Thermal Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd (TESSOL), a company engaged in providing next-generation clean technology cold chain solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount from Infuse Ventures and Ankur Capital. TESSOL, founded by Mr. Rajat Gupta, had raised seed investment from Infuse Ventures in 2014.

For B4U Television’s director and head legal Natasha Fernandes, sustaining a small TV and movie distribution company’s business in the face of a regulatory threat to its main revenue model – advertisements – is the biggest challenge.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has hired AZB & Partners’ Mumbai HR head Kiran Patheja for its HR function, as head of talent acquisition, reported Bar & Bench.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has opened up registration for the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) X with a delay of only 12 days after the start of registrations was previously scheduled for 6 January 2017, while also postponing the exam that was “tentatively” scheduled to be held on 26 February 2017 to a tentative date of 26th March.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has proposed to override law schools’ autonomy by inducting its own members into their faculty selection committee, as an “expert member”, in its draft first amendment to the Legal Education Rules 2008.

The Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) is not yet sure how to deal with the government’s surprise rule change that might see foreign law firms open up in special economic zones (SEZs) such as the Gujarat International Financial Tec-City (GIFT).

Over the 13-15 January weekend, Nalsar Hyderabad defeated Faculty of Law, Jamia Milia Islamia to win the tier 5 RLC Saquib Rizvi Memorial Moot Court Competition 2017, now in its eighth edition.

Link Legal India Law Services (LL-ILS), which merged with DH Law Associates in December to form a 155-lawyer firm with a partnership of 35, has added Rajdeep Choudhury as an associate partner in its project claims practice.

shamnad (@shamnad) tweeted: "What a story! One of the most creative counsels around. And one of the few with balls! Pun very much intended, given that it's cricket!"

Gopal Sankaranarayanan: The lawyer on a mission to weed out politics from cricket

By Apurva Vishwanath

New Delhi: Three years after the Supreme Court flagged off an overhaul of India’s apex cricket body, it’s the home stretch.

On 22 January 2014, former chief justice T.S. Thakur named justices R.M. Lodha, Ashok Bhan and R.V. Raveendran to clean up cricket administration in India. The panel recommended a 16-step process which the cricket body duly defied, prompting the SC to replace its office-bearers.

The three judges who lived in Delhi, Chandigarh and Bengaluru were not known to be cricket aficionados—in sharp contrast to Gopal Sankaranarayanan, the 40-year-old Supreme Court advocate and the panel’s secretary assigned to assist the judges.

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HSA Advocates has added the principal associate (PA) designation as the seventh rung to its career ladder ending in equity partnership. Former Reliance ADA Group in house lawyer Kunal Rajpal has joined the firm as its first principal associate.

As first reported by Live Law this week, the ministry of commerce and industry, which has been spearheading the government’s efforts to liberalise the legal market, alongside the law ministry, has revoked a ban on the practice of law from special economic zones (SEZs), by issuing a notification in the Gazette of India amending the Special Economic Rules governing Special Economic Zones on 3 January 2017.

ANM Global, which had been set up in 2009 by Nidish Mehrotra and Anuj Gupta, has hired Citi vice president Binay Kumar Mishra as a senior partner to head the firm’s banking and finance practice from Mumbai.

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