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LI Spring 2018 Issue

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Has India Legal Inc Missed the Bus on Artificial Intelligence, or is it Just the Right Time to Get on Board?

India and the Gulf States: A Bright Future for Cross-Border Investments

Germany’s Continued Attractiveness for Foreign Investment

Editor's picks

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Advaita, BMR co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh (NLS 95) to leave, become independent arguing counsel

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Citi India GC Pramod Rao to return to old home but as ICICI Group GC

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2018 CLAT preferences: Same same • NLS ‘loses’ a few more • NLU Mumbai popular again • Clataclysm gave a few bumps

60

Top Mumbai solicitors Federal & Rashmikant (lawyers of Cyril Shroff) face break-up [UPDATE: Firm reorganising partnership]

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Ex-Cyril Amarchand Delhi corporate partner Nivedita Tiwari to join Shardul Amarchand

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Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel

Law firms  3 days ago

Tatva bulks up Bangalore lit, promotes Nanjappa Ganapathy to partner

Tatva Legal has promoted Bangalore of counsel Nanjappa Ganapathy to its partnership, in a bid to ramp up its litigation presence in the city.

In-house counsel  4 days ago

BALCO legal head Pankaj Kapoor joins Sembcorp as VP legal in its new phase as combined Indian power co

The Bharat Aluminium (BALCO) head of legal and compliance Pankaj Kapoor joined Sembcorp Energy India as vice president legal in Hyderabad, according to authoritative sources.

In-house counsel and GCs

In-house counsel  5 days ago

Gaurav Mediratta leaves global FMCG giant Unilever to join homegrown Marico as GC • Marico GC Suresh Jagirdar bags Wadia group GC role

Indian consumer goods company Marico has added former Unilever general manager legal Gaurav Mediratta as executive vice president and general counsel (GC).

Law schools  06 July 2018

Can the Higher Edu Comm’n deliver NLUs (and other law schools) the freedom they crave from the BCI?

The Bar Council of India (BCI), which regulates legal education in India, is faced with a possible conflict of power with the proposed Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is the union HRD ministry’s new tentative creation to remodel India’s higher education system.

Law firms  16 July 2018

Veritas promotes Vineet Nalawalla to partner

Veritas Legal has promoted 2015-lateral hire Vineet Nalawalla to partner, growing the firm to tp;;7 partners.

Law firms  14 July 2018

Trilegal partnership votes AZB’s Ganesh Rao, Aditya Jha into assets, funds practice

Further to our report last week, Trilegal has today voted to admit former partners of AZB & Partners, Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha, as partners in its asset management and funds practice in Mumbai, growing its partnership to 44.

Corporate M&A  13 July 2018

Cyril Amarchand, Khaitan, Trilegal, Luthra, Allen Gledhill advise on Singapore-Malaysia $1.1bn buy Fortis Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare Limited was aquired by Malaysian-Singaporean healthcare group IHH Healthcare Berhad (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Northern TK Venture Pte Ltd), through a preferential issue of equity shares of Fortis for a consideration of Rs 4,000 crores at a price of Rs 170 per Equity Share amounting to 31.1% of Fortis’ share capital, as reported by Mint and others.

Law firms  14 July 2018

Advaita, BMR co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh (NLS 95) to leave, become independent arguing counsel

Sujit Ghosh, the co-founding partner of two best friends of Big 4 consultancies - BMR Legal and most recently Advaita Legal - is set to leave the firm soon, we have learned.

Law schools  12 July 2018

Student takes NUJS to Delhi HC for course suspension notification

The Delhi high court on Wednesday asked NUJS Kolkata to respond to a student’s plea against its abrupt suspension of the course the student was enrolled in at NUJS.

Law firms  12 July 2018

P&A grows to 5 with corp partner, Nalsar ‘07 Ketan Mukhija from SREI • New BGL office targets local action

Law firm P&A Law Offices has hired SREI Infrastructure Finance senior vice president Ketan Mukhija as corporate partner in Delhi.

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