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Private equity / VC  06 November 2017

DSK, CAM on $151m Gaja, KKR PE in Avendus

“Mid-market private equity firm Gaja Capital and global PE buyout specialist KKR have jointly led a Rs 980-crore investment in Avendus Capital, as the domestic financial services firm looks to scale up its asset management and newly-launched credit businesses,” reported the Economic Times.

Law firms  03 November 2017

MDP forays into banking, hires ex-IDBI DRT head Ashok Kumar Mishra as senior partner

Ashok Kumar Mishra, former Kolkata debt recovery tribunal (DRT) presiding officer and former general manager legal of IDBI Bank, has joined Mumbai-based MDP & Partners (formerly M Dhruva & Partners) as a senior partner to head its banking practice.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  03 November 2017

Abhishek Manu Singhvi: ‘Concept of peer regulation is a failure’ as seen in BCI, Medical Council

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said at an event as reported by The Hindu that “broadly” the judiciary was “very independent”, though it occasionally submits to political pressure.

News  02 November 2017

Tell your sexual harassment stories: How big are the elephants in the rooms and corridors of the law?

To borrow the words of one anonymous tipster, we’ve not been living under a rock for the past weeks.

Law firms  02 November 2017

Read ED submission in SC to keep lawyer Rohit Tandon jailed: Laundered up to Rs 128 cr demonetised notes, won’t explain origin of cash

T&T Law founding partner Rohit Tandon, now in jail for nearly a year in one of the most high-profile arrests carried out in the wake of the government's demonetisation drive in 2015, is now awaiting a final order of the Supreme Court over his bail plea in the money laundering case against him.

Private equity / VC  01 November 2017

Rajaram, Khaitan on Ziploan’s $3m fundraise from Matrix and others

Online lending startup Ziploan, operated by Delhi-based Blue Jay Finlease, has raised Rs 20 crores (around $3m) in a funding round led by Matrix Partners India along with existing investors Whiteboard Capital, Waterbridge Ventures, Capital 18 Managing Director Sarabvir Singh & GrowX Projects as reported by VC Circle and The Economic Times.

Law firms  01 November 2017

Solomon & Co founder’s great-granddaughter promoted to equity in Paris-Mumbai • Now 10 partners with AP promo

Michelle Solomon Le Page has been promoted to equity partner on 1 October at Mumbai-headquartered firm Solomon & Co, which had been founded by her great-grandfather in 1909.

Law firms  30 October 2017

CAM undercuts SAM, Luthra by 5-12x to win complex Air India sale mandate for only Rs 29.9 L [UPDATE: Technical scores]

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has significantly underbid competitors Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) and Luthra & Luthra to win the final rounds of blind bidding for the mammoth strategic Air India disinvestment, quoting Rs 29.9 lakh ($46,100) in fees for what is expected to be a complex series of corporate M&A deals, said sources with knowledge of the bid.

Sponsored posts  01 November 2017

IALS Global Law Deans’ Forum & Annual Meeting, 2017: Hosted by Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Established in the year 2000, the International Association of Law Schools is a private, non-political, non-profit, volunteer, cooperative society working towards the betterment of the global legal education community. Over 160 law schools from all over the world are connected with the IALS for improving legal education.

Law schools  31 October 2017

‘I already had a powerful narrative’: The inspiring story of new Rhodes scholar Rahul Bajaj, islands of excellence, Trilegal, disability

Rahul Bajaj and Sameer Rashid Bhat, the only lawyers among India's latest batch of five selected Rhodes Scholars we reported yesterday, have both crossed historical benchmarks to clinch the prestigious scholarships.

Law firms  31 October 2017

Cleary promotes Amarchand-NLS-alum Nallini Puri in London in tiny round of 3

US-international firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has promoted three to partner this year, including London-based M&A lawyer Nallini Puri, reported The Lawyer and others.

Law firms  30 October 2017

Luthra hires British QC as intern for 3.5 hours in charity auction: ‘Very special firm’

Luthra & Luthra has outbid Singaporean firms in a charity auction at a legal event in Singapore to secure the mock internship of English queen's counsel (QC) and Essex Court Chambers tenant Toby Landau, according to Bar & Bench.

Law schools  30 October 2017

GNLU head Bimal Patel responds: ‘No connection’ between Jumika Yeptho’s demise and Patel's memorial speech railing against drug use, that was slammed by students

GNLU Gandhinagar director Dr Bimal Patel has emailed students after more than 50 had coordinated to send him individual emails questioning his choice to discuss drug use on campus directly after two minutes of silence in memory of late GNLU student and Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) scholar Jumika Yeptho.

Law schools  30 October 2017

Rhodes 2017: Nagpur U, Trilegal’s Rahul Bajaj, who was born blind • First GNLUite Sameer Rashid Bhat

Nagpur University graduate Rahul Bajaj and GNLU Gandhingar's Sameer Rashid Bhat have passed the Rhodes Trust's rigorous interviews to earn a fully-paid for place to continue their studies of law at Oxford University.

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