Juris Corp has promoted two of its Principal Associates – Nand Gopal Anand  in Delhi and Arunabh Choudhary in Bangalore – to partnership. A graduate of ILS, Pune, Nand Gopal started his career with Juris Corp in 2006, and in 2012 moved to Khaitan & Co, rejoining the firm in 2015. He heads Project Finance and Banking Practice from Delhi. Arunabh holds a dual Masters in Law and Management from National Law University, Jodhpur, and has been with the firm since 2010. He has been heading the Start-Up practice in Bengaluru. His practice portfolio includes Commercial Laws, Tech Law, Private Equity transactions, Securities, Taxation, Competition Law […]

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi Partner Srinivas Kilambi has resigned from the firm, according to sources. Kilambi had joined the firm in 2015, along with two other MNK Partners Gyanendra Kumar and Anuradha Mukherjee. Percival Billimoria and Srinivas Kilambi were not available for comment at the time of publishing the story. It is not clear at this point if Srinivas will be moving to another law firm or go in-house. Prior to joining MNK, Srinivas was one of the founding partners of KSB Partners. Before setting up KSB Partners, Srinivas was the General Counsel of GE Commercial Finance for India and South East […]

Venture Intelligence has released its league tables for Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions deals in 2016. One year after they split, each Amarchand firm has topped a table. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas topped the PE tables with 47 deals valued at $6.5 billion, while Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas heads the M&A tables with 38 deals valued at around $26 billion. AZB & Partners has topped both tables in terms of deal count, with 58 PE deals and 50 M&A deals in 2016. Private Equity Deal Value AZB’s PE deals are valued at $5.8 billion, putting them in second place, followed by […]

Kiran Patheja has recently joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as Head – Talent Acquisition. Kiran was previously working at AZB & Partners as HR Head. Confirming her joining, Managing Partner Cyril Shroff said, “We are delighted to welcome Kiran to the firm in this role. Her past experience in the legal sector will be most useful.” She has also worked at Khaitan & Co as HR Manager and prior to that she was at BDO India. Last year, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas HR Director, Jayanarayanan NR had resigned from the firm to join Link Legal India Law Services as the firm’s Chief […]

Link Legal India Law Services has topped the Dealogic Project Finance deal league table for India in 2016. The firm recorded 67 project finance deals worth $6.3 billion over the course of financial year 2016. Luthra & Luthra are second with 26 deals at $5.2 billion, while Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is at third with 27 deals at $4.8 billion. Rank Firm Deal Value (in $ billion) Deal Count 1 Link Legal 6.3 67 2 Luthra & Luthra 5.2 26 3 Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 4,8 27 4 Gravitas Legal 3.5 22 5 SJ Law Advocates & Solicitors 2.3 28 6 Desai […]

After the merger with DH Law Associates, Link Legal India Law Services has now hired Rajdeep Choudhury in its Project Claims Management vertical team. He has joined Link Legal as an Associate Partner. Atul Sharma, Managing Partner of the firm said, “I welcome Rajdeep to the Firm and wished him all the very best in his new role”. Rajdeep has about 15 years of experience in projects, infrastructure, claims management and disputes resolution. Prior to joining Link Legal, Rajdeep has worked with J. Sagar Associates, Khaitan & Co; and Shearman & Sterling and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in London Recently, […]

HSA Advocates, already undergoing a series of structural changes, has now created the post of Principal Associate. As per the firm’s press release, this post is to “elevate performers” and “groom” them for the Partner level. Kunal Rajpal, an Additional VP (Group Legal ) at Reliance ADA has joined the firm as the first Principal Associate. He will be part of the Corporate Commercial practice at the firm’s Mumbai office. Kunal has previously worked at Amarchand Mangaldas, Viacom, J. Sagar Associates and Vaish Associates. Over the last one year, the firm has significantly expanded its geographical presence and capacity. The […]

In spite of various disruptions, it has been a good year for Indian law firms. 2016 has been the Indian legal market’s most prolific year ever in terms of M&A deals, according to the Mergermarket M&A League Tables for last year. Over the past twelve months, India has seen 388 deals worth $64.5 billion in 2016, almost twice as much as the $33.9 billion generated by 421 deals in 2015. Though the number of deals seems to have reduced, it is the highest annual total deal value on record. A sizeable chunk of this $64.5 billion was generated in the […]

Atlas Law Partners has hired Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Medha Srivastava as an Associate Partner, as first reported by VCCircle. A graduate of NUJS Kolkata, Medha started her career with the erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas, before joining Kochhar & Co. In 2015, she moved to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, where she worked as a Principal Associate. Atlas Law was set up in November last year by two former Cyril Amarchand Partners Harry Chawla and Niti Paul. The duo joined Cyril Amarchand in April 2015, when the firm set up its Delhi office post the split.

Sanjeet Malik has joined Samvad Partners as a Partner in Delhi. Confirming Sanjeet’s joining, Mumbai Partner Vineetha MG said, “We are very happy to have him on board”. A graduate of Cornell Law School, Sanjeet started his career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. He worked at Cleary till 2011 after which he joined the Hong Kong office of Milbank Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. At Milbank, Sanjeet handled a variety of cross-border corporate and financing transactions.  His practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and restructuring transactions. In 2013, Sanjeet resigned from Milbank to pursue opportunities in […]