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Law firms  25 May 2017

Alpha Partners demerges from erstwhile Seth Dua, hires CAM SA, LLS partner into partnership

Alpha Partners, the boutique started in 2012 in Noida by former SRGR lawyer Akshat Pande, demerged from Seth Dua Associates (SDA) on 1 April after a full year of operating as SDA’s Noida office.Read More

Bar, Bench & Litigation  25 May 2017

Challenge: Is this 192-word gem by Justice Dipak Misra the longest sentence in an SC judgement ever?

Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra wrote a 192-word opening sentence in an order in 2015, to say that the case before him was a frivolous litigation filed to harass and arm-twist the opposing party into agreeing to an out-of-court settlement. Justice Misra’s frustration with the case, however, was particularly linked to the rampant abuse of a procedural provision.Read More

Law firms  24 May 2017

Dua promotes 4 to partner including 2 equity

Dua Associates has grown its equity partnership by two, and made two new salaried partners in the Gurgaon, Delhi and Mumbai corporate teams.Read More

Litigation  24 May 2017

Phoenix reps Arnab vs India Today writ, plus other anti-Republic claim by TOI [READ PETITION • UDPATE-1]

We understand that law firm Phoenix Legal is defending journalist Arnab Goswami’s freshly launched news channel Republic TV in the Delhi high court, against news channel TV Today’s writ that alleges that Republic is violating telecom law to gain unprecedented television ratings (TRP).Read More

Law schools  24 May 2017

HNLU discloses final 2017 job stats: 49 jobs/LLMs for 73 RCC members, incl some SAM, AZB, Trilegal • Chhattisgarh biggest [UPDATE-1]

HNLU Raipur has released the 2016-17 placement statistics of its recruitment coordination committee (RCC), after a successful year of hunting jobs via PPOs and interviews made on campus and via video-conferencing.Read More

In-house counsel  23 May 2017

Breaking: Shardul Amarchand’s Shuva Mandal to succeed Bharat Vasani as Tata group GC [UPDATE-1: Tatas confirm]

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partner Shuva Mandal is set to become the top general counsel (GC) of Tata Sons, the holding company of India’s largest conglomerate, replacing its long-serving GC Bharat Vasani, according to two authoritative sources. Read More

Law schools  23 May 2017

Nirma law school blocks emails after students react to fluffy recruitments story in Mirror

Nirma University Ahmedabad’s law school has blocked its students’ institutional email addresses allegedly to prevent them from saying unfavourable things about the college, days after students accused Nirma’s administration in leaked group emails of fudging its placement record in the mainstream media, according to the Ahmedabad Mirror.Read More

Private equity / VC  23 May 2017

NDA, SAM, Trilegal on $1.4bn SoftBank funding in Paytm

“Paytm has raised $1.4 billion from SoftBank Group Corp. in the largest funding round by a single investor in India, making the digital payments firm the Japanese company’s biggest bet in India’s start-up ecosystem. The deal includes $400 million worth of shares that SoftBank will buy largely from Paytm’s early investor SAIF Partners in a secondary transaction, and a minor stake from founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, according to two persons close to the development,” reported Mint.Read More

Law schools  23 May 2017

NLS SBA & ‘Over Sensitive Women’ students win 2 gender equality battles: Remove football grounds woman ban, add sanitary pad dispensers

NLSIU Bangalore has rid itself of an age-old, unwritten, discriminatory rule that restricted female students’ use of the of law school’s football field. This small win for gender equality was also accompanied by the recent provision of subsidised menstrual pads on NLSIU’s campus.Read More

Private equity / VC  22 May 2017

Khaitan Delhi, Samvad on $30m Fosun funding in Delhivery

“E-commerce logistics services provider Delhivery has raised $30 million from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. This additional investment is a part of the $100 Mn funding the company raised in March from The Carlyle Group, as indicated by ETTech. The company currently services 800 cities, 9000 pin codes with a network of 12 fulfilment centres. Delhivery claims it fulfils 10 million shipments a month,” reported Medianama.Read More

Pre-law student  19 May 2017

Yet again, CLAT 2017 manages at least 13 errors and crimes against English language, befuddling candidates

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 yet again managed to probably get a whole bunch of questions wrong, with at least 13 allegedly confirmed errors, four questionable answers and 10 questions framed so badly that they would have been difficult or unfair to answer.Read More

Law schools  19 May 2017

DU law fac infra remains terrible, so BCI hits back with bangin’ Rs 30 L fine for DU’s default in inspection fees

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has fined the Delhi University’s law centres Rs 30 lakh and capped its total number of seats this year to around 1,000 fewer than last year, for defaulting on the payment of affiliation fees and for lacking in infrastructure, reported the Indian Express.Read More

Law firms  19 May 2017

Ex-HSA Sakya Chaudhuri & others explain how their start-up chamber-style regs practice Neeti Niyaman will work

Former HSA Advocates partners Sakya Chaudhuri, Avijeet Lala and Anand Shrivastava’s regulatory, disputes and real estate practice Neeti Niyaman, which they started up in April after leaving HSA last month with two partners and eight lawyers, has now grown to a total headcount of 13, after picking up another two associates from firms other than HSA.Read More

Pre-law student  18 May 2017

Job aspirants from DU complain about prejudicial CLAT-PSU agreement, schedules, fees

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) prejudices non-elite and non-NLU graduates, two Delhi University (DU) students have complained.Read More

Law firms  17 May 2017

Trilegal Delhi’s Sitesh Mukherjee moves to fill gap, after Cyril Amarchand poaches sole Mumbai partner Faraz Alam Sagar

Trilegal partner Faraz Alam Sagar, who had joined from Economic Laws Practice (ELP) as the firm’s first litigation partner in Mumbai, is set to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Read More

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