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14 February 2018

DSK Legal has hired former Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas director Padmini Rathore as its chief executive officer (CEO), in tandem to introducing a lot of internal changes targeting internal growth and a Bangalore office.

30 November 2017

Senior Indian law firm partners’ billing rates have increased by around 17% over two years to an average of $335 an hour (Rs 21,580 at current exchange rates) from $292 in 2015 (Rs 18,500 at exchange rates at that time), according to consultancy RSG India's latest research and its figures from 2015.

27 November 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has appointed another high-profile name to its internal “strategic advisory board”, with the part-time hire of former magic circle firm Allen & Overy’s senior partner David Morley.

30 August 2017

Link Legal India Law Services has hired the former senior partner and chairman of UK-headquartered firm Pinsent Masons, Martin Harman, as its “chair - international business”, according to a press release from the firm.

27 May 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) is closing its transaction support group (TSG), which was set up 2013 in Mumbai to explore providing volume-focused transactional support at lower rates on work such as due diligence and other commoditised advice, with its TSG head Ami Parikh joining AZB & Partners to start a TSG there.

02 May 2017

When we interviewed former J Sagar Associates (JSA) senior partner Berjis Desai last month about his new post-retirement life as a private lawyer, he said that one of the advantages with not being inside a law firm anymore, was that “one is freed from the world of conflict of interest - one is free to say what he wants, and speak what one wants.”

23 January 2017

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has snapped up former Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas director for “strategy & special projects” Anish Tripathi as director of “GST and supply chain advisory services.

20 January 2017

Anish Tripathi, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas director “strategy & special projects” in Mumbai, has resigned with today being his last day at the firm.

18 January 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has hired AZB & Partners’ Mumbai HR head Kiran Patheja for its HR function, as head of talent acquisition, reported Bar & Bench.

16 January 2017

HSA Advocates has added the principal associate (PA) designation as the seventh rung to its career ladder ending in equity partnership. Former Reliance ADA Group in house lawyer Kunal Rajpal has joined the firm as its first principal associate.

17 December 2016

J Sagar Associates (JSA) partner Amit Kapur was elected senior partner-to-be by JSA’s equity partners at a meeting in Chennai today.

11 November 2016

The rapid growth of law firm headcountsThe seven largest law firms in India have grown their headcounts by an average of around 20% in the last one-and-a-half years. Of those, the fastest-growing such as Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co, had expanded fee-earner headcounts by 45% and 35% respectively, while others such as AZB & partners’ partnership ballooned by 75%.

08 July 2016

>Currently CMS partners hand out work to associates directly. The new system will require partners to use a dedicated resource manager employed by consultancy firm Mason & Cook to distribute all pieces of work.

26 May 2016

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Bangalore capital markets partner Arjun Lall has become head of the Southern India region, including Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

03 May 2016

Anand PrasadTrilegal has restructured slightly in the wake of co-founding partner Anand Prasad's announcement that he would retire within a year

02 May 2016

Cyril Amarchand 2.0 nimbles upCyril Amarchand Mangaldas has streamlined its complex internal structure that was first launched in September 2015.

28 April 2016

Advaita Legal has promoted Shailendra Singh to the principal level, which is similar to a salaried partner and the fourth rung in the firm’s eight-level fee-earner designation structure.

27 April 2016

Are in-house budgets better invested in-house than paid to external lawyers?Law firms may lose company referral business if the predictions of general counsel (GC) surveyed by IDEX Legal and Thomson Reuters, come true. Law firm fee currently eats up more than one-third of the in house legal budget of the GCs companies.

19 April 2016

Hemant Sahai: Recovering well but planning for robust future for firm he foundedKhaitan & Co energy, infrastructure and corporate partner Amitabh Sharma has resigned and will join HSA Advocates as its managing partner, as HSA founder and managing partner Hemant Sahai is seeking to institutionalise the firm.

01 April 2016

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has introduced the principal associate designation into its associate career track.

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