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Law schools  28 January 2010

Indian, UK recruiters scoop 48 NLS Bangalore 5th-years

NLSIU Bangalore's student recruitment committee has placed 96 per cent of its students after a law firm recruitment flurry took 28 students last week and eight students joined UK firms for training contracts.

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Blawg-osphere  27 January 2010

Blogging competition: Seeking India's top legal writers

Legally India is starting the first competition to find India's best legal blogger with a total prize fund of Rs 1 lakh, regular paid writing gigs and more for winners. Do you have what it takes?

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Analysis  26 January 2010

Are female Indian lawyers outpacing Western colleagues?

"Law was often looked at as a marriage degree - three years in law, then you get married," recalls AZB founding partner Zia Mody about women's views of a legal career 30 years ago. Since then law firms have gradually fought the profession's gender bias, arguably more successfully in India than abroad. But there is still a long way to go.

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Private equity / VC  25 January 2010

Trio of firms on C Series VC

Mumbai boutique firm Sand Hill Counsel and the Bangalore offices of Induslaw Advocates and Nishith Desai & Associates (NDA) have assisted IT customer support services provider iYogi in raising $15m of venture capital (VC) funding to expand its team of global tech experts.

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Capital Markets  22 January 2010

Crawford Bayley, Amarchand, FoxMandal, Luthra profit from privatisations

Crawford Bayley has picked up the latest Government disinvestment mandate for India's single largest iron ore producer and exporter National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), following Amarchand Mangaldas, Fox Mandal Little and Luthra & Luthra bagging the three other disinvestments of the past four months.

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  22 January 2010

PIL vs mining giants to make Karnataka rich

Exclusive: A Karnataka public interest litigation (PIL) is trying to prevent mining companies Arcelor Mittal and Posco from allegedly profiting unfairly from state concessions, which the PIL alleges would result in a loss of $50bn to the state or the equivalent of Rs 2.4 lakhs per family.

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Law firms  21 January 2010

IP start-up gets Swiss-connection with senior joiner

Ex-FoxMandal Little start-up boutique IP Gurus is moving to a larger office and has hired the former in-house senior counsel of luxury goods group Richemont and an associate in Geneva.

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Interviews  21 January 2010

First join bar, then law firms: GE Vahanvati video interview


Attorney general GE Vahanvati says do litigation first, then join a big firm.

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Finance  20 January 2010

Phoenix bundles and sells 42k micro-loans

Phoenix Legal has acted on a Rs 308m ($6.5m) microfinance securitisation of 42,000 micro-loans for IFMR Capital.

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Real estate  20 January 2010

Khaitan & Co in record Mumbai land buy

Khaitan & Co and Wadhwa Group's in-house counsel have closed Mumbai's largest land deal of the year, in the 18.18-acre land purchase in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai from Hindustan Composites (HCL) for Rs 571 crore ($125m).

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Capital Markets  19 January 2010

Amarchand unbeatable in QIP league Q3; 6 firms chase

Amarchand Mangaldas has significantly expanded its lead in the qualified institutional placement (QIP) stakes, acting on eight out of 18 QIPs filed in the third quarter of 2009. AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co bagged three mandates each, with J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Crawford Bayley picking up two each. Read More

Corporate M&A  19 January 2010

$1.8bn Aircel towers deal to Amarchand, Wadia

Wadia Ghandy Mumbai and Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi have helped GTL Infrastructure in acquiring Aircel's telecom tower business in an all-cash deal valued at Rs 8,400 crore ($1.84bn).

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Law firms  18 January 2010

JSA enters indirect tax fray with ex-Revenue man

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has engaged the former chairman of the Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission Jogendra Singh as an indirect tax senior adviser, making it the second senior expansion of JSA's tax practice in two months.

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Mooting  18 January 2010

New MPL top dog after Jessup North, KK Luthra moots

NLU Jodhpur has beaten Law Centre I (LC-I) Delhi University in the finals of Philip C. Jessup North India round, while Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai bested Nalsar Hyderabad in the finals of the KK Luthra moot.

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Law firms  18 January 2010

Wadia takes ELP Masters' Cricket Cup crown

Wadia Ghandy won the Mumbai ELP Masters Cricket Cup 2010 yesterday in a reversal of last year's final against Economic Laws Practice's (ELP) powerful batting line-up.

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News  15 January 2010

Delhi's new Bar Council members jostle for top spots

The Delhi Bar Council has formed its election committee and selected temporary members to working committees, as the 25 newly elected members are locked in tough negotiations for the top positions until February.

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