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30 October 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has significantly underbid competitors Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) and Luthra & Luthra to win the final rounds of blind bidding for the mammoth strategic Air India disinvestment, quoting Rs 29.9 lakh ($46,100) in fees for what is expected to be a complex series of corporate M&A deals, said sources with knowledge of the bid.

16 October 2017

Bharucha & Partners is merging with Arthe Law, the Delhi-headquartered firm created by the joining of hands in April between Abhishek Malhotra-founded TMT Law Practice and DPSA Legal, the disputes practice of former additional advocate general DP Singh.

10 October 2017

Former Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas partner Nikhil Naredi, who resigned around April 2017, will join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas soon, according to several authoritative sources, although nothing has been signed yet pending expiry of Naredi’s near-six months of gardening leave from his former firm to date.

05 October 2017

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) equity partner of 17 years S Seetharaman left the firm today to pursue other interests while continuing to practise independently.

25 April 2017

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas is set to absorb all BMR Legal partners in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore but one - founding partner Mukesh Butani.

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.

09 December 2016

The range of salaries at India's law firms is wider than ever, with a 10-year PQE (post qualification experience) lawyer on remuneration (including bonuses) potentially ranging all the way from Rs 25 lakh per annum to Rs 200 lakh, according to salary data from four legal recruitment consultants compiled by Legally India.

07 December 2016

Former Luthra & Luthra partner Rajesh Chavda, who as we had reported on 2 November had left the firm, has now joined IDFC Alternatives as director legal and compliance.

06 December 2016

Essar Power general counsel (GC) Sumant Nayak will be joining Desai & Diwanji as a partner in Mumbai.

19 October 2016

Dua Associates has reabsorbed its former fee earner R Ganesh, in its Chennai office as partner in the firm, after Dua’s Chennai partner Aarthi Narayanan left to join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

18 October 2016

HSA Advocates will beef up its small Kolkata outpost with two partners: former Argus Partners co-founder Ramya Hariharan and Paras Kuhad Associates (PKA) litigation partner Prateek Ghosh, who heads up PKA’s office, we have confirmed from authoritative sources aware of their moves.

14 October 2016

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07 September 2016

Chawla (l) and Raju to leaveThree Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Delhi partners will be leaving the firm, according to multiple authoritative sources.

25 July 2016

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) partner Asim Abbas, who had joined the firm a year ago, will join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM).

25 July 2016

Two scoops this week, one from law firm land, and one from our favourite regulator.

21 July 2016

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Mumbai partner Anshuman Jaiswal, who handles corporate and also heads up knowledge management, is moving back to Hyderabad, folllowing office head Rahul Sarella having left a month ago.

20 July 2016

International firm Ashurst’s local best friend Indian Law Partners (ILP) has hired sports and media lawyer Kiran Desai in Mumbai to head up its intellectual property, media, entertainment and sports law practice.

20 July 2016

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Luthra & Luthra has come out as possibly the first Indian law firm to publicly announce the names of its new partners, partner designates, managing associates and senior associates (57 names, all in all).

19 July 2016

If you believe those Supreme Court judges who say that the CBI is a caged parrot, then it might be fair to also assume that the Modi regime does not have much love lost for the Bar Council of India (BCI).

12 July 2016

The Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) meeting held in Delhi yesterday (11 July) to discuss its response and position to the Government proposal to liberalise the legal market, has seen the body set up a high-powered committee without any fundamental disagreements voiced about the next steps to take, according to several people who were present.

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