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AZB overtakes AMSS-divided in RSG top 40 firm rankings • Luthra, ELP, Tatva drop • Trilegal, LKS, Link, Indus rise

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

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Law firms  07 November 2017

Alliance - Dhaval Vussonji merger breaks apart after only 18 months together

The April 2016 merger between Alliance Corporate Lawyers and Dhaval Vussonji & Associates has fallen apart, with the former operating as Alliance Law from 31 October.

Corporate M&A  07 November 2017

SAM for Times Internet on sale of DMD client Infradigital spiritual content maker, promoted by Eros Labs

Infradigital Technologies, a company promoted by Eros Labs, is reported to have sold its business undertaking engaged in the business of production and distribution of spiritual, devotional and religious audio-visual content and literature to Innertech Media Solutions, a portfolio company of Times Internet Limited. The business division was transferred as a going concern on a slump sale basis.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  07 November 2017

Delhi HC to (again) consider video recording in courts, as petitioner Deepak Khosla says he will not pay Rs 20,000 costs in previous order

The Delhi high court has agreed to hear advocate _Deepak Khosla_’s appeal for video recording of all court proceedings in the high court, after it had initially dismissed the plea in August 2011 and again in July 2017 with Rs 20,000 costs that Khosla said he would not be paying.

Law schools  07 November 2017

JGLS rape victim wins interim stay of sentence suspension of convicted fellow JGLS-ites, in SC

The three JGLS Sonepat students who were convicted for rape of a fellow student of the law school, will be sent back to custody as the Supreme Court yesterday stayed the suspension of their sentences that was granted to them by the Punjab & Haryana high court in September, as first reported by Live Law.

Law firms  06 November 2017

Link Legal (DH) Mumbai hires RM Partners lit-corp duo Nikhil Rodrigues, Jyoti Maheshwari as partners

Link Legal India Law Services has hired the co-founders of RM Partners, Nikhil Rodrigues and Jyoti Maheshwari, as partners in its Mumbai office.

Law firms  06 November 2017

Fox & Mandal Calcutta hires Khaitan & Co Cal SA Atreyee Sen as principal associate in corporate

Fox & Mandal Kolkata - the Kolkata partnership of the Fox Mandal group of three firms - has hired Khaitan & Co Kolkata senior associate Atreyee Sen as a principal associate in its corporate practice.

Law firms  06 November 2017

2002-NLS pure-homegrown Luthra corporate partner Pranjal Bora departs

Luthra & Luthra partner, Pranjal Bora, homegrown at the firm for 15 years, has left the firm, we have learned.

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.

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