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13 May 2014

Kapil Dev SapraKapil Sapra & Associates (KSA) has started an office in Bangalore, transferring two lawyers from its head office in Delhi to the city.

18 April 2014

Chandigarh: Punjab's seat of powerLakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) opened up in Chandigarh on 1 April – adding the firm’s ninth regional presence close on the heels of the opening of a new CESTAT bench in the city.

25 March 2014

AartSivanandhJ Sagar Associates (JSA) has merged with Chennai law firm Vichar Partners, which was set up by alumni from Universal Legal, Dua Associates and Paras Kuhad Associates in 2010.

21 August 2013

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has opened an office in Bangalore, headed by Mumbai equity partner Nishant Shah, reported Bar & Bench.

The firm will focus on tax and corporate in Bangalore and was looking to finalise a new office in Chennai under senior associate Kartik Sundaram. This would be ELP’s sixth office, alongside its headquarters in Mumbai, and offices in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Pune.

In April Tarun Gulati and a team of 11 were poached by Ernst & Young (E&Y) affiliate law firm PDS Legal, with ELP rebuilding its Delhi litigation practice two months later with Amarchand Mangaldas lateral hire Kirat Singh and nine others.

19 August 2013

Munich Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) is set to open an office in Munich, moving one lawyer there full-time this month.

22 July 2013

fxc4vdu2Singh & Associates will open in Singapore by late August, then New York, London, Hong Kong.

11 July 2013

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

08 May 2013

London callingKrishnamurthy & Co hopes to attract more UK and European clients from London.

13 February 2013

PoovayyaAlliance Legal co-founder and AZB & Partners alumnus Vishnu Jerome has rebranded his practice to P&C Legal after merging his practice into Bangalore headquartered firm Poovayya & Co.

13 July 2012

King Stubb managing partner Kumar: Going national, quietlyExclusive: King Stubb & Kasiva (KSK) has launched a full-fledged Bangalore office on 1 July as it is aiming to open in Ahmedabad by this time next year.

24 April 2012

Vibrant Gujarati cuisine Amarchand Mangaldas has launched its Ahmedabad practice, inaugurating its Prahladnagar office today, relocating corporate partner Pankaj Agarwal full-time and Delhi litigation head Tejas Karia to start a dispute resolution practice part-time.

16 April 2012

Delhi, times two Exclusive: Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has opened a second office in Delhi and a new office in Pune, taking its total number of offices to seven and number of lawyers to 250.

13 April 2012

Tokyo Exclusive in today’s Mint: Kochhar & Co has secured a Japanese Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi (registered foreign lawyer) licence and opened an office in Tokyo with one Indian lawyer, while also hoping for permission to open a stand-alone local law office in Dubai.

02 April 2012

Ganesh Prasad: Green thumbExclusively: Khaitan & Co is actively scouting to open Chennai and Hyderabad offices as Amarchand Mangaldas lateral partner Ganesh Prasad started in the Bangalore office yesterday with a remit to focus on South India.

07 February 2012

Amarchand spreads Exclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas will launch in Chennai by March with Kochhar & Co Chennai head Dorothy Thomas, followed by re-opening in Ahmedabad with a Pune office pegged for the latter end of this year.

09 December 2011

Singapore: Land of solicitorsMint exclusive: Mumbai solicitors’ firm Wadia Ghandy has opened up in Singapore, with three of its partners having secured licences to practise Indian law in the island nation.

15 September 2011

imageExclusive: Project finance specialist India Law Services (ILS) has opened office its fourth office in Bangalore with former State Bank of India (SBI) lawyer as its head in a bid to capitalise on market opportunities in southern India.

05 September 2011

imageExclusive: Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) has hired former Goldman Sachs India legal head Pratibha Jain to start up in Delhi, as the firm opened its second Mumbai office in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) last week and invested Rs 1 crore ($219,000) in advanced IT infrastructure.

12 August 2011

image Exclusive: Phoenix Legal has opened a second Mumbai office in Nariman Point relocating its recently hired litigation partner and bulked up with Hariani & Co real estate and corporate partner Siddharth Hariani to expand to three partners in Mumbai.

01 August 2011

image Exclusive: ALMT Legal, following its split from Clyde & Co and a number of partners in April, has re-started offices in London and Delhi with two lateral hires joining as partners while Mumbai partners Sameer Tapia and Hitesh Jain will relocate part-time.