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Law firms  11 hours ago

Merger between Universal in South, IC Legal in Mumbai creates new 100+ national firm, hopes for ‘excellent synergies’

Bangalore-headquartered law firm Universal Legal and Mumbai firm IC Legal have merged into IC Universal Legal Advocates & Solicitors, to become a seven-office firm of more than 100 fee-earners, including 15 partners.

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Law schools  17 hours ago

NLSIU explains potential issues in its move to disclose campus sex harassment to recruiters

At NLSIU Bangalore last week, for the first time in the life of the law school’s 15-year-old Code to Combat Sexual Harassment (the so-called SHARIC), which has resulted in seven sexual harassment inquiries to date, students came up with the idea of an internal rule that would hit those found guilty where it may hurt the most: their job prospects.

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Legal Recruitment  17 hours ago

How much is legal talent worth? Corporate and firm pay, notice & demand across practice areas

The Indian legal talent market remains buoyant as we move through 2017 and we see strong hiring activity continuing across both private practice firms and in-house legal teams. This positivity can be attributed to the fact that Indian industry has witnessed a steady rise over the past few years in terms of productivity, expansion and revenue.

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Karanjawala for Ryan murder accused in SC, gets bar associations to back-off from restraining legal representation

"The Supreme Court on Monday criticised the bar association of the Gurgaon district courts for passing a resolution calling upon lawyers to not defend the accused in the murder of a sevenyear-old student at Ryan International School. A three-judge bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, warned local lawyers against preventing the advocates of the accused from appearing in court and defending them," reported the Economic Times.

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Law firms  3 days ago

Themis, Impact on $11.5m Sequoia, SAIF funding in Unacademy

"Edtech platform Unacademy has raised series-B funding of $11.5 million (approximately Rs 73.6 crore) led by Sequoia India and SAIF Partners. Existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Blume Ventures also participated in the round," reported the Economic Times.

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Law schools  3 days ago

‘Pathetic’: Shamnad Basheer calls out NUJS admin response to students' alleged beating by thugs

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) founder and managing trustee Shamnad Basheer has condemned NUJS Kolkata's administration distancing itself from IDIA, following the alleged brutal assault of IDIA volunteers studying at NUJS.

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Law schools  15 September 2017

#NLUHistoryMade: NLS ‘96 grad Shekhar B Saraf makes it to Cal HC bench

NLSIU Bangalore 1996 alumnus Shekhar Bobby Saraf is set to be elevated to the bench at the Calcutta high court, making national law university (NLU) history as the first NLU graduate to have made it to the higher judiciary.

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Law schools  14 September 2017

Students lockdown NUSRL Ranchi again; State orders brute force on peaceful protest again, arrests 10 students

10 NUSRL Ranchi students, including one female student, have been arrested by the local police this evening, after the Jharkhand high court authorised the police to use physical force to clear out a peaceful protest led by the students inside the campus of the law school.

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Law firms  14 September 2017

9 months & counting: T&T founder Rohit Tandon back in jail after brief bail, lines up SC appeal

T&T Law managing partner Rohit Tandon is back in jail, having surrendered to the authorities on 6 September after his short interim bail on compassionate grounds was not extended by the Supreme Court.

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Law firms  13 September 2017

Indus adds K Law associate partner M Arun Kumar as partner in Hyderabad

IndusLaw added former K Law associate partner M Arun Kumar as a partner in its Hyderabad office, to bolster the firm's local real estate and infrastructure practice.

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Law schools  12 September 2017

RMLNLU calls off student protest after VC writes letter assuring 8-point-action on demands, alleged sexual harassers

RMLNLU Lucknow students called off their protest yesterday after they were assured in writing of various kinds of meetings and inquiries to look into the law school’s allegedly poor infrastructure, and that the law school's deputy registrar and joint registrar will have restricted access to campus pending an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against the both of them.

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In-house counsel  12 September 2017

New Uber India GC to be Khaitan’s Joyjyoti Misra • Mohit Abraham promoted to Uber California

Khaitan & Co partner Joyjyoti Misra will become the new India general counsel (GC) of global taxi 2.0 giant Uber, after the former Uber India GC Mohit Abraham moved to San Francisco in July to become legal director for regulatory and the Americas.

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Law schools  12 September 2017

NUJS admin distances from IDIA-students beaten up by goons in contempt, won’t explain why

The NUJS Kolkata administration has distanced itself from the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) initiative, following press reports of a brutal assault on NUJS students while they were leading an IDIA legal initiative to stop a construction proceeding in contempt of court.

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Private equity / VC  12 September 2017

Khaitan, Themis on $8m infusion in Bira by Sequoia

"B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd has raised around $8 million from venture capital fund Sequoia Capital India Advisors, said Ankur Jain, founder of the company that sells the popular Bira 91 craft beer. With the latest round of funding from Sequoia Capital, B9 Beverages has so far raised around $30 million," reported Mint.

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Law firms  11 September 2017

Link Legal partner Harish Kumar goes indie, 5th partner to leave in year

Link Legal India Law Services corporate partner Harish Kumar - who had joined in July 2016 - has left the firm and is in the process of setting up new law firm HSK Legal, according to his Linked-in profile.

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