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01 October 2019

Hot on the heels of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ equity partner promotions of 11, and pretty much as long in the making and interviewing, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has lifted 10 of its salaried partners into equity:Abhishek Guha (NUJS Kolkata; corporate),Arvind Sharma (Delhi University, CLC; corporate),Rudra Kumar Pandey (Delhi University, CLC; corporate),Veena Sivaramakrishnan (Nalsar Hyderabad; banking & finance),Anoop Rawat (Delhi University, CLC; insolvency),Harman Singh Sandhu (MD University; LLM King’s College; competition),Anuj Berry (NUJS Kolkata; LLM University of Oxford; disputes),Rishab Gupta (London School of Economics; disputes),Nikhil Naredi (NLSIU Bangalore; capital markets), andVR Neelkanthan (NLSIU Bangalore; projects).

01 October 2019

NLSIU vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy has had his hands full since finally joining the college where he had completed his undergrad just over 20 years ago.

01 October 2019

AZB & Partners Mumbai side has made its second batch of partnership promotions this year, lifting up another four.

30 September 2019

NLU Delhi has instituted a selection committee to look for a successor to vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Ranbir Singh, who started the law school in 2008 and is due to retire soon.

30 September 2019

At NLSIU Bangalore’s first convocation under its freshly-baked vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy on Sunday also in attendance, alongside dignitaries galore, was Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman and senior counsel Manan Kumar Mishra, giving a rousing 10-minute speech.

27 September 2019

As some of the world (including lots of youngsters) have been protesting for action against global heating for the past week, we have taken a look at whether India’s legal profession and law schools have done much (and if they can do better).

25 September 2019

NLSIU Bangalore finally has a vice chancellor (VC) again in alumnus Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy, more than four months after his predecessor Prof Venkata Rao’s retirement and after the appointment process had faced repeated delays.

17 September 2019

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 11 of its partners to equity partner.

16 September 2019

Former group general counsel (GC) of resources giant Vedanta Limited, Nitin Banerjee, has joined the Ola group, which is fast becoming a technology conglomerate, as its group GC.

11 September 2019

Bennett University’s law school founding dean and former Nalsar Hyderabad and NLSIU Bangalore professor Prof VC Vivekanandan has been appointed as the new vice chancellor (VC) of HNLU Raipur.

06 September 2019

The ex-co-founding partner of Trilegal, Anand Prasad, has started up a four-partner boutique law firm AP & Partners after two years as an independent counsel and budding politician.

06 September 2019

JGLS Sonepat has hired Prof Upendra Baxi, Prof BS Chimni, Prof Mahendra Pal Singh, and Prof BB Pande as professors who will teach and conduct research at the law school full-time.

03 September 2019

L&L Partners has promoted six to partner, of whom three are in the M&A corporate practice group, two in general corporate, and one in banking finance, according to an internal announcement.

30 August 2019

L&L Partners’ corporate partner Vishwanath Pratap Singh, whom we had first reported to have left in April, will be joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) in the coming days, coinciding with Trilegal corporate partner Ravindra Bandhakavi’s move that will also complete in the next few days.

29 August 2019

Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) has reversed its salary freeze that we had first reported in June, giving annual salary increments to fee-earners with retrospective effect.

28 August 2019

In a bid to fix NLSIU Bangalore’s ageing network infrastructure, which had broken down for around two weeks in part of the campus, the administration - still under interim stewardship pending the appointment of Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy as vice chancellor (VC) - had ‘upgraded’ its internet connections to a new provider.

26 August 2019

Vedanta Limited group general counsel (GC) Nitin Banerjee has resigned from the company last week, we understand from authoritative sources.

26 August 2019

Three NLSIU Bangalore graduates - Lavanya Rajamani (1996 batch), Dev Gangjee (2000) and Tarunabh Khaitan (2004) - have been appointed to prestigious full professorships at Oxford University, and are very likely the first law professors with Indian undergraduate law degrees to have done so, at least in living memory.

23 August 2019

L&L Partners has begun the process of rebuilding its capital markets practice and is finalising the hire of Jitesh Shahani, currently Allen & Overy (A&O) senior associate in Singapore, as well as Luthra alumnus and Nalsar Hyderabad 2005 graduate.

23 August 2019

Google in-houser Sheetal Sawhney Kapur has joined Netflix’s rapidly growing in-house team in India as senior counsel and director legal.