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start-up law firms

12 February 2018

Symbiosis Pune 2009 alumnus Utpal Kant and RMLNLU Lucknow 2011 alumnus Prashant Kanha started up corporate and litigation firm Sequitur in Noida this month, and helped Pune based backpacking hospitality platform Backpacker Panda raise $1.4m.

02 February 2018

Five-year old Delhi-based dispute resolution boutique PSP Legal has branched out into corporate practice and opened an office in Gurgaon this week, having added former Clifford Chance Business Services senior manager Rajul Shrivastava as associate partner to head the new office and practice.

23 January 2018

Nalsar Hyderabad 2014 alumnus Siddharth Nayak, credit rating agency Moody's former general counsel Gyanendra Mishra and Jamia Milia 2011 alumnus Suresh Sharma have co-founded litigation and corporate commercial firm Atharva Legal in January 2018, as a 30-lawyer outfit across six cities to majorly act for US businesses coming into India.

17 January 2018

Clasis Law's IP team headed by partner Rahul Beruar has left to set up Beruar & Beruar, with its head office in Delhi's Defence Colony.

04 January 2018

Former HSA Advocates partners Sakya Chaudhuri, Avijeet Lala and Anand Shrivastava’s Delhi start-up Neeti Niyaman has expanded to Mumbai with the opening of a new office in Fort.

29 December 2017

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Chennai corporate partner Varun Sriram co-founded corporate law firm VB Legal in Chennai with independent lawyer Bhavya Sriram (no relation) two weeks ago, as first reported by VC Circle.

08 November 2017

HSA Advocates partner Ajoy Halder has left the firm last month to set up start-up law firm Halder & Associates in Delhi.

26 October 2017

Former Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) consultant and 2011 GLC Mumbai graduate Prateek Bagaria has started up law firm Singularity Legal.

12 October 2017

Rajaram Legal advised and acted for Lenskart Solutions and was led by Mumbai-based founding partner Archana Rajaram and senior associate Prasad Subramanyan.

26 September 2017

RDA Legal has shut down and its founder, NUJS 2006 alumnus Rohit Das, is now focusing solely on counsel practice.

11 September 2017

Link Legal India Law Services corporate partner Harish Kumar - who had joined in July 2016 - has left the firm and is in the process of setting up new law firm HSK Legal, according to his Linked-in profile.

25 May 2017

Alpha Partners, the boutique started in 2012 in Noida by former SRGR lawyer Akshat Pande, demerged from Seth Dua Associates (SDA) on 1 April after a full year of operating as SDA’s Noida office.

19 May 2017

Former HSA Advocates partners Sakya Chaudhuri, Avijeet Lala and Anand Shrivastava’s regulatory, disputes and real estate practice Neeti Niyaman, which they started up in April after leaving HSA last month with two partners and eight lawyers, has now grown to a total headcount of 13, after picking up another two associates from firms other than HSA.

25 April 2017

Symbiosis Pune 2009 alumnus Rahul Kothari started up Squarely Legal with his wife Shraddha Bhosale who a 2011 alumnus of Shankarrao Chavan Law College.

09 April 2017

HSA Advocates regulatory practice partner Sakya Chaudhuri has left the firm with his team including partner Avijeet Lala and recently promoted associate partner Anand Shrivastava, to start up their own venture.

18 November 2016

Kochhar & Co Delhi partner Ricky Chopra has gone independent again, setting up Ricky Chopra - International Counsels in Gurgaon with immediate plans to expand with tie-ups in New York and Chandigarh, possibly followed by Mumbai.

17 October 2016

Kochhar & Co has hired Sarika Raichur as a partner in Delhi focusing on corporate and private equity, merging part of the firm she had started.

12 October 2016

LexOrbis partner Pooja Dodd has gone independent again, restarting Delhi intellectual property-led boutique firm Dodd & Co, which would focus on clients in the “creative industry”.

08 September 2016

Former Amarchand Mangaldas private client practice (PCP) director Mugdha Sahal, who had started her own practice Metasis Legal two years ago, has joined Sanctum Wealth Management as head of wealth planning in Mumbai, according to a press release.

12 August 2016

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas IP partner Nitin Masilamani has left the firm and started up his own IP firm with Delhi managing partner Pallavi Shroff commenting “we wish him all the best”.