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01 June 2019

Foreign law firms too have had a bumper year in India, with the vast majority of public instructions linked to their relationships with their marquee private equity clients, which were very hot on India this year. We have ranked the top 13 firms that had at least two India mandates with deal values attached, signifying transactions with a significant India element.

01 June 2019

To some extent it’s understandable: for years, the Indian legal profession – particularly litigation – has been dominated by men, and most of the new law firms that rose in the nineties and noughties were headed by men. The (generally) male managing partners would often be busy trying to capture market share and executing the work; worrying about whether female lawyers were given the same opportunities as the men was for many an afterthought, if that.

24 May 2019

Our M&A and private equity / VC corporate law firm league tables - which we launched in December of last year and have been working on for a long time - are nearly finalised for the financial year 2018-19 (running from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019).

24 May 2019

In a major move by consultancies in the global legal markets, Big 4 consultant EY has gobbled up legal process outsourcer (LPO) Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, which had bought the then-India-headquartered LPO in 2010 for up to $40m from its founders.

23 May 2019

Netflix India director legal Ashish Chandra has joined WhatsApp as associate general counsel (GC) India, making him the messaging giant’s first in-house legal hire in India.

18 May 2019

Advaita Legal lawyers Subodh Sadana and Ray Sharat Prasad - who were formerly partner and associate partner respectively at Seth Dua & Associates - have joined Khaitan & Khaitan as partners.

18 May 2019

JGLS Sonepat’s final year students of its three-year and five-year LLB programmes graduating this year have secured a total of 83 jobs, including 29 jobs with Big 7 law firms, though its batch sizes have continued increasing.

16 May 2019

Balaji Telefilms vice president legal Priyanka Chaudhari has joined Netflix Entertainment Services India LLP as its legal director and senior counsel in the regional intellectual property vertical yesterday.

14 May 2019

Seth Dua & Associates co-founder Atul Dua, who in 2017 became partner at Advaita Legal - the best-friend law firm of Big 4 consultancy KPMG - is set to leave the firm, we have learned from authoritative sources.

10 May 2019

Khaitan & Co has bumped up its revenues in the 2018-19 financial year by 20 to 25% to cross Rs 600 crores, according to several authoritative sources with knowledge of the figures.

09 May 2019

Saikrishna & Associates has hired Viacom18 Media senior vice president legal Thomas George and one team member to head it up to open up a Mumbai office, while also promoting five associate partners to partner, expanding its total partnership to 18.

07 May 2019

“Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro has purchased around 20% stake of V.G. Siddhartha and Coffee Day in Mindtree through block deal for about Rs 3,210 crore,” reported Mint, about the purchase that was formally announced last week.

07 May 2019

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 7 to its partnership (including one as a partner-equivalent director in competition).

07 May 2019

L&L Partners, formerly known as Luthra & Luthra, has re-launched its website to now include a list of partners in each practice area, after it had for a long time maintained a fairly basic online presence (excepting its activity on Facebook, of course).

04 May 2019

GD Goenka University pro vice chancellor (VC) Prof Sanjeevi Shanthakumar will be the new director of GNLU Gandhinagar.

02 May 2019

DSK co-founding partner Satish Kishanchandani’s start-up is now live as Pioneer Legal in Mumbai, coming out of the gate with a partner promotion, a headcount of 20 fee-earners, 4 partners and plans for national expansion.

30 April 2019

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Bangalore private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) partner Siddharth Nair has resigned, we understand from sources.

24 April 2019

It is well known that nearly every Supreme Court case is in want of an advocate-on-record (AOR), and several lawyers and law firms have made this a core part of their Supreme Court practice. After analysing more than 120,000 of the Supreme Court’s daily orders from 2018, we have now compiled a list of the busiest advocate-on-record (AOR) firms in the apex court, according to the number of orders mentioning their names.

19 April 2019

AZB & Partners Mumbai competition counsel Rahul Rai, who we had reported in February to have resigned from AZB’s partnership to take up an of counsel position at the firm, has joined the chambers of senior advocate Gopal Subramanium in Delhi last month, we understand from several sources.

19 April 2019

NLSIU Bangalore students have landed a record 44 jobs after Day Zero and Day One of recruitment for careers beginning in 2020, across most of the large law firms and companies.