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IndusLaw hires disputes duo

IndusLaw has hired Amit Jajoo and Sushmita Gandhi as partners in the firm’s litigation practice in Mumbai. The partners join from HSA Advocates and are accompanied by senior associates Victor Basu and Bhagyashree Lembhe and associates Anamika, Amrita Dubey, Darpan Bhatia and Bhargav Kosuru.

“It was the collective decision of the team to join a fast-paced firm such as IndusLaw,” said Jajoo.

The team has expertise in banking and finance, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors and will be able to support clients with disputes in corporate and commercial, insolvency and bankruptcy, white collar crimes and intellectual property-related matters. Jajoo and Gandhi joined HSA as partners from Paras Kuhad Associates in 2016.

CAM sets up tech incubator

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has established the country’s first legal technology incubator, Prarambh, to support young entrepreneurs creating new technology-based solutions for the legal industry. Prarambh will be based in CAM’s New Delhi office and will be led by Komal Gupta, the firm’s head of artificial intelligence and innovation practice. The firm seeks to build tech-based solutions in areas such as access to justice, dispute resolution, transaction efficiencies, law firm operations, legal research, compliance contract management and legal talent management. Applications for Prarambh are open from 8 to 30 April and the shortlisted startups will be announced on 31 May.

Netflix hires APAC counsel

Aditya Kutty has joined Netflix as a counsel for the Asia Pacific region. In this capacity, he will support the Asia Pacific marketing team with a focus on India and will be based out of Mumbai.

Aditya previously worked with the on-demand delivery app Dunzo as a lead counsel in Bengaluru for about a year. Prior to that, he worked as a regulatory counsel for Uber in Bengaluru for two years. He advised the ride sharing company on technology regulations and supported the India litigation team.

NEW insurance lawyer at BSA

Anand Singh has joined the insurance and reinsurance practice of Dubai-based BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates as a senior associate. He joins from Kennedys’ Dubai office, where he worked as an associate. Singh has more than eight years of experience as a corporate insurance and regulatory lawyer and has practised across Middle East and India.

He has experience in advising insurance companies, reinsurers, insurance brokers and agents across multiple jurisdictions on incorporation, distribution strategy, regulatory, compliance and other advisory matters.

Singh left Tuli & Co in September 2014 after working at the firm for more than four years at its New Delhi office as a senior associate.