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India Unleashed Editorials  28 June 2017

Cutting Through the Clutter: India Takes First Steps to Unleash More Effective Commercial Litigation

No country can attract foreign trade and investment without a modicum of rule of law and stability in governance. Rule of law requires not only a set of easily understood norms and procedures, but also independent institutions where such norms are enforced without fear or favour. It is no coincidence that Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice features a trial scene: Venice’s wealth as a trading nation was built on its institutions’ ability to impartially and rigorously enforce contracts in accordance with the law. Hubs of commerce in the modern world such as London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai all boast of excellent institutions designed to resolve commercial disputes in an impartial, effective, and efficient manner.

Law firms  10 August 2017

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

Following our exclusive report of a ministry meeting with lawyer stakeholders on 28 July, at which prime minister Narendra Modi's intention was made clear to allow foreign law firms to enter on a “top priority” basis, ET NOW has re-reported the development and interviewed two eminent senior counsel - Harish Salve and Gopal Jain - who both spoke out in favour of the prompt entry of foreign law firms.

Private equity / VC  10 August 2017

Megadeal: Khaitan Bgl helps Flipkart grow anti-Amazon war chest with $2.5bn from AZB-client SoftBank

Khaitan & Co Bangalore partner Ganesh Prasad with associate partner Vinay Joy, principal associate Arun Scaria and senior associate Sanjay Khan Nagra represented Indian Singapore-headquartered e-commerce Flipkart on the $2.5bn investment.

Law firms  10 August 2017

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

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) is offering multiple campus recruits base pay below the Rs 15-16 lakh fixed package that it had promised to students and announced to media in a record hike in 2015, that had placed the firm near the top of the fresher salary table.

Japan  12 July 2017

Doing Business in India – A Perspective from Japan

India and Japan share a long history. Buddhism, which was born in India, travelled to Japan around the 6th century. The first major interaction between Japan and India seems to have been Japanese assistance to Shri Subhash Chandra Bose in the fight for Indian independence (1943-45). Post WWII, Japan and India signed a peace treaty and established diplomatic relations on 28th April, 1952. Since then, there have been interactions between Japan and India at various levels, which have increased in the last couple of decades.

Law schools  09 August 2017

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

JGLS Sonepat has recruited 25 new faculty, including eight national law university (NLU) graduates, to take its total faculty tally to 140 and that of teachers who are NLU graduates to 44.

Real Estate  23 July 2017

Real Estate Laws in India

The most popular structure is a joint development through the creation of a special purpose vehicle, joint venture or through a development management contract.

Law schools  08 August 2017

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

Female students of NUJS Kolkata have alleged being harassed, including sexually, on campus by male staff who also have access to video footage of them through Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) that had been installed by the administration.

Graduates & Bar Exam  07 August 2017

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

The Bar Council of India (BCI) earned between Rs 59 to Rs 70 crore in fees from nearly 300,000 bar exam candidates since March 2011, a right to information (RTI) response, filed by Mohit Gupta, a Delhi University LLB student, has revealed.

Law schools  07 August 2017

NLIU Bhopal selects student mentors to help freshers overcome “initial barriers” to becoming happy lawyers

NLIU Bhopal has launched a compulsory mentorship program for first year LLB students, which follows NLSIU Bangalore’s mentorship model, but is a little more structured.

Law schools  04 August 2017

DSNLU student-drafted NLU bill now introduced in Lok Sabha for 'National Importance' status to NLUs

A DSNLU Vizag student has drafted a bill to provide for Institute of National Importance (INI) status to national law universities (NLUs), to bring the NLUs under central funding and supervision.

Law firms  02 August 2017

Juris Corp partner Veena Sivaramakrishnan joins SAM partnership in Mumbai

Former Juris Corp partner Veena Sivaramakrishnan is joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as a partner in Mumbai, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

Law firms  02 August 2017

NLS '96 alum Diwakar Agarwal takes Stephenson Harwood Dubai partnership, leaves DLA Piper directorship

Former DLA Piper Dubai legal director and NLSIU Bangalore 1996 alumnus Diwakar Agarwal has joined Stephenson Harwood as a partner in Dubai.

Law schools  02 August 2017

Nalsar to get 23+ acres for new academies and 3 year LLB program with 50% domicile reservation

Nalsar Hyderabad will have more than 23 acres of land, additional to its present campus, to start a lawyers academy and a teacher’s training academy, along with two new hostels, and a new LLB program within the coming year.

In-house counsel  01 August 2017

Snapdeal GC Ashish Chandra joins Astro Malaysia media co

Former Snapdeal general counsel Ashish Chandra joined Malaysian media and entertainment company Astro Malaysia Holdings as vice president and head counsel, effective today.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  01 August 2017

Delhi HC retires district judge who had granted bail to fraud-accused Unitech promoters

The Delhi high court has asked the lower court judge who had granted bail to Unitech's promoters in April to retire early effective yesterday.

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