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Delhi HC waits for SC judge committees’ wisdom on judicial clerk selection process

ClerkshipThe Delhi high court has agreed to wait for a three-judge Supreme Court committee’s decision on review of its policy of selection of judicial clerks.

Khaitan & Co first to announce fresher salary hike to Rs 13.2 lakh + 2 bonus

Money moneyKhaitan & Co has increased fresher salaries to Rs 15.2 lakh per annum, including bonus, effective from 1 April as part of its annual pay hike.

AZB, Desai & Diwanji act on Rs 250 cr buy, open offer of diving company

Madhava Menon + 2 others appointed by CJI to draft guidlines on 'political' government ads [JUDGMENT]

The founder director of NLSIU Bangalore, NR Madhavan Menon, ex Lok Sabha secretary general TK Vishwanathan and senior counsel Ranjit Kumar have been appointed by the Supreme Court to form a committee regulating government departments advertising with an "obvious political message".

Chief Justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam said today that existing guidelines did not cover such cases, and that the committee should submit its report to the apex court in three months. [IANS] [Read judgment (PDF)]

AZB cap markets partner Meera Singh leaves, to continue on ad hoc flexitime

AZB & Partners Delhi partner and capital markets practice head Meera Singh has resigned the firm, according to Bar & Bench. Singh told the website that she was leaving for personal reasons and would continue to work flexibly with the firm on individual assignments.

Delhi managing partner Ajay Bahl also confirmed her move, saying that she would continue to be a "valued colleague and a dear friend" to him and others at the firm. She had been at Bahl's firm since 2001, having worked at New Delhi Law Offices for seven years after graduating from Campus Law Centre. [Bar & Bench]

Yesterday Legally India reported that Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner Vibhava Sawant had left the firm for personal reasons, and last year, Luthra capital markets head Madhurima Mukherjee left the firm.

Banned SC advocate responds cryptically to CJI: Sex harass texts were ‘magical realist poetry’ against ‘witchcraft’ corrupt judges

From Facebook pageThe advocate who has been banned from the Supreme Court premises for six months by the court’s new sexual harassment committee and the CJI, said he would seek a review of the order.

Khaitan & Co capital markets partner Vibhava Sawant resigns for Abu Dhabi

Vibhava Sawant Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner of six years Vibhava Sawant left the firm on 11 April to relocate to Abu Dhabi to be with family.

Sex harassment at SC: Apex court bans advocate for 6 months

Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court sexual harassment committee has banned an advocate from the Supreme Court premises for six months for an incident of sexual harassment.

Mooting weekend: Jindal wins at NLSIAM as NLS almost wins Vis Vienna

MPL 5 JGLS Sonepat won the 7th NLS International Arbitration Moot organised by NLSIU Bangalore which broke into the finals of the 21st Vis Vienna international arbitration moot world rounds this weekend.

Nuals Kochi year-old VC N Balu resigns

Nuals N BaluNuals Kochi vice chancellor (VC) N Balu has resigned effectively from yesterday, a year after he was appointed the university’s VC

All India Bar Exam 7 postponed by a month after delayed web redesign; Fees doubled in 2 years

aibewebsite The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) run by the Bar Council of India (BCI) has been postponed for a month after a delayed website redesign.

Bleak 2014 graduate outlook at CNLU Patna: 0 jobs in hand, admin apathetic as students pay recruiters’ travel

CNLU PatnaCNLU Patna’s on-campus recruitment activity is at its lowest in four years. The law school’s fourth batch, graduating this year, has zero confirmed jobs.

NLSIU Bangalore makes it to finals of prestigious Vis Vienna Arbitration Moot

While Nalsar got close but India did not manage to repeat last year's NLSIU Jessup win, the national law school from Bangalore did get laurels at one of the other massively prestigious international moots: NLS was the runner-up team at the Vis Vienna Arbitration Moot over the weekend, also picking up two honourable mentions for speakers.

Story to be updated when we get more. [MPL Facebook page]

Salve bats for McDonald's v Mukul Rohatgi, claiming Vikram Bakshi forum shops to avoid LCIA arbitration

A detailed report in the Eco Times on the long-running legal scuffle between McDonald's and its local JV partner Vikram Bakshi. McDonald's has accused Bakshi in the Delhi high court of forum shopping by launching Company Law Board (CLB) and Delhi high court challenges to a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) proceeding between the parties.

Bakshi, represented by senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi to date, has been fighting for his reinstatement as managing director of the joint venture after he was ousted by McDonald's in 2013.

Senior counsel Harish Salve will appear for McDonald's today, arguing against the Indian proceedings so that the London arbitration can proceed. [Economic Times]

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