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Law firms  07 June 2017

Argus starts fin-reg practice with RBI’s Pramod Panda

Argus Partners has added Reserve Bank of India (RBI) principal chief general manager Pramod Panda as a partner in Mumbai, to set up its financial regulatory practice.Read More

Pre-law student  07 June 2017

Patna HC registry accepts PIL against CLAT

Divyanshu Shekhar, represented by Praveen Kumar Agrawal, has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Patna high court against _Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)_ 2017 convenor CNLU Patna, seeking a stay on the counselling process that allots national law school seats to candidates.Read More

Law firms  06 June 2017

Trilegal to move into 50% bigger Mumbai office • NKU joins after record-short AZB notice period

Trilegal will move into a bigger office in Peninsula Business Park Tower B’s 17th floor, with space for around 200 staff, by next month, as AZB & Partners lateral hire Nisha Kaur Uberoi has joined Trilegal yesterday with a team of five.Read More

Capital Markets  06 June 2017

CAM, SAM team up for $2.3bn State Bank of India QIP

The CLIENT:: State Bank of India (SBI);; is planning to raise Rs 15,000 crore in capital through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) of 54.4 crore equity shares, reported Bloomberg Quint.Read More

Law schools  02 June 2017

Nuals Kochi VC: Ready to reconsider new hostel rules if they are as draconian, arbitrary as feared by inmates [UPDATE: Additional VC comment]

Nuals Kochi has enacted new disciplinary rules for those staying in its hostels, banning them from ridiculing other persons or organisations on social media, banning them from speaking to the press without permission and imposing “seven days of grounding” and a Rs 2,000 fine on anyone who “misbehaves with fellow hostellers” or staff.Read More

Corporate M&A  02 June 2017

Majmudar, Veritas act on $20m Japan’s Otsuka pharma buy of Indian JV from Claris Lifesciences

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc, a leading Japanese pharmaceuticals manufacturing company, has announced a proposal to acquire an additional 20% stake from its joint venture partner, Claris Lifesciences Limited for a consideration of about Rs 128.9 crores (US$20 million) in its existing Indian joint venture, Otsuka Pharmaceutical India Private Limited, as reported by Business Standard.Read More

Law firms  02 June 2017

LKS Delhi senior litigation partner MP Devnath leaves to go independent

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) executive partner MP Devnath has left the firm after 20 years to go independent.Read More

Graduates & Bar Exam  02 June 2017

Business as usual: 2 months after OMR All India Bar Exam 10, BCI promises results out on 8 June

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced on its website that the results for the tenth All India Bar Exam (AIBE), which took place on 26 March 2017, would be announced on 8 June by 5pm on its official website. Read More

Law firms  01 June 2017

K Law (re)-hires two partners: HSA’s Nilesh Chandra and alumnus Arjun Sharma

K Law has hired HSA Advocates associate partner Nilesh Chandra as a partner in its Delhi banking and project finance practice.Read More

Bar, Bench & Litigation  01 June 2017

Private equity / VC  01 June 2017

Ex-Kochhhar, Sahai & Co help Chennai Angels, Lets Venture invest $0.47m in Netree E-services

Angel Investors, The Chennai Angels and Lets Venture have made an investment of Rs. 3 crores in Pre Series A Funding in Netree E-services Pvt. Ltd, engaged in creating a retailer oriented networking platform, as reported by Business Standard.Read More

Law firms  31 May 2017

Trilegal partnership votes AZB’s Nisha Kaur Uberoi into equity, to join with 5 others

As expected, Trilegal has completed its partnership vote today to admit AZB & Partners competition co-head Nisha Kaur Uberoi, after beginning voting yesterday as first reported on Legally India.Read More

Litigation  31 May 2017

Karanjawala wins bail for accused in American tourist Park hotel rape case

“Police will book five men including a tourist guide for alleged gang-rape of an American woman at a five-star hotel in Delhi in March,” reported the Hindustan Times in December adding, “The woman has said the tourist guide befriended her while showing her tourist spots in Delhi and adjoining states. The woman said on the night of the incident, he entered her room with four of his friends, also related to the travel agency, on the pretext of discussing their next day’s journey route plan. They had drinks in the room after which the tourist guide forced himself on her, she said. The others also took turns to rape her before leaving the room, said a source familiar with the complaint. The traumatised woman went back to the US shortly after the alleged gang-rape, the complaint read.”Read More

Pre-law student  31 May 2017

PIL debut against CLAT 2017 fails after GNLU student petitioner gives up in face of dozens of ‘technical objections’ and defects in writ copy

The first legal challenge to the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 has been withdrawn as the petitioner, after repeatedly curing formatting and technical defects and filing his petition again in the Delhi high court, has decided to approach the court through a letter petition to the Chief Justice of the Delhi HC and the Chief Justice of India (CJI).Read More

Law schools  31 May 2017

JGLS admin welcomes 20-year jail conviction of students for rape of fellow student but bemoans collective trauma

JGLS Sonepat students were sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping a fellow student, reported The Tribune and Times of India several days ago. Read More

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