Legal Process Outsourcing Lpo

Game changer? Amarchand forays into LPO-style practice to improve due diligence & volume work

Amarchand Peninsula ChambersAmarchand Peninsula ChambersAmarchand Mangaldas' Mumbai has started a volume-focused transactional support practice, which the firm is continuing to trial hoping to offer clients better due diligence and commoditised advice.

Wired: Electric Jaising-Misra court| Jodhpur job score | What CJI tells PMO | RMLNLU permanent #fail | Cal green tribunal wilts | Third degree on LPO

Electric Jaising-Misra court: Additional solicitor general Indira Jaising appeared yesterday before justice Gyan Sudha Misra for the Union of India (UoI) in the Ishraat Jahaan fake encounter case. When Misra asked for Jaising’s authority to appear, Jaising said she was there for the UoI on the home ministry’s instructions, and added: “I am not here to show off myself”. “When we are asking you some questions, why is it that you are feeling some electric shocks?” retorted Misra, warning Jaising about contempt proceedings, at which point she apologised [Telegraph]

Jodhpur job score: NLU Jodhpur placed 61 out of a class of 90 students graduating this year, with Amarchand Mangaldas and Trilegal each hiring eight students. Majmudar & Partners hired six, JSA four, and legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea3 picked up five. Gujarat State Petronet, Sebi and ONGC hired four each [Bar & Bench]

RMLNLU permanent #fail: RMLNLU Lucknow’s new VC Gurdip Singh has done away with repeat exams for students who fail, in order to improve ‘quality education and discipline’ [TOI]

What CJI tells PMO: Correspondence between the Chief Justice of India and the Prime Minister of India is not exempt from the purview of the Right to Information Act 2005, the Central Information Commission has held [BS]

Cal green tribunal wilts: Kolkata, the city where India’s first green tribunal was launched, is on the verge of losing its green tribunal to Guwahati or Ranchi [TOI]

Third degree on LPO: The Australian Law Students’ Association is calling for greater practicality and less theory in their law school curriculum so they can compete with legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies encroaching on what was traditionally the domain of lawyers [Lawyers Weekly]

FM: Explore foreign law firm India access; Liaison offices ok; India Law & LPO Inc grow 8.2%

Liberalisation: Stop or go?Liberalisation: Stop or go?Legal services in India grew by an average of 8.2 per cent each year between 2005 and 2012, according to the 2012-13 economic survey that was prepared by the finance ministry. It also noted that “liaison offices” by foreign law firms were permitted under Indian law and recommended “exploring” greater access for foreign law firms, which would “improve the competitiveness of the Indian market”.

How Mr Singh went to London, got insourced at £15 per hour, and bit back

A UK law firm insourced an Indian advocate to London to answer its South Asian clients’ marital and property disputes’ queries in a town centre-canopy setting and a “£15-a-pop” model, guarding him against all direct business-contact with its clients.

The law firm charged clients £70-80 per hour. So, Mr Singh and his clients put their thinking hats on... [GlobalPost]

LPO UnitedLex turnover hits $42.8m, grew 1,287% in 3 years, India headcount steady

LPO: India-generated turnover backs fast-growing US companyLPO: India-generated turnover backs fast-growing US company The turnover of legal process outsourcing (LPO) company UnitedLex was $42.8m in 2011, up from $28.2m (Rs 238 crore) the previous year, reported US-based Inc Magazine in its listing of the 500 fastest-growing privately held US companies.

Chennai writ losers: LPOs, CAs, secondments & logic. Winners: Invisible in-house & pragmatism

1960s Advocates Act: Kaputt?1960s Advocates Act: Kaputt? The ruling in the Chennai writ petition was hailed as pragmatic for solving the nearly two-year-old deadlock foreign firms were in. But frankly it is likely to continue exposing the deficiencies of the 1961 Advocates Act in dealing with modern-day India. And it could possibly  plunge a number of industries into a world of pain via the Bar Council of India (BCI).

CPA Global restructures LPO biz as India headcounts plummet ahead of $1.45bn sale

Leah Cooper: Left CPA in NovemberLeah Cooper: Left CPA in November LI-Mint Exclusive: Legal process outsourcing (LPO) and intellectual property (IP) management firm CPA Global Ltd, which is being fully acquired by UK-based Cinven Partners Llp for an estimated $1.45 billion (Rs 7,135 crore), has internally restructured the LPO business unit that failed to hit growth targets in India and saw headcount reductions and senior executives’ departure.

LPO CPA Global sold to Cinven private equity, 14 months post Pangea3 sale

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) company CPA Global, which specialises in patents work, has been acquired by private equity major Cinven, according to a press release by the fund.

MV Kini starts up ‘high-end’ infrastructure LPO in downtown Mumbai in a JV

MV Kini managing partner Ravi Kini has started up a legal process outsourcing (LPO) firm in Mumbai in a joint venture with seasoned LPO NewGalexy to focus exclusively on foreign infrastructure projects work, while the law firm will transfer a number of its lawyers to staff the new entity.

