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The tale of two Amarchands: breaking the family business mould

The dramatic split up of India’s largest firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has created two separate firms led by two brothers – Cyril and Shardul Shroff. Although sharing the same family tie, similar names and the same aspiration to be the country’s best, the two firms could not be more […]


Lewis Silkin to pay £2m damages to India cricket chief client

Lewis Silkin will pay out £2m to former client, ex-Indian Premier League CEO Tim Wright, following a High Court ruling on Friday (3 July). Mr Justice Hamblen ruled the firm acted in breach of duty in advising Wright on his £10m severance guarantee, which did not include a jurisdiction clause. Wright instructed Lewis Silkin head […]

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Ashurst and Khaitan advise on Vedanta and Cairn India merger

Ashurst is advising long-time client Vedanta Resources on the merger of its oil and gas exploration subsidiaries Vedanta and Cairn India. Partners Tom Mercer and Richard Gubbins led the transaction from London, while US securities law partner Stuart Rubin advised from Hong Kong. Vedanta also turned Khaitan & Co for Indian legal advice, with the […]

Revealed: the foreign firms with the top India practices

There was a time when practically every foreign firm was clamouring to tap into the lucrative Indian market. But with the road to liberalisation proving interminably long and other Asian markets showing more value, many seemed to lose their interest in the vast country. Or did they? As new research from RSG Consulting shows, the […]

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Linklaters ousts Allen & Overy to top list of foreign India practices

Linklaters has supplanted magic circle rival Allen & Overy (A&O) as the international firm seen to have the most robust India practice, with the firm coming highly-recommended by clients and Indian firms. Legal strategy consultants RSG asked 514 buyers of legal services and 26 Indian law firms to name the foreign firms they felt had […]

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