Asian Lawyer

India’s Amarchand to Split Into Two New Firms: Reports

India’s largest and most prominent law firm is on the verge of a breakup, according to reports in Indian media.

Firms

  • Asian Lawyer

    Pondering India Without Amarchand

    By Tom Brennan

    If the media reports are true, the country's biggest and most prominent law firm will split in two as of April 1. So what's that mean for the Indian legal market?

  • DLA Explores New Revenue Streams through CyberTrak

    By Jennifer Henderson

    The firm announced the launch of a subscription-based online platform that allows multinational companies to access information regarding cybersecurity laws for the countries in which they operate.

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Deals

  • Asian Lawyer, Europe

    A&O, Freshfields Lead Li's $3.75B British Rail Buy

    By Tom Brennan

    Two companies controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing are acquiring Eversholt Rail Group from a consortium that includes U.K. private equity funds 3i Infrastructure and STAR Capital Partners.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Sidley, Ashurst, Freshfields on $10B Citic Deal

    By Tom Brennan

    Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group Co. Ltd. and Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. are buying a 20 percent stake in the Chinese state-run conglomerate.

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Disputes

  • Europe

    U.S. Claims Three Were Part of Russian Spy Ring

    By Mark Hamblett

    Federal authorities said they busted a Russian spy ring Monday, arresting a man who allegedly used his cover as a Russian bank employee in New York to try to obtain economic and political intelligence about the United States.

  • Latin America

    Human Rights Lawyer Defends Actions in Chiquita War Crimes Case

    By Scott Flaherty

    Chiquita's lawyers at Covington & Burling say Terry Collingsworth may have proposed paying former Colombian paramilitaries to give false testimony. Collingswoth maintains that the plaintiffs did nothing wrong, and that Chiquita just wants to postpone a reckoning of its conduct in Colombia's bloody civil war.

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People

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