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11 February 2013

KatarkiAlliance Legal co-founding partner and J Sagar Associates (JSA) alumni Priyanka Roy has joined IndusLaw as its second Mumbai equity partner to bolster former ICICI general counsel (GC) Pramod Rao who set up the office in April 2012.

15 January 2013

Vineetha-MG Vineetha MG, who left AZB & Partners late last year to start up her own Mumbai firm, which now numbers seven lawyers, has completed her first financing deal.

18 December 2012

Rishi Anand Amarchand Mangaldas senior associate Rishi Anand has founded Delhi start-up Gnarus Partners with three associates and one litigation head, aiming to double in size by next year and by attracting second-tier work.

04 December 2012

Break up Exclusive: Alliance Legal, which was set up in Mumbai 15 months ago by partners and a senior lawyer from AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Talwar Thakore Associates (TTA), is breaking up, and co-founder Vishnu Jerome is in advanced talks to start a Mumbai office for Bangalore firm Poovayya & Co.

21 November 2012

Ajit Mishra The founding partner of FoxMandal’s London office, who resigned in September, will set up his own firm in the New Year in an alliance with UK firm Wragge & Co.

11 October 2012

London guard Exclusive: Fox Mandal Delhi’s London founding partner Ajit Mishra has resigned from the firm, as the firm has left its old office and moved into a new one in the UK’s financial capital.

09 October 2012

advaya-smriti-subramanian Exclusive: Advaya Legal, the two-and-a-half-year-old firm started by former GVK in-houser Ramesh Vaidyanathan, has hired its third partner with ex-BG in-house counsel Smriti Subramanian, as the firm hopes to spread its footprint beyond Mumbai.

13 August 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: The Indian lawyers’ pie may be large but taking the first nibble is often the hardest part.

13 August 2012

David LLP v Goliath & Partners?In today’s edition of Mint: “Today our biggest problem is not foreign firms, it is people working at one-tenth the price that we work at,” said Cyril Shroff, the Mumbai managing partner of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., in an interview in early 2012. “You are constantly being pulled down in price.”

08 August 2012

infosys-Samuel-Mani Exclusive: Infosys legal head Samuel Mani and senior Infosys legal heads Utham Chengappa and Neil Mathur have quit to start a technology-focused law firm together.

Infosys, meanwhile, is understood to be finalising the appointment of new legal heads as former in-houser Gautam Rohidekar has returned to the company.

02 August 2012

367_49847891284_4734_n Exclusive: Former SRGR Law Offices senior associate Akshat Pande and Videocon Group company in-houser Ankit Prakash have started up Alpha Partners in Delhi to focus on corporate and intellectual property (IP) law work.

16 July 2012

Lawywers-at-work-Talha-Salaria Exclusive: Talha Salaria, co-founder and partner at Bangalore firm MMB Legal, has set up an independent firm called Lawyers at Work.

13 July 2012

Amarchand-Aseem_Chawla Exclusive: Ex-Amarchand Mangaldas tax head Aseem Chawla has started a tax, business and corporate advisory law firm called MPC Legal with two co-founding partners, as the “best friend” firm of chartered accountancy (CA) firm Mohinder Puri & Co.

22 June 2012

Ritesh Kanodia Exclusive: Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Mumbai indirect tax associate partner Ritesh Kanodia resigned last month after more than six years at the firm, to start up an independent tax practice of two or more partners.

17 May 2012

Cal courts: Fairly good work Exclusive: Arindam Pal, who had left PXV Law Partners late last year with co-founding partner Rohit Das but ended up starting Augustus Law Chambers in Kolkata independently, is planning to aggressively expand the six-lawyer firm to other cities.

31 March 2012

Sen Exclusive: Barely one-year-old start-up Verus Advocates will convert to equity partnership tomorrow with Bharucha & Partners corporate senior associates Dipankar Bandyopadhyay and Jay Parikh joining in Mumbai, while litigators Rishad Chowdhury and Sourav Bhagat will join in Delhi and Kolkata respectively.

29 February 2012

Souvik Ganguly Exclusive: Former AZB & Partners and HSA Advocates lawyer Souvik Ganguly, who started up Acuity Law late last year, has closed his first venture capital (VC) advisory transaction and taken on new office space in Mumbai.

24 February 2012

ICICI Bank legal HQ, BKC Exclusive: ICICI Bank general counsel Pramod Rao is due to leave the bank by April end to enter private practice, according to sources close to the company. He will be succeeded by ICICI Ventures head of legal and compliance Sanker Parameswaran.

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