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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.

Law firms  07 September 2017

AZB partner Aparna Mittal, corporate lateral from Luthra, leaves firm, destination unknown

Aparna Mittal, who had joined AZB & Partners in Delhi from Luthra & Luthra around 18 months ago, has left the firm, as first reported Bar & Bench.

LIVE: 4th Herbert Smith Freehills - NLU Delhi International Negotiation Competition 2017

National Law University, Delhi in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is set to organise the 4th edition of the International Negotiation Competition from 08... Read more

Law firms  07 September 2017

HSA partner Megha Arora joins JSA Bangalore as partner

HSA Advocates^ partner Megha Arora has moved back to J Sagar Associates (JSA), as partner, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

Law schools  06 September 2017

RMLNLU students vow protest until alleged harassers out, new attendance policy in, more

RMLNLU Lucknow students have been sitting out in large numbers since Monday in protest against alleged administrative apathy. They have vowed to continue protests until the resignation of the law school’s joint registrar and deputy registrar for alleged sexual harassment of female students, and until the administration meets a list of five other demands.

Law schools  05 September 2017

Breaking: Judicial committee to probe RMLNLU students’ sex harassment allegations: VC

A judicial committee will be investigating the sexual harassment complaints made by RMLNLU Lucknow students who had written a letter to their chancellor and the state's chief minister Yogi Adityanath that a senior staff member had sexually harassed female students.

Live Blog: 3rd GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law, 7-10 September 2017

Following the success of the last two editions of the GNLU Moot Court on Securities and Investment Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, is proud to announce... Read more

Law schools  05 September 2017

Read the letter RMLNLU students sent to Yogi Adityanath, alleging consistent sex harassment by senior official [UPDATE-1]

A senior official at RMLNLU Lucknow has been accused of sexually harassing female students, in a letter sent by students of the law school to RMLNLU chancellor and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, which was first reported by the Times of India:

Law firms  04 September 2017

Phoenix hires erstwhile-Seth Dua partner Vasanth Rajasekaran with team in Delhi disputes, projects

Phoenix Legal has hired Vasanth Rajasekaran as its 16th partner from Seth Dua & Associates in Delhi, where he had worked with co-founder Sunil Seth before his death in February 2017.

Law schools  04 September 2017

GNLU registrar plays detective to hunt down campus marijuana by allegedly impersonating student on WhatsApp

GNLU Gandhinagar’s administration allegedly accessed the private phone records of several students of the law school, after it suspected them of possessing marijuana on campus.

Corporate M&A  04 September 2017

AZB, SAM on $2bn GIC buy in DLF

“A stake sale by DLF Ltd’s promoters to an affiliate of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd will see capital infusion of nearly Rs 13,000 crore into India’s largest property developer,” reported Mint.

Law firms  04 September 2017

JSA Delhi partner Sumit Sinha leaves for DMD partnership, 4 months in

J Sagar Associates (JSA) newly promoted partner Sumit Sinha left the firm to join DMD Advocates as a partner in its corporate team in Delhi.

Law schools  01 September 2017

GLC Mumbai students lose out on Harvard LLM offers after Mumbai Univ’s exam digitisation fail

Several GLC Mumbai students are stuck with allegedly wrong results to their end semester examinations, after the Mumbai University's severely disorganised attempt at going digital with its examination process for all Mumbai University-affiliated law and other colleges this year.

In-house counsel  08 September 2017

Sanjit Nagarkatti joins Johnson & Johnson as 3rd legal director alongside Tapan Pati, Ameya Joshi

Former Syngenta India lead counsel for South Asia Sanjit Nagarkatti has joined Johnson & Johnson as legal director last month.

Graduates & Bar Exam  01 September 2017

Next All India Bar Exam (AIBE) is scheduled to happen in 3 months, 9 months after previous one

The 11th bar exam held by the Bar Council of India (BCI) will happen on 3 December 2017, according to a notification on its website.

Law firms  01 September 2017

6 months after resigning Khaitan, senior projects lawyer Upendra Joshi joins Legasis partnership

Former Khaitan & Co projects partner Upendra Joshi has joined Legasis Partners as a partner in Mumbai.

Law firms  01 September 2017

Khaitan hires Trilegal Delhi counsel Abhimanyu Ghosh (NUJS 2007) as partner into projects practice

Trilegal Delhi-based counsel Abhimanyu Ghosh will be joining Khaitan & Co in its energy, infrastructure and resources practice as an associate partner next week.

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