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How much is legal talent worth? Corporate and firm pay, notice & demand across practice areas

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India’s top 30+ M&A firms of 2017: AZB, SAM top mergermarket rankings as CAM drops, Luthra takes bottom rungs

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Super-late bar council elections may now finally happen: Maha bar council deletes 65k “fake” lawyers as Feb deadline for election voter list approaches

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High time: Luthra bulks up corp, PE strength with Trilegal counsel Vishwanath Pratap Singh as partner

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32% of ex-SC judges believe police torture is a necessary evil, reveal NLU Delhi talks to 60 ex-judges on the death penalty

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Bloomberg vs Reuters M&A '17 league table special: AZB gains on S&R, SAM, CAM • Luthra nearly drops off

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Delhi HSA-breakaway Neeti Niyaman enters Mumbai with small office & HSA assoc partner Vaidehi Naik

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How BankBazaar GC Parag Mathur & team worked without law firm for 100 days of double-time to close $30m Experian funding round

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Law firms  12 January 2018

K Law adds Khaitan Delhi PA Arjun Rajgopal (NLS ‘07) as partner in Bangalore

Khaitan & Co Delhi principal associate Arjun Rajgopal joined K Law in Bangalore as corporate partner last month.

SCOI Reports  12 January 2018

Rebellion in the ranks: Seniormost SC judges turn against CJI and towards press as conjectures fly over MCI, Loya & more [READ LETTER]

The four most senior Supreme Court judges were, in an unprecedented move, “left with no other option” but to call a press conference after their private meeting with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra earlier today apparently failed to yield desired results for them.

In-house counsel  11 January 2018

Vedanta power head, Jasmeet Wadehra, expands remit, now heads Sesa Goa biz legal arm

Vedanta Resources head legal for power Jasmeet Wadehra is now also heading the Vedanta group's Sesa Goa unit, which includes four different verticals within the group.

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Law firms  11 January 2018

Liberalisation in SC: Centre, LCIA feel Indian lawyers would bear brunt offshore if BCI, SC don’t hurry up in welcoming foreign firms

Indian lawyers practising abroad would end up bearing the brunt of the Bar Council of India (BCI) potential regulation of foreign law firms under the current regulatory regime, argued London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) counsel Dushyant Dave before the Supreme Court yesterday.

Law firms  10 January 2018

Slaughter & May tops 2017 int’l-India mergermarket league tables, as 2016 topper Freshfields drops off charts

Slaughter and May has topped the mergermarket value league table of international law firms that advised on M&A deals in the 2017 calendar year.

Law firms  10 January 2018

High time: Luthra bulks up corp, PE strength with Trilegal counsel Vishwanath Pratap Singh as partner

Trilegal Delhi corporate, M&A and private equity counsel Vishwanath Pratap Singh has left the firm several weeks ago and is understood to be joining Luthra & Luthra as a partner in Delhi.

Fun and games  10 January 2018

Khaitan beats hattrickers ELP at its own Mumbai Masters Cup cricket tournament to pick up trophy • CAM, SAM make semis

Khaitan & Co bested Economic Laws Practice (ELP) and won the ELP Masters Cup Cricket Tournament on 7 January after three days of competition with 15 other Indian law firms.

Litigation  10 January 2018

Salve, Delhi HC revising Original Side Rules: Would smack frivolous litigants with huge costs [UPDATE-1]

Senior advocate Harish Salve helped the Delhi high court approve, but not yet notify, a set of new rules which would enable it to impose a staggering and unprecedented amount of costs on litigants filing frivolous cases before it, encourage video-conferencing trials and reduce litigation time in other ways.

Law firms  09 January 2018

India’s top 30+ M&A firms of 2017: AZB, SAM top mergermarket rankings as CAM drops, Luthra takes bottom rungs

AZB & Partners and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) acted on the biggest and greatest number of deals respectively, according to mergermarket (MM), which captured far fewer deals than both Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters databases that we had reported last week, in part due to its different deal eligibility criteria (see below).

Litigation  09 January 2018

32% of ex-SC judges believe police torture is a necessary evil, reveal NLU Delhi talks to 60 ex-judges on the death penalty

The death penalty would stay on Indian statute books for at least another 50 years, predicted a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) in a wide-ranging study of opinions of former apex court judges conducted by NLU Delhi on the death penalty in India.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  08 January 2018

Shooting the messenger: UIDAI files FIR against reporter who exposed lax Aadhaar security

The Indian Express has reported that a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) deputy director has filed an FIR against Tribune reporter Rachna Khaira, who had reported on the sale of administrator usernames and passwords to websites having full access to the Aadhaar database for Rs 500 last week.

Graduates & Bar Exam  05 January 2018

Tareekh pe tareekh: 9 months after 10th bar exam, certificates of practice now available in some states (but not in Maha or Karnataka)

The Bar Council of India (BCI) announced yesterday (see below) that the long-awaited certificates of practice for those who passed the 10th All India Bar Exam (AIBE) held on 26 March 2017 are now available, but only for 19 states.

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