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Overview of the Funds Regimes in India

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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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JGLS law grads to get near-direct entry to Australian legal profession (where things for foreigners are much simpler than here)

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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

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Law firms  24 February 2010

Luthra takes out Trilegal, kicks off SILF T-20 tourno

Luthra & Luthra has beaten Trilegal in the first match in the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)–Khushal T-20 law firm cricket tournament in Delhi, which will pit 16 teams against each other over the next four months.

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Mooting  23 February 2010

Nalsar pulling out of reach of MPL chasing pack?

Nalsar's built up its strong Mooting Premier League lead this weekend at NUJS Kolkata when it won the NUJS Herbert Smith National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition held between 19 to 21 February.

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  23 February 2010

Bar Council Delhi exec elected; Sondhi vows to challenge defeat

K K Sareen has been elected chairman and Jaiveer Nagar vice-chairman of the Delhi Bar Council while Rajinder Singh Rana has been declared member delegate for the Bar Council of India (BCI).

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Law firms  22 February 2010

Zeus promotes partner, two associates

Zeus Law Associates has promoted managing associate Suresh Dobhal to partner in its corporate litigation practice and has made two other internal promotions after its annual performance review.

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  19 February 2010

Sondhi targets Delhi Bar Council vice-chairmanship in Monday vote

Elections to the executive posts of the Delhi Bar Council will be held on Monday at 4.15 pm in the High Court office of the Bar Council of Delhi, after having been pulled earlier this month due to "illegality and irregularity" charges against the election committee members.  

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Interviews  19 February 2010

Interview: Richard Gubbins on grey hairs and India without Ashurst office

"As far as Ashurst is concerned, I'm very happy with where we are today," says the firm's India group head Richard Gubbins. For a lawyer who is just about to shut down an office he has helped build and defend for 15 years, he does not sound upset at all. Is he just putting a brave face on things or is the firm secretly glad to be rid of what had turned into an expensive millstone?

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Law firms  19 February 2010

Ashurst shuts down Indian office; Not unhappy

Ashurst has decided to close its Delhi liaison office following the outcome of the Lawyers Collective case. However, the office closure was already on the cards two months before the judgment, according to the firm.

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Careers Counsel  18 February 2010

Careers Counsel: How NOT to write a cover letter

One partner calls them "covering letters that make life easier: one look and you don't look again!" Since sometimes the best instruction is (bad) example, Careers Counsel has compiled some of the worst real life cover letters. If your current cover letter looks anything like these, change it. Now!

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Corporate M&A  18 February 2010

AZB, Herbies, Links scoop $10.7bn Bharti-Zain mega-takeover

AZB & Partners has been instructed on Bharti Airtel's $10.7bn bid for the African business of Kuwaiti telecoms group Zain, with Herbert Smith and Linklaters scoring the international advisory mandates for the Indian company's third attempt to enter the continent.

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Law firms  17 February 2010

28-year old law firmite inks 1000-page tome in spare time

Luthra & Luthra senior associate Shishir Jose Vayttaden has written and published a 1000-page book on SEBI's Takeover Regulations, which is touted by the publisher as the best commentary on the subject.

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Law firms  17 February 2010

Bharucha & Partners takes second office, aims to double headcount

Bharucha & Partners is moving its corporate department making and half the firm into Talwar Thakore Associates former Mumbai office, almost doubling its available floorspace in Mumbai.

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Law firms  16 February 2010

Kochhar & Co starts South India drive with two lateral partners

Kochhar & Co has hired two partners in Chennai and Hyderabad in a major South India push, which includes new Chennai and Bangalore office space and further expansion plans.

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Mooting  16 February 2010

Advantage Nalsar: Near clean sweep of weekend moots with Jodhpur

Early Mooting Premier League (MPL) leader NLSIU Bangalore has come under heavy pressure from both sides, as Nalsar Hyderabad took a massive lead and NLU Jodhpur closed in on second place.

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Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)  16 February 2010

CPA Global LPO poaches Rio Tinto legal chief and top client

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider CPA Global has hired Rio Tinto's managing attorney Leah Cooper as a board member, following Cooper striking a deal last year to outsource $20m of the mining giant's annual legal work to CPA in India.

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Law firms  16 February 2010

Induslaw makes new pre-partner 'grooming' rung

Induslaw has created a new career step of principal associate as a one-to-two-year training ground before partnership and has promoted one if its senior associates into the new role.

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Mooting  15 February 2010

DM Harish Moot: Nalsar on top again, strong GLC show

In the Tier 3 DM Harish moot Nalsar Hyderabad has drawn back to the tied top of the league table, while the young team from NLU Delhi won and made its debut in the rankings as Government Law College Mumbai broke into a strong sixth place.

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