Veritas Legal has promoted Vineet Nalawalla as a Partner to lead the Real Estate practice for the firm. This takes the total number of partners at the firm to seven. The other partners are Abhijit Joshi, Nandish Vyas, Rahul Dwarkadas, Zubin Mehta, Tushar Raut and Kunal Doshi. Vineet Nalawalla is a graduate of Government Law College, Mumbai. He started his career in 2008 and has been a part of Kanga & Co and Dhaval Vassonji & Associates prior to joining Veritas . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: […]

Trilegal has today appointed Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha as Partners in its Asset Management and Funds Practice taking the total partner strength to 44. On July 9, we had reported that Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha are leaving AZB & Partners to join Trilegal. Nishant Parikh, Trilegal Partner, comments “We are excited about Ganesh and Aditya joining the . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 19.2 crore on South Asia LPG Company Ltd (SALPG) for denying market access to East India Petroleum Pvt. Ltd. (EIPL). The CCI found SALPG guilty of abuse of its dominant position for limiting upstream terminalling services for import of LPG at Visakhapatnam port. Noting that denial of market access is one of the most severe forms of abuse of dominant position, the Commission imposed a penalty of 10% of SALPG . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account […]

Former Anand and Anand Senior Partner Binny Kalra – along with lawyers Abhilasha Nautiyal, Aditya Gupta, Kruttika Vijay and Raunaq Kamath – has set up a flat structured law firm called Ira Law in Delhi. The new firm will focus on intellectual property laws, the full gamut of litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency and winding up, transactional advice, competition law, consumer protection laws, data privacy and protection, and media and advertising. Kalra has left Anand and Anand after spending 27 years . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited […]

Citi India Cluster General Counsel Pramod Rao is leaving the company to rejoin ICICI. He will join ICICI as Group General Counsel, according to sources. Rao had initially joined ICICI Bank in 1996 and worked there for almost sixteen years. He headed the legal department at ICICI Bank from 2005 to 2012. In 2012, Rao left ICICI for private practice. He . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

ICICI Bank’s Joint General manager Jayesh Thaikandy has left ICICI to join Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). Jayesh has joined SCB as Head – Legal, India. Jayesh has worked at ICICI for over seven years. Before that he was working with IDBI. He has over 20 years of experience as in-house counsel. In May, Nilanjan Sinha, former . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

Luthra & Luthra has hired Link Legal Associate Partner Alok Sonker as a Partner Designate in its Mumbai office. Confirming Sonker’s joining, Luthra & Luthra Founder and Managing Partner Rajiv Luthra said, “Alok will be joining the firm’s Mumbai office as a Partner Designate in the Corporate M&A and Private Equity practice. We, as a firm, are very excited to have Alok on board, as he will add significant value and . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

OYO, India’s largest hospitality company, has appointed Rakesh Prusti as its General Counsel. Rakesh joins OYO from Max Healthcare, where he was working as Director – Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs. Rakesh has spent over 22 years as in-house counsel with companies from diverse sectors including French retail giant – Carrefour, NIIT Technologies, Global Vantedge (now Aegis), Cottage Industries Exposition. Speaking on the . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

Amit Gupta has joined Vikram Solar, leading solar energy solutions provider, as Head – Legal & Business Affairs. Gupta has 18 years of experience in Corporate Legal, Commercial & Corporate Affairs, land matters, compliance, and secretarial matters. Prior to joining Vikram Solar, Amit was associated with Punj Lloyd Infrastructure Ltd. He has previously worked with Paramount Communications Limited. Commenting on Gupta’s appointment, Rajendra Kumar Parakh, CFO of Vikram Solar said,

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi Corporate Partner Nivedita Tiwari is joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, according to sources. Nivedita had resigned from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in April this year. She had joined the firm in 2015 from Platinum Partners. The DU graduate had joined Platinum Partners after working with MNK Law Offices for a year.

International Law Chambers (ILC), a member firm of SNG & Partners, has undergone a change in management. Managing Partner of SNG Rajesh Gupta has handed over management and control of the Doha-based ILC to Associate Partner Rahul Kumar (pictured right). Kumar, who is a graduate of National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata, has more than ten years’ experience as a corporate and finance lawyer. While associated with the New Delhi office of SNG & Partners . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access […]

Abhirup Dasgupta has joined HSA Advocates as an Associate Partner at Delhi. He will join the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. Dasgupta was previously working with Dhir & Dhir Associates, as a Principal Associate. Prior to that, he has worked at the legal department of Bennett Coleman Co. Ltd. (Times of India) and J Sagar Associates. Dasgupta has a broad-based disputes practice, with a strong focus on Insolvency & Bankruptcy laws, banking litigation, securitisation laws, corporate litigation, civil, criminal, and . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One […]

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Partner and Head of the Delhi practice Percival Billimoria is leaving the firm for counsel practice, according to authoritative sources. Billimoria, who is the Chair of the Disputes, Regulatory, Advocacy and Policy at Cyril Amarchand, planned to exit in line with the prior understanding that he would leave the firm in two years. It is understood that Billimoria will be starting his chamber in August. We have reached out to Billimoria and . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access […]

AZB & Partners has hired Shreya Rao as a Partner in its Bangalore office, to co-head the firm’s Private Client practice, with effect from June 20. A 2006 graduate of NALSAR, Hyderabad, Rao completed her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2009. She went on to work for Nishith Desai Associates, where she led the Private Client practice and co-headed the International Tax practice. Rao then set up her boutique law firm, Rao Law Chambers in 2016 . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of […]

