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Reliance Industries

17 October 2018

The Adani Group’s senior vice president legal, Badrinath Durvasula, who was heading the legal function’s M&A, contracting, litigation and arbitration vertical, has joined Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) as vice president and general counsel (GC).

29 March 2018

Former Snapdeal general counsel (GC) Ashish Chandra has joined streaming service Netflix India as legal director after a brief stint with Malaysian media and entertainment company Astro Malaysia Holdings as vice president and head counsel, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

20 March 2018

Rajesh Chavda, who had been working at IDFC Alternatives as a director in India until January of this year, has joined Essar Oil (UK) Limited as a senior legal adviser.

16 January 2018

IDFC Alternatives director legal and compliance Rajesh Chavda is set to leave the investment fund by 28 February.

01 August 2017

Former Snapdeal general counsel Ashish Chandra joined Malaysian media and entertainment company Astro Malaysia Holdings as vice president and head counsel, effective today.

24 July 2017

Former Snapdeal general counsel Ashish Chandra joined "social connection" app oFish as an investor, less than a month after Snapdeal and Flipkart signed a non-binding letter of intent for a proposed merger.

30 June 2017

Janhavi Gadkar, the Reliance Industries in-house lawyer who had allegedly killed two passengers of another car while ramming into it while drunk in 2015, has been permitted to visit Europe for tourism, relaxing her bail condition, reported Sadaf Modak in The Indian Express.

16 January 2017

HSA Advocates has added the principal associate (PA) designation as the seventh rung to its career ladder ending in equity partnership. Former Reliance ADA Group in house lawyer Kunal Rajpal has joined the firm as its first principal associate.

19 September 2016

Supreme Court advocate Vijay Anand’s son V Vikas allegedly killed an autorickshaw driver and injured 10 others in Chennai when his Porsche car rammed into 12 parked autorickshaws while drunk driving, reported several media.

01 September 2016

Lawyer Janhavi Gadkar, who in 2015 while working at Reliance Industries as an in-house lawyer killed two while allegedly driving drunk in Mumbai, will likely appear in court on 20 September when charges against her will be framed, reported the Times of India:

23 May 2016

K Law partner Ajay Sawhney, who had joined only a year ago from Link Legal, is leaving the firm

18 December 2015

A session court has ordered the police to return the driving licence and car of Janhavi Gadkar, the Reliance Industries in-house lawyer and former Talwar Thakore Associates associate who allegedly killed two passengers in a taxi when driving drunk in June 2015.

23 June 2015

The bail hearing of Reliance Industries in-house counsel Janhavi Gadkar, who is accused of driven while drunk and killing two men, was adjourned in the Kurla metropolitan magistrate’s court yesterday to 25 June amidst arguments between counsel.

Advocate Dimple Shah, representing Gadkar, had argued that they needed access to the treatment records Gadkar had received in hospital for a fractured hand to ascertain whether she had received the correct medical care, reported Mid Day. Her bail application would rely on the medical report, Shah told the court.

Public prosecutor Prahlad Mahajan told the defence to argue for bail immediately, rather than asking for another adjournment.

The Mumbai Mirror reported that after examination in prison by an orthopaedic surgeon on 15 June, where she complained of pain in “upper left abdomen, left hand, rib region and drowsiness”, Gadkar was taken to JJ Hospital on 17 June, where she was diagnosed with a fractured wrist without normal chest X-Ray and ECG results.

Mahajan said that the defence should file a written application asking for adjournment, and that the medical care she had received was sufficient.

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