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 Trilegal in 2008 after graduating from Delhi University.  She has been involved in projects work, particularly in the areas of renewables (wind and solar, conventional) including risk assessment, pre-litigation strategy, regulatory advisory, transaction […]

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 […]

Indian Law Partners (ILP) acted for Toshiba Corporation and its subsidiary in their collective stake increase to 100% and further investment in Delhi-based wastewater treatment and clean water solutions provider company UEM India Amicus Services acted for the Promoters of UEM India and DSK Legal advised the other shareholder True North (formerly India Value Fund). ILP team was led by Partner Gopika Pant, along with Counsel Vineet Gupta and Associates Abhishek Kumar . . . 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 […]

After establishing the Pune office in December 2017, Solomon & Co. has further strengthened its Corporate practice in Pune with the addition of Jacqueline Aikin, former Senior Legal Counsel at Suzlon Energy, as an Associate Partner in the Firm. Outlining his vision behind augmenting the Corporate Practice, Aaron Solomon, Managing Partner shared, “At Solomon, we are always keen to infuse fresh blood in the organization . . . 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 […]

The International Chamber of Commerce’s Young Arbitration Forum (ICC YAF), in collaboration with P&A Law Offices, conducted a Masterclass on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards on Saturday. The event was held at the FICCI Federation House in Delhi and spanned over seven hours. The inaugural session of the event featured addresses from legal dignitaries like Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Delhi High Court judge Justice Navin Chawla, and Senior Counsel

Ogilvy & Mather VP & Head Legal – Kanan Rele has joined Singh&Singh|Malhotra&Hegde (SSMH) as a Partner with effect from May 2, 2018. Kanan has over 15 years of experience and specializes in the areas of media & information technology laws. Founder & Managing Partner, Vanditta Malhotra Hegde commented, “We are excited to announce that Kanan has joined the firm at an important juncture, since . . . 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 […]

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has announced its promotions for this year. The firm has elevated five lawyers to the designation of Partner/Director and fifteen lawyers to Associate Partner/Director level. The five new Partner/Director designees along with their location and practice areas are: Adarsh Somani – Mumbai – Tax Amit Manubarwala – Mumbai – Corporate & Commercial Rajat Chhabra – Pune – Tax Shyam Pandya – Mumbai – Corporate & Commercial Vivek Baj – Pune – Tax

Poornima Sampath, Senior Attorney at Intel Capital, has joined Shuva Mandal’s legal team at the Tata Group. She will join Supriya Bhardwaj, who moved to Tata from Piramal Bain in February this year. It is understood that Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Principal Associate Sayak Maity is also joining Shuva’s team. Poornima is a 2002 graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She also holds an LL.M. from Columbia University. She has . . . 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 […]

Agarwal Law Associates (ALA) has promoted three of its lawyers, including one woman lawyer, to Associate Partner level. The firm has promoted Neeha Nagpal, Ankur Saigal, and Rajeev Kumar. The other Partners at the firm are EC Agrawala, Mahesh Agarwal, Rishi Agrawala and Shally Bhasin. Neeha, who joined ALA in 2009, is a graduate of the University of Warwick. She focuses on the corporate-criminal practice and has represented the Essar Group in the 2G . . . 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, […]

Economic Laws Practice has appointed Khaitan & Co, Director – Business Strategy & Business Development Ashutosh Gupta as Director – Strategy and Planning. The firm has also hired Karishma Maniar as Associate Director for their Defense & Aerospace practice. Ashutosh has nearly 12 years of business development and strategy consulting experience across diverse markets and industry sectors. He has earlier worked with KPMG and Aon Hewitt in different capacities. He studied law at Delhi University and also holds an LL.M. Columbia University as well as an MBA degree from the University of Oxford. Karishma has over 11 years of experience in the defence sector. […]

Jivesh Chandrayan joins HSA Advocates as a Partner to further strengthen the firm’s Corporate practice. He will be operating out of the firm’s New Delhi office. Jivesh has over 13 years of experience in advising various Indian and multinational corporations on diverse areas of corporate-commercial laws across industry sectors. He has represented clients in corporate counseling, commercial transaction, dispute resolution and litigation. Jivesh joins HSA from Kochhar & Co., where he was . . . 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, […]

Excellence Enablers, Finsec Law Advisors, and Association for Development of Securities Market (ADSM) have entered into an exclusive agreement for cooperation on improving regulatory and governance standards in India. The exclusive agreement aims to build consensus to advocate a better regulatory structure and framework. This will be achieved by making representations to government and regulators for improving the public policy on financial market regulations. The trio plans to advice specific industries in the financial sector and works with them to create . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you […]

Samvad Partners has promoted Aparna Ravi and Khyati Sanghvi to partnership taking the total number of partners in the Firm to 14. Aparna is based out of Bengaluru office while Khyati is based out of Mumbai office. The Firm’s senior partner Vineetha MG welcomed both of them and said, “We are absolutely proud and excited to welcome Aparna and Khyati to the partnership. Both of them . . . 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 […]

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Equity Partner Akila Agrawal has resigned from the firm, according to sources. We have reached out to Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Managing Partner Pallavi Shroff for comment. Akila is a Senior Partner in the M&A and General Corporate practice at the firm. She specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures. She leads a 15-lawyer team Akila has extensive experience in handling Takeover Offers, Delisting Offers, Corporate Governance . . . 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 […]

‘IC Universal Legal’ has announced its promotions. The firm has made three Partners taking the total number of partners to 18. Partners  Puneet Shah Souvik Roy Yash Bansal Puneet has been in the legal practice for over 11 years and is part of the firm’s Private Equity and Corporate Transactional Team. Before joining IC Universal Legal, he worked with J. Sagar Associates, ARA Law and Nishith Desai Associates at their Mumbai offices.

