The Dynamic Role of a GC as a Business Partner

BY Parveen Mahtani |

With the fallout from corporate scandals, rapid globalisation, increased focus on corporate governance, advancement in technology and data protection, the role of a general counsel has gained significant importance. Several years ago, the role of a general counsel was perceived to be a lifestyle-friendly prelude to retirement or sometimes, in the case of a woman, a role which she would transition to once she got married or had children, since it was perceived to support a work-home balance and did not have the long hours synonymous with a law firm practice.

India’s Link Legal in tie-up with compliance firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Link Legal India Law Services has merged with SD Services, a compliance and litigation firm based in Chennai

‘Change Needs To Start From Home’

BY Aparna Sai |

Pink Legal is India’s first-ever website dedicated to women’s laws and rights. Manasi Chaudhari, founder and CEO of Pink Legal, talks about the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on women, and why there are so few female lawyers in the country. 

Taking up Tech

BY Aparna Sai |

With COVID-19 keeping lawyers at home and making face-to-face meetings difficult, in-house legal teams have had to embrace technology like never before. Legal department leaders say that this is not a passing phase; tech will be a critical component of their work long after the pandemic subsides. 

ALB India 2020 Top Disputes Lawyers

BY Asian Legal Business, Aparna Sai |

In its second annual list of India’s best disputes lawyers, ALB India spotlights 30 standout practitioners in the country’s litigation and arbitration scene. The list has been selected based on submissions made to ALB. The names are in alphabetical order, and certain lawyers have been profiled below. 

Delhi: TMT partner rejoins L&L

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s L&L Partners has welcomed back technology media and telecommunications (TMT) specialist Asim Abbas as a partner in Delhi, nearly two decades after he first le

Mumbai: JSA boosts corp practice with team of 5 from L&L

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s J. Sagar Associates has hired a team of five lawyers in Mumbai from L&L Partners, including partner Apurva Jayant.  

India’s S&R raids rival JSA for banking and finance team

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm S&R Associates has hired a team of five banking and finance specialists in Delhi from J Sagar Associates, including partners Divyanshu Pandey and Arpita Garg.

Disputes partner rejoins India’s Desai & Dewanji from rival AZB

BY Aparna Sai |

Disputes specialist Anoj Menon has left Indian law firm AZB & Partners to rejoin Desai & Dewanji as a partner in Mumbai.

India’s Phoenix Legal adds maritime disputes team in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm Phoenix Legal has hired a six-lawyer maritime disputes team from boutique Legasis Partners, including partner Gautam Bhatikar and counsel Zoeb Cutlerywala.

India’s L&L embroiled in public spat between equity partners

BY Aparna Sai |

Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf, equity partners at India’s L&L Partners, have been involved in a public tussle over differences related to dilution of shareholding at one of the country’s largest full-service law firms.

SIAC halts sale of India’s Future Retail to Reliance

BY Aparna Sai |

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has issued an emergency ruling in favour of, putting on hold conglomerate Reliance Industries’ bid to acquire Indian’s Future Retail.