Link Legal India Law Services promotes Durgesh Singh to partnership in Delhi and P Ravi Charan as an Associate Partner in Hyderabad. A graduate of Delhi University, Durgesh joined the firm in 2015 from Dua Associates. He is part of the Projects and Infrastructure practice. He has previously also worked at the Mumbai office of Amarchand Mangaldas in the Projects team. Ravi is a 2001 graduate from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is part of the Dispute Resolution and Real Estate team of the firm. Ravi joined the firm in 2012. Prior to joining Link Legal, Ravi has worked with Fox Mandal […]

Former AZB Capital Markets Partner Meera Singh has joined KPMG as General Counsel. Confirming the news, Meera Singh said, “I am very excited and happy to join the KPMG family and I am looking forward to being here.” Meera had resigned from AZB & Partners in 2014 for personal reasons and has . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar & Bench reports Register Already a subscriber ? […]

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the final norms for fast track corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP). The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Fast Track Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2017 (Regulations) have been notified to give effect to Chapter IV of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Chapter IV of the Code provides for the substantive provisions relating to fast track insolvency, while the Regulations lay down . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous […]

IP firm Anand and Anand has merged its Mumbai practice with celebrity law firm Khimani & Associates. Khimani & Associates, a young law firm led by Priyanka Khimani, has, in the short time since its inception, made a mark in the Media & Entertainment and Intellectual Property space in Mumbai. The new firm in Mumbai will be known as “Anand and Anand & Khimani” and will begin operations from July 1, 2017.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Executive Partner MP Devnath has joined Economic Laws Practice (ELP) as an Equity Partner, further expanding the firm’s Tax and Litigation practice. Devnath has over 22 years of experience and is an Advocate on Record. He regularly appears in matters before the Supreme Court of India. He has joined ELP with his team, which includes Vivek Sharma and Abhishek Anand, who have joined as Partner and Associate Partner respectively.

Juris Corp announced the exit of four of its Partners – Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Sandeep Mahapatra, Debanjan Banerjee and Abhinav Surana. The firm’s Managing Partner Jayesh H commented, “Sandeep & Veena have been an integral part of the Firm for many years. It has been immense pleasure working with them and with Debanjan and Abhinav. I thank all of them for all their invaluable contributions and wish them . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to […]

As part of its expansion strategy, Hammurabi & Solomon has acquired Mumbai-based law firm Brahmand Lexis. The acquisition is aimed at strengthening the firm’s presence in the dispute management, IPR and capital markets space. In a press release, Founder and Managing Partner of H&S Manoj Kumar was quoted as saying, “H&S is an institution, striving towards providing complete support and confidence to its . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access […]

Inderpreet Sawhney has been appointed as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Infosys Limited. Sawhney, who is General Counsel at Wipro, is expected to join Infosys next month at the rank of executive vice-president, as first reported by VCCircle. The report also states that Wipro’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jatin Dalal will take additional charge as interim General Counsel. Former Infosys GC David Kennedy was sacked by the company in December last year.

Tata Group General Counsel Bharat Vasani has snubbed Times of India for its malicious reporting and spreading rumours that he is leaving the Tata Group because of the change in . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar & Bench reports Register Already a subscriber ? Login

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai Capital Markets Partner Nikhil Naredi has resigned from the firm. It is understood that Naredi has resigned for personal reasons. Cyril Amarchand Managing Partner Cyril Shroff confirmed his departure and said that Naredi will be on gardening leave till October. Naredi joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar & Bench reports Register Already a subscriber ? Login

Nidhi Pathania, who had left Link Legal India Law Services in 2015 to join K Law, has rejoined the firm as an Associate Partner. She will be based out of Link Legal’s Mumbai office, part of the firm’s Banking & Finance practice team. Nidhi  started her career with Link Legal in 2007 and . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar & Bench reports Register Already a subscriber ? Login

Argus Partners has set up its Financial Regulatory Practice (FRP) with former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) official Pramod Panda. Panda, after having worked at the RBI for close to 35 years, will be joining Argus as a Partner. He will be based out of firm’s Mumbai office. Argus Managing Partner Krishnava Dutt, commented, “We are indeed delighted to kick start the Financial Regulatory Practice with Mr. Pramod . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all […]

HSA Advocates Associate Partner Nilesh Chandra has left the firm to join K Law as a Partner. Arjun Sharma, who was previously an associate in K Law’s Bangalore office, has rejoined the firm as an Associate Partner in Delhi. Chandra specializes in Banking & Project Finance, Infrastructure, Projects & Energy and PPP Projects. He joined HSA Advocates in 2012. A graduate of Campus Law Center, Delhi University, Chandra has previously worked at MV Kini & Co, Phoenix Legal and Lex Counsel Law . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of […]

The voting at Trilegal is complete and the partnership has decided in favour of Nisha Kaur Uberoi joining the firm as a Partner. As reported yesterday, Uberoi has resigned from AZB & Partners and was slated to joined Trilegal as a Partner and head of its competition law practice. Trilegal has sent out the official release, which states, “Nisha is one of the most highly rated competition lawyers in the country. She has a strong reputation as one of the few true experts in the field in the country. She has deep domestic and international experience in both merger control and cartel work.” Sridhar Gorthi, […]