The National Company Law Tribunal, Kolkata Bench today approved the resolution plan submitted by Vedanta Ltd. for resolving one of the RBI 12, Electrosteel Steels. State Bank of India had initiated insolvency proceedings against Electrosteel Steels on July 21, 2017. While the 180-day deadline for Electrosteel was  around 16 January 2018, the resolution professional obtained a 90-day extension in December, 2017, pushing its deadline to around April 17, 2018. Electrosteel had reported to the Bombay Stock Exchange that it had received  four bids in total, which appears to be one of the highest number of bids received by any of the […]

The Delhi office of AZB & Partners has announced its promotions today. The firm has promoted five of its lawyer to salaried partnership while three Senior associates have been made Counsel, according to sources. The promotions are effective from April 1, 2018. Partners Akansha Aggarwal Anisha Shridhar Aprajita Rana Jaishree Tolani Varun Lamba Akansha is part of the Direct Tax team. Both Anisha and Jaishree are part of Senior Partner Anil Kasturi‘s team. Anisha holds an LL.M. from King’s College, London and Jaishree holds an LL.M from Boston University. Aprajita and Varun are part of Senior Partner Sunila Awasthi’s team. […]

JSA lawyer Puja Priyadarshini has re-joined HSA Advocates as Associate Partner as part of the Disputes, Regulatory and Policy Practice. Puja was with HSA till March 2017, and rejoins HSA after a brief stint at J. Sagar Associates. Puja has broad-based experience in disputes, with a focus on regulatory litigation and advisory. She has significant experience in handling regulatory disputes in the Energy sector. She regularly appears before diverse Electricity Regulatory Commissions, APTEL, High Courts and the Supreme Court. Recently,

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has recently elevated four of its salaried partners to equity partnership. Equity Partners Indranil Deshmukh Shagoofa Khan Rashmi Pradeep Shishir Vayttaden Commenting on this development, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Managing Partner Cyril Shroff said, “We are delighted with the induction of these equity partners from within the firm. They are of . . . 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 […]

JP Morgan Chase & Co. Managing Director and Head of Legal, Jigar Shah will be moving to KKR. He would be joining KKR in Mumbai as Head of Legal and Compliance, according to authoritative sources. It is understood that Shah would be leaving JP Morgan end of next month to join KKR. This is KKR’s first functional hire in India. Globally KKR has 14 people in the Legal/Compliance department in its team of approximately 1,250 employees. We reached out to

As reported on Saturday, Khaitan & Co has just confirmed that Competition Partner Avaantika Kakkar has resigned from the firm. Confirming the news Khaitan & Co Executive Director Amar Sinhji said, “Avaantika Kakkar, our Partner from the Competition Practice based at Mumbai has decided to leave the Firm and pursue her career elsewhere . . . 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 […]

Khaitan & Co Competition Partner Avaantika Kakkar is resigning from the firm and is likely to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, according to several sources. It is understood that Avaantika would be joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as Head of Competition Practice. We have reached out to both Khaitan & Co and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for comment. However, Khaitan’s Amar Sinhji commented, “The rumours . . . 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 […]

Khaitan & Co Direct Tax Executive Director Daksha Baxi and Corporate Associate Partner Pooja Baxi Patel have resigned from the firm. It is understood that both mother-daughter would be joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. We have reached out to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Managing Partner Cyril Shroff for comment. Update: Cyril Shroff has today confirmed that . . . 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 a […]

Vaish Associates has announced the promotion of ten lawyers as Principal Associates and five lawyers as Senior Associates across its Delhi, Mumbai  and Bangalore offices, effective from April 1 this year. The following lawyers have been promoted to Principal Associate: Shaily Gupta, Deepashree Rao, Abhishek Agarwal, Anshul Sachar, Vishal Kumar, Seema Redhu and Abhijeet Das from New Delhi; Priyanka Jain and Arnab Roy from Mumbai; Sidharth Dang from Bengaluru . . . 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 […]

Khaitan & Co has today announced its annual promotions. The firm has elevated  8 of its Associate Partners to Equity Partnership. The firm has also made 15 Associate Partners and 1 lawyer has been made  Counsel. This takes the total number of Equity Partners to 91 and Associate Partners to 36 and the total firm strength is now 545. Khaitan, in its release stated, “It is a recognition of these individuals . . . 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 […]

Legal Technology Consultant Eshan Sharma has joined AZB & Partners in Mumbai as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Confirming the news, AZB Managing Partner Zia Mody commented, “Having Eshan join us is just great. With his legal background, his ability to understand the pain points a law firm faces will be invaluable. And how to resolve them in a sensible manner. Eshan also already knows many of our partners and so has fitted . . . 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, […]