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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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Overview of the Funds Regimes in India

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Israel: Startup Nation Open to India and the World

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Time to be Bullish to Buy Brazilian Businesses?

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Reading Between the Lines: How India’s Lawyers are the Key to Unleashing India

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India Unleashed: A View from In-House

Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany

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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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4 months after NUSRL Ranchi student strike, students claim changes merely cosmetic, problems persist [READ LETTER]

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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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‘Largest employer of NLU graduates’: Jindal law school hires 25 new teachers, 32% NLU alums

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NUJS students protest vs hurried CCTV dark age on campus, allege cameras encourage sex harassment by staff [UPDATE]

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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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Litigation  10 July 2017

AORs, Khaitan, Wadia Ghandy settle Raymond family dispute

"After fighting for over three decades for a share in ancestral properties, three branches of the Singhania family told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they had amicably settled the dispute by honouring and implementing the decision of the arbitrator who had in 2008 divided the assets in three parts. 

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Law schools  07 July 2017

NLU Jodhpur suspends 3 students for ragging, fines one

NLU Jodhpur suspended three students found guilty of ragging by the NLU's anti-ragging cell for one year. It also suspended and fined two other students from halls of residence for a semester, and fined one student, all of whom were found guilty of abetting the act of ragging by the three expelled students.

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  07 July 2017

SC to teach lawyers to love new paperless system, after low AORs enthusiasm for ‘glitchy’ tech so far

The Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) will get a lesson from the Supreme Court in the use of the new Integrated Case Management and Information System (ICMIS) intended to allow full e-filing at the apex court, in a series of demonstrations organised from this Monday (10 July).

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  07 July 2017

Why did BCI hike bar exam fees by 40%? BCI stonewalls RTI, says reasons not covered by RTI

The Bar Council of India (BCI) denied a right to information (RTI) request for the meeting minutes and reasons for its unexpected decision to yet again increase the bar exam fees by another 40 per cent.

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Corporate M&A  07 July 2017

2017 H1 M&A leagues: Vodea boosts 5 firms but SAM, AZB would have topped anyway, chased by Trilegal, CAM, NDA • Khaitan, Luthra down lower

The Vodafone-Idea mega-merger has gifted five Indian law firms a $10bn+ deal values in the first half of 2017 in league tables, according to data collated by analytics firm mergermarket.

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Capital Markets  07 July 2017

Khaitan, SAM, Sidley on Eris Lifesciences IPO

"The initial public offer (IPO) of Eris Lifesciences was subscribed 3.27 times on the last day of the public offer and book running lead managers to the offer are Axis Capital, Citigroup Global Markets India and Credit Suisse Securities (India)," reported Economic Times.

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Corporate M&A  06 July 2017

Obhan, ALMT on Byju's buy of TutorVista and Edurite

"Online tutoring firm BYJU’s has announced the acquisition of TutorVista and Edurite from Pearson. It said these acquisitions will help it expand in newer markets as well as create a diverse product portfolio," reported Your Story.

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Pre-law student  05 July 2017

PIL alleges CLAT 2017 tender award dubious, unduly benefited new company

CNLU Patna accused of compromising CLAT 2017 exam tender

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Litigation  05 July 2017

MZM Legal, Karanjawala, SAM for Tata trustee vs Rs 500 crore Mistry defamation charges

"A Mumbai magistrate’s court on Tuesday admitted a Rs 500 crore criminal defamation suit, filed by R Venkataramanan, a trustee at Tata Trusts, against ousted Tata Sons Ltd chairman Cyrus Mistry and his family investment firms.Venkataramanan filed the defamation complaint in his personal capacity on 7 June through the law firm MZM Legal, citing allegations that Mistry made against him in an email he wrote to Tata Sons directors and Tata Trusts trustees on 25 October. The allegations pertained to some transactions at AirAsia India, Tata Sons’ joint venture with AirAsia Bhd," reported 500-crore-defamation-suit-by-Tata-trustee-aga.html Mint.

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Law firms  04 July 2017

ELP Delhi tax litigation partner Alok Yadav goes independent

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Delhi tax litigation partner Alok Yadav left the firm to go independent on 30 June, over two years after having joined it.

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Law firms  03 July 2017

Karanjawala promotes 10 to principal associate after half of previous batch now partners • New partner Sundd opens new office

Litigation specialists Karanjawala & Co has promoted 10 senior associate to principal associate level, raising the total principal associate ranks at the firm to 11.

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Law firms  03 July 2017

LexOrbis continues on lateral expansion path: Adds IP consultant CR Jacob in Bangalore

LexOrbis added intellectual property (IP) strategist CR Jacob in Bangalore, along with Jacob’s team of 4 patent attorneys at his IP advisory firm IP Astra.

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Capital Markets  03 July 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills, NDA, AZB on $80m Central Depository Services IPO

"The initial public offering of Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL) received bids for 170 times the number of shares on sale, making it the most attractive IPO in nearly 12 years. The public offering of 24.83 million shares – excluding the anchor investors’ portion – got bids for nearly 52 million shares, stock-exchange data showed at the end of bidding on Wednesday. This translates into bids worth Rs 62,653 crore ($9.7 billion)," reported VC Circle.

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Law firms  30 June 2017

K Law adds shipping advocate Kumar Abhishek Singh as a partner from late maritime senior Venky

K Law has hired Kumar Abhishek Singh from Mumbai-based chambers Venky’s Chambers as an partner dealing with shipping, oil and gas, international trade and the defense of economic crimes.

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Law firms  30 June 2017

Majmudar promotes NLU-J’s Amrit Mehta to associate partner, Kritika Agarwal to principal

Majmudar & Partners has promoted Amrit Mehta to associate partner level in Mumbai.

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