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted as many as 20 lawyers to the position of Principal Associate. Here are the newly promoted lawyers along with their practice areas and offices: Name Practice Area City Abhinav Maker Capital Markets Delhi Ankit Kejriwal General Corporate Mumbai Ankita Bhasin Tax Delhi Anwesha Haldar General Corporate Mumbai Aparupa Saha General Corporate Mumbai Faraz Khan General Corporate Mumbai Gauhar Mirza Dispute Resolution Delhi Kausalya Venkataraman General Corporate Bengaluru Kushal Sinha Projects and Project Finance Delhi Matthew . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: […]

Jurisperitus Law Offices (JPL) has promoted Sushil K Singh and Krishanu Adhikary to partnership. Sushil is a 2001 graduate of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. An Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court, Sushil specializes in service matters and arbitration. Krishanu is a 2007 graduate of Department of Law, Calcutta University. He specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration. Commenting on the promotions, JPL Partner Ashish Kumar said in a press release . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

J. Sagar Associates Partner Apoorva Misra will be leaving the firm to join a power transmission company as their Head of Claims Management for their global infrastructure business. Apoorva’s area of practice is Regulatory & Policy with a focus on Regulatory Litigation in the Power sector, Oil & Gas projects, Mining and Environment. On leaving JSA and taking up this new role, Apoorva said, “JSA has been a great journey . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

Former Desai & Diwanji Partner Madhavan Srivatsan has set up his own boutique corporate law office, called ‘Law Office of Madhavan Srivatsan’. The boutique law office will offer select and limited corporate legal services restricted to areas of M&A, Private Equity, Joint Venture and Corporate Advisory to mid-sized corporates, as well as the startup community. Madhavan completed his LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 2001. He joined Desai & Diwanji in 2003, and . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to […]

Legal recruitment and talent management company Vahura has launched a survey in a bid to find out the best law firms to work at in India. The Best Law Firms to Work – Survey 2018 aims to distil the experience of law firm professionals, who can evaluate their own workplace anonymously. It will also provide feedback to the participating law firms on what they can do to improve the overall work environment. The survey includes a series of 30 questions based on parameters such . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a […]

Nilanjan Sinha, former Head of Corporate Advisory at Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd, has joined ICICI Bank. It is understood that Sinha has joined as second in-command at the legal department, and will eventually replace Sanker Parameswaran, who presently serves as Head of Corporate Legal Group at ICICI Bank. We have reached out to ICICI Bank’s Corporate Communication team for comment. Sinha joined Godrej & Boyce in 2017, prior to . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns […]

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Equity Partner Akila Agrawal, who had resigned from the firm in April this year, is likely to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, according to authoritative sources. Akila has left Shardul Amarchand early this week. It is understood that she has been put on four months’ gardening leave. We have reached out to Pallavi Shroff from Shardul . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

The IndiGo legal team has announced its annual promotions. Principal Legal Counsel Bharat Bahadur and Sarah Rufus have been made Associate General Counsel. Bharat joined IndiGo in December 2016 from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He joined Gibson in 2013, prior to which he was working at AZB & Partners as a Senior Associate. He is a graduate of Amity Law School. Sarah has previously worked with AZB & Partners and S&R Associates. She is a graduate of . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of […]

Squire Patton Boggs has appointed former head of the India Practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, Nimi Patel, as a Director in its India Practice in London. Patel has wide-ranging experience in UK and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, securities, capital markets, structuring and establishment of funds and other corporate finance work. She launched the India Practice of Herbert Smith Freehills in 1994, and under her 20-year leadership, it became a recognized market leader.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Corporate Partner Jay Parikh is all set to join Luthra & Luthra in Mumbai. Confirming Jay Parikh’s joining, Luthra & Luthra Senior Partner Mohit Saraf said, “Jay will be joining the Firm’s Mumbai office as a Partner in the M&A, Private Equity, and Banking Finance practice. We are very excited about Jay joining the Firm, as he would bring excellent experience and valuable insight and perspective.

Trilegal Counsel Anuja Tiwari has joined DSK Legal as a Partner in the Delhi office to further strengthen the firm’s Infrastructure & Projects practice. Anand Desai, Managing Partner, DSK Legal, said “We are very excited to have Anuja on board and are confident that she will add tremendous value to our growing Infrastructure & Projects practice. Her experience in the space will greatly help us.” Anuja joined . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]

Pravin Anand, Managing Partner of IP firm Anand and Anand, and Vaibhav Gaggar, Managing Partner of Gaggar & Associates, have formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called ‘Anand Anand and Gaggar’, according to sources. The SPV will focus exclusively on the interface between IP, Technology and Competition law. Being leading firms in their respective domains of IP/Tech and Competition laws, this new entity could be a real gamechanger in the domain – specially considering that a huge amount of . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of […]

Nischal Hindia, former Legal Director at Diageo India, has joined GlaxoSmithKline India as General Counsel, according to sources. It is understood that Hindia would be replacing Kaizad Hazari, Executive Vice President – Legal & Corporate Affairs. Nischal had joined Diageo from UBS in June 2013 but had resigned from the company earlier this year. A . . . Facebook Comment 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 […]