Reliance, India’s largest conglomerate, is losing its general counsel, with Rahul Dutt leaving to join Khaitan & Co, a Mumbai law firm. In his previous role at Reliance, Mr Dutt supported M&A and joint venture transactions. The hiring gives Khaitan potentially lucrative insights into one of India’s most important corporate clients, given Reliance’s dominance in industry, telecoms, financial services and media.
In the US, Steve Clifton has become general counsel at TeamHealth, a Tennessee based healthcare services provider listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr Clifton will head corporate governance, M&A, compliance and operations at the firm, which boasts more than 14,000 staff.
The healthcare industry also sees the loss of Jill Witter, who is leaving Novation to join flooring retailers Lumber Liquidators as legal officer and compliance chief.
Bicycle maker Dorel Sports has hired Nico Zimmerman as GC. Mr Zimmerman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a member of the state bar in California, New York and Connecticut.