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Top Mumbai solicitors Federal & Rashmikant (lawyers of Cyril Shroff) face break-up [UPDATE: Firm reorganising partnership]

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Ex-Cyril Amarchand Delhi corporate partner Nivedita Tiwari to join Shardul Amarchand

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Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel

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Clydes makes new best friend in India, as ex Clasis partner Sumeet Lall starts CSL Chambers

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Legally India will launch the first fully-transparent law firm directory and rankings in October 2018

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Khaitan ‘releases’ Comp star Avaantika Kakkar to CAM after only 1 month • SAM’s Akila Agrawal possibly bound for CAM, not so lucky...

Law firms  15 May 2018

Shardul Amarchand Mumbai partner Jay Parikh resigns

Shardul Amarchand Mumbai partner Jay Parikh, who joined the firm in 2015 from Verus Advocates, has resigned from the firm.

Law schools  14 May 2018

NLS Prof Vijayakumar to join NLIU as VC, build research capacity, after successful students intervention vs other candidate

NLSIU Bangalore Prof V Vijayakumar will be appointed as NLIU Bhopal’s vice chancellor (VC) on Thursday, the Madhya Pradesh high court announced yesterday, finally putting an end to the long-winding saga of administrative uncertainty at the law school.

Pre-law student  14 May 2018

CLAT 2018 was 98.5% smooth, says Nuals Kochi, promises to investigate, but many of 59,300+ candidates faced problems, some filed police complaints

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 could be the worst edition of the exam conducted in recent years yet, according to the reports of lapses flowing in from various exam centers, even resulting in at least one police complaint filed by candidates since yesterday.

Pre-law student  11 May 2018

User-unfriendly CLAT 2018 exam interface lands shortly before this weekend’s exam, candidates baffled

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 is off to a rocky start after candidates have complained that the new online test interface for the exam is not user friendly (see screenshots below), and is an unfair burden on them since it was announced less than one month before the 13 May exam.

Corporate M&A  09 May 2018

Khaitan leads for Flipkart in record $16bn sale with 14 SAM partners for Walmart • Trilegal, CAM, Argus, JSA also get piece • HogLove global [UPDATE-5]

Four Indian law firms are advising in world-record breaking sale of Indian unicorn Flipkart, the biggest domestic Amazon competitor, to Walmart.

Law firms  11 May 2018

Apple gears up for India stores push with first senior in-house lawyer: Link Legal partner Saloni Gupta

Link Legal India Law Services international arbitration partner Saloni Gupta, who had joined two years ago from Kochhar & Co, will be joining US computing hardware giant Apple in its India operations in a strategic policy role, with a remit to build its legal team.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law schools  09 May 2018

NLIU students try to veto Allahabad Uni’s BP Singh as new director choice • Question opacity in director appointment process

NLIU Bhopal has hit limbo in the appointment of its next director since Tuesday, as first reported by the Times of India, because students have opposed the nomination of Allahabad University professor Bhanu Pratap Singh to the post, based on the ground that in their opinion several other candidates rejected had far greater fitness for the post.

Law firms  10 May 2018

AK Singh & Co to AKS & Partners restructure from chamber to sole proprietor, to partnership with view on int’l mandates

AK Singh & Co, the Delhi-based litigation and arbitration proprietorship started by senior advocate AK Singh, has converted into a partnership and re-branded as AKS & Partners after 30 years of practice.

Law firms  09 May 2018

AZB, Luthra, NLS alum Aparna Mittal starts gender equality consultancy Samana

Aparna Mittal, who had left the partnership of AZB & Partners in September 2017, has started a consultancy focusing on gender, policy and law.

Law schools  09 May 2018

25th NLU, 2nd in MP: Jabalpur gets ex-RML/NLIU/Amity VC Balraj Chauhan, registrar, campus • LLB to start July 2018

The newest among 25 national law universities (NLU) in India, and Madhya Pradesh’s second NLU, NLU Jabalpur yesterday was given its first director as the high court appointed former RMLNLU Lucknow and NLIU Bhopal vice chancellor (VC) Prof Balraj Chauhan to the post.

Litigation  08 May 2018

Phoenix, Khaitan get SC to stay NGT order for 100% CNG conversion of airport vehicles

Phoenix Legal obtained a stay, by the Supreme Court, on the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order that had directed all vehicles plying at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport to be converted to using only CNG as fuel.

Law firms  04 May 2018

ELP promotes 5 to salaried partner, 15 to associate partner

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has promoted 5 associate partner to salaried partner or the equivalent director level, while 15 other lawyers were promoted to associate partner level.

Law schools  04 May 2018

Day Zero 2019: Jindal Sonepat places 23 students, CAM picks up most with Trilegal, AZB, Luthra

JGLS Sonepat has concluded its so-called Day Zero interviews, which were staggered between April and concluded in early May, resulting in a total of 23 accepted jobs for students graduating in 2019.

Law firms  03 May 2018

Law firms  03 May 2018

The K Law 7 decide to jointly go it alone, start Anoma Legal with teams, APs in 3 cities

The seven K Law partners whom we reported last month to have been negotiating their exits, have jointly started law firm Anoma Legal Advocates, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

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