Freshly minted Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas partner Himanshu Dodeja will join private equity major Blackstone as its India general counsel (GC).

ya5ibntqNLSIU Bangalore student-run magazine Quirk published a blog yesterday, which states that the law school’s student body often “degelimitises and demoralises” the section of its students which have gained admission to NLS through caste-based reservations.

This would be an excellent time to tell you about our Android app (and mobile-optimised website) :)Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas lawyers again have access to Legally India from their work computers, after Legally India and Bar & Bench were inaccessible yesterday displaying the message “blocked by admin”.

15h0riamFormer KPMG India director Vishwanath Shukla has started up BMG Legal Solutions with former DMD Advocates lawyer Madhavi Swaroop as co-founding partner. BMG Legal is a tax advisory and disputes law firm.

Ganpathy: To make mark as a seniorAZB & Partners Delhi partner Nanju Ganpathy has been designated as senior advocate of the Delhi high court, and talks to Legally India about his career and plans.

This would be an excellent time to tell you about our Android app (and mobile-optimised website) :)Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas lawyers have found themselves unable to access Legally India and Bar & Bench from their work computers.

The Delhi high court has elevated 12 lawyers to senior counsel.

Hemant Sahai: Recovering well but planning for robust future for firm he foundedKhaitan & Co energy, infrastructure and corporate partner Amitabh Sharma has resigned and will join HSA Advocates as its managing partner, as HSA founder and managing partner Hemant Sahai is seeking to institutionalise the firm.

Roulette tableThe Odd-Even notification – the Delhi government’s 15-day rule restricting vehicles with even-numbered registration plates from plying on odd-numbered dates, and vice versa – is illegal, according to advocate Sachit Jolly’s petition challenging it.

Mumbai criminal lawyer Ashok Saraogi, who has represented gangster Abu Salem, was arrested on Sunday and sent to jail until 25 April for alleged cheating and forgery to help a client grab land, reported the Times of India.

Lawyers Sohel Kazi and I V Y Tauro, co-accused with Saraogi, will spend three days each in custody starting Monday.

Saraogi was currently representing Rahul Raj in the deceased television actress Pratyusha Bannerjee’s suicide case.

Saraogi was arrested after he withdrew an anticipatory bail application – his third to avoid arrest in the case where he is accused of helping businessman Ashish Bagaria and his father Santosh Kumar Bagaria usurp nine parcels of land belonging Ashish’s estranged wife Nickee in Raigad – in the Supreme Court.

In the ongoing hearing of petitions challenging the denial of right to worship to women devotees at the Sabarimala temple, Kerala, Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the three judges on the bench, on 18 April, asked amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran, a pointed question: Can you force deity who does not want to see women (of menstruating age), to 'see' women?

A special Mumbai court today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against liquor baron Vijay Mallya, official sources said.

On 15 April, the Enforcement Directorate had moved the special court handling cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, seeking the warrant against Mallya who is currently outside India.

On at least three occasions, Mallya failed to honour ED summons for questioning in various cases pertaining to his loans of over Rs 9,000 crore and allegations of money laundering.

After he failed to appear in person on 18 March, 2 April and 9 April, he sought time till May to come to the ED, as he is abroad since 2 March.

The ED move came soon after the central government suspended Mallya’s diplomatic passport on 15 April.

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