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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

68

As workforce gets younger, Khaitan takes first steps to ‘working from home’, intros semi-flexible hours, parenthood, crunch-time benefits

19

CLAT should cost Rs 1,500: MHRD report damns Nuals for abysmal 95% profit margin on CLAT

143

#MeToo floodgates open at NLU Delhi kicking off inquiry • Stephens bans NLUD male debaters for ‘harassment culture’, ‘toxic masculinity’

40

Decoding latest salvo in Nirav Modi privilege battle: CAM had no privilege, claims CBI

85

Shardul Amarchand amends 3-month salary clawback to apply only to fraction of pay (if not leaving for in-house or ill-health)

205

Shardul Amarchand imposes 3-month salary clawback on lawyers who leave this financial year

Law firms  Yesterday

Samvad Mumbai partner Sudipta Routh joins Indus, grows firm to 29

Samvad Partners Mumbai corporate partner Sudipta Routh has joined IndusLaw as a partner.

Law firms  13 November 2018

Other Akila Agrawal SAM team-member Sourav De Biswas to join CAM, after near-4-month break

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas corporate and M&A salaried partner Sourav Kanti De Biswas, whom we had reported had resigned in July, is set to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas next week.

Law firms  12 November 2018

2 Cyril Amarchand Delhi partners, Kirat Singh Nagra, Rishi Anand, resign at same time, with 3 months’ notice

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Delhi partners Kirat Singh Nagra and Rishi Anand have resigned from the firm last week, according to authoritative sources.

In-house counsel  12 November 2018

Khaitan associate partner Abhimanyu Ghosh (NUJS ‘07) joins NDB as senior in-houser

Khaitan & Co associate partner Abhimanyu Ghosh joined multilateral development bank New Development Bank (NDB) this month as senior professional, legal.

Law firms  12 November 2018

NLU J ‘08 AOR Anand Varma, father expand Delhi lit start-up APT to Mumbai, tier 2 cities with laterals

NLU Jodhpur 2008 alumnus Anand Varma and his father Tarun Varma’s Delhi-based litigation start-up APT Legal has now opened offices in Mumbai, Allahabad and Jaipur, with more office openings in the offing.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  08 November 2018

Karanjawala faces ‘innocuous’ bar council complaint in MJ Akbar case, apologises over missing lawyers’ details

Karanjawala & Co said it is unfazed by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) complaint against it over its client MJ Akbar’s defamation suit, and has apologised to the BCD.

Law schools  08 November 2018

Cal HC: ‘Not becoming’, ‘arbitrary’ of NUJS to suddenly stop online courses for enrolled students

NUJS Kolkata was wrong in cancelling its online courses for those students who were already mid-session in these courses, the Calcutta high court said in a temporary order.

Law firms  02 November 2018

DSK senior partner Tushar Ajinkya joins ELP with team, takes corporate size to 8

DSK Legal senior partner Tushar Ajinkya has joined Economic Laws Practice (ELP) with a team of three in Mumbai.

Law firms  01 November 2018

HSA bulks up regulatory: Sterlite Power in-houser Apoorva Misra joins as partner + AP Shreshth Sharma from Jindal, Nitish Gupta from DSK

HSA Advocates has added former Sterlite Power Grid Ventures in house counsel Apoorva Misra as partner in Delhi in the regulatory policy and disputes practice.

Pre-law student  01 November 2018

CLAT should cost Rs 1,500: MHRD report damns Nuals for abysmal 95% profit margin on CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) should not cost law aspirants more than Rs 1,500 recommended a government committee that found it “egregious” that the national law universities (NLU) were making a profit of 90-95% on the joint entrance exam which currently has an application fee of Rs 4,000.

Law schools  01 November 2018

After near-7-months’ thumb-twiddling, NUJS finally advertises for new VC

NUJS Kolkata advertised for a vice chancellor (VC) on its website on Tuesday, one month after constituting the VC search committee that is to move forward a process now overdue by seven months.

Law firms  31 October 2018

As workforce gets younger, Khaitan takes first steps to ‘working from home’, intros semi-flexible hours, parenthood, crunch-time benefits

Khaitan & Co has set out a number of progressive human resources (HR) policies to facilitate flexible working, including some additional maternity (and paternity) benefits and compensatory time-off when workloads get extreme or interfere with pre-arranged holidays.

Law firms  31 October 2018

Kochhar adds UK Barrister Robert Sliwinski as Dubai senior partner to bolster disputes

Kochhar & Co has added former SWL Chambers London barrister Robert Sliwinski as senior partner in Dubai in its dispute resolution practice.

Law firms  30 October 2018

Aditya Khanna makes Ropes & Gray partner (only London one in record round, 2nd NUJS grad this year at US firm)

NUJS Kolkata 2005 and Amarchand Mangaldas alumnus Aditya Khanna has been promoted to elite US firm Ropes & Gray’s equity partnership in London.

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