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Private equity / VC  22 May 2017

Khaitan Delhi, Samvad on $30m Fosun funding in Delhivery

“E-commerce logistics services provider Delhivery has raised $30 million from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. This additional investment is a part of the $100 Mn funding the company raised in March from The Carlyle Group, as indicated by ETTech. The company currently services 800 cities, 9000 pin codes with a network of 12 fulfilment centres. Delhivery claims it fulfils 10 million shipments a month,” reported Medianama.Read More

Pre-law student  19 May 2017

Yet again, CLAT 2017 manages at least 13 errors and crimes against English language, befuddling candidates

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 yet again managed to probably get a whole bunch of questions wrong, with at least 13 allegedly confirmed errors, four questionable answers and 10 questions framed so badly that they would have been difficult or unfair to answer.Read More

Law schools  19 May 2017

DU law fac infra remains terrible, so BCI hits back with bangin’ Rs 30 L fine for DU’s default in inspection fees

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has fined the Delhi University’s law centres Rs 30 lakh and capped its total number of seats this year to around 1,000 fewer than last year, for defaulting on the payment of affiliation fees and for lacking in infrastructure, reported the Indian Express.Read More

Law firms  19 May 2017

Ex-HSA Sakya Chaudhuri & others explain how their start-up chamber-style regs practice Neeti Niyaman will work

Former HSA Advocates partners Sakya Chaudhuri, Avijeet Lala and Anand Shrivastava’s regulatory, disputes and real estate practice Neeti Niyaman, which they started up in April after leaving HSA last month with two partners and eight lawyers, has now grown to a total headcount of 13, after picking up another two associates from firms other than HSA.Read More

Pre-law student  18 May 2017

Job aspirants from DU complain about prejudicial CLAT-PSU agreement, schedules, fees

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) prejudices non-elite and non-NLU graduates, two Delhi University (DU) students have complained.Read More

Law firms  17 May 2017

Trilegal Delhi’s Sitesh Mukherjee moves to fill gap, after Cyril Amarchand poaches sole Mumbai partner Faraz Alam Sagar

Trilegal partner Faraz Alam Sagar, who had joined from Economic Laws Practice (ELP) as the firm’s first litigation partner in Mumbai, is set to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Read More

Law firms  17 May 2017

JSA bolsters banking partnership with Cyril Amarchand PA Tirthankar Datta

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas principal associate Tirthankar Datta will join J Sagar Associates (JSA) some time next month as a retained partner in its banking team, we understand from sources.Read More

Private equity / VC  16 May 2017

S&R, CAM on biggest logistics PE as CPPIB, IndoSpace form $1.3bn Indo-Canadian JV

“In the largest private equity deal in the logistics space, the Canadian pension fund manager Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and IndoSpace, promoted by PE firm Everstone and US-based Realterm, have entered into a three-step deal which would entail an investment of $1.3 billion (Rs 8,320 crore), most of which will come from the CPPIB,” reported Business StandardRead More

(Updates from the SCOI) WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing (Day – II): Can Fundamental Rights be Exercised Against WhatsApp?
by CCG NLU Delhi

The hearing in the petition challenging WhatsApp’s privacy policy continued today. Arguments made during the course of yesterday’s proceedings can be accessed here.... Read more

Law schools  16 May 2017

NUJS covers campus, classrooms in CCTV cameras

NUJS Kolkata has installed CCTV cameras throughout its campus, though the the law school’s vice chancellor (VC) and registrar could not confirm the exact number or cost of the measure.Read More

Law firms  15 May 2017

NLSIU 2002 grad Ramya (Seetharaman) Tiller makes ultra-tough Debevoise equity partnership in New York

Ramya S Tiller (formerly Ramya Seetharaman when at NLSIU Bangalore until 2002), has been promoted to US international firm _Debevoise & Plimpton_’s partnership in New York alongside three other partners in New York, and three in global offices.Read More

Corporate M&A  15 May 2017

Indus, Shah & Singhvi on $11.5m Zee buy in Margo

“Media baron Subash Chandra-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has decided to acquire an 80% stake in tech startup Margo Networks Pvt. Ltd for Rs 75 crore ($11.5 million),” reported VC Circle.Read More

Litigation  15 May 2017

Lawyer sends defamation notice to HT for reporting that expensive senior advocates appeared for his public sector client

Advocate Kartik Seth warned the Hindustan Times (HT) of criminal defamation charges that he would press against the newspaper for reporting that a battery of expensive senior advocates had been briefed in the case of Seth’s client, who is a government employee. Read More

Law firms  12 May 2017

Luthra nabs young Shardul Amarchand litigation partner Akhil Anand

Recently promoted Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Delhi disputes partner Akhil Anand will be joining Luthra & Luthra, according to authoritative sources.Read More

In-house counsel  12 May 2017

Survey: 9 out of 10 GCs want foreign law firms to enter, and most think foreign lawyers are better than domestic ones

General Counsel (GC) from 87 Indian companies would mostly like foreign law firms (FLFs) to come into India, but fewer than half of them would prefer giving their business to the FLFs, even though a majority of them find that the FLFs are generally more competent than Indian law firms.Read More

Law firms  11 May 2017

Link Legal ex-PA Milind Jha returns as AP after two years at K Law after Sawhney move

Link Legal India Law Services has re-hired Milind Jha as associate partner in Delhi after he’d spent two years at K Law, most recently as an associate partner. Read More

Law firms  11 May 2017

Indus adds ex-Inno GC Karthik BM and ex-K Law Deepak Chowdhury as Southern partners

IndusLaw added former in-house counsel Karthik BM as partner in Bangalore and former K Law associate partner Deepak Chowdhury as partner in Hyderabad.Read More

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