Nisha Kaur Uberoi has resigned from AZB & Partners and is likely to join Trilegal as Head of Competition Law practice, according to sources. It is understood that Trilegal partnership has triggered the voting process. Interestingly, if Uberoi joins Trilegal partnership, she would be the first woman partner in Mumbai office and fourth in the firm. Other women partners include Charandeep Kaur, Kosturi Ghosh and Upasna Rao. Zia Mody commented: “..Her (Nisha) moving on so quickly is unfortunate. The path forward for the 3 partner AZB competition team of Samir Gandhi, Nisha and Rahul Rai was personally very exciting for me. […]

AZB & Partners is starting Transaction Support Group practice with former Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas TSG Head Ami Parikh. Ami would be joining the firm as a Partner Confirming the news, AZB Managing Partner Zia Mody said, “AZB is kicking off its TSG practise with Ami at its helm. I am personally convinced it will add significantly to the value proposition we deliver to our clients. We are looking forward to seeing this grow well. We welcome Ami as . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous […]

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has decided upon the meaning of the terms “dispute” and “existence of dispute” under Section 9 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). The ruling was made on May 24, in the case of Kirusa Software Pvt Ltd. v/s Mobilox Innovations Pvt Ltd. The NCLAT has held that the term “dispute” as defined in the IBC is illustrative and not exhaustive. However, such dispute must be relatable to the debt or default claimed. Therefore, the word “includes” ought to be read as “means and includes” and would pertain to the proceedings initiated or pending […]

IndusLaw has moved to a bigger office in Delhi that accommodates about 80 people. The Firm’s new office is located at the 2nd Floor, Block D, The MIRA, Mathura Road, Ishwar Nagar, New Delhi. Commenting on this move, Avimukt Dar in the firm’s press release said, “Our move to a larger office with enhanced infrastructure and improved accessibility reflects the team’s steady expansion across multiple practice . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar […]

Clasis Law has promoted two of its Associate Partners – Rahul Beruar and Vikram Bhargava to partnership. Beruar joined the firm in 2015 from Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan. He is heading the IP practice at Clasis. Bhargava specializes in corporate and regulatory laws with emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, fund investments and private equity transactions. The firm has also promoted three of its Senior Associates to Associate Partner level Priyanka Anand (Corporate) Neetika Ahuja (Corporate)

Dua Associates has promoted two of its Managers – Rajdeep Panda and Iqbal Tahir to partnership. The firm has also added two of its Partners – Anish Ghoshal and Abhinav Rastogi to equity partnership. Rajdeep is a graduate of Symbiosis Law School. He joined Dua Associates in 2010. He is based out of the firm’s Delhi office. Iqbal is based in the firm’s Gurgaon office. At Dua Associates, he is part of several . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles […]

Trilegal Partner and Litigation Head Sitesh Mukherjee will be relocating to Mumbai to build the firm’s disputes practice in the city, something that he has already done in Delhi. Confirming this decision, Partner Rahul Matthan said, “We are looking to significantly invest in building our litigation capabilities in Mumbai, therefore, we have decided that Sitesh would move to Mumbai with a view to kick starting the litigation practice in Mumbai.

Trilegal Mumbai Disputes Partner Faraz Alam Sagar has resigned from the firm and will be joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, according to sources. Confirming his exit, Trilegal Partner Rahul Matthan said, “We wish him well.” However, Cyril Shroff was not available for comment at the time of publishing the story. Sagar had

Niloy Pyne has joined the VFS Global Group in Dubai as it’s Group General Counsel effective May 1, 2017. Prior to joining VFS, Pyne was working with US-based consulting firm Barret & Averro Consulting (earlier known as Haig Barret & Averro) as it’s sole India partner. In a release, Niloy commented, “It was always my professional dream to represent or be associated with an entity that’s truly global . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival […]

Snapdeal Group General Counsel Ashish Chandra has quit ahead of the Snapdeal-Flipkart merger finalisation. With Chandra’s exit, Group CFO Anup Vikal has been given the additional role of General Counsel. Confirming his decision to leave Snapdeal to Bar & Bench, Chandra said, “It was one of my best experiences, as a Group General Counsel. I saw this company grow from $500 million valuation to $6.5 billion valuation and change 360 . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access […]

AZB & Partners has today promoted seven of its Senior Associates in Delhi to partnership. Here is the list of the newly promoted lawyers, along with their alma mater and year of graduation: 1. Abhishek Awasthi (GLC Mumbai, 2007); 2. Dushyant Bagga (Pune University, 2008); 3. Pallavi Meena (NLSIU, 2007); 4. Priyamvada Shenoy (Pune University, 2008); 5. Ravi Bhasin (Pune University, 2008); 6. Rohan Bagai (Amity Law School, IP University, 2007); and 7. Sumit Ghoshal (NLU Jodhpur, 2008).

Link Legal India Law Services has hired Y Sriniwas Arun as the resident Partner at its Hyderabad office. Atul  Sharma, Managing Partner commented, “We have known Arun for a long time. He is an excellent addition to our Firm. Arun will help the Firm further strengthen its support to Hyderabad based Clients, specifically in the Corporate Commercial, Projects, Banking & Infrastructure and Litigation space”. Arun has around 13 years . . . To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access […]