chance expects to have an office in India by late 2012 said the firm's senior partner Stuart Popham, vowing to keep pushing the liberalisation agenda in India despite a lack of "overnight" results during his visit as part of the UK prime minister's delegation.

27 May 2010
Bhasin & Co managing partner Lalit Bhasin has represented the National Aviation Company of India (NACIL) in the Delhi High Court, which has ordered an injunction of the Air India employees' strike solving the two-day deadlock.
05 February 2010

Legally India newsletterThis week J Sagar Associates (JSA) partner Nishith Dhruva left the firm to set up his own practice. And on good terms too, throwing a party last Friday where most of the firm and partners put on their dancing shoes.

Now that is what is called "amicable".

03 February 2010

Bhasin_Company-Lalit-BhasinTo me it appears childish to pose the query "until when can entry of foreign lawyers be prevented in India", says Bhasin & Co managing partner and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) chairman Lalit Bhasin in response to last week's opinion that the Lawyers Collective judgment is wrong.

27 November 2009

gavelThe London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) set up its India chapter in Delhi yesterday, following the Delhi High Court setting up an arbitration cell last week and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) move to Delhi.

It hopes to promote alternative dispute resolution (ADR) under the chairmanship of Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) president Lalit Bhasin.

03 September 2009

SILF_thThe Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) is hoping to widen its appeal outside of its traditional centre Delhi by strengthening local metro chapters and inducting new committee members.

SILF's Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and other regional chapters will be headed by prominent local lawyers.