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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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Overview of the Funds Regimes in India

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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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‘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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Shardul Amarchand corp Mumbai push: Delhi’s Raghubir Menon moves to Mumbai as post-Shuva M&A head, with partners Natashaa Shroff, Ekta Gupta

SC to teach lawyers to love new paperless system, after low AORs enthusiasm for ‘glitchy’ tech so far

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Why did BCI hike bar exam fees by 40%? BCI stonewalls RTI, says reasons not covered by RTI

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India Unleashed: A View from In-House

I would like to congratulate Legally India for having established itself as a progressive, galvanizing force for the Indian legal fraternity, against many odds. This publication represents an incremental step in Legally India’s journey and a timely reminder of India’s economic potential. These days, I am more confident (but not complacent) that India will not simply fritter away its demographic dividend as the narrative shifts from that of a tiger caged to a tiger on the tail of a dragon.

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Israel  28 June 2017

Israel: Startup Nation Open to India and the World

Established in 1948, Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, and the sole democracy in its vicinity. Israel has a diverse open market economy. Being a relatively young state, Israel is recognized as a developed market by many major indices. Israel has been a member of the high-income sector of the OECD since 2010.

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Funds  17 July 2017

Overview of the Funds Regimes in India

The mandate of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in the asset management space, has translated into various regulations, through which SEBI regulates funds (domestic and offshore) as well as certain managers/advisers.

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Germany  27 June 2017

Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany

Generally, there are no restrictions on foreign investors establishing companies in Germany or acquiring an interest in German companies. However, the articles of association of a company may individually restrict the transfer of shares in that company.

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In-house counsel  17 July 2017

Sudipta Ghosh is CLP Power India's new General Counsel

Power company CLP India promoted deputy general counsel Sudipta Ghosh to succeed its former general counsel (GC) Nabeel Saleem as GC.

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  17 July 2017

Legal services not exempt from GST, clarifies government

Legal services are not exempt from payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) applicable on them, under the GST's reverse charge mechanism, the government clarified on Saturday, 15 July.

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Brazil  28 June 2017

Time to be Bullish to Buy Brazilian Businesses?

On April 12, 2017, the Brazilian Central Bank cut the SELIC benchmark interest rate by 1% as inflation for the twelve months ended March 2017 slowed to 4.57% from a high of 10.71% for the twelve month period ended January 2016. Although GDP declined by almost 3.5% in 2016 over the prior year, foreign direct investment into Brazil increased by 6 per cent over the same period to 78.9 billion dollars. Anectodal evidence suggests that M&A activity has increased in Brazil as Brazil`s third largest airline Azul successfully sold 645 million dollars of shares in an initial public offering listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange and the Sao Paulo BM&F Bovespa.

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Law firms  14 July 2017

Shardul Amarchand corp Mumbai push: Delhi’s Raghubir Menon moves to Mumbai as post-Shuva M&A head, with partners Natashaa Shroff, Ekta Gupta

After national M&A head Shuva Mandal is set to join Tata Sons as group general counsel (GC) tomorrow (15 July), Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has appointed partner Raghubir Menon into the regional M&A head role.

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Litigation  14 July 2017

SAM for McDonald’s India MD Vikram Bakshi NCLT win vs Dua for McDonald’s

“In a major setback to the US- based fast food chain McDonald's in India, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) today restored its estranged partner Vikram Bakshi as the Managing Director of Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd. The tribunal has said the meeting of Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL) of August 6, 2013 in which Bakshi was removed as MD of the company was illegal, unjust and malafide,” reported the PTI.

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Law firms  14 July 2017

P&C Legal rebrands to Jerome Merchant + Partners, remains close friend of Poovayya

P&C Legal, the Mumbai-based close friend alliance firm of Bangalore’s Poovayya & Co, has rebranded to become Jerome Merchant + Partners.

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Finance  13 July 2017

AZB, CAM on $206m Axis Bank loan to Goa International Airport

"GMR Goa International Airports Limited (GGIAL), subsdiary of GMR Airports has today, successfully executed a debt facility arrangement for the development of the greenfield project at Mopa in north Goa by signing a common loan agreement with Axis Bank. The bank will provide the company with Rs 1330 crore," reported the Economic Times. 

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Pre-law student  13 July 2017

CLAT PILer vows appeal to SC, raps Patna HC for bias in dismissing CLAT irregularity allegations outright

The Patna high court was “biased” in its decision to dismiss a writ questioning the legality of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 tender, the writ petitioner has alleged.

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Law schools  12 July 2017

Delhi HC attempts to save DU law faculty from degenerating into ‘last refuge of scoundrels’

The Delhi University's law faculty's practical immunity to campus violence and vandalism led the Delhi high court to issue stern warnings to the Delhi police yesterday, reported the PTI.

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