India Today What Lawyers Earn Salve Rohtagi and Manusinghvi at Rs 25 Lakh per day

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This week’s edition of India Today gives a list of Senior Counsels and famous litigating lawyers and their average fee per appearance and per day. The list includes 8 prominent Senior Counsels along with the Attorney General and Solicitor General. 
This week’s edition of India Today gives a list of Senior Counsels and famous litigating lawyers and their average fee per appearance and per day. The list includes 8 prominent Senior Counsels along with the Attorney General and Solicitor General.
 
Harish Salve – 54 years
Landmark case: Won the gas dispute for Mukesh Ambani, Amicus Curiae in the Forest case of T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad vs. Union of India  
Legal Style: Is a master strategist. Gives a balanced argument rather than an aggressive, one sided view.
Fee Per Appearance – Rs. 2.5 Lakh  ($5,500) to Rs. 3 Lakh ($6,600). For a full day, its Rs. 25 lakh ($55,000).
Indulgence – Drives a Bentley
Observation from the article: Rain Karanjawala quotes “Harish is the closest example in today’s bar to Fali Nariman”
 
Mukul Rohtagi – 55 years
Landmark case: Represented Anil Ambani in the gas dispute.  
Legal Style: Is a slogger. Argues aggressively and goes straight to the point.
Fee Per Appearance – Rs. 2.5 Lakh  ($5,500) to Rs. 3 Lakh ($6,600). For a full day, its Rs. 25 lakh ($55,000).
Indulgence – Drives a black Bentley, has Souza on his walls, a holiday home in Goa.
Observation from the article: Rohtagi can run up billings of Rs. 40 crore ($8.8 million). The same as a mid sized corporate law firm like Titus & Co that employs 28 juniors.
 
Aryama Sundaram – 53 years
Landmark case: Represented the West Bengal Government against Haldia Petrochemicals and UBS Securities against SEBI. 
Legal Style: Persuasive speaker, argues his case in a measured tone
Fee Per Appearance – Rs. 3.5 Lakh ($7,700)
Indulgence – Picking up art pieces from senakas, Dhurandhares, Souzas and Jalthares, at auctions. Is especially fond of Tanjores.
 
Abhishek Manu Singhvi– 51 years
Landmark case: Won the right to fly tricolour for Navin Jindal
Legal Style: From logical in court to rhetorical flourish in Parliament to snappy sound bites for the media on TV
Fee Per Appearance – RRs. 2.5 Lakh  ($5,500) to Rs. 3 Lakh ($6,600). For a full day, its Rs. 25 lakh ($55,000).
Indulgence – A limited edition Visonti pen with a custom made nib and watches from every luxury brand.