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AARNA LAW
AZB Partner Shreyas Jayasimha quits to set up Aarna Law
ADVAITA LEGAL
KPMG friend Advaita poaches ex-LKS Madhav Rao from consultant best-friend BMR Legal
BMR, KPMG partners set up tax firm ‘close’ to KPMG
Agarwal Law Associates
Behind the scenes: How 90+ lawyers & 3 judges created the biggest free speech judgment in more than half a century
Kingfisher with Agarwal Law, Manu Singhvi loses in SC appeal to UBI, advised by Verus, Rohatgi
ALMT Legal
ALMT, Bharucha on UK testing lab Exova's India buy
Sand Hill, ALMT merge TimesDeal with CouponDunia
AMARCHAND & MANGALDAS & SURESH A SHROFF & CO.
The end of an era (live & summarised): Amarchand Mangaldas split now official [CYRIL AFFIDAVIT & PRESS RELEASE]
Anand & Anand
BMS, Cipla may settle patent row amicably
Pfizer gets one more relief from IPAB
Anup S Shah Law Firm
 
APJ-SLG
Muted expectations from task force on trade gap
India to press for moderate tariff liberalization, hybrid template
AZB
AZB, Desai & D, Khaitan Cal-Del organise Bandhan Rs 1,020 cr investment by IFC, GIC
Indus, Luthra, AZB, Themis bed down $24m VC investment into online hotel aggregator OYO Rooms
Trilegal, AZB act on Canadian $1.5m Delhi medical research company buy
Bharucha & Partners
Bharucha ramps up with 3 lateral partners: Ex-Amarchand Vandana Pai, NDA’s Shafaq Sapre, SuriCo’s Arjun Anand
Bharuchas bag first Indian M&A mandate for Twitter Inc in $30m buy of ZipDial with AZB Bangalore
ALMT, Bharucha on UK testing lab Exova's India buy
Bhasin&Co
SILF prez Lalit Bhasin: Sudden entry of foreign firms would 'damage profession irretrievably'
Why foreign law firms are most likely to enter India now (or never): An investigation into the realities of legal policy, lobbying & backroom talks
BHATT & SALDANHA
 
BMR Legal
KPMG friend Advaita poaches ex-LKS Madhav Rao from consultant best-friend BMR Legal
BMR wins for Shell, as BHC follows Vodafone transfer pricing precedent
Bose & Mitra
 
Brus Chambers
 
Clarus
 
CRAWFORD BAYLEY & CO.
JSA bags mandate for Anil Ambani defence sortie with Reliance $130m Pipavav purchase opposite K Law, Crawford Bayley
DSK, Crawford on Indo-French food & beverage JV
DESAI & DIWANJI
AZB, Desai & D, Khaitan Cal-Del organise Bandhan Rs 1,020 cr investment by IFC, GIC
Desai & D, Luthra act on sale of NH-11 road for Rs 525 crore
DSK Legal
DSK Legal & Harish Salve win speedy Bombay HC bail for Salman Khan after 5 years sentence for driving drunk without licence & killing [UPDATE-5]
Delhi HC gets 6 new seniors: Mohit Mathur, KK Manan, Rekha Palli, ex-DSK Balbir Singh, Mukul Talwar, Vivek Sood
DSK, Crawford on Indo-French food & beverage JV
Dua Associates
Jyoti Sagar (retd) assists firm he founded on PepsiCo's VBL deal opposite Dua
Dua promotes 3 to equity partner, 1 to non-equity
ELP
ELP promotes Vinayak Burman to partner, 6 to associate partner, 14 associates
ELP, Samvad do early-stage ad-tech investment
ELP, A&M act in Rs 60 cr Tano Capital microfinance investment
FEDERAL & RASHMIKANT
The end of an era (live & summarised): Amarchand Mangaldas split now official [CYRIL AFFIDAVIT & PRESS RELEASE]
Finsec
 
Gagrats
Compat rejects ex-AI director plea to kill Jet-Etihad merger with LEXport, DSK, Salve & others
HSA
HSA replaces AZB, (Cyril) Amarchand assists on messy $1bn Lanco-Adani Udupi Power buy
Trilegal of counsel Sakya Chaudhuri moves to HSA as partner
HSA hires ex-JSA partner Abeezar Faizullabhoy
International Trade Law Consultants
 
