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Overview of the Funds Regimes in India

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Israel: Startup Nation Open to India and the World

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Time to be Bullish to Buy Brazilian Businesses?

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Reading Between the Lines: How India’s Lawyers are the Key to Unleashing India

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India Unleashed: A View from In-House

Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany

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Today’s mega meet: PM dead serious about foreign firms in GIFT & India • BCI to lift advertising ban • 2-4 weeks for stakeholder comments

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4 months after NUSRL Ranchi student strike, students claim changes merely cosmetic, problems persist [READ LETTER]

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JGLS law grads to get near-direct entry to Australian legal profession (where things for foreigners are much simpler than here)

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‘Ridiculous’: Salve slams fear-mongering in fraternity to ‘preserve own turf’ • ET Now confirms PM's pro-lib stance

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Shardul Amarchand dips below Rs 15-16 lakh base pay hike it had announced 2 years ago

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‘Largest employer of NLU graduates’: Jindal law school hires 25 new teachers, 32% NLU alums

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NUJS students protest vs hurried CCTV dark age on campus, allege cameras encourage sex harassment by staff [UPDATE]

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Revealed: Bar exam earned BCI up to Rs 70 cr ($10m) revenues in 6 years from nearly 3 lakh candidates

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This is how foreign firms could see themselves coming to India, if a very old joke were to become history

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Corporate M&A  2 hours ago

SAM, AZB, Squire on Mars buy of Preferred Brands

"Mars Food, part of Mars Inc said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Connecticut-based Preferred Brands International, known for its ready-to-heat Indian and Asian food products sold primarily under brand Tasty Bite," reported The Hindu Businessline.

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Litigation  Hot off the press

Read Baba Ramdev petition & Juggernaut appeal vs Baba Ramdev biog injunction

A Delhi district court today heard the appeal of publishing house Juggernaut against an order restraining it from publishing the book “Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev”.

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Private equity / VC  Yesterday

Themis, SAM, CAM, Rajaram Legal on $50m Five Star funding

"Non-banking finance company Five Star Business Finance has raised Rs 333 crores (about $50 million) in its Series C round led by Norwest Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. Existing investors including a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and Matrix Partners also participated in the round. The round saw Five Star raising Rs 318 crores through primary infusion with about Rs 15 crores coming in via a secondary sale of shares," reported the Economic Times.

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Law schools  Yesterday

4 months after NUSRL Ranchi student strike, students claim changes merely cosmetic, problems persist [READ LETTER]

NUSRL Ranchi's four-day lockdown protest in April had ostensibly achieved administration acknowledgement of many of the top demands of protesting students.

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Capital Markets  Yesterday

Khaitan, CAM, HSF, Clyde on $1.5bn GIC IPO

"State-owned reinsurance company General Insurance Corp. of India (GIC) filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) for its initial public offering (IPO). The IPO will see a total stake dilution of 14.22%, according to the DRHP available on the website of one of the investment banks managing the share sale," reported Mint.

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Corporate M&A  4 days ago

Khaitan, SAM on $5.6m Pepe Dollar JV

"Dollar Industries Limited announced an equal joint venture with Pepe Jeans Europe BV. Pepe London would pump in ₹36 crore worth of equity as its contribution over four years," reported The Hindu.

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Private equity / VC  4 days ago

Alpha, CAM on $5m Milestone funding in The Capital in BKC

"Milestone Commercial Advantage Fund made its first investment in June in The Capital, a commercial building in Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex," reported the Economic Times.

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USA  27 July 2017

US-India Dealmaking: A Look Ahead at M&A, labour and IP laws

Despite these positive signals, India suffers from a legacy perception of the license Raj. Investors face a host of legal and regulatory risks, including foreign exchange, foreign investment restrictions, and corruption. Foreign investments into India are subject to the FDI Policy of the Government of India and the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

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When the Engagement Ring Doesn’t Fit – Why M&A Deals Fall Apart
by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Mergers are compared to marriages. As a union of companies, they require patience and understanding, but they also involve a large amount of paperwork. ... Read more

Employment Law  25 July 2017

Employment Law Issues in India

Common employment laws issues in India can be divided into two areas: the issues faced by employers and the ones faced by employees, though some of these issues are common to both. We have summarized key employment laws issues which are most common below.

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Law schools  5 days ago

JGLS law grads to get near-direct entry to Australian legal profession (where things for foreigners are much simpler than here)

JGLS Sonepat is the first from India to make it to a list of colleges from 18 countries for which Australia has relaxed the criteria to practice law indigenously.

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Private equity / VC  5 days ago

ARA, K Law on Green Visor funding in Simpl

"Green Visor Capital announces follow-on investments in Flutterwave and Simpl, two emerging payments companies targeting commerce in Africa and India, respectively," according to News Wire.

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Law schools  16 August 2017

NLU Jodhpur third year student found dead, suicide suspected

NLU Jodhpur third year student Vikram Nagech was found dead near the rail track opposite the law school's campus on Monday, in a suspected case of suicide, reported the Times of India.

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Law firms  16 August 2017

Indialaw adds new corp vertical in Delhi with ex-HSA associate partner Sumedha Dutta

Indialaw added former HSA Advocates associate partner Sumedha Dutta as a partner in Delhi to build its corporate M&A practice.

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Law firms  14 August 2017

JSA banking partner Kannan Rahul to join Trilegal partnership

Trilegal has voted for J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai banking and finance partner Kannan Rahul to join the firm’s partnership.

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Technology Law  24 July 2017

Cloud Computing – Legal and Policy Perspectives

One of the fundamentals of a good law is that it must lead to adequate compliance by the target citizenry that it seeks to govern. The prerequisite for such compliance includes, but is not limited to, the temporal relevance that it holds in the society. Unless the discourse of law adjusts itself organically to the ever increasing and changing needs of the society, it would be relegated as an anachronism. This holds much more relevance in a dynamic information technology driven society that we are a part of today.

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