SCOI Analysis: What could Naz's section 377 curative constitution bench look like and what can it do?

Even as the Supreme Court is yet to upload its order referring the curative petitions filed by Naz Foundation and others to the five Judge Constitution bench, a debate has already begun over the scope and composition of the bench among observers.

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NLU Jodhpur scraps BSc LLB after 4 years of (nearly) no takers

qchfpgx2The BSc LLB degree – NLU Jodhpur’s LLB offering which included papers from the Bachelors-in-degree papers – was scrapped permanently for lack of demand.

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[UPDATE] For what it’s worth: Chambers law firm rankings shift after Shroff vs Shroff fallout; Khaitan gains, AZB & Amarchands lose

There might only be one way to settle this...The new report by legal directory Chambers & Partners, which compiles an annual tiered ranking of law firms and partners in various practice areas, has seen Khaitan & Co take the top spot by number of "ranked" lawyers, reported The Economic Times, while AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co and both erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas co-managing partner Shroff brothers have lost dominance.

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Sidleys trains more CM guns on Singapore with Jones Day's Bhargava, Kashyap as Prabhat Mehta moves to NYC

Jones Day Singapore capital markets partner and India head Manoj Bhargava and of counsel Ankit Kashyap will join top US firm Sidley in Singapore, only several months after Sidley’s capital markets partner in Singapore, Prabhat Mehta, moved to the firm’s New York office full time.

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Lakshmikumaran forays into London with Jones Day partner Sumesh Sawhney

eyljvctjFormer Jones Day India partner Sumesh Sawhney joined Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS), as partner, to open up the firm’s office in London.

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Revolving door: Seth Dua boosts Mumbai corp from Advani after 4 partner exits last year

Advani & Co partner Kshitij Sancheti has joined Seth Dua & Associates as a corporate partner in its Mumbai office, following two new associate partners having joined the firm last year after four partners left.

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Vaish, Bharucha on $2m Reliance investment in luxury e-tailer Radiant Hues

Vaish Associates advised luxury merchandise e-tailer Radiant Hues on the $2m (Rs 13.8 crore) sale of stake in it to the Anil-Ambani controlled Reliance Capital which was advised by Bharucha & Partners.

Vaish Delhi partner Satwinder Singh and senior associate Varnika Sharma acted for Radiant.

Bharucha Mumbai partner Justin Bharucha and associate Gunmeher Juneja acted for Reliance.

Reliance will end up with 14.07 per cent stake in Radiant, through investment in various tranches, by May 2017, reported VC Circle.

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