Pangea3 picks Texas LPO centre over Dakota/Virginia with space for up to 400 (UPDATE)

imageimage Mumbai-headquartered Pangea3 has opened its first US-based service delivery office in Dallas, Texas, plans first reported by Legally India at the time of the legal process outsourcing (LPO) company’s acquisition by Thomson Reuters last year.

CPA looks to inorganic LPO acquisitions to hit 100% Y-o-Y growth targets

LPOLPO CPA Global CFO and head of management services Anand Sharma has vowed that the legal process outsourcing (LPO) company would look for inorganic vertical acquisitions of smaller pure-play LPO companies in 2011.

CPA Global lures former SJ Berwin senior partner to chairmanship

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) and traditional outsourcing company CPA Global has appointed London law firm SJ Berwin’s retired senior partner as its new chairman.

Revolutionary paths / Issue 74

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At least two bombshells dropped both sides of this week.

Exclusive: Payday for Pangea3 founders, staff in Thomson Reuters buy; LPO to build onshore centres in US

Pangea3-Sanjay-KamlaniPangea3-Sanjay-Kamlani Pangea3’s full acquisition by Thomson Reuters could trigger others to follow suit, predicted the legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider’s co-founder and CEO Sanjay Kamlani in an exclusive Legally India interview, as hundreds of employees will receive a windfall from the sale that will see Pangea3 explore synergies with its new parent and expand with onshore operations in the US.

Breaking: Thomson Reuters to acquire LPO giant Pangea3 in strategic buy

internet-IT-globeinternet-IT-globe Thomson Reuters has acquired one of India’s largest pure play legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies Pangea3.

Indian LPO fights power of big record labels with Public Enemy's Chuck D

imageimage Exclusive: Mysore-based legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider SDD Global Solutions has won the mandate to assist on a claim and provide US law litigation support to the non-profit Fight The Power (FTP) Foundation, which represents music artists who claim they have been cheated out of their royalties by big record companies.

LPO UnitedLex buys smaller rival LawScribe after growing 20% in 8 months

internet-IT-globe Legal process outsourcing (LPO) company UnitedLex, which is backed by Indian and Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firms, has acquired Los Angeles-based LPO LawScribe giving it offices in Los Angeles, New York and Gurgaon, reported VCCircle.

Opinion: How to start your own LPO (and how not to)

SDD-Global-Sanjay-Bhatia-2Starting up a legal process outsourcing (LPO) business may be a perceived goldmine and en vogue these days but it takes more than just office, staff and website and most start-up LPOs are wasting their time, warns SDD Global Solutions' Sanjay Bhatia.

Clifford Chance makes another 'exceptional' hire from Indian legal offshoring unit OSC

CliffordChance-London-officeClifford Chance has again hired a legal "consultant" from its Gurgaon-based captive legal process outsourcing (LPO) centre OSC Export Services as a lawyer into the main firm.

Ryder's Scriboard enters atypical 'best friend' alliance with LPO Overlegen

knotsKochhar & Co's former technology and media law partner Rodney Ryder who started up IP and IT boutique practice Scriboard in April has entered into a strategic alliance with legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Overlegen.

Stand up now: Which LPO will not be working with Microsoft?

microsoft-windowsWipro Technologies is the third legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in almost as many months to announce that it is providing LPO services to software giant Microsoft. But like the others it has been providing LPO services to Microsoft for years. The real story here is how good the Redmont company has been getting at outsourcing legal work.

Pangea3 hires 18 from campus, will pump Rs 48 crore into Delhi to outgrow Mumbai

pangea3-mezzanine-mumbaiLegal Process Outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea3 has hired 18 students through campus placements this year with a majority 12 coming from non-national law schools, as the company has moved into larger Delhi office and plans to grow the location with significant investment.

LPO Pangea3 sets up London office

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea3 has set up a marketing office in London to attack the European market, reported the UK's Law Society Gazette.

Legal opinion: Ashurst, Balaji and other writ petitions: Are LPOs safe?

SDD Global Sanjay BhatiaLegal process outsourcing (LPO) companies have come under the spotlight after the the recent Balaji Chennai High Court writ petition and the Bombay High Court's decision in the Lawyers Collective v. Ashurst case. The cases have created significant uncertainty, argues SDD Global's Sanjay Bhatia, although for the most part it has been a false alarm for LPOs.

India LPO Inc headcounts to triple as 15% of work at US/UK associate level

internet-IT-globeThe Indian legal process outsourcing (LPO) industry will more than triple in size and employ 17,000 professionals within five years, predicted research and analytics firm Evalueserve in a study. Around 15 per cent of outsourced services is so-called high-end work that is normally handled by US and UK associates.
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