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15 October 2020

L&L Partners managing partner Rajiv Luthra has written an email to clients notifying them that senior partner Mohit Saraf was “no longer authorised” to act on behalf of the firm. The email follows the removal of Saraf’s name from L&L’s website and the posting of armed guards outside the doors of the firm’s corporate office in Delhi.

13 October 2020

Senior partner Mohit Saraf, who holds a 33.4% equity stake in L&L Partners, has internally announced that managing partner Rajiv Luthra has effectively “retired” and “withdrawn” from L&L Partners and that Saraf would “reconstitute” the firm without him. This latest shot in the war of words follows managing partner Rajiv Luthra’s previously telegraphed announcement that he had L&L Partners senior partner Mohit Saraf has accused managing partner Rajiv Luthra of “misconduct and subterfuge”, “malafide actions” and breaching “fiduciary duties”, in his response to a public 24 hour deadline sent by Luthra in an email on Sunday evening.

05 October 2020

The managing partner and 66.6% majority equity holder at L&L Partners, Rajiv Luthra, has made an offer to the firm that he would be willing to dilute his equity unilaterally and without the agreement or dilution of 33.4% co-partner Mohit Saraf under a 1999 deed, if the latter does not respond by 6pm today.

01 October 2020

AZB & Partners has promoted GLC Mumbai 2010 graduate Punita Gupta to partner.

25 September 2020

Just before 3pm yesterday (Thursday, 24 September), all staff and fee-earners at L&L Partners received an email from managing partner Rajiv Luthra, announcing a virtual townhall for 5pm that day.

16 September 2020

S&R Associates has elected arbitration and litigation counsel Shahezad Kazi into its partnership.

14 August 2020

Samvād Partners has promoted Bangalore-based counsel Anisha Shroff and Siddharth Seshan to partner.

31 July 2020

Amit Jajoo (Mumbai; commercial litigation),Avik Biswas (Bengaluru; employment law, anti-bribery and anti-corruption),Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri (Bengaluru; civl and commercial disputes),Manan Lahoty (Mumbai; capital markets),Manish Gupta (Delhi, M&A, private equity),Mayank Mishra (Delhi; disputes),Nishant Singh (Mumbai; M&A, private equity, banking & finance, corporate) andSaurav Kumar (Delhi, M&A, private equity, corporate).

27 July 2020

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 10 to salaried partner level, as first reported Bar & Bench.

17 July 2020

Ikigai Law has become an equity partnership, promoting its director of public policy, Nehaa Chaudhari, to equity partner, while also promoting Aparajita Srivastava to non-equity partner level.

10 June 2020

ANM Global Inc has promoted Delhi-based Radhika Mathur, who had joined in July 2019 as a corporate and aviation practice associate partner from Rajinder Narain & Co, has been promoted to partner.

13 May 2020

London-headquartered international shipping and corporate law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted former Trilegal lawyer Dhruv Paul to its partnership, in a round of six promotions.

01 May 2020

IC Universal Legal has hired ARA Law private equity and M&A partner Rowena De Sousa as a Mumbai-based partner in corporate, while also making two internal partner promotions in its corporate team - Nitesh Tiwari and Kavita Pancholi - and eight associate promotions.

30 April 2020

Talwar Thakore & Associates has promoted counsel Deepa Christopher and Neville Golwalla to its partnership.