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Newsletters  30 April 2010

Unusual cases / Issue 46

It's official at the Supreme Court: India's next Chief Justice will be S H Kapadia and the apex court will welcome its first female judge in four years. About time.

Law schools  03 May 2010

Bar exam done deal from September claim BCI, Moily; Finalists on tenterhooks

The Bar Council of India (BCI) and law ministry have now decided to forge ahead with a bar exam for all 2010 graduates and anyone applying with the BCI to practice as a lawyer.

Finance  30 April 2010

Graft, niche focus pays off in $110m India deal for UK regional firm TLT

Bristol-headquartered TLT has bagged the advice for a syndicate of Indian banks on a $110m dollar loan to Indus Gas alongside Amarchand Mangaldas, with the regional UK firm benefiting from its niche banking pitch.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  30 April 2010

First woman SC judge again; SH Kapadia appointed CJI

Supreme Court judge Sarosh Homi Kapadia will take over as Chief Justice of India (CJI) from outgoing CJI K G Balakrishnan on 12 May 2010, while the Supreme Court will have its first female judge in almost four years, the government of India announced today.

Tax  30 April 2010

Legal pulse (tax): Three cases lay to rest withholding tax debate post 2009 Samsung-decision

A raging tax controversy in respect of withholding tax on remittances to non-residents has been resolved after three March and April rulings of the Delhi High Court in the Van Oord case, its order in Maharishi Housing Development case and the latest ruling by the Special Bench of Tax Tribunal, all of which override the November 2009 Karnataka High Court decision in the Samsung case.

Law firms  28 April 2010

LawQuest grows with second partner, retains all-women ratio

Mumbai niche firm LawQuest has hired its second partner Ranjana Iyer, specialising in litigation.

Law firms  27 April 2010

Kochhar partner Ryder starts-up IP-tech firm Scriboard

Kochhar & Co's technology and media law partner Rodney Ryder has left the firm to start his own IP boutique practice called Scriboard in Delhi, hoping to also target Bihar and South India.

Law firms  27 April 2010

Linklaters India head Katwala widens horizon as EEMEA managing partner

Linklaters India head Sandeep Katwala has been appointed as Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) regional managing partner while continuing in his role as India head.

Law firms  26 April 2010

Kochhar aims for North East with partner hire

Kochhar & Co has hired Delhi-based Corporate Law Group senior partner Ngangom Junior Luwang as a partner to attempt to build a North East India-targeted practice.

Newsletters  23 April 2010

Semi-global / Issue 45

Few things showcase the globalisation of India's legal industry more than this week's volcano eruption in Iceland, which kept at least three Indian managing partners best known by their first names out of India and stuck in New York.

Law firms  23 April 2010

Bharucha doubles senior associate counts and leverage

Bharucha & Partners has filled out its senior associate ranks by promoting four associates into the position.

Interviews  23 April 2010

BCI chair Gopal Subramaniam interview (part 2): Foreign firms only once Indian lawyers 'reclaim business'

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has been pivotal in the debate on the entry of foreign law firms. The Solicitor general and newly elected BCI chairman Gopal Subramaniam tells Legally India about what has to happen before foreign lawyers can practice here.

Law schools  22 April 2010

2,300 more CLAT takers this year: up by 15%

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2010 will see a total of 17,300 aspirants taking the exam, which is an increase of 15 per cent as against last year.

Law firms  22 April 2010

JSA promotes 6 partners, 16 senior associates

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has made up one equity partner in Delhi and five new retained partners in its Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad offices, following last July's promotion round of nine retained partners and two equity partners.

Regulatory  22 April 2010

Legal pulse: CCI battles its tribunal's interference in SC

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has gone to the Supreme Court to curtail the powers of its own appellate tribunal in the case of SAIL v Jindal Steel, with senior advocates, Economic Laws Practice and Amarchand Mangaldas representing the parties.

Capital Markets  21 April 2010

AMSS, TTA, Freshfields, Links to take Essar Energy into London's FTSE 100

Amarchand Mangaldas, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Talwar Thakore & Associates and its best friend Linklaters are advising India's second largest power sector company Essar Energy in its plans to raise $2.5bn (Rs 11,000 crores) in a maiden listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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