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India Unleashed: A View from In-House

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Key Issues Facing UK-Indian Businesses: Brexit, new data protection challenges, M&A

Israel: Startup Nation Open to India and the World

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Overview of the Funds Regimes in India

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Has the Competition Commission of India (CCI) been an effective regulator?

Editor's picks

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Liberalisation case closed: Foreign lawyers finally more cautious • LCIA argued for allowing foreigners to arbitrate here • BCI says no (again)

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Anand Desai interview: DSK plans big growth • Hires ex-CAMmer Padmini Rathore as CEO • To convert from eat-and-kill after two-year equity freeze

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NUJS students RTI admin’s alleged burial of first-ever university review report, receive no response

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Unprecedented crisis sparks luminary press for lawyers to take judicial appointments mandate away from judiciary

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5 Indians make top 15 ranking of Asia’s hardest-working M&A partners (try nearly a deal per fortnight, natch)

Liberalisation in SC: Goel J suggests FIAS (Fly In And Stay) instead of FIFO for foreign lawyers, as Nakul, Arvind interpret the Act

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“Hope for good days to come”: NUSRL VC BC Nirmal return in limbo as acting VC set to leave • Legal challenge not practical

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  23 January 2018

BCI finally calls mid-March elections for 15 states • Assam reports no ‘fake lawyers’ found in verification • Guj counts 50k lawyers

15 state bar councils (SBCs) will go to polls between 15 March and 28 March, starting with Jharkhand and ending with eight other SBCs, according to the election schedule announced yesterday by the Bar Council of India (BCI), as reported by Live Law and by the Times of India.

SCOI Reports  23 January 2018

SC holds firm on Padmaavat ban against MP, Rajasthan, Karni Sena appeals • Rohatgi, Naik rep Viacom

The Supreme Court has dismissed all intervention applications filed by various organisations, including the Karni Sena, for intervention in the writ petition in which it had cleared the screening of the movie Padmaavat on 18 January.

SCOI Reports  22 January 2018

Blow-by-blow fireworks in the SC Loya case today: Dave vs Salve & Rohatgi • CJI vs Jaising

Judge BH Loya’s mysterious death was finally heard today for nearly an hour by the Supreme Court, under the shadow of the 12 January press conference of the Famous Four Judges, as well as Justice Arun Mishra’s equally mysterious recusal from hearing the case, after passing an order on 16 January.

Law firms  22 January 2018

Milbank hires NLS ‘04 partner Sinjini Saha from Cadwalader London + 3 to add volume to restructuring practice

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy added former Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft partner and NLSIU Bangalore 2004 alumnus Sinjini Saha in London, as reported by Legal Business.

J’accuse! An open letter to justices Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph
by Harpreet S Giani

But when his drinking and lusting and his hungerFor power became known to more and more people... Read more

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  19 January 2018

Uttar Pradesh deletes 1.3 lakh advocates, shrinks voter list by 55% in run up to super late SBC elections

The Uttar Pradesh bar council deleted more than half of the state's enrolled advocate strength from its provisional electoral roll, which now consists of around 1.6 lakh advocates who will be eligible to vote in its upcoming bar elections.

In-house counsel  19 January 2018

Ex-Advaya partner, OYO GC Smriti Subramanian mans Snapdeal's 9-month-vacant GC role

Former OYO Rooms general counsel Smriti Subramanian who was a partner at Advaya Legal, has joined Snapdeal as general counsel (GC) this week replacing former GC Ashish Chandra.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  18 January 2018

Nearly 50% of Karnataka lawyers struck off voter rolls, as 4-year-late bar council elections now on schedule, hopefully

The Karnataka bar council's elections that are nearly four years overdue will see only up to 43,566 advocates voting, despite the number of enrolled advocates in the state having gone up by almost 15% since its last elections.

Law firms  17 January 2018

Clasis IP partner Rahul Beruar starts 3-partner firm in Delhi with Mumbai, Ranchi expansion plans

Clasis Law's IP team headed by partner Rahul Beruar has left to set up Beruar & Beruar, with its head office in Delhi's Defence Colony.

Litigation  17 January 2018

Ex-JSAers Zerick, Somasekhar appeal SEBI jurisdiction over PwC ban before SAT, with Janak, Shyam

Zerick Dastur Advocates & Solicitors has filed an appeal before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on behalf of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) challenging the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) order of last week banning the Big 4 consultancy from auditing work in India.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  17 January 2018

BCI gives 4 weeks to take 13th foreign qualifier bar exam, again hides shamefully exorbitant application fee

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has yet again hidden the exorbitant application fees of at least $2,000 for the February 2018-scheduled 13th qualifying exam for Indians holding foreign law degrees, from its notification announcing the exam.

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