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15 February 2013

NimetzExclusive: Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) has appointed Matthew Nimetz – US diplomat and former chair of US law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison – to its internal board of trusted advisors (BOTA) that meets up to three times yearly to decide on firm strategy.

23 November 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: A lot of Indian law firms are run like the personal fiefdom of a senior or founding partner. The senior partners are a law unto themselves and are neither accountable internally nor externally. Such systems can breed unique pressures and cultures, quite separately from associate satisfaction with their salaries.

03 October 2012

Trilegal Anand Prasad Exclusive: Trilegal, which is claimed to have been growing at 25 per cent per year, has converted into nearly a full equity partnership, created an elected management committee and a democratic model where the founding partners could theoretically be ousted by an equity partnership vote.

Legally India was candidly walked through the changes and examines the back story to the end of its best friendship with Allen & Overy (A&O), the grief lawyers can cause, one-way referrals and the inevitability of associate attrition when a firm has to run fast without godfathers.

28 August 2012

Luthra-rajiv-luthra-w Luthra & Luthra has promoted six associates to its partnership, of whom three are in its Delhi litigation practice.

17 August 2012

dhir-manju-mohotra Dhir & Dhir Associates has appointed former Singhania & Partners chief executive officer (CEO) Manju Mohotra as its first ever CEO on 1 August, aiming to expand its insolvency and restructuring practice, and to set up in Chandigarh.

13 August 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: The Indian lawyers’ pie may be large but taking the first nibble is often the hardest part.

21 June 2012

JSA Aashit Shah JSA-Anish-Mashruwala Exclusive: J Sagar Associates (JSA) yesterday effectively promoted Mumbai retained partner Aashit Shah as its twenty-third equity partner, becoming an “equity partner elect” to sidestep the 20-equity-partner limit per firm, while Germany-India returnee Anish Mashruwala was made a retained partner.

20 June 2012

InlineRepresentation7eefce6f-2abb-4df3-ab23-1966148a60bf[13]Exclusive: Economic Laws Practice (ELP) is considering implementing a bespoke report by a global human resources (HR) consultant, as the firm lifted four partners into the equity pool alongside its founding partners, while eight associate partners were promoted to non-equity partnership.

02 April 2012

Khaitan: Steep internal ladder?Exclusive: Khaitan & Co has not promoted any partners internally in its annual promotion round after internally restructuring its associate and partnership track, nine associates were promoted to senior associate level and one lateral associate partner joined in Mumbai.

17 February 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: Legally India reveals Cyril and Shardul Shroff’s, and Boston Consulting Group’s masterplan to take the firm to the next level of a Rs 1,000 crore ($203m) turnover, while securing the future of future generations of the family.

08 February 2012

Fox NoidaExclusive: FoxMandal Delhi and Little & Co have separated earlier today with Little repaying Fox the original stake purchased in the Bombay solicitors firm when they merged in 2006.

03 February 2012

image Exclusive: PXV Law Partners’ founders have agreed to separate, with managing partner Rohit Das and co-founding partner Arindam Pal reverting into the RDA Legal brand name in Mumbai and Kolkata, while the six remaining partners would continue in Delhi and Bangalore under the PXV banner. Both firms intend to restart offices to become national firms again.

09 January 2012

Indian law firms are setting up distressed assets, bad loans and restructuring departments to deal with an expected increase in such work in an expected economic downturn, reported Mint today.

17 October 2011

Legally India newsletterThere has been no management restructuring more eagerly awaited in the Indian law firm world than Amarchand’s most recent one. Now that it’s out, the headline is certainly dramatic: the firm wants to double in size in the next six years to 1,000 lawyers, which would approach the size of London or New York headquarters of the largest global firms. Question is, can it?

16 October 2011

Exclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted five new partners into the lockstep equity pool and created 11 practice heads, as part of the 2017 plan for the firm to grow to 1000-lawyers and 100 partners following the proposals from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) review.

03 October 2011

image Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted eight principal associates to partnership in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, hired White & Case associate Raghubir Menon as a partner and promoted Irish competition lawyer Paku Khan as a partner-equivalent director.

05 September 2011

Legally India newsletterLawyers generally have a conservative relationship with technology although once embraced it can become (sometimes unhealthily) symbiotic. The general argument goes: “Things have always worked for me this way, why do I need anything to change?”

16 August 2011

Trilegal-Anand Prasad Exclusive: Trilegal has internally promoted the first two salaried partners into its equity partner lockstep since the Phoenix Legal breakaway, with Mumbai corporate partners Nishant Parikh and Amit Tambe starting on the first rung of the firm’s 13 year lockstep.

08 August 2011

image Luthra & Luthra has promoted three Delhi lawyers to partnership and will buy German-made cars for five partners, as a raft of associates have been promoted to senior and managing associate levels.

02 July 2011

Legally India newsletterManaging a law firm tends to become harder rather than easier with size. Acknowledging this, in what is still a largely symbolic step albeit with potential future significance, AZB Mumbai has created a new top-level management function outside of the name partners.

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