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09 April 2014

Vaishali Sharma Vaishali Sharma, the Khaitan & Co lateral partner who left the firm last week, has now hired three associates and won her first instructions.

31 March 2014

Souvik GangulyFormer AZB & Partners senior associate, Souvik Ganguly, who founded start-up law firm Acuity Law, as reported by Legally India in February 2012, has joined BMR Legal as a partner.

28 March 2014

Vaishali SharmaKhaitan & Co partner Vaishali Sharma, who joined in 2010 from AZB & Partners, has quit the firm.

27 March 2014

uvps4vfjTrilegal Delhi senior associate Mohit Jolly left the firm on 15 March to set up RDJ & Associates in Delhi, focussing on disputes, corporate-commercial, secretarial and intellectual property (IPR) work.

20 March 2014

ocvoacwdOne of IndusLaw's co-founding partners, Tapas Misra, who became an of counsel at the firm 18 months ago and headed up its tax practice, has left with his team of two to start a tax boutique firm in Noida on 1 March.

13 March 2014

Five lawyers from HSA Advocates, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Luthra & Luthra, AZB & Partners and Zeus IP have started Delhi firm Jupiter Law Partners.

07 March 2014

PhukanNLSIU Bangalore graduates Anindita Phukan, Dinesh Singh and Shekhar Vyas started up a Delhi-Bangalore law firm called Altum Law in December of last year.

21 February 2014

ChandhiokFormer Luthra & Luthra Delhi managing associate Karan Chandhiok, who left the firm in October 2013, has set up regulatory and dispute resolution practice Chandhiok & Associates in Delhi.

17 February 2014

MuraliA law firm started seven months ago by a Kerala advocate and two ex-senior associates from Amarchand Mangaldas and Trilegal, have acted opposite J Sagar Associates (JSA) and DLA Piper to advise on the takeover of a Kerala-based vocational training company by a German services giant.

03 December 2013

Former BMR Legal co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh has set up tax litigation firm Advaita Legal with ex-KPMG partner Sunil Moti Lala. Ghosh is based in Delhi, Lala is based in Mumbai and the firm has 30 lawyers across its offices in the two cities, reported legal website Bar & Bench.

According to Lala’s Linked-in profile, Advaita was started in September 2013.

Ghosh, who heads the start up’s indirect tax litigation practice, co-founded BMR Legal in 2004. He graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1995 and joined Arthur Andersen until 2002 and Ernst & Young until 2004. Lala heads corporate tax litigation at Advaita Legal and was at KPMG since 2010 and at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2007.

The founding partners declined to comment when contacted by Bar & Bench, but apparently “it is understood that the firm works closely with KPMG”. BMR Legal is the legal services arm of BMR Consulting, while Big Four consultancy Ernst & Young has an alliance with law firm PDS Legal.

02 September 2013

BayaEconomic Laws Practice (ELP) Mumbai dispute resolution partner Madhur Baya left the firm last week to start up his own arbitration practice LexArbitri.

22 August 2013

KilambiKSB Partners, which was co-founded in 2006 by Samir Bedi, Srinivas Kilambi and Siddharth Singh, is set to dissolve and re-start.

05 August 2013

AZB & Partners Bangalore partner Shreya Jayasimha has resigned to start up law firm Aarna Law, reported Bar & Bench without official comment from him or the firm.

Jayasimha graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 2000, worked in the chambers of then advocate and now Delhi high court justice S Murlidhar for a year, and in the offices of Jayaram and Jayaram for another year, setting up Jayasimha Law Chambers in 2003. He joined AZB as partner in 2008.

In 2010 AZB broke up with its Bangalore merger partner of one-and-a-half-years, Anup Shah.

03 June 2013

Finsec Law Advisors has hired Anil Choudhary from Trilegal as a senior associate to shore up its securities transactional practice.

Choudhary graduated from Harvard Law School’s LLM programme in 2010, joined Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) in January 2011 and was at Trilegal between July 2012 and May 2013. He had worked at Luthra & Luthra in Delhi after graduating from Nalsar Hyderabad in 2006. Choudhary is dual-qualified in New York and India. Trilegal was not reachable for comment at the time of going to press.

Finsec founder Sandeep Parekh said in a statement that Choudhary would substantially strengthen the firm’s financial sector transactional practice. In May, one Finsec partner and senior associate had joined IC Legal as partners.

15 May 2013

GroverRemfry & Sagar IP lit and corporate commercial head starts firm.

09 May 2013

Indrajit MishraThe laterals, who used to work at Thakker & Thakker and ARA Law, join with one associate.

17 April 2013

Ludgate CircusLondon law firm Candey Parker Solicitors and Advocates looks to go global with new London office and ambition.

28 March 2013

Vineetha MGNDR + AZB alum MG = new national firm Samvad Partners.