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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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JGU has applied for Institution of Eminence status (NLUs probably can’t)

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In-house counsel  21 December 2017

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

Bangalore-based fintech company BankBazaar in October concluded over 100 days of negotiating an investment transaction, pulling in $30m from London-based credit agency giant Experian and others, as reported by Techcrunch.

Capital Markets  20 December 2017

SAM, Luthra, Squires on $312m Union Bank of India QIP

State-owned lender Union Bank of India (UBI) has proposed to raise up to Rs 2,000 crores (approximately $312.4 million) through qualified institutional placement (QIP) with an initial offer of Rs 1,000 crores followed by a green-shoe option for another Rs 1,000 crores, as reported by Financial Express. The placement document was filed with the Indian stock exchanges on 12 December 2017. As a part of the transaction, equity shares of face value of INR 10 each of UBI were placed with QIBs, aggregating to INR 2000 Crores.

Pre-law student  20 December 2017

Nuals’ CLAT 2018 scheduled for 13 May, no age limit notified

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will be conducted on 13 May and will be open to candidates of all ages.

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Law firms  20 December 2017

Cyril Amarchand lateral projects partner Piyush Mishra likely to join AZB (after March 2018)

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Delhi partner Piyush Mishra, who had been hired in 2015 from Luthra & Luthra, has resigned the firm and is understood to in advanced talks to be joining AZB & Partners.

Law schools  19 December 2017

Confirmed: NLS, Nalsar, NUJS did not apply for Institution of Eminence status & up to Rs 1,000 crore funding

NLSIU Bangalore, Nalsar Hyderabad and NUJS Kolkata did not apply for Institution of Eminence (IoE) status, the application deadline for which closed on 12 December, as we had reported last week that the rules were likely not conducive to NLUs securing funding.

Law firms  19 December 2017

AZB forensic partner Ajay Upadhyay returns to Big 4 at KPMG

AZB & Partners Mumbai lateral partner and compliance and investigation practice head Ajay Upadhyay has moved to KPMG as a partner in its forensic practice, two years after having joined from E&Y.

Law firms  14 December 2017

Solomon & Co opens up in Pune as home base Mumbai gets ‘saturated’ and over-trafficked

Bombay solicitors firm Solomon & Co has expanded to Pune after 109 years of operations only from Mumbai.

Law firms  14 December 2017

Karanjawala promotes 9 associates to senior associate

Karanjawala & Co has promoted nine associates from Amity Delhi, Amity Noida, Symbiosis Pune, RGNUL Patiala, Llyod Noida and GLC Mumbai to senior associate.

Private equity / VC  13 December 2017

AZB Delhi double-teams on giant $350m Warburg-Airtel deal

“Airtel will sell a 15% stake in the DTH business to Warburg Pincus entity Lion Meadow Investment for Rs 1,623.76 crore, the telecom firm said in a stock exchange filing on Tuesday. Another group company that holds 5% of Bharti Telemedia will offer its entire stake to the PE firm. The deal values Bharti Telemedia at close to Rs 11,300 crore. This may make it India’s second largest DTH player by valuation, according to industry experts,” reported The Economic Times.

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Law schools  13 December 2017

JGU has applied for Institution of Eminence status (NLUs probably can’t)

JGLS Sonepat stands a chance to make it to the Indian government recognised list of eminent institutions, in which none of the 22 national law universities (NLUs) may find a spot.

SCOI Reports  13 December 2017

CJI meets legal hacks, hints that may allow journos to live tweet from SC courtrooms in future

Chief Justice of India (CJI) _Dipak Misra_ on Monday hinted at possibly allowing journalists to publish news straight from courtrooms on Twitter from their mobile phones, live during case proceedings in the Supreme Court.

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