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Law schools  18 September 2017

‘Pathetic’: Shamnad Basheer calls out NUJS admin response to students' alleged beating by thugs

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) founder and managing trustee Shamnad Basheer has condemned NUJS Kolkata's administration distancing itself from IDIA, following the alleged brutal assault of IDIA volunteers studying at NUJS.

Law schools  15 September 2017

#NLUHistoryMade: NLS ‘96 grad Shekhar B Saraf makes it to Cal HC bench

NLSIU Bangalore 1996 alumnus Shekhar Bobby Saraf is set to be elevated to the bench at the Calcutta high court, making national law university (NLU) history as the first NLU graduate to have made it to the higher judiciary.

Law schools  14 September 2017

Students lockdown NUSRL Ranchi again; State orders brute force on peaceful protest again, arrests 10 students

10 NUSRL Ranchi students, including one female student, have been arrested by the local police this evening, after the Jharkhand high court authorised the police to use physical force to clear out a peaceful protest led by the students inside the campus of the law school.

Law firms  14 September 2017

9 months & counting: T&T founder Rohit Tandon back in jail after brief bail, lines up SC appeal

T&T Law managing partner Rohit Tandon is back in jail, having surrendered to the authorities on 6 September after his short interim bail on compassionate grounds was not extended by the Supreme Court.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  13 September 2017

Haryana Judicial Services exam result stayed after leak allegations following accused emerging as exam topper

A judge of the Punjab & Haryana high court stayed the result of the Haryana Judicial Services (HJS) Exam after allegations of cheating against the topper of the exam. Immediately after his order the case was taken away from him, for unexplained reasons, at the request of the recruitment committee of the high court, reported Live Law.

Law firms  13 September 2017

Indus adds K Law associate partner M Arun Kumar as partner in Hyderabad

IndusLaw added former K Law associate partner M Arun Kumar as a partner in its Hyderabad office, to bolster the firm's local real estate and infrastructure practice.

Law schools  12 September 2017

RMLNLU calls off student protest after VC writes letter assuring 8-point-action on demands, alleged sexual harassers

RMLNLU Lucknow students called off their protest yesterday after they were assured in writing of various kinds of meetings and inquiries to look into the law school’s allegedly poor infrastructure, and that the law school's deputy registrar and joint registrar will have restricted access to campus pending an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against the both of them.

In-house counsel  12 September 2017

New Uber India GC to be Khaitan’s Joyjyoti Misra • Mohit Abraham promoted to Uber California

Khaitan & Co partner Joyjyoti Misra will become the new India general counsel (GC) of global taxi 2.0 giant Uber, after the former Uber India GC Mohit Abraham moved to San Francisco in July to become legal director for regulatory and the Americas.

Law schools  12 September 2017

NUJS admin distances from IDIA-students beaten up by goons in contempt, won’t explain why

The NUJS Kolkata administration has distanced itself from the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) initiative, following press reports of a brutal assault on NUJS students while they were leading an IDIA legal initiative to stop a construction proceeding in contempt of court.

Private equity / VC  12 September 2017

Khaitan, Themis on $8m infusion in Bira by Sequoia

"B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd has raised around $8 million from venture capital fund Sequoia Capital India Advisors, said Ankur Jain, founder of the company that sells the popular Bira 91 craft beer. With the latest round of funding from Sequoia Capital, B9 Beverages has so far raised around $30 million," reported Mint.

Law firms  11 September 2017

Link Legal partner Harish Kumar goes indie, 5th partner to leave in year

Link Legal India Law Services corporate partner Harish Kumar - who had joined in July 2016 - has left the firm and is in the process of setting up new law firm HSK Legal, according to his Linked-in profile.

Law schools  11 September 2017

Nalsar backs NUJS-IDIA students, allegedly get violently assaulted for standing up against illegal demolition of local slum

NUJS Kolkata students were allegedly groped and brutally assaulted by “goons” after confronting contractors about the illegal demolition of local slums, the law school Student Judicial Association (SJA) said in a statement on its website.

Corporate M&A  11 September 2017

SAM, AZB on DLF’s Cyber City rental arm stake sale to GIC for $1.9bn

Realty Major DLF Limited has entered into an agreement to sell a stake of 33.34% in its rental arm, DLF Cyber City Developers Limited (DCCDL) to Reco Diamond Private Limited, an affiliate of the Singapore sovereign wealth fund, GIC Group, in a multi-stage transaction for an aggregate value of US$ 1.9 billion, as reported by VCCircle and Business Standard.

Law firms  11 September 2017

Luthra makes 11 new partners, adds partner Bikash Jhawar to exec comm

Luthra & Luthra made 11 new partners having promoted six partner designates and five managing associates, and elevated partner Bikash Jhawar to the firm’s executive committee, according to Bar & Bench.

Law schools  11 September 2017

RMLNLU suspends deputy registrar, sacks registrar, after sexual harassment allegations by students

RMLNLU Lucknow deputy registrar Sanjay Diwakar was, on Thursday, suspended from his duties pending inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against him, reported the Times of India.

Corporate M&A  08 September 2017

PDS, Samvad on Monsanto sale to Tierra

"Monsanto is selling its branded cotton seeds business in India to Hyderabad-based Tierra Agrotech, although the US biotechnology major would remain invested in farming segments such as corn seeds, crop protection, vegetables and Bollgard II technologies," reported the Economic Times.

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