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25 February 2019

Former RNA Corp general counsel (GC) Vidya Adsule joined the Mumbai-based $300m+ net worth realtor Ashwin Sheth Group, run by Sheth Corp, as group GC.

04 August 2015

Hariani & Co’s Anirudh Hariani argues that The real estate sector needs one single regulator due to deal with the growing problems of delay in projects, lack of consumer knowledge, unclear land titles and unfair trade practices. Legislation for some of these issues falls under the State List.

22 January 2013

Kanakia Exclusive: Hariani & Co Mumbai partner Siddharth Kanakia, who was heading the firm’s real estate practice for the last five years, resigned in December 2012 to join real estate developer Sheth Builders as its vice president legal in Mumbai.

15 September 2010

Khaitan & Co and Kanga & Co have assisted on the sale of more than 74,000 square metres of industrial real estate in Andheri East, Mumbai from Borosil Glass Works to Neepa Real Estate Private Limited for Rs 830 crore ($178m).

09 March 2010

Khaitan-co-Dr-PK-AgrawalKhaitan & Co has hired ex-bureaucrat and lawyer Dr PK Agrawal as partner to head its real estate practice in Delhi.

20 January 2010

factory-abandoned_by-Maximo_lopezKhaitan & Co and Wadhwa Group's in-house counsel have closed Mumbai's largest land deal of the year, in the 18.18-acre land purchase in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai from Hindustan Composites (HCL) for Rs 571 crore ($125m).

25 September 2009

FoxMandal_Saroj-Jha_thFoxMandal Little Delhi's senior real estate partner Saroj Jha has resigned. The news follows this week's the resignation of five associates and the firm's corporate head Vineet Aneja, with two senior associates set to join Aneja at Luthra & Luthra.

27 July 2009

AZB_Anup-Shah_thAZB & Partners has merged with Anup Shah's Bangalore law firm, doubling AZB's size in the city, giving it two new bases in Chennai and Hyderabad and winning a new office managing partner.

15 July 2009

Kochhar-Vaibhav_Shukla_thKochhar & Co has hired an Amarchand Mangaldas designated senior associate for its corporate team in Mumbai, vowing "aggressive" expansion in the city.

08 June 2009

India’s new government could be the springboard for the country’s legal system to scale new heights.

reserve-bank-of-indiaThe recent Indian elections saw a decisive win for the Congress Party, the stock markets rally, the various economic growth forecasts adjusted and the ­rating agencies ditching their gloomy ­outlook for the country (see ‘Elections’ box).

The optimism within the business ­community here is so heartfelt and the belief in the new government so strong, it is ­reminiscent of the first month or so after Barack Obama’s election victory in the US.

Nevertheless, the data for the start of the year makes for depressing reading. India, much like the rest of the world, has suffered in every major sector (see ‘Figures’ box). The country, as ever, faces incredible challenges.

But amid those challenges, even though they come with a long wish list of demands from their old but newly emboldened government, Indian lawyers are also seeing great opportunities. In India, it is business time.