Inttl Advocare
 
JSA
Now official: Akshay Chudasama resigns JSA to be Shardul Amarchand Mumbai managing partner
Shardul Amarchand, JSA, Khaitan act on Rs 2,000 cr Temasek Avantha buy
JSA, Rajani Singhania steer FIPB-free Japanese pharma buy after DIPP note
K&S Partners
Jyoti Sagar’s K&S promotes 4 to equity partner, gets new patents chair
Kachwaha
 
Kanga & Co.
Bombay HC issues criminal contempt on Mirror for reporting what happened in court & ‘caricature’
Karanjawala & Co.
Seth Dua, Pratibha Singh in court-ordered mediation for Santa Banta jokes vs Santa Banta movie with Karanjawala, TMT, Mine & Young
ELP, Karanjawala win for Next Radio, MBPL in compulsory licence challenge
Karanjawala promotes Samarjeet Pattnaik to partnership in criminal lit
Khaitan & Co.
AZB, Desai & D, Khaitan Cal-Del organise Bandhan Rs 1,020 cr investment by IFC, GIC
Khaitan bags $4bn mandate for iGate in CapGem takeover [UPDATE: Luthra acting for Capgemini ]
KhaitanCo mammoth associate promotion round: 30 new principal associates, 28 new seniors
Kochhar & Co.
Kochhar opens in Dubai with ambitious plans after cutting local best friendships
IndusLaw, Kochhar, MoFo + 8 law firms bag Softbank $627m injection into Snapdeal [UPDATE-1]
Amarchand Delhi acts for Sumitomo on Rs 200 cr buy of Kochhar-client Carzonrent
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Calcutta property deal keeps LKS, Jalan, Khaitan busy, leaves Jones Lang optimistic
Khare partner Abir Roy joins LKS as joint partner
Lakshmikumaran goes global: Opens full-time Geneva office to tap developing world’s WTO work
LexOrbis
Delhi IP firm LexOrbis opens in Bangalore
LexOrbis win interim trademark injunction for FDCI against Global Lex Legal for Jabong
IP boutique LexOrbis promotes 4 to partner: Dodd, Kumar, Ameya Singh, Sriniwas
Lexygen
 
Link Legal
Luthra MA Siddharth Srivastava joins Link Legal as partner
Mass exodus: K Law poaches Link Legal partners Ajay Sawhney, Gautham Srinivas & team of 10 to kick off in Delhi
Delhi Airport’s ‘meaningful’, unusual & low-tax $290m high-yield bond issue: 5 law firms advise
Luthra & Luthra
Indus, Luthra, AZB, Themis bed down $24m VC investment into online hotel aggregator OYO Rooms
Amarchand, Luthra on record Daiichi $3.2bn block sale of Sun Pharma shares
Khaitan bags $4bn mandate for iGate in CapGem takeover [UPDATE: Luthra acting for Capgemini ]
MV Kini
 
Mulla & Mulla 
Ambani, via Mulla & Mulla, serves Bhushan's junior, Google with legal notice over blog
Haigreve Khaitan, Mulla win Ambani bros mandates to slap defamation notices on Gas Wars authors, printers, publishers
NAIK NAIK & CO. 
Bombay HC refuses Naik Naik, Anurag Kashyap relief over 'smoking is bad for you' pop-up warnings
Naik becomes best friends with int’l firm Lawrence Graham (LG)
Nishith Desai 
Trilegal, Nishith Desai act on $20m Caspian Impact Investment debt financing
Samvad, ARA, NDA, Themis on Tiger Global, Sequoia's $15m PE into Moonfrog
Deals in brief: Semi-mysterious $2.7bn Cognizant US M&A with NDA | €730m Alstom-Triton | Everything else that’s been happening in corporate deal world
P&A Law Offices 
CCI fines 14 top car makers Rs 2,554 cr, but where will battery of lawyers inevitably appeal to?
P&A wins again for MCX v Amarchand over NSE’s Rs 50 cr dominance abuse in Compat
Pathak Associates, Nishith Desai on Cognizant's US digital video acquisition
P.H. PAREKH & CO.
 
