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NLIU students celebrate ‘milestone’ after director leaves, hail CJ as their 'saviour', university returns to 'tranquility'


NLIU director SS Singh resigns • One week of successful student protests wind down • HC appoints registrar + inquiry


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In-house counsel  Yesterday

Ex-ELP TMT head Jyoti Pawar follows Gopi Krishnan in Infosys deputy GC role

Former Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner and practice head Jyoti Pawar, who went independent last year, has joined Infosys to succeed Gopi Krishnan as deputy general counsel.

Ex-LCIA India registrar Ajay Thomas joins ICC India arbitration group as vice-chair, alongside Ciccu

Following the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India shutting its India operations in April 2016, its former registrar Ajay Thomas has moved to LCIA rival, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (ICA) in a part-time role.

Law schools  Yesterday

NLIU students celebrate ‘milestone’ after director leaves, hail CJ as their 'saviour', university returns to 'tranquility'

NLIU Bhopal students are celebrating their week-long protest's first “milestone” after it resulted in director Prof SS Singh going on voluntary leave, according to a press note released on the protest's Facebook page.

Law firms  2 days ago

11 myths against foreign law firm entry countered (as presented at INBA-Ministry liberalisation conference)

On Saturday, 11 November, the Indian National Bar Association (INBA) had held the “Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector” conference to discuss the future and liberalisation of the legal profession, and to bring together leaders of the bar and the government.

Law firms  2 days ago

Penningtons, ex-Fox-London head Ajit Mishra joins Rosenblatt Solicitors as India head

UK firm Penningtons Manches LLP India group co-head Ajit Mishra, has joined London-based Rosenblatt Solicitors as the head of its India group.

Law schools  3 days ago

NLIU director SS Singh resigns • One week of successful student protests wind down • HC appoints registrar + inquiry

NLIU Bhopal director Prof SS Singh has resigned after a full week of students’ boycott of classes, sitting out at the university gates to peacefully protest alleged administrative apathy.

In-house counsel  3 days ago

Desai Diwanji Delhi partner Raghav Mathur exits for Dubai hospital in-house

Former Desai & Diwanji (D&D) Delhi partner Raghav Mathur has gone in-house with Dubai-based super speciality hospital NMC Healthcare in its corporate M&A legal team.

Law schools  5 days ago

NLIU protest enters Day 6: Admin gives ‘peanuts’, takes away Rs 4 lakhs

NLIU Bhopal has entered the sixth day of boycotts by students after they refused to accept their administration's offer of fulfilling their demands, calling the handouts too little.

Law firms  5 days ago

‘No doubt that proceeds of crime’: SC rejects Rohit Tandon bail plea (without prejudice) [READ JUDGMENT]

T&T Law founder Rohit Tandon lost his appeal for bail in the Supreme Court on Friday, and continues to be in jail for almost a year now for alleged money laundering.

Law schools  11 November 2017

NUJS exec council rejects triple-campus expansion plans after students slam idea in 8-page representation

The NUJS Kolkata executive council (EC) has rejected the West Bengal state law ministry and vice chancellor-endorsed Prof Ishwara Bhat’s controversial plan to establish two more campuses of the national law school, we have learned.

Joint Statement by HNLU Raipur, NLUJAA Assam, RMLNLU Lucknow

Solidarity.pdf   In solidarity with the students of NLIU and for saving the "National Law Universities". On behalf of the Student Bar Association - HNLU, the Stud... Read more

Law schools  10 November 2017

NLS, Nalsar, NUJS release statement in solidarity with NLIU Bhopal students, call to #NationaliseNLUs

The student councils of NLSIU Bangalore, Nalsar Hyderabad and NUJS Kolkata have jointly condemned the state of affairs at NLIU Bhopal that has led to students there protesting against the administration for several days now.

Corporate M&A  10 November 2017

Khaitan, Desai & Diwanji on Torrent Pharma’s $556m ‘complicated’ buy of Unichem Labs domestic biz

Torrent Pharma, the flagship company of the Torrent Group, have announced their acquisition of the domestic formulations business of Unichem Laboratories, one of India's oldest and largest pharma companies, for about Rs 3,600 crores (around $556m), through a business transfer agreement, as reported by The Economic Times and Business Standard.

Private equity / VC  10 November 2017

K Law, Desai & Diwanji on fin-tech startup Kissht’s $10m fundraise by China's Fosun International

Mumbai-based online lending startup Kissht, operated by OnEMi Technology Solutions has raised Rs 67 crore (USD 10 million) led by China’s Fosun International along with existing investors, venture capital firm Endiya Partners and early-stage investor Ventureast, as reported by VC Circle.

Law firms  09 November 2017

‘Once an NDA-ite, always an NDA-ite’: Nexus VP Legal Harshita Srivastava re-joins Nishith to head VC practice

Former Nexus Venture Partners vice president legal Harshita Srivastava has joined Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) in Mumbai to head its venture capital (VC) practice.

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