"International Finance Corp (IFC), the private sector investment arm of World Bank, on Thursday said it has invested $125m in Hero Future Energies, the renewable energy arm of the Hero Group, for an undisclosed equity stake.

Delhi University 2004 graduate Amit Kataria has been elected to Morrison & Foerster’s partnership in Hong Kong, as part of a round of promotions to new partners.

In the midst of the Supreme Court’s hearing on appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal’s 2007 Order yesterday (4 January), witnessed witty exchanges between Tamil Nadu’s senior counsel, Shekhar Naphade, and Karnataka’s senior counsel, Fali S. Nariman.

HSA Advocates has hired Shahen N Pradhan as associate partner in Mumbai from J Sagar Associates (JSA), where he was a principal associate specialising in dispute resolution.

A Delhi sessions court has yesterday declined to grant bail for now to T&T Law managing partner Rohit Tandon, who was arrested last week and stands accused as one of the main conspirators in trying to launder Rs 60 crore in demonetised cash, according to the Hindustan Times and the PTI.

According to the Bar Council of India (BCI) official All India Bar Exam (AIBE) website, the “tentative” date for the next bar exam, which is compulsory for law graduates to pass before entering practice, has been set for 26 February 2017, with registration “likely to start” on 6 January 2017:

"In an instance of an offline retailer buying an e-commerce property, Chinese handset retailer Beijing Digital Telecom has acquired 49% stake in Spice Online, the online retail arm of Spice Group, according to BSE filings.

Jeet Sen Gupta joins ELP friends at Vertices from Juris CorpJeet Sen Gupta, who had joined Juris Corp as a partner in July 2015 from Economic Laws Practice (ELP), has now joined the Mumbai start-up Vertices Partners, which was set up by three ELP alums.

For NLSIU Bangalore - India’s first ever law school to break at the 36-year-old World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) – it took a professional debating coach, a voluminous matter file, and “a good amount of luck” this year, said the NLSIU team.

"IDFC Bank has signed a share purchase agreement with Grama Vidiyal Micro Finance (GVMFL) for acquisition of 100 percent equity share capital of GVMFL,” according to IDFC’s filing as reported by Money Control. AZB & Partners partner Srinath Dasari and senior associate Gautam Rego acted for IDFC.

NLSIU Bangalore broke into the double-octafinal rounds of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) today, becoming the first Indian law school in history to have proceeded to the elimination rounds of the world’s largest debating championship. It has now been knocked out this year.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced that certificates of practice (COPs) for All India Bar Exam (AIBE) candidates from 23 states are now apparently available, nine months after holding the exam in March 2016, and seven months after results had been published in May 2016.

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