PDS LEGAL
Desai & Diwanji stalwarts Monika Deshmukh, Vihang Virkar to defect to E&Y-affiliate PDS Legal
ELP, LKS, PDS, Global Legal win service tax relief for Bharti, E&Y, Ultratech, others in DHC
Phoenix Legal 
Phoenix boosts Delhi disputes, hires KSP partner Debarshi Dutta plus 2
Phoenix Legal follows clients, nests in Chennai with first non-founding office
Phoenix partnership adds 50%: KSP partners Mrinal Ojha & Trinath Tadakamalla join, Kartikeya Singh promoted
PLATINUM PARTNERS
Over half-dozen law firms bag mandates in Mylan Inc buying Famy contraceptives for $800m
Platinum promotes Piusha Bose to partnership in Mumbai, to grow to 9 partners
Platinum scoops MNK, ex-Luthra partner Nivedita Tiwari
PSA 
 
PSP LAW OFFICE
 
RK Dewan 
 
Rajani Singhania & Partners 
JSA, Rajani Singhania steer FIPB-free Japanese pharma buy after DIPP note
Rajani Singhania, Trilegal on Apna Paisa financial portal merger
Khaitan Sud partner Preeti Balwani joins Rajani Singhania as partner
RAJINDER NARAIN & CO.
CCI fines 14 top car makers Rs 2,554 cr, but where will battery of lawyers inevitably appeal to?
Remfry Sagar 
Naveen Goel, Remfry Sagar advise on ad giant M&C Saatchi’s India acquisition
S&R Associates 
S&R Rajat Sethi follows Bhagat, moves from Delhi to Mumbai in corp drive
TTA scoops $1bn R-Com deal with S&R, Jones Day for banks
S&R, Amarchand on Bertelsmann, Norwest $15m infusion into Pepperfry
Saikrishna Associates 
Saikrishna assembles with AZB, TTA-Dhall to secure Avengers Age of Ultron release over digital projection CCI complaint
SC extends stay of HC order banning cricket world cup feed from Doordarshan on cable
Samvad 
Samvad, ARA, NDA, Themis on Tiger Global, Sequoia's $15m PE into Moonfrog
Samvad + Indus double-team $15m Nexus PE in hotel booking site
Samvad promotes two to partnership
SDA 
Seth Dua, Pratibha Singh in court-ordered mediation for Santa Banta jokes vs Santa Banta movie with Karanjawala, TMT, Mine & Young
SSL&S 
Singh & Singh, Chander Lall & Sethi to merge into 27-lawyer IP firm
TALWAR THAKORE & ASSOCIATES
Talwar Thakore Associates hikes fresher pay to Rs 13 L (or Rs 18 L with rare top-end bonus)
Tata Steel’s $3.05bn loan financing draws in Links with TTA, JSA with slaughters
TTA scoops $1bn R-Com deal with S&R, Jones Day for banks
TALWAR THAKORE & ASSOCIATES (IN COLLABORATION WITH VINOD DHALL)
Saikrishna assembles with AZB, TTA-Dhall to secure Avengers Age of Ultron release over digital projection CCI complaint
THE CHAMBERS OF GEORGE A REBELLO
 
Trilegal 
Trilegal, AZB act on Canadian $1.5m Delhi medical research company buy
Trilegal scoops senior (Shardul) Amarchand corp partner Ravindra Bandhakavi [UPDATE-2]
Trilegal, Nishith Desai act on $20m Caspian Impact Investment debt financing
VAISH ASSOCIATES ADVOCATES 
Amarchand Mangaldas, Vaish on $852m UltraTech buy of JP cement plants
Vaish, Amarchand on $1.5bn Jaiprakash hydropower project sale to JSW
7 new Delhi senior counsel: Vaish head Ajay Vohra + 6 others
Walia & Co. 
 
WORLD TRADE CONSULTANTS & ADVOCATES
 
ZARIR BHARUCHA & ASSOCIATES 
